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2008 Chevrolet Impala electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2008 Chevrolet Impala (Page 1 of 6)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,801 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #115

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 #114

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 #113

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 #112

Dec 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles

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

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 #111

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 #110

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 #109

Dec 132012

Impala

  • 119,205 miles

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

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 #108

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 #107

Sep 252014

Impala

  • 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 #106

Oct 242014

Impala

  • 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 #105

Jan 012014

Impala

  • 150,000 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 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 #104

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 #103

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 #102

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

problem #101

Oct 102014

Impala

  • 90,066 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when coming to a stop, the vehicle jerked without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 12V377000 (suspension) and 14V355000 (electrical system) however, the part needed for 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 failure. The failure mileage was 90,066.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #100

Oct 092014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign: 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. The manufacturer was notified of the problem and stated that the parts were available. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #99

Sep 092013

Impala

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the door actuator failed on the rear driver and passenger side doors. The contact also stated that the rear driver and passenger side doors failed to lock when the vehicle was in drive. The doors had to be manually locked and unlocked. The dealer stated that the actuator motor might need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 11/19/14

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #98

Oct 062014

Impala

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. While parked, the vehicle stalled without warning and was unable to restart. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,000.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #97

Oct 082014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #96

Aug 072014

Impala

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

- Turbotville, PA, USA

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