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2010 Chevrolet Impala brakes NHTSA complaints: Electronic Stability Control

NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems

2010 Chevrolet Impala (Page 1 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,014 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

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

problem #20

Nov 202013


  • 82,000 miles
After wet wearher stability light message, traction control comes on while driving as does engine power reduced message power is reduced and vehicle dies if you do not pull over and turn it off and bck on. This is a very dangerous and expensive problem which GM is aware of and could cause serious injuries if not dealt with,

- Pittsfield, MA, USA

problem #19

Mar 162014


  • 101,500 miles
It had snowed overnight and I was driving 60 miles per hour going downhill when the traction control light and the engine light came on and then where the odometer reading is it said engine power reduced and then check traction control and check stabilizer. I did make it to work as the car shock as the car felt like it was going to die. I did let it sit all day while I was at work and then when I started it the engine light was still on and it ran ok. I took it accross the street and parked it at the Chevrolet dealership and since it is Sunday they are not open and I will stop by in the morning to let them know what is wrong to have them check it out. We have had this car for a year and considering not owning another Chevy.

- Grand Junction, IA, USA

problem #18

Jan 082014


  • miles


This has been happening at least once a week for the last 2 months. I go to start my car in the morning and it has the check engine light on and traction control light and is giving me messages of engine power is reduced, service traction control, service stabilitrak. The car still drives when this is on, but its really doggie, and shifts hard.

- Sparta, WI, USA

problem #17

Feb 062014


  • 26,600 miles
Driving about half mile from home, suddenly service engine light, service traction control and reduce engine power message turn on. Car start to lose power. After driving another 2 miles, went to a parking lot. Engine began rough. Park the car and went shopping. About 1 hr. Later the car start fine and running normal, except the check engine light still on. Park car in garage. Next day, start the car, check engine light, service traction control & reduce engine power message turn on. Back in/out garage and turn engine on/off 3 times. Engine is very rough. Back to garage. Next day. Start the car, engine ran normal with check engine light turn on. Drove the car around a circle and back to garage. Runs fine. Got into internet an found about a lot of complains(100S) on this car (2010 & earlier Chevy impella) for the same problem, with report of dangerous incidence on the highway. I am afraid to use it again until it is fixed. I hope a recall should be made for the defect. This car is in garage, and is seldom use because I have 3 cars, and I am retired.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #16

Apr 012013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
I don't remember the exact date, but approximately 2 yrs ago, I began seeing the sequence of messages, "service traction control, service stabilitrak, engine power reduced, " and the engine light comes on along with the traction control system light. The car speed was obviously reduced and I couldn't really accelerate. I took the car back to carmax and they said they couldn't find anything and did not know what I was talking about. It happens sporadically, but seemingly always on the interstate while I'm traveling around 65--70 mph. This is very dangerous, and I've been trying to research what needs to be fixed. I do not understand why this is not a recall item. I think this will be the last Chevy I purchase!

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #15

Dec 262013


  • 44,000 miles


My wife and I were traveling North on pa route 15. We were on speed control at 55 mph. An error signal appeared on the dash board saying service trakcontrol a few seconds later a signal said--- losing engine power. I was able to get to a somewhat narrow shoulder in a few seconds before the engine died. I could not start the car. A called aaa and after 45 minutes was towed to a garage in dillsburg. Just before the tow truck arrived I was able to start the car. The mechanic tried to determine the cause and could not. I decided to drive on to my destination in. NJ the error signals appeared once more but I was able to pull into a service station and sit. I restarted car and drove to my destination. The next day I went to "rt 46 Chevrolet"in NJ three days later a new accelerator pedal was installed and I was able to drive to my home in NY state.. it was very scary to lose power on a hwy at 55 mph and I wonder about trusting the car!!!!!

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #14

Nov 262013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The check engine light came in, then the stabilitrak light came on, then engine power reduced car stopped in the middle of traffic, could have been fatal. Waited car powered back on. A known issue in this model.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #13

Jun 082013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
While driving, reduce power in engine. Check stability trac, and lost acceleration. The car shut off in the middle of the freeway. Restared after a 10 minute wait. Check engine light was on, but now off. Happen from time to time.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #12

Sep 042013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 56,103 miles
My wife was driving on interstate and all of a sudden lights start flashing on dash board saying traction control, engine performance reduced and check engine light comes on. Car completely shuts down on major highway. GM needs to do something!!!! before someone seriously gets hurt or worse. Went to auto shop and they said it is the accelerator pedal sensor gone bad already at 56,103 ? I just bought the car, and only had it for 1 year. I will never buy anything GM makes or recommended there vehicles to family or friends this is ridiculous. Someone needs to care about public safety because obviously they do not. Please do a recall and save a life !!!!!

- Northport, AL, USA

problem #11

Aug 232013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 51,923 miles


When turning on the air, there is a knocking noise on the passenger side by the glove box. Sounds like the air door actuator. It was the same thing with my 2003 Chevy Impala. Check on youtube. There more and more problems with this part. Just purchase this vehicle on July 24, 2013 at a dealership.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #10

Jul 032013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 51,350 miles
My car suddenly lost power while driving, no warning. Engine light came on that says "service stabilitrak". I was able to pull over safely and after a few moments I could drive again. I previously owned a 2009 Impala and this same thing happened! it would have cost $1900 to fix which is why I just decided to upgrade and by another. This appears to be a common problem with this type of vehicle.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 142011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 46,344 miles
In April 2011, I was driving on expressway and the check engine light came on and warning read reduce engine power, service traction control, service stabilitrac and then engine cut off and I coasted to shoulder of hwy. The car finally started back up after a few minutes. I had to buy $100 accelerator pedal position sensor. Now on June 28, 2013, only 2 years later, it is doing the same thing again so I have to buy another one. The warranty on it only lasted 12 months. I bought this car in October 2010 and this problem started in April 2011.this car is just 3 years old and from reading on the web, there are alot of Chevrolet having this problem. I'm reading about model years from 2007 with this same issue. GM should have addressed this problem by now. I need help with this issue!!!!

- Byhalia, MS, USA

problem #8

Jun 162013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 47,500 miles
While driving on the highway and accelerating to merge, the car felt as if it dropped a gear or two and the power was noticeably reduced. The service light on the dash came on and the error message "service stabilitytrac- service traction control" came across the dash. Now the car when it accelerates "jerks" as if it's having trouble making it to the next gear when moving between 20-30mph on the speedometer. The power in accelerating after 30mph is dramatically reduced the faster you wish to go.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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

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