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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,645 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #44

Dec 172014


  • 121,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was diagnosed with a faulty engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- East Charlesburg, PA, USA

problem #43

Jan 062015


  • 72,000 miles
When I was driving to work my car suddenly lost its traction control, the engine went to have power and the check engine light came on. It happens very fast, and now my car wont go over 40 miles per hour. I research on the internet I see lots of people having this problem so I wanted to report it.

- Amanda , OH, USA

problem #42

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 #41

Nov 122014


  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 60 mph, the service stabili track control and engine power reduced warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle stalled. The failure occurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 71,000.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #40

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 #39

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 #38

Oct 282010


  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact indicated that the vehicle stalled intermittently. The vehicle was taken to various independent mechanics who were not able to replicate or diagnose the failure. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for the recall repair. The dealer was unable to provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #37

May 022014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. In addition, the contact stated that the key failed to turn in the ignition on several occasions. The vehicle wad taken to the dealer several times but the failure was unable to be replicated. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system ) and stated that the part was not available to complete the repair. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Belleville, MI, 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

Aug 222014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the key was difficult to turn and the engine stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. Updated 10/2/14

- Kyles Ford , TN, USA

problem #34

Aug 192014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


My family was driving down the interstate at 70 mph, all of the sudden these messages started to appear on the message center. Engine power has been reduced, something about traction control and another message that I can not remember. The car then lost all power, it shut off completely. We did make it over to the "slow" lane, but there we sat on the interstate with traffic all around us. The car would not start!!! need less to my girls and my self were terrified that we would be hit. After about 10 minutes the car did start again and we made it to our destination. The messages are not displaying now, but the engine light is still. I am taking it to the shop today. What will it take before GM does something about this"????"

- Rocky Gap , VA, USA

problem #33

Aug 012014


  • 95,000 miles
While I was tryna to started my car it stay before started & the servicemaster [xxx] on light. This happen on see on occasion. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lutcher, LA, USA

problem #32

Aug 022014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 32,200 miles
I was driving my car on the hwy going about 70-75 mph when it happened to me. The road condition was nice with no signs of water on the highway during the hours of 2 pm, great sunny day. The car jerked on me like the throttle was going down. Afterwards the car jerked again and the traction light notification started to beep and the car idled down and I couldn't increase my speed. I continued on the hwy assuming it would rectify itself but my girl (who mainly drives the car), informed me it's been doing this for over the past year off and on probably once every other month. That the weather condition didn't matter it would pop up and slow down and she'd have to pull over and wait about 10 minutes after turning off the car to turn it back on to be able to continue about her day normally. I continued to drive but it never did fix itself. I had to finally take an exit and stopped at a gas station. Might as well take a break while. After about 10-15 minutes, I cranked the car and the issue seemed to resolve itself and I had no further problems throughout the rest of the day.

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

problem #31

Jul 202014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 65,165 miles
Driving down busy hwy going 75 speed, engine power reduce message came on also traction control message, I been getting this message over a year in a half took it to a mechanic they couldn't seem to find anything wrong with it, since the message would go away after ten minutes or so I never taught was anything major till my car showed the message starter disabled service throttle came on basically letting me know my car was going to lock on me or something and with a few seconds my speed reduced more and I could not push D gas anymore I had to pull over to the side of the road in disbelief of what just happened and scared so I parked and turned off my car then I tried to turn it on and it wouldn't even start or make a starting noise the steering wheel was locked and I couldn't do anything, I waited at least ten minutes and I tried again and it turned on the message was gone but the check engine was still on. Trough the day this incident didn't happen anymore but I went on line and I see a lot of people with the same model car as me are having the same problem!.

- Tyler , TX, USA

problem #30

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 #29

Jun 072014


  • 111,111 miles
The traction control light comes on, then you get a message saying the engine power is reduced. Then you get a message saying the car is shutting down. This has been happening every once in a while, but now it's a lot more frequent. This Saturday I was driving about 60 on a three lane highway with no shoulder/break down lane. The car shut off while I was going up a hill. Cars were flying up behind me and swerving to miss me. Normally it takes about 5 minutes and you can restart the car. This time it was almost 10 minutes. I had a panic attack sitting there. Once the car finally started I drove about 50 feet and it happened again. Luckily there was a dunkin donuts there and I coasted into the parking lot. I sat there about 20 minutes so I could catch my breath, stop crying and composed myself. When I went to the dealer about 6 months ago they said it was my gas pedal, and it was going to cost $164. However when you research this on the web, you will see most people who have the gas pedal fixed it happens again. There should really be a recall on this because someone will get into an accident and perhaps get killed.

- Mount Bethel, PA, USA

problem #28

Dec 172013


  • 76,964 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the evaporator vent needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,964 and the current mileage was 78,968.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #27

May 192014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Driving to work and I got a display message that said something similar to "stabilitrack repair, engine power reduced" and then the car shut down. No power steering, nothing. I was finally able to stop, but I wasn't able to get off the road and it caused a potentially dangerous situation. I've read online this is a common issue with Impala's and something that is a design flaw, as the shutting down of the car is not needed. Had I been in traffic, a large car pile up would have resulted.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #26

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 #25

Sep 262013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
When the incident first occurred, the engine light came on and the dash read "service stabilitrak", "service traction control" and "engine power reduced". it seemed fine when I turned off the car and turned it back on. The next incident didn't happen until a while later, and then it wasn't that bad. A few months later, I was driving back on the highway and the same thing happened, except it said "starting disabled, service throttle" and the car shut off. I pulled over to the side and I was able to restart the car after waiting a few minutes. It was a scary experience. Eventually, leading up to today, my car got worse and worse, and eventually it just started turning off at stoplights with the message "starting disabled, service throttle". it starts with the other messages almost as soon as I turn on the car. The engine revs and the car sounds awful.

- Ames, IA, USA

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