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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,835 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.

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Jun 222011


  • 37,000 miles


I was driving on a rural road at 55 miles per hour in my 2010 Impala and it was just a normal activity no excessive turning or driving. My light came on and said to service traction control. Then my light said engine power has been reduced. I was trying to get to a safe place to pull off the road an my light came on again and it said it was disengaging the throttle and my car just quit. No power steering no warning just quit and I barely got it off the road in time to keep me from crashing! the car wouldn't start for about ten minutes but finally I got it started and made it home. If I had been on the interstate this could have been tragic !

- Glasgow , WV, USA

problem #6

Apr 162013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 44,750 miles
Riding along at 70 mph traction control light and check engine light comes on. Computer says engine speed is reduced. Drove two more miles to pull over safely but car cut off and computer says engine start is disabled and car would not restart until I unhooked battery. Not real fun with rush hour in St. Lewis.glad I was not [xxx]ended.

- Meherrin, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 202013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 54,892 miles
Stabilitrac light on with reduced engine power - tested and found code B 2138 replaced shorted gas pedal assembly. On April 9, 2010 the same problem occurred. The dealership charged me $463 for the first repair and now they are saying I must pay another $500 for a sensor. This is a major safety issue and a faulty system that should be under warranty and/or under gmac recall.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 072013


  • 37,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The contact stated that the electronic stability control warning light illuminated as the vehicle lost power and then stalled. In addition, the power steering assist failed. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the traction control system was replaced. The contact stated that the problem recurred after three weeks. The failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 38,000.

- Crescent City, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 122012

Impala 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
The 2010 Impala was at hwy speeds at approx 65mph. The traction control light came on and the check engine light and the message display was flashing traction control failure. The lights stayed on. It also said engine at reduced speeds. The traction control failed at hwy speeds which left me coasting to reduced speeds and then the car shut off at 20 mph with no power steering or braking. I was able to coast off the highway into a parking lot off the service road.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 212012

Impala 6-cyl

  • 35,600 miles
I have a low mileage vehicle. I have remained current on all of my routine maintenance. The car recently had the warnings: Service traction control and engine power is reduced. I have looked on multiple outlets and saw that this is a common problem with this vehicle. The solution that the dealer gives is varied and coincidentally not covered under warranty.

- Farmington, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 142012

Impala 6-cyl

  • 59,738 miles
The vehicle service stability track light comes on without reason all the time. The car reduces speed and stall when I stop. The vehicle also loses speed and shut down. I just purchased the car and cannot afford to have it repaired.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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