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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,964 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #40

Dec 162015


  • 82,946 miles


I have had 3 special coverage orders letters in the pass year on my car. !. stabilitrak light tc. 2.harnessthrottle body. 3. ignition key.I'm also having problem with my suspension.and power steering.I call GM and have taken my car in for by GM require and the services repair men said they couldn't find no codes on their scann.

- Woodland Park, NJ, USA

problem #39

Nov 242015


  • 112,000 miles
The vehicle was in motion about 45 miles an hr when it began to suddenly lose speed once it stopped I was able to coast it to the light. I cut the car off an it started back up. I didn't understand why it did that so I proceeded to find a near gas station.. it started to run again and I proceeded to go home when it did it again (lost speed while the engine was running) still don't know what the problem is had the alternator and battery checked and both are fine.. this was very dangerous!

- Calumet City, IL, USA

problem #38

Oct 152015


  • 84,000 miles
As I was driving on a state route, alerts appeared for "service traction control" and then "service stabilitrak" followed by "engine power reduced". the engine light also came on. I pulled over and shut the car off, waiting a few minutes before restarting. The messages stopped, but the engine light was still on. I drove a few more miles and approached the on-ramp to the interstate. As I accelerated to merge onto the interstate, the same alerts came back on in addition to "starting disabled, service throttle". shortly thereafter, my car became completely disabled and shut down as I was on the interstate- the engine cut off, no power steering, no acceleration!! thankfully, I was able to safely pull off the side of the interstate. I had the vehicle towed and the car started right up and seems to run fine at the repair shop. Worried when and where it will happen again.

- Virden, IL, USA

problem #37

Oct 012013


  • 59,000 miles


At first it was when backing up and turning sharp. The traction control message would come on and a grinding like sound from the front driver wheel area. Later it included the ABS warning and would also occur after backing with turn and going forward at that moment. Now randomly when pulling out and the service air bag light comes on. Recently also the oil pressure low message and dummy light come on 3-4 times before stopping (and yes the oil pressure is good with correct oil, tires, pressure, brakes, sensors all check good). Best guess diagnostics is shorting in wiring harness that can not be located until it fails completely. However with grabbing with traction control when pulling out and air bag problems it is obvious this is a safety hazard.

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #36

Oct 012012


  • 30,000 miles
My stability control light came on when I steered to the left. Steering was difficult in the vehicle and the steering wheel/ car shook at low speeds. Dealer was informed of steering noise after purchase of vehicle. Dealer did not recognize any issue. Rack and pinion was replaced at 50,000 by mechanic. Rack and pinion snapped at 90,000 leaving no steering ability in vehicle. Dealer and GM informed as this is a serious safety issue.

- South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

problem #35

May 052015


  • miles
Lately as I am driving a message pops up on the dash. It says service traction control, service stabilitrak and service brake assist. Also the ABS light is on and the no traction light is on. The reason I am reporting this is because I am hearing people who have the same model but different year say they are the same problem.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #34

Jan 062015


  • 77,000 miles


Starting in Dec 2014 while driving at random speeds, the 2010 Chevy Impala will jerk hard and then the traction control light will come on. Upon this happening, the reduce engine speed appears in the display as well as service traction control, and service stability. This has been happening with various speeds and various weather conditions. If you pull over and turn car off for about 5 minutes, it will start right back up and engine reduced will no longer be on the display.

- Mt Vernon, IL, USA

problem #33

Mar 152014


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle failed to accelerate and jerked forward as the electronic stability control and ABS warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician informed that the vehicle was functioning as designed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Bennettsville, SC, USA

problem #32

Dec 052011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the check engine and stability control warning lights illuminated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The contact would have to restart the vehicle in order for it to resume normal operation. In addition, the air bag warning light would illuminate sporadically. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 3/12/15 updated 03/26/15.

- Bensenville, IL, USA

problem #31

Jul 242013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 57,240 miles
When I brought the car is started burning alot of gas. I didn't know the car have been recall by the dealership GM Corp. Until after a few months like Nov 10, 2014. When the local dealership bmg sold me the car, , they didn't tell me of any defect regarding this car. It had to be balance and aligned all the time with tire, tire wheeler part broken, steering wheel won't turn before cracking the car. Elec wiring needed fixing to stop the tricking in the dash board of the car. Air bags deployed and when turning the stirring wheel a loud crack in front of the car of wheel.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #30

Nov 052014


  • 111,873 miles


I own a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. I started my car and it was sputtering and knocking which it has never done before. The message on my computer display read " reduced engine power " and " service traction control" I turned it off and let it sit for a moment and then upon restarting everything was back to normal. I have notice that same message prior to today but only briefly but until today had not experienced the sputtering and knocking. Through research I see that this is a common problem and a dangerous one to have while driving. It sounds like a much needed recall is in order before someone ends up seriously injured or possibly dead.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #29

Nov 032014


  • 92,158 miles
Driving on highway when check engine light came on followed by alternating "service stabilitrak" "service traction control" "reduced engine power" messages. Additionally, while driving the transmission began to shift hard from first to second. By the time I got home and parked in the garage (approximately 3 miles from start of incident), the vehicle was making a loud clanging noise. Vehicle delivered to kool Chevrolet in grand rapids Michigan on 11/4/14. They have had the vehicle since. The only thing they have found is that the computer indicates the codes went off while the car was parked. Otherwise, they cannot duplicate problem. I am worried about driving the vehicle and this incident happening again. I do a lot of highway driving and the sudden reduction in speed is a hazard and could lead to an accident.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #28

Oct 312014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Vehicle was being driven and then the service traction control light came on and immediately the vehicle lost power steering and the whole instrument panel appeared to shut down. The engine was still running however I was unable to accelerate. After getting the vehicle to a stop I turned the car off and then tried restarting it. It would start but then immediately the engine would die.

- Payson, IL, USA

problem #27

Jun 032014


  • 80,000 miles
Traction control light and engine reduce speed light came on and car started stutter and slow down on the highway. Replace throttle body twice and replace gas pedal sensor.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #26

Sep 232014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 81,060 miles
The car experienced a reduction in power and the engine began making a "knocking" noise. The check engine light came on as well as a "reduced engine power, service traction control" alert.

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #25

Jun 142011


  • 40,000 miles
1. 2011 was driving in waco, tx, as I made a left turn the electronic stability control indicator light came on, within sec the car stopped. Coasted to side of the road, after 5 min was able to restart car. Drove approx 2 mi, made 2 left turns,1 right turn. When I made the right turn, the car engine came to a stop. In 10 or 15 min was able to restart car and drove approx 2 mi to allen samuels chev dealer in waco. They kept the car a few days, they drove it numerous times trying to replicate the engine stoppage. They could not replicate the stoppage, but during trouble shooting, found a cable connector loose on the transmission and replaced that. They felt this was the problem. 2. Sep 5, 2014. Was on entrance ramp to interstate, was accelerating to enter traffic, the car engine began to stutter/stall, was able to turn into an exit ramp lane, the ESC indicator light came on briefly, then the warning message came on that the engine was reducing power, within seconds the car engine stopped. Was able to coast to a stop. I waited approx 5 min, was able to restart engine. The engine light came on, but I was able to drive home on secondary roads. (approx 25 mi). I was afraid to drive the car to waco, called a wrecker and had it towed to allen samuels chev in waco, tx. 3. request and recommend: this web site shows multiple safety problems with Chevy of different years and shows that life and death injuries will occur when the car completely stops without adequate warning. 4. when the car is returned to me, I plan on keeping the ESC off until issue is resolved. I feel strongly this is a defect in the car, had this incident on Sep 5th happened a couple of min later after I had entered interstate traffic, there could have been serious injury to me and to others.

- Eddy, TX, USA

problem #24

Jun 162014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Good morning I just would like to say this is my second vehicle from Chevy but this vehicle has really placed me in a bad bind. First the airbag light comes on and off for the passed month, next the key becomes stuck in the ignition then it went out had to replace that. Traction control light comes on comes over board with message saying, " engine power is reduced then message states car shutting down " in the middle of driving. This last time I had my new born grandbaby in the car driving on expressway going 60speed limit car just shut offcars flying pass me I was really terrified for my safety and my grand child. This has occurred off and on since last year. Last year I had taken it back to all star Chevy in miss.they stated they couldn't find anything cost me a good penny when they stated that the warranty was out. Now the car will not start. I have been replacing alot of electrical issues with this car for the last year but this time is the last time my grand baby and myself could have lost our life" now no car to get back and forth to work I have been really patient with Chevy with this car I still have all my receipts from aaa fixing this car I refused to spend any more money on this car. I need toknow if this company will help me because a 2010 should not have this much problem.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #23

Apr 072014


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the service stability track light iluminated intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 032014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
While driving at 30 mph the trak stabilization light came on with a warning that engine power was reduced. I stopped the car and shut off for about 5 minutes. When I restarted the car, the warnings came back on again. I was able to make it to my destination safely. When I got back in the car approximately 6 hours later, the car started fine with the only warning being the check engine light. I drove home and called my local repair to look at it. The next day when I started it there were no warning lights at all and my local dealer check the sensors and could not find anything wrong. This happened again about 30 days later and has continued to happen 4 times since then. Each time after 2-5 hours the car seems fine except for check engine light which goes out the next day.

- Bellwood, IL, USA

problem #21

Mar 082014


  • 75,000 miles
Traction control, stabiltrak system engine light comes on reduced engine power, this has happen a lot over the couple months.

- Washington, DC, USA

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