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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,165 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Impala body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 022009


  • 8,165 miles


A dead battery at the airport parking lot in a 2009 Chevrolet Impala may not seem like a problem, however there is no mechanical trunk release from inside the vehicle and my back seat doesn't fold down, so I couldn't crawl into the trunk to trip the emergency release, I was unable to get to my jumper cables. Then when I tried to get the key out of the ignition to lock the car to go make a call. Guess what with the battery dead I couldn't get the key out of the ignition either. A huge concern of mine is this; if that car was involved in an accident, where the battery was destroyed, there would not be any means to access the trunk where emergency equipment is stored, such as first aid kits, fire extinguishers.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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