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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,667 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.

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed intermittently. When the failure occurred, the high beams were required in order to view the road. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on several occasions, but the failure was unable to be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 11/20/14 the consumer stated while driving at night the headlights and interior lights would go out. The headlights would have to be switched off then on in order to work again. The consumer doesn't know if the failure occurs during the day also. Updated 5/5/2015

- Bovey, MN, USA

problem #2

Sep 062010


  • 110,000 miles
We are dealing with a problem with the ignition switch/ security system on our car at least once a week now. This issue began about six months back and is definitely worsening. We are experiencing wait times of about ten minutes to clear the security system before we can start the car and have been told this will eventually end up completely failing soon. Now this problem has caused the instrument cluster lights to fail and we cannot judge speed at night without a flashlight. I judge this a safety issue because this is my wife's car and she often has to depend on the car at nights and alone.

- Pendleton, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 212010


  • miles
2003 Chevy Impala. Passlock stystem thinks the car is being stolen, disabling the ignition for up to 30 minutes at a time. Sometimes leaving you stranded. Also ABS and trac control system failure at 100,00 miles. No more ABS or trac control as parts are over $3,000. Oil spill out of filler neck onto exhaust manifold, and recall only moved spark plug wires, oil problem still exists. Interior dash lights dim to complete darkeness, or super birght at all different times. Issue is the dimmer switch. Piss poor design by GM. They should be banned from selling vehicles until they pull their heads out of their [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bloomington, IL, USA

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