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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,831 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #95

Oct 312014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 90,680 miles

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

Car states reduced engine power stalling to about 10mph very dangerous. Many complaints about this issue.

- Attalla, AL, USA

problem #94

Oct 272014

Impala

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle crashed into a pothole and the key released from the ignition while the vehicle was still powered on. In addition, the vehicle stalled and the contact was able to get the vehicle restarted. The dealer diagnosed the failure. However, the repairs performed were unknown. The vehicle was repaired. The contact sustained a head injury from hitting his head against the door which did not required medical attention. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.

- East St Louis, IL, USA

problem #93

Sep 152014

Impala

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to recall repair. The consumer stated the recall was performed on September 15, 2014. However, the repair only last for about 10 miles. The dealer stated there was probably something else wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle would not stay in the run position which resulted in loss of engine power.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #92

Mar 122014

Impala

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph, the check engine and traction warning lights illuminated. Also, the low engine power illuminated on the display and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle restarted after the first attempt but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing and the computer was reset. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Tyndall, SD, USA

problem #91

Oct 172014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the key was difficult to turn over into the on position. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 10V480000 (seat belts); however, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #90

Oct 172014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V355000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The dealer was contacted and stated that once the part came in, they would be sending the kit to him and he did not need to bring the vehicle in. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- White Plains, MD, USA

problem #89

Apr 172014

Impala

  • 85,056 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While traveling approximately 70 mph, the vehicle drastically decelerated without warning. The contact had to merge to the shoulder as the vehicle continued to slow down. The air bag sensor illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician reset the sensors, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the acc sensor, pedal assembly, air bag impact module, and the wiring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 85,056.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #88

Oct 102014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #87

Oct 102014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 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 not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Riverview, MI, USA

problem #86

Oct 022014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical). However, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Auburndale, FL, USA

problem #85

Sep 112014

Impala

  • 86,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle decelerated and stalled. The contact stated that prior to the vehicle stalling all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the passenger side air bag light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the modules in the communication circuit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 86,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #84

Aug 132014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system), but the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Veneta , OR, USA

problem #83

Oct 062014

Impala

  • 92,600 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle was not able to change gears from park to reverse. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the wires and cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,600.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #82

Oct 072014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification for 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Franklin Square, NY, USA

problem #81

Sep 062014

Impala

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the ignition switch needed to be replaced but could not be repaired becuase the part was not available to repair the vehicle. The dealer did not provide an estimated timeframe of when the part would become available so the contact was unaware of when the vehicle would be repaired and continued to experience the failure intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #80

Feb 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
We purchased a used 2009 Chevy Impala around February 2014. Within a week of driving it we started hearing a loud clicking noise anytime we unlocked the doors or cut on the heat but everything seemed to be working fine so we just dealt with noise. I did look online only to find tons of people with the same problem and I also had multiple friends who said nearly every Impala like mine they had been in made that same noise, wow! seriously? but me being the Chevy lover, I just saw it as a minor issue maybe missed in production but not really a safety hazard. Then a couple of months later that seems to have went away but now it takes about 2 minutes to get the ac to switch from defrost to blowing out of the dash vents. You can still hear it on, but it doesn't actually start blowing for about 2 minutes. Still, not a big deal. Then I was driving about 15mph(near a school) when a low oil pressure power off engine light came on and went off quickly, I pulled over and cut the car off and back on, no more issues. A few days later my service air bag light started coming on randomly, hmm, so if that light is on will my air bags deploy if needed? not sure... then I get alarms that someone in the passenger seat was not buckled in, but there was no one in the passenger seat. Then my car starts cutting off randomly while I'm driving. This morning I backed out of my driveway and it just cut off leaving me in the middle of the street for a few minutes with no way for other cars to get around me.... it would have been terrible if I was pulling out and another car sped around the corner. Then there is a recall notice sent to me stating I should remove everything from my key due to ignition failure recall. I saw on cbs you could request a free loaner vehicle until parts came in but the dealer only offered me a rental at 300/wk.wow, thanks GM for caring about our safety.

- Rossville, GA, USA

problem #79

Oct 222013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 90 miles
While driving I keep getting message stating reduce engine power and the car will start sking and lowering speed. There also is electrical problems all the time with a any reason and then they will start working again. I even got pulled over once over this issue.

- Baltimroe, MD, USA

problem #78

Oct 012014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The dealer stated that the parts should arrive at the end of October. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #77

Sep 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer states he is having trouble with the door lock activator. The consumer stated he had to manually lock and unlock the rear doors.

- Rutherfordton, NC, USA

problem #76

Jun 302014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While attempting to exit the vehicle, the doors failed to unlock automatically after the vehicle was shifted into park and turned off. The contact and the passengers had to manually unlock their doors to exit the vehicle. The failure persisted for three months. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000. Updated 11/20/14 the consumer stated the repair would cost approximately $300 per door. Updated 5/5/2015

- Shenectady, NY, USA

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