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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,518 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 012014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the turning signals failed to activate intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- New Castle , PA, USA

problem #12

Aug 222009


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the turn signals would fail intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000 and the current mileage was approximately 69,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #11

Dec 152009


  • 125,000 miles
Both the hazard and turning signal light started acting funny and then stop working at the same time changed the hazard switch it staring working again and changed the turning signal lever the turning signal still does not work.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 072007


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. Six months ago, while driving at any speed, the contact observed that the turn signal control mechanism failed. The turn signals do not work on a consistent basis and was a safety concern. While making a turn in traffic, the turn signals do not always work properly. The failure is an ongoing occurrence. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 62,000 and current mileage was 78,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #9

Jul 092007


  • 85,000 miles
Turning signal did not come on. This occurs randomly putting my life in danger in many occasions.

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

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problem #8

Feb 292008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
We have been having problems with our turn signals not working properly. Also the security light flashes and the radio says locked and the vehicle will not start. The only way we can get it started is to disconnect the battery and let the computer reboot.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #7

Oct 012007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the turn signal lights work sporadically and the vehicle shuts off and on intermittently. He stated that the failure was due to an electrical failure. The dealer stated that nothing could be done because the vehicle was out of warranty. The manufacturer has not been notified. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 102,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #6

Jan 102007

Impala 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,936 miles
- the contact has a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when closing the hood it pressed the rubber above the headlights into the top of the headlights, and caused water to leak into the headlights. There was always water in the headlights which caused the headlights to be dim and not to perform at highest potential. Also, the contact stated that the paint was coming off of the turn signal due to the water. The headlights were becoming dimmer and dimmer. Update 4/9

- Elmira Heights, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 132006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased a 2002 Chevrolet Impala used at a local Chevy dealer, in less than 8 months I have come across two problems. One, the turn signal starts acting up and affects the system and they tell me it is the multifunction switch ($400) and the second, I noticed I had to constantly add coolant/water to the radiator but could not find any leaks, the dealer tells me it is the lower intake gasket and the cost is ($1000). As I am doing my research to find a more reasonable cost to which I can accommodate, I find that these problems are too common in the version of the motors/style of vehicles. So far, that even two of the shops I have taken the vehicle for an estimate have said they are surprised that there has not been a recall, especially in the lower intake problem. Where can I turn to, to try to get help and make sure these manufacturers take care of these issues that are very costly and as you can see, in less than 3 to 4 years, the consumer has to pay for them. Thank you!!

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 092006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The headlights on our 2002 Impala will go out on their own. You can get them back on by quickly operating the high/low beam arm. When operating at night you don't dare try to switch to high beam or the lights shut off. This is a very, very dangerous situation not only for Impala owners but oncoming traffic. I took it to a local mechanic who told me the repair will likely be extensive and expensive because of the airbag.why has there not been a recall?also the turning signal does not work properly all the time. To get this working once it has stopped you must turn off the car and restart it continually until it works again.

- Cambridge Springs, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 092005

Impala 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The consumer states the turn signals fail intermittently. The cause has yet to be determined. Please provide additional information.. the consumer stated that the signals operate through the hazard warning switch.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Jul 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,800 miles
While driving at any speed brake lights and turn signals failed.

- Middletown, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 262002

(reported on)


  • miles
When using the lane change feature on the turn signal lever, instead of flashimg at same speed as when using the turn signals, the flasher (at times) would flash at a rapid speed similar to when a bulb would be burned out in the tail lights. Consumer had a new switch put in, but that didn't remedy the problem. The consumer along with a dealer rep, had tested other of the same vehicle make, and noticed that one had acted the same as the consumers vehicle, with the cruise control switches on the turn signal lever. The one that acted properly did not have cruise control on the turn signal lever.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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