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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,144 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

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 052009


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the air bag sensor illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the failure. In addition, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the sensing diagnostic module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 00V371000 (air bags) and in NHTSA campaign id number: 00V244000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #6

May 052006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,183 miles
: the contact stated while starting the vehicle the airbag warning light remained illuminated. Upon inspection the dealership determined the air bag sensing and diagnostic modules (SDM) experienced a memory error. The SDM was replaced by the dealer. There is a NHTSA recall, # 00V244000, regarding the air bag control module. The VIN was not included in the recall.

- Owls Head, ME, USA

problem #5

Apr 252005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,212 miles
The air bag light came on and stayed on. Vehicle would not pass state inspection. Took vehicle to dealer, dealer scanned for codes-- found 3 codes current, B0026-frontal deployment loop stage 1, B0043 L/F frontal deployment loop stage 2 voltage out ot range, B0044 L/F frontal deployment loop stage open dealer did sir diagnostic system check found sir coil module had open circuit. They replaced sir coil module. Vehicle has never been involved in an accident. Air bag has never been deployed. Old part is unavailable (dealer kept it).

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #4

Jan 132005


  • miles


After starting the vehicle the air bag warning light stayed lit. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 122004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,500 miles
On my 2001 Chevrolet Impala, an air bag light was on. The GM dealership in new richmond wi, replaced an airbag module in October. A few weeks later I noticed online that there was a recall for my car, that being the airbag module that was changed. So I brought in the recall information to the GM dealership and they said my VIN doesn't show up as being part of the recall, so they couldn't help. But they said I could call up GM. So I called the Chevrolet customer assistance center at 1-800-222-1020. They also said that my car wasn't part of the recall. With having the right year, make, model, and replacing the exact part that was recalled, I believe my car should have been apart of the recall. Can you help? joel hetzel

- Amery, WI, USA

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problem #2

Jul 022003

Impala 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Airbag warning light illuminates randomly.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 052001

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,110 miles
Air bag light came on while driving. Took to dealer, they replaced the air bag module. Potentially a problem with deployment in an accident. After reading other complaints I thought I should submit mine. Seems to be a problem with this car!

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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