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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,655 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Dec 012015

Impala

  • 89,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into a deer and sustained significant front end damage. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained a neck injury. In addition, while driving various speeds, the traction control sensor illuminated prior to the stalling. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was towed and not repaired. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Ruffin, SC, USA

problem #42

Dec 122014

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the traction control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 10/13/16

- Bristol, FL, USA

problem #41

Feb 112014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
Cpsc: 2009 Chevy Impala: Consumer stated due to traction issues while driving, the vehicle will drop from the current driving speed to 5 mph. The consumer stated the traction control light illuminated and the power to the vehicle was reduced to almost none.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #40

Sep 242015

Impala

  • 93,683 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 55 mph, the traction control warning light illuminated along with the warning message "engine shutting off". the engine was then shut off and could not be restarted. Approximately five minutes later, the engine was restarted and the vehicle operated as normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,683.

- Dundee, NY, USA

problem #39

Dec 312014

Impala

  • 157,775 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the warning messages for power loss, service traction control, and service air bags were displayed across the message board. The traction control warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 157,775. The VIN was not available.

- Crystal Springs, MS, USA

problem #38

Sep 152010

Impala

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and the service traction control system warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that unknown sensors related to the traction control needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #37

Oct 012013

Impala

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at 40 mph, traction control, engine power reduced was displayed across the message board. The contact independently replaced the accelerator pedal; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Reidsville , GA, USA

problem #36

May 182015

Impala

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the check engine and the traction control warning lights illuminated. In addition, a chime sounded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where unknown repairs were performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Milford, MI, USA

problem #35

Jan 252015

Impala

  • 68,000 miles
'service traction control' 'engine power reduced' and engine light came on. Car lost all power. I had to wait several minutes before it would start again. I was driving 65 mph on my daily drive of 60 miles one way. Thank goodness I wasn't passing and did not have my children in the car! this has happened several times since where I have not lost all power but partial, the cruise control will quit working and the car has very little power.

- Bovey, MN, USA

problem #34

Jan 252015

Impala

  • 215,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 60 mph, the service traction and reduced engine power warning lights illuminated. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle would not accelerate over 10 mph. The contact coasted over to the emergency lane and shut off the vehicle. The contact restarted the vehicle, but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 215,000.

- Milan, NM, USA

problem #33

Nov 032014

Impala

  • 98,675 miles

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

The traction control sudden went off - traction control light on and service engine light both on - first time of really cold weather/rain snow. Did it one more time and then traction control light is off and service engine is on - I see that this is a huge problem with the Impala and extremely expensive to "possibly" repair.

- Harrisburg, IL, USA

problem #32

Oct 192014

Impala

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle began to intermittently shake. The traction control light illuminated. The failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the throttle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #31

Dec 132012

Impala

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). While driving approximately 35 mph, the traction control and engine power reduced warning lights illuminated. The vehicle stalled and was able to restart; however, the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #30

Sep 092009

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,600 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the traction control warning light illuminated and the engine stalled. The contact managed to merge over to the emergency lane. After multiple attempts the vehicle restarted and was taken to a dealer for a diagnosis of the failure. The technician diagnosed that the throttle and accelerator pedal needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the approximate mileage was 10,600. Updated 11/21/14 updated 5/7/2015

- New Oxford, PA, USA

problem #29

Sep 012014

Impala

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to traction control problems.

- York, AL, USA

problem #28

Sep 182014

Impala

  • 106,000 miles
Was driving when the traction control light came on and message came across saying service traction control: Then check engine light started flashing rapidly at the same time. Follow by a very loud knocking noise from the engine. Then speed would not accelerate. Turned on flashers and coasted into parking lot. Vehicle had troubles restarting and would not move. Steering wheel was hard to turn. Tries to die while idling after you get it to start. Did diagnostics and code P0300 random misfire detection power train unable to establish a link to the vehicle. Fuel system 2 is ol, lift at 0%, spark plug 13.5, fuel level low 38.8, ECU 14.417, low acceleration. Contacted local Chevy dealership and was told it will cost $35 to tow it to their shop and about $85 just to run a diagnostic on their machine. If it is a lifter the cost will be over $700 to get fixed. I purchased this automobile in August 2013 and have just had it a year. So now I have a car payment on a car that doesn't run. I bought it at wk motors in sedalia, mo. This is the second time this car has had issues and without a warranty the dealership wont do anything!!!

- Lebanon, MO, USA

problem #27

Jul 012014

Impala

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 65 mph, the traction control and engine power reduced warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle stalled and was able to be restarted. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- Bridgeport, OH, USA

problem #26

Feb 112009

Impala 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 65 mph, the traction control and engine reduce power warning indicators illuminated. Also, the vehicle's speed suddenly decelerated to 45 mph and the air bag sensor and tire monitoring system indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the cause of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 2,000. Updated 10/22/2014 updated 4/1/2015

- Winstonville, MS, USA

problem #25

Jun 212014

Impala

  • 101,020 miles
I was driving about 25mph in town and my service traction control light came on followed by engine reduce power light.

- Wonewoc, WI, USA

problem #24

Dec 172013

Impala

  • 90,000 miles
I was driving on I95 merging onto 175 in columbia, md, my speed was 65mph. My "service traction control" light and "reduced engine power" light came on and my car shut completely off. I had no control over the car, could not apply brakes. I put the car in park and turned the ignition switch to off for a few minutes. Luckily there wasn't any traffic behind me cause they would have hit me and killed me. I waited about 5-10 min turned the car on proceeded to my destination. The check engine light stayed on. I called the service department at bob bell Chevrolet on kane street in baltimore. I was several miles from there they couldn't come get the car so I drove it to them. They had my car approximately 2-3 days and could not replicate the incident. Since this time it has happened 8-10 times or more since May 11, 2014 I've called the service department and was to continue to drive it, they can look at it, no codes registered in December when they looked at it so they don't know what's wrong. They want me to bring my car in but don't want to give me a rental. This is too dangerous. I am scared everytime I get behind the wheel of my car.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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