Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,601 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Impala seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Chevrolet Impala:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #8

Jan 302003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air bag did not deploy. I was struck in the front passenger side of the vehicle and was ran into a tree head on. It is now 5-28-2003 and my car is still in the shop being repaired.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #7

Apr 082003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Air bag light and check engine light on. Knocking sound when turning either way in front end and odd tapping sound in rear of vehicle when 1st operating car. Resulting in no airbags operational & possibility of them deploying in error causing possible injury. No cruise control, PCM problem.

- Bloomfield, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 302002

(reported on)

Impala

  • miles
Consumer states while his wife was driving the vehicle, hit a pot hole and lost control, having a front collision and neither of the air bags deployed. Dealer has inspected the vehicle 8 times in the last two years with air light sensor.

- Ceres, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 052002

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,200 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Electrical problems causing accelerator to stick and using cruise control does the same. Causing wreck with injuries and no airbag deployment upon impact of crash with speed over 55 mph to head on into to tree. Could not stop car even when brakes were applied and had to turn key off to stop car from blowing up.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 032002

(reported on)

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light illuminates intermittently, giving off false codes when putting on the machine at dealership. Dealership continued to put in a code to correct air bag light, but light would come on again between 45 - 50 mph.

- Spring Lake, MI, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #3

Jul 022002

Impala

  • miles
Air bag readiness light came on traveling approx. 45mph. Stopped car shut off engine then restarted light flashed then remained on. 2 dealers stated this is a common problem.

- Newtown, PA, USA

problem #2

May 312002

Impala

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of 55 - 60 mph and none of the air bags deployed. Before the impact the car fishtailed and skidded on loose pavement and the ABS/ traction control was never activated.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012000

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving airbag light was blinking, indicating a problem with airbag system. Also, there was a recall for the airbag; but manufacturer was unaware of the recall.

- Dexter, GA, USA

Not what you are looking for?