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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,016 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012014

Impala

  • 83,000 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 after turning the vehicle off, the key became lodged in the ignition switch. The key had to be tampered with in order to eject properly. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle had not been taken to a mechanic for a diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. The VIN was not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 062014

Impala

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 3 mph, the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The contact also stated that when inserting the key into the ignition, the doors locked and unlocked continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Jasper, TN, USA

problem #6

Oct 032014

Impala

  • 66,763 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after having repairs performed for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system), the key became lodged in the ignition switch. The contact mentioned that due to the failure the vehicle failed to turn off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed a wire had fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,763.

- Monongahela, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 122014

Impala

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 40 mph, smoke appeared from the air conditioning vent. The contact discovered that there was an electrical fire from the air condition vent. An independent mechanic informed the contact that he could wait for the fire to dissolve before notifying the fire department. The fire was able to dissolve and there was no police or fire report filed. There were no injuries reported. The dealer stated that the air condition resistor and connector wiring connection failed. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the ignition failed to release. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 192014

Impala

  • 76,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the ignition needed to be turned all the way in order to start the vehicle. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system), but the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,500.

- Lyles, TN, USA

problem #3

May 272014

Impala

  • 99,732 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact heard an extremely loud noise when the ignition was started. The noise lasted for five minutes and occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 99,732.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Jul 192011

Impala

  • 94,134 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the ignition failed and the vehicle would not start. In addition, the ignition had become stuck and prevented the vehicle from turning off. The failure occurred intermittently for three years. The dealer repaired the vehicle, but the diagnosis was unknown. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 94,134.

- Gallion, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 032014

Impala

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the key could be removed from the ignition when the ignition was in the on position. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

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