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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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2003 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 062002

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When accelerating to enter the freeway at about 45+ miles an hour, the car would not stop accelerating. I tried to put the car in neutral, downshift, and apply the brakes. I also at the urging of 911 staff, applied the emergency brakes. The car after roughly 5 miles of continued acceleration eventually stopped. The car was towed to the dealer we bought the car from. They promplty told us it was the fault of our floor mat. They reported that we would need to pay the $2000 to replace the brakes, roters, and calipers. The head of service suggested we call our insurance company to have them pay for the damage to the brakes, etc.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

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