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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,668 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #100

Oct 012016

Impala

  • miles

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

Transmission failed, engine leaking, vehicle has unexpected shut off, smells somewhat like it's burning.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #99

Sep 152014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact had not experienced a failure prior to the vehicle being repaired per a recall concerning the ignition switch in mid September of 2014. A year later, when the key was in the off position, it would not release. The contact made numerous attempts and was unable to remove the key from the ignition several times. The dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure. The recall details were not provided. The failure mileage was not available.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #98

Jul 102016

Impala

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. While driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly shut off. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system), but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Cameron, NC, USA

problem #97

May 132016

Impala

  • 1,400,000 miles

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

My 2007 Impala recently shut off on me wouldn't move in drive as I sat in the middle of the highway with my kids it has been jerking since I hit 135000 miles it has a strong odor when I cut my ac on in as my car is running the engine has a strong odornow my car want drive at all an I see it has 3 recalls on it please let me what's going on with my car because that was so scary having break down on me in traffic.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #96

Sep 152014

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while stopped, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained neck and back injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed however, the body damage was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The contact also mentioned that the front and rear driver side, and the rear passenger windows failed to operate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #95

Feb 012016

Impala

  • 91,000 miles
The steering column squeaks when turning whether it's left or right turn. Accelerating only 20 mph at 2,000 RPM at the start of a green light from a complete stop on red or it jerks when accelerating after a stop at a red light like it has difficulty shifting out of 1st gear.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #94

Aug 072014

Impala

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lorena, TX, USA

problem #93

Jun 242015

Impala

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled, began to smoke, and caught fire. The contact sustained smoke inhalation that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Broken Arrow , OK, USA

problem #92

Jul 142014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Port Gibson, MS, USA

problem #91

May 122015

Impala

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 60 mph, the reduced engine power warning light illuminated and the vehicle drastically reduced speed from 60 mph to 30 mph. The contact was able to coast the vehicle over to the side of the road and was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #90

Jul 232014

Impala

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and received the recall repair. Within two weeks later, the vehicle stalled. The contact had to merge to the side of the road, where the vehicle was shut off and was able to restart the vehicle to reset the computer. The stalling occurred more than five times. The vehicle was not safe to drive and the contact needed to have the vehicle taken back to the authorized dealer for further inspections. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The failure mileage was not available.

- Catskill, NY, USA

problem #89

Sep 052014

Impala

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the key would eject from the ignition intermittently. On other occasions, the key was unable to be removed and would not turn over to start the vehicle. The contact was unable to drive the vehicle due to the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) but the part was not available to repair the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Bolivar, TN, USA

problem #88

Feb 032015

Impala 6-cyl

  • 99,850 miles
The rear window defogger failed to operate and a burning smell was detected by passengers. It was discovered that an electrical connector that routes the power to the rear window defogger has a defective design and overheats and burns due to improperly sized connector pins in wiring harness connector located near the passenger kick panel. The problem is also documented in a number of sites on the internet including youtube where a video of the exact failure was found to be the identical failure as in our Impala. This is the website: Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=jfwbdzjqaru I have photographs of the failed/burned connector in my car but I don't see where I can submit them. Judging by the design problem, this same problem would be found in every Impala using this connector since the electrical contacts are not sized properly to carry the high current to the defogger. This is a definite fire hazard and the cars should be recalled for the failure - I contacted Chevrolet and they would not acknowledge the defect/problem.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #87

Jan 152015

Impala

  • 207,000 miles
I have experienced many issues with my car. Shuts off when stopped/brake. Cranks right back up. Reduced engine power car has shut down starter disabled. Low oil pressure light comes on and stays on. Traction control light comes on.

- Lanett, AL, USA

problem #86

Feb 022015

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition key replacement. The consumer stated she was only given one key, after the recall was performed.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #85

Feb 042015

Impala 6-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
At about 35 mph after driving the car at 70mph for half an hour, the passenger side fuse box burst into flames.

- Waterville, OH, USA

problem #84

Feb 062014

Impala

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 60 mph, a burning odor was present near the driver's seat area. In addition, the trunk was not opening, the rear right turn signal was not working due to a blown fuse, and the front speakers were not working properly. The failures recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #83

Feb 022015

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/30/15 the consumer stated as of 3/18/15, there was no contact made by the manufacturer in order to repair the vehicle. Updated 6/23/2015

- Holland, OH, USA

problem #82

Sep 062014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that part was not available and on back order. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Maxton, NC, USA

problem #81

Jan 012015

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer received a recall notice, but due to unavailable parts the vehicle has not been able to be repaired. Recall # 14V355000.

- Malone, NY, USA

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