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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,700 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 #2

Sep 082014


  • 137,400 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact smelled burning wires. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road and the steering column was smoking. The fire department disconnected the battery. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician replaced the wiring harness and the combination switch. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 137,400.

- Newtown, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 302006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
: the contact stated the ABS and traction control intermittently stop working. The ABS and traction control lamps illuminated before the systems would fail. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and repairs. The dealer discovered the wiring harness had rusted and caused the systems to fail. The wiring harness was replaced and the vehicle operates normally.

- Waterford, MI, USA

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