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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,165 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.

2009 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 152016


  • 90,517 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. After the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V507000 (air bags, electrical system) and while attempting to start the vehicle, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wires needed to be wrapped. The vehicle was repaired. After the repairs were performed, "service transaction" displayed across the message board and the ABS warning indicator illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 90,517.

- Pikeville, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 172015

Impala 6-cyl

  • 53,977 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While at an independent mechanic for repair, the mechanic diagnosed that the wiring harness for the passenger side air bag fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 53,977. MA 08/05/2015 updated 9/29/2015

- Troy , MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 112013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the fuel and the speedometer gauge fluctuated. The message board also displayed low oil and car lowering speed before the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Washington , DC, USA

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