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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,800 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #49

Oct 242016


  • 160,000 miles


I have had my 2010 Chevrolet Impala ls for about one year now. Problem started happening 6 months after I bought it. While driving at high-speed's in any kind of weather two lights pop up, the check engine light and the stability track light. I also get three display messages, service stabiltrack, service traction control and engine power is reduced. Half of the times that this occurs my car literally shuts off while driving and a different message is displayed stating engine power is shutting down. I lose all control of vehicle, power steering, gas etc. This only happens when going high speeds, which is even more dangerous. I turn the car off. If I immediately try to turn it back on it does nothing. I must wait a minute or 2 before it will turn over. At this point usually all display and lights are off, except the check engine light. Which eventually does go away. This is a very dangerous situation and needs to be fixed asap!!!

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #48

Oct 032016


  • 158,000 miles
Front wheel locking up while making a turn. Car dash warning lights are flashing.

- Linden, NC, USA

problem #47

Aug 182016


  • 98,600 miles
While driving and the car shuts down, when it finally starts the engine light came on, the passenger seat comes on and no one is sitting there. Ive had it checked out something about an air mass flow sensor, then the light came on about traction

- Murfreesboro, AR, USA

problem #46

Jul 212016


  • 131,000 miles


When driving the traction control and stabilizer light comes; then the engine reduced power light car will just cut off in the middle of the street. This has been going on for over a year.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #45

Jul 062016


  • miles

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #44

May 302016


  • miles
Engine power shuts off in the middle of traffic.

- Commodore, PA, USA

problem #43

Apr 012016


  • miles


Pecking sound starts when door is open and get faster when car is started but quits shortly after. Will start pecking sometimes when its just setting not in use.

- Blountville, TN, USA

problem #42

Sep 182014


  • 45 miles
Car reads stabilizing track and car begins to shake and has cut off. On going problem. In motion while driving. On highway or street.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #41

Apr 282016


  • 78,000 miles
Message says "service stabilitrak" engine powering down". has happened while driving and when first starting. Many GM customers have experienced same issue across several years and makes including the traverse.

- Jackson, MI, USA

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

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