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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,545 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 4 of 10)

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problem #124

Jan 012015

Impala

  • 175,812 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted; however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 175,812.

- Raymond, MS, USA

problem #123

Dec 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer believes the ignition switch should have been modified to secure and stabilize the key. The dealer placed a small plastic plug in the ignition key. The consumer stated the key fit the same way it did prior to the repair; it still had play in the fit and it was not secure. Secondly, the ignition switch itself still had the same amount of play in it, after the so called repair.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #122

Dec 152014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 107,528 miles
During freezing rain the rear window defroster quit operating making visibility out the rear window little to none. After troubleshooting, the problem came from a wiring harness below the fusebox on the passenger side of the vehicle by the passenger foot area. The wire for the rear window defroster had melted at the point inside the connector melting the plastic, and is a fire hazard. After researching this issue, many newer Chevrolet Impala have encountered this issue, and it should be addressed.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #121

Oct 082014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2008 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall. The recall was completed on October 8, 2014.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #120

Oct 222014

Impala

  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Impala key defect. The consumer stated when he and his wife purchased the vehicle, they paid for three keys. However, G would only fix two of the keys under the ignition recall.

- Corning, NY, USA

problem #119

Dec 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Impala. While driving on the highway with my family, the car cut-off but was able to restart it. The consumer attached the ignition recall letter, to his complaint.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #118

Dec 062014

Impala

  • miles

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

After pulling into my drive way I placed the car in park. I attempted to turn the car off and the key would not turn to the off section. Because of this the lights and radio remained on, the key was also stuck in the ignition.

- Dover , DE, USA

problem #117

Dec 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer states GM is not complying with ignition switch recall and the part to remedy the defect is still not available

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #116

Nov 182014

Impala

  • 80,000 miles
Our 2008 Chevrolet Impala is under the recall for the ignition switch. We have the letter. Car was at the dealer for 4 weeks and they didn't fix it. They said to take the remote off the key and only have the key in the ignition with nothing else on the key and no other fix is available. We feel the car is unsafe to drive at highway speeds should the car shut off. The dealer is fowler Chevrolet in tulsa, Oklahoma.and they refuse to provide us a loaner car. What are we to do?

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #115

Nov 212014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 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.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #114

Nov 172014

Impala

  • 165,000 miles

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

After going through a small puddle, serp belt slips, lose power steering, cant hardly control car. If it happened with my wife driving in traffic could be very bad. Went to beard Chevrolet a month ago (this has been happening several mos) and was told it's normal, and in new cars they went to electric ps because of it. That doesn't console me with an otherwise perfectly running car. I had replaced the tensioner and serp belt already before going to the dealer.

- Brewster, , MA, USA

problem #113

Jul 252014

Impala

  • 65,000 miles
I have been having a problem with the ac vent trying to close when I shut off the car. It makes a loud sputtering clunking sound after the car shuts off. I was told it is the vent trying to close and would have to replace a motor for $2-300 plus labor. Anytime I start the car up, it makes a high pitch squealing sound under the hood and stops when I back out of park.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #112

Dec 132012

Impala 6-cyl

  • 119,205 miles
I have a problem with removing key from ignition when the car is in park. I have research the data and there are several you tube videos on this same problem...it is a faulty wire (purple) that shifts with the gear and cause the wire to be worn and make the keys unable to be removed from the ignition. This problems happens with the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Impala. This cause the battery to die and is a six hundred dollar job should it be taken to a dealer for repair. It should have been a recall. Also, I have taken the car to a local dealer for the recent recall, thinking that may have resolved the problem...epic fail. Thanks

- Augusta , GA, USA

problem #111

Oct 312014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the parts needed were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle under the recall and added the contact to a waiting list. The manufacturer had not been notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #110

Sep 252014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 158,250 miles
There is a loud clicking in the area of the ac/heating unit. It is affected by locking/unlocking doors, opening/closing doors, turning ac/heat off & on. The clicking usually lasts for at least a minute and can start/stop while driving. The technicians at jiffy lube said they know of several GM vehicles that has this same problem. Seems to me there should be a recall on them. What is the problem and the fix? thanks

- Chapel Hill, TN, USA

problem #109

Oct 242014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 75,280 miles
Windshield wipers stopped working while trying to clear debris from windshield traveling at interstate speeds of 65mph+. windshield wipers made one sweep, when activated again, motor clicked and wipers seized in partial up position creating visibility hazard. Continued to attempt to get wipers to function with no luck. Stopped vehicle, shutdown and restarted, attempted use of wipers again still would not function. Fuse checked and still good.

- Ellsworth Afb, SD, USA

problem #108

Jan 012014

Impala

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated the electronic key failed to unlock the doors and had to be opened manually. However, the doors automatic lock system activated when the engine was started and when the engine was off the electronic lock system failed to unlock the doors. The contact had to drive with the windows opened in order to open the doors by using the exterior handle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician advised that the electrical system needed to replace. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Fort Lauderdale , FL, USA

problem #107

Aug 042014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #106

Oct 132014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #105

Oct 102014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

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