Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
99,908 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace multifunction switch (1 reports)
  3. replace switch (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Impala lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2003 Chevrolet Impala:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 192014

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,275 miles


I paid a great deal for this car and the parts are going to put me in the line of buying another vehicle with the parts I need, are going to run me way over 9 thousand dollars. I feel Chevy needs to correct some of these issues. We spend so much to buy their sh*t and turn around, the parts cost more then the dam car or truck is worth. I always had Chevy an this bitch is the first I had that is a problem and costs more in parts then the car is worth.

So now I'm selling it as is for less then I paid for it. Matter of fact, so much less my brother told me I'm a crazy sh*t to sell it that cheap. I have it at $2800,00 paid $6500,00. It drives, it is inspected, new tires, after market rim's, new starter, new sway bar, new brakes, new fuel pump, new battery, all this since I had it bought in September 2014. I don't want it, the turn signal switch is 318.00 dollars. I've had it, I'm done sinking money into this car. 2003 Chevy Impala 3.4 motor, if you want to buy it, call me (717)444-2063.

- , Mount Pleasant Mills, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012013

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Last year my daughter started reporting that the high beams were hard to activate, the multifunction switch was hard to move. One night while driving at 45MPH on a secluded country road she went to activate the high beams and the headlight shut off. Luckily she was able to pull over in the pitch dark without hitting anything. Once the car was in park she was able to pull the multifunction switch lever and the headlights came back on.

I've spoke to two mechanics who said this is a VERY COMMON issue with the Impalas from the early 2000's and the labor intensive repair would be several hundred dollars($600-$700). I am certain this common problem has lead to serious accidents and most likely injuries / fatalities. Chevrolet must be aware of this issue and a recall should be issued. For now my daughter has no high beams and I'd be willing to bet there are thousands of Impala owners in the same position.

- , Windham, ME, USA

problem #1

Mar 012004

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,450 miles

Since buying this car I have need to use brute strength to pull turn signal/light switch on steering column until it clicks into the high beam position. It has been a minor annoyance from the beginning. But just last week it took me 3 tries to get the lever to release out of high beam status, and by that time I had already blinded the oncoming car who was shaking his/her fist at me! This has just moved up from minor annoyance to safety concern.

- , Jackson, MI, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?