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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,151 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 11)

problem #205

Jan 012014

Impala

  • miles

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

The indicators in the front panel next to the steering wheel work inconsistently. The speedometer, the odometer, gas gauge, turn signals, and emergency blinker signal work sporadically. The right turn signal doesn't work at all. So it is dangerous to try to turn left when cars are advancing towards me or to turn right when cars are driving behind me. The yellow warning light for low gas is the only consistent working signal. This condition has existed for two years.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #204

Jan 212016

Impala

  • miles
I have another complaint about this vehicle and the list could go on.I purchased my vehicle and paid cash for it.about a few months ago my dash meters started going out.I have almost ran out of gas on may occasions with my children.the speedometer goes out and I have to keep up with traffic.also my power steering pump decided that it wanted to lock up in the middle of a parking lot.it's leaking and messing up other parts of my car I believe.my car has been maintenance and cared for.these problem came out of no where without warning.they should be repaired by the makers and not the consumers.this is a safety hazard that warrants a recall.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #203

Jun 062016

Impala

  • 98,000 miles
When I am driving my vehicle the gear shift the stick on it's own.I hear a pop sound when it happens.this happens when I am in motion and driving the car..I have already taken my car in for a recall last year to replace a ignition switch.it has been happening for a few weeks and I thought it was normal, until I was in traffic and it moved on it's own. Also last year I had to have the fuel injector replaced on my car.it had been leaking gas for a while.the dealership told me I would have to pay to have it fixed.there weren't any recalls during the time.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #202

Jun 162016

Impala

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and crashed into a cement barrier. The vehicle was towed from the scene to a restaurant parking lot. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The contact stated that the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Ashdown, AR, USA

problem #201

Jun 112016

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact experienced difficulty turning the key in the ignition. The vehicle was not operable. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufcaturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was not provided.

- New Albany, IN, USA

problem #200

Jan 202016

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly stalled without warning. The dealer could not duplicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was taken to a second dealer who also test drove the vehicle, and the vehicle stalled. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The contact was to determine if the vehicle would be diagnosed by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Walhalla, SC, USA

problem #199

Aug 132010

Impala

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated to start on several occasions without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #198

Oct 282015

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle stops and steering locks up while driving. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled while at a stop sign. The manifold gasket, thermostat, ABS module and ignition were replaced over a period of eight years.

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #197

Mar 052016

Impala

  • miles
Sometimes the vehicle will not start right away. The security light comes on and the vehicle will not start. We have had to wait 10 minutes to try again. To bypass this we have to leave the door open, insert the key and wait 5 seconds, turn the key to acc and wait another 5 seconds. Then we turn the key to start but do not turn the engine until the door open warning light comes on. This will give the vehicle a moment to pass the security issue and it starts right up. I hate doing this every time! there has to be a fix we can all afford. I have small children and in an emergency I do not have time to guess or hope or even waste 20 seconds to start my vehicle. This is annoying and it should be fixed at the manufacturer's expense. Or at least pay half of the repairs and diagnosis. Please take into consideration that an emergency trip to the hospital or urgent care should not be delayed by the what-ifs of a car starting properly or wasting 10 minutes to try again.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #196

Nov 012015

Impala

  • 115,000 miles
Speedometer will not work. Gets struck and will return to normal if battery is disconnected or if car is shut off several times in succession.

- Lincoln, ND, USA

problem #195

Jan 102016

Impala

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start after numerous attempts. The failure occurred without warning. A road side assistance technician stated that the ignition tumbler had malfunctioned. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #194

May 012013

Impala

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 35 mph, the contact noticed a burning odor emitting from the engine compartment. In addition, the gauges provided incorrect readings, the vehicle overheated, and the ABS, check engine, and multiple other warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the water pump and multiple parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The failure mileage was 85,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #193

Feb 042014

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to start. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the key was replaced with a new cover. However, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #192

Oct 012015

Impala

  • 150,000 miles
Security light on, will not start. While driving security light comes on all the time. If it starts flashing while driving the car will not start when cycled again. You have to wait almost 3hrs before it will start again. We are replacing the ignition switch to see if that helps.

- Byron, GA, USA

problem #191

Oct 132015

Impala

  • 129,000 miles
The gas gauge, the speed gauge and the gauge for the heating and water cooling has malfunctioned. It also just stalls causing the car to stop.

- Harvey, LA, USA

problem #190

Nov 152008

Impala

  • 62,000 miles
The stepper motors that control dash instruments. Speedometer will not reset to 0 mph after coming to a full stop. Also, stepper motor controlling fuel gauge. Inaccurate fuel available reading and I must rely on trip meter to estimate what fuel is remaining.

- Exeland, WI, USA

problem #189

Oct 152014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch problems. The consumer stated there were times, when the vehicle would not start and there were times, where it would take hours for it to start.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #188

Aug 202015

Impala

  • 164,000 miles
Had to recently replace fuel ejection and other part for fuel leaking and fumes overcoming in car. Now the speedometer, fuel and tack gauge stopped working. GM has not recalled this on the Impala and they are aware this is a problem but will not take responsibility. These issues have been a serious safety hazard for my daughter and cannot drive the car. Every Chevy dealership and parts stores think there is a recall until they look it up. Thats how much they are aware of the issues. Once again ill have to pay approx. $300 just for the part. Dorman oe solutions instrument cluster. How can we stop GM from getting away with this! we need help!

- My Juliet, TN, USA

problem #187

Aug 032015

Impala

  • 169,000 miles
The hi beam headlights failed, which made the lo beam headlights go out when the hi beam was engaged. Repair service found a corroded "pin" in a multi-pin electrical connection.this is a "protected" connection, in the engine compartment, it has been corroded for a very long time according to the electric serviceman. He informed me the other "pins" will fail also effecting the wipers and other "necessary" safety components, because of the condition of this connector.

- Dunkerton, IA, USA

problem #186

Sep 042015

Impala

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when the steering wheel was turned left or right, it made an abnormal noise. On another occasion, when the ignition key was turned to the on position, a burning odor emitted inside the vehicle intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Massena, NY, USA

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