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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,435 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.

2003 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 292010

Impala

  • 65,000 miles

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

The ignition switch had a 10 minute delay. When I go to crank the car at time it will not crank. If I wait ten minutes then it will crank. I've had all sensor check replaced the alternator and the starter. I had the ignition switch looked at.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #8

Feb 012014

Impala

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the key would not turn from the off position to an on position intermittently. The contact stated that after numerous attempts the vehicle was able to start. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 092013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 112,974 miles
This problem had caused me problems in the year before it would not start. The ignition lock cylinder would not turn various times before including one time it cut off luckily near my home at a very low speed, but I was able to turn the steering wheel back and forth and it would finally start. But, on October 9, 2013 I was about 65 miles from home and tried to turn the key to go home and it would not turn. I had to call a towing company to tow it home. Within a few days I had it towed to a service center and was told the ignition lock cylinder had to be replaced. Total charge for repair was $423.56 ! I never thought much about until the recent recall for this problem in other years. I do feel this year should be included. I never thought about filing a complaint until I now think this problem could cause a crash. This needs to be addressed and repaired further if needed. I also feel my repair fee should be returned. Thank you and waiting for reply to my problem.

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #6

Sep 022013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles

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

Ignition lock cylinder problem: The key comes out of the ignition lock cylinder when the engine is running or in park or any other time. This appears to be the same type of problem as the recalls but the vehicle has not been recalled.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 022013

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
Ignition lock -cylinder problem key comes out of the slot of the lock cylinder while the engine is running. This issue is the same problem as other recalls but is not included in the recalls. I would like this issue resolved. It appears to be the same type of lock cylinders as the recalled ones.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 222011

Impala

  • 126,000 miles
Ignition switch will not turn. I've had it replaced and the computer will not recognize the new key.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #3

Jul 152006

Impala

  • miles

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

Ignition - key would not turn. Unable to move car. Warm, sunny day at a local store parking lot. Car had to be towed to dealership. Cause: Frozen lock cylinder. Dealership had car for two (2) days to order part, reprogram and replaced. Safety was a issue. Cost to replace was $600.

- South Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 062006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,944 miles
Ignition - key would not turn. Unable to move car. Warm, sunny day. Car towed to dealership. Cause: Frozen lock cylinder. Dealership had car for three (3) days to order part, reprogram and replace. Dealership said they had three (3) other cars with same problem during that one week! safety: This could have happened anywhere such as while pumping gas or stopping on the side of the road. Consequence: Car had to be towed. I lost three (3) days use of my car.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102003

Impala

  • miles
While driving at New York freeway at normal speed and with no warning vehicle got shut off. Causing consumer to pull off the road. Dealer has been notified.

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

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