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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,461 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #54

Oct 012014

Impala

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2010 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch issue. Recall # 14299. * ld the consumer stated the vehicle cut off, while driving.

- North Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #53

Mar 262013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 27,560 miles
The battery was showing a lot of corrosion. It was also leaking battery acid. We took the car to a garage in fl. The mechanic said GM had a real problem with this car as they have put the battery too close to the radiator. The battery becomes exceedingly hot and the battery is damaged. I tried to work with GM on this matter, but they held the warranty of 6 years on the battery and when the car was sold to me the battery was only warrantied for 3 years.because I was not sold the battery. GM was. I went to another place to get the battery replaced. The repair man there told me if the battery was not taken care of the battery acid that was leaking could cause a fire in my vehicle. I am hoping you will check into this problem. I have corrected the problem in my car, but there are other cars that have thesame problem and could be detrimental to someone else. Thank you for looking into this matter. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Seven Mile, OH, USA

problem #52

Aug 202014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Denver, PA, USA

problem #51

Oct 042014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Pulled into the gas station to pump gas, after pumping gas, the car would not start. Had the car towed to a mechanic who looked at the vehicle and determined the faulty ignition switch is cause other problems with the vehicle. I can not get the other issues corrected unless GM fixes the faulty ignition switch for recall #14299. I have called several dealerships in the area, and none of them have the part needed to fix my car. I purchased this car in 2010, and have had many problem with it since 2011. The fuel pump was changed 2 times and the transmission has been replaced 1 time. I encourage the NHTSA to look into the entire vehicle and not just the faulty ignition switch. GM has failed the consumer in many ways, and I'm very disappointed with my GM car buying experience. I'm a single parent and need my vehicle to run and run safely.

- Springdale, MD, USA

problem #50

Oct 072014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was not available. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #49

Oct 032014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 116,443 miles
While driving with a passenger in the front seat, the passenger airbag would switch off for no reason without the passenger moving. This happened a number of times over about a week. Then on Friday October 3rd, 2014 it happened again and this time right after it happened all the gauges dropped including fuel, mph, RPM, etc... so I pulled into a parking lot and before I was able to stop, the computer module in the car died as well as the engine. I ended up hitting a light post in the parking lot while avoiding a pedestrian. The car has since ceased to start at all. Luckily no one was hurt but this car was clearly not safe. I consider myself very lucky.

- Greenfield, MA, USA

problem #48

Jul 012014

Impala

  • 48,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I tried to start the car but everything was dead. No warning lights were on. The key would not come out of the ignition. The battery was only two days old and it checked good. I had it towed to the Chevy dealer. The dealer had the car for almost a week, they said they could not duplicate the problem. This was the third time they have tried to fix it. Since the problem wasn't solved I can not trust the car and my wife can not drive it as you never know when it will fail. I have also had four actuators and two cooling fan motors replaced that were supposed to solve my problem. Didn't work! either GM can't fix the problem or won't. I can't tell which. Anyway I am done with GM cars.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #47

Jul 302014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer stated that there were a limited quantity of parts being distributed to each dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Manalatan, NJ, USA

problem #46

Aug 122014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #45

Aug 042014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the recall was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Maxton, NC, USA

problem #44

Sep 202014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Car was hit on front drivers corner and front end. Car shut off and no air bags deployed.

- Sweetwater, TN, USA

problem #43

Aug 012014

Impala

  • miles
I received a safety recall from GM in August of 2014 for my ignition on a recall that had been out since July. They are going to fix the vehicle but the parts are not available. This is now the middle of September the parts still are not in and it will probably be the first part of October before they arrive according to GM. How can you recall a car for a safety issue and not have the parts to repair the car" apparently this is a serious issue or my notice would not say the key ring is carrying adds weight and the vehicle goes off road or experiences some jarring event, it may unintentionally move the key away from the "run" position. If this occurs, engine power, power steering and power braking will be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. If the ignition switch is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or fatality. GM is already had numerous problems and this is only increasing the risk of more. What can be done about this issue"

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #42

Sep 092014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
The gauges on the dashboard fail during driving. The passenger airbags turn on and off during driving. The tire pressure monitoring and fuel gauge warning comes on during driving even though fuel and air are fine. Sometimes at 0mph the gauge will be stuck at prior speed. Gauges fail when passenger airbag turns off. Incidents occur seemingly only when a passenger is present, when passenger airbag is turned on.

- Greenfield, MA, USA

problem #41

Aug 272014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rahway, NJ, USA

problem #40

Sep 082014

Impala

  • 81,800 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While approaching a stop or decelerating at various speeds, the vehicle would stall without warning. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14355000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 81,800.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #39

Jul 312014

Impala

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the air condition unit caught fire and the flames emitted through the vent. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the actuator was defective and needed to be replaced. The air conditioning failure was repaired. The contact suffered injuries to the arms and knees. The contact recently received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 14V355000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Columbia , SC, USA

problem #38

Aug 282014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 105,555 miles
The gauges on the dashboard fail during driving. The passenger airbags turn on and off during driving. The tire pressure monitoring and fuel gauge warning comes on during driving even though fuel and air are fine. Sometimes at 0mph the gauge will be stuck at prior speed. Gauges fail when passenger airbag turns off. Incidents occur seemingly only when a passenger is present, when passenger airbag is turned on.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #37

Aug 302014

Impala

  • 93,000 miles
When I auto start my car I go into my car and turn it on right when I turn it on it starts making a loud clicking sound that wont stop. There was nothing wrong with the car when I bought it and over time it starts making the noise.

- Long Branch, NJ, USA

problem #36

Aug 282014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
After an attempt to start the vehicle, the ignition would not turn over. Several attempts to start the vehicle were made to no avail.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #35

Apr 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle would not start properly when the key was inserted into the ignition. The vehicle was able to start after multiple attempts. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted through the air conditioning vents and the key would not come out of the ignition. The failure occurred multiple times. The dealer stated that the ignition switch might be faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was uncertain as to when the parts would be available. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 10/10/14

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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