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7.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$595.00
Average Mileage:
101,381 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. complete replacement of neutral safety switch and wiring harness (1 reports)
  3. replace muti-functional dimmer switch (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Impala lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 132013

Impala LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

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

Lights will go off while driving at night. This creates a very dangerous situation. Normally you can click from high beam to low beam or vice-versa for them to come back on. For the first time last week, they actually started flickering and we knew they were getting ready to go off; however, that was the first time. Most the time they just go off. I live in rural America so this can be a very dangerous situation when driving at night with curves and hills consistently.

Why has Chevy not issued a recall since I have seen this complaint all over the web search? There have been several different suggestions for repair but no one seems to know the exact fix. It can also be very costly from what I have gathered on some of the things that have been suggested.

- , Hardinsburg, KY, USA

problem #6

May 122013

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,250 miles

I HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH THE LIGHTS ON MY 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA. TRY TO DRIVE HOME AFTER DARK AND LIGHTS WON'T WORK. ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS HAS THE SAME PROBLEM WITH HER SAME CAR. SHE HAS HAD NUMEROUS REPAIRS AT HIGH DOLLAR COSTS AND NOTHING WORKS!!! BEING SINGLE AND DISABLED THIS IS REALLY A PROBLEM FOR ME. I NEED A CAR I CAN DEPEND ON! ALSO THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE COOLING SYSTEM AND SKIPPING OUT OF TRANSMISSION. BEAUTIFUL CAR BUT CONSTANT PROBLEMS I CANNOT AFFORD TO REPAIR.

- , Troutville, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 302008

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

Definitely a safety issue when you are driving at night and your lights go out. Any sure fixes out there? Why has there been no recall due to the safety issues of having no lights?

- , Brandon, MB, Canada

problem #4

May 082008

Impala LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

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

Driving down the road at 75 mph and have your headlights quit is not what I consider a great experience. When it happened to me, I did not have the headlight switch pulled, was running on the automatic lights. When the lights went out I braked and pulled on the switch and nothing happened. After I came to a full stop they came back on.

I have discovered the lights will go out only on highbeam while on Auto setting, this can happen at any time. Using the dimmer will bring them back on and I have not had them go out "yet" while the switch was in the on position.

- , Gillette, Wyoming, USA

problem #3

Apr 262008

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,419 miles

$630 quote from GM dealer. I can buy a whole used steering column from wrecking yard with good used parts for $150.

- , Blyth, Ontario, Canada

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problem #2

Feb 162007

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

The problem was fixed in about 1 hour. It would have taken less time had the tech not talked on the phone for 30 minutes. The repair consisted of a complete replacement of the neutral safety switch and wiring harness. The dealer I bought the car from Paid 300.00 of the 560.00 repair. I was OK with that. Year later no problems. Hope this will help someone else with this dilemma because talking to other owners; a couple of them had the same problem.

- , Duluth, MN, USA

problem #1

Apr 072007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

I have owned this car for about 3 months and twice now while driving at night with the headlights on and the headlight switch pulled out (on), the lights turned off. Not a good thing to happen at night. After turning the switch off and on, voile, lights. Has any one else had this problem and if so what is the fix. Thank You

- , Duluth, MN, USA

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