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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,020 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #66

Dec 162016

Impala

  • miles

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

While driving my Impala, with no warning, my car lost power. The dash beeped at me and said reduced engine power, service stalinktrak, service traction control. I had to turn my car off, I waited a few minutes then turned car back on. The car was able to run and drive after this, but my check engine light was on. I had vehicle computer scanned and had a code for throttle position sensor. After further research, I have learned I will need to replace the whole throttle body. My car has now lost power several times and my RPM gauge 'bounces'. I will be parking my car until the part comes in. This was very dangerous as you lose all power with no warning going down the expressway.

- Fremont, MI, USA

problem #65

Dec 162016

Impala

  • 160,000 miles
Reduced engine power lights came, on traction control light came, on it was hard to accelerate in the middle of a highway, car almost shut down, but I made it home. It has happened twice on the highway and turnpike. I thought it was oil but that wasn't the issue. It stops (the problems) after I shut the car off for an evening, but I'm scared it will power down while on the highway again. When this issue happens the car beeps, then the traction light comes on with warning and so does the engine light and reduced engine power warning. Always in motion, especially higher speeds than normal city streets. Such as turnpike and highway.

- Streetsboro, OH, USA

problem #64

Mar 012016

Impala

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving, the vehicle would not accelerate when depressing the accelerator pedal. The contact also heard a clicking noise coming from the engine. In addition, the traction control and check engine indicators illuminated. The cause of the failures was not diagnosed. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 155,000.

- Lebanon, MO, USA

problem #63

Nov 012016

Impala

  • 119,000 miles

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

I was traveling West bound on interstate 22 when the stabilitrak requires maintenance displayed across driver's information center. Next the traction control light and display lights up followed by, reduced engine power, in which I lost almost all power to my vehicle. I was traveling around 70 mph in the left lane and had to navigate two lanes of traffic to reach a safe spot on the shoulder of the interstate.

- Hickory Flat, MS, USA

problem #62

Sep 192016

Impala

  • miles
The check engine light comes on and it says service stabilitrak reduced power engine. Then the car slows, it may jerk, or stall. This has been an ongoing issue. I've taken it to be looked at least 2 or 3 times. I've been told they don't see anything and I should bring the car in to get serviced the light comes on. It usually last a few days but it will come back on. I've also received a letter from Chevrolet about fixing it but when I took it to get serviced I was told that it had to be under a certain amount of miles. This is a safety hazard and could cause a potential car accident or even death if traveling at high speeds and then all of a sudden your car engine reduces power. I know this because I've almost been in an accident twice due to this issue.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #61

Oct 162016

Impala

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 50 mph, the "engine reduce power" indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was repaired, but the issue recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Chalmette, LA, USA

problem #60

Sep 052016

Impala

  • 87,000 miles

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

Major safety issue! while driving on the expressway hours from home reduced engine power/service traction control/check engine lights came on. Cruise control disabled as well. Car stopped on the expressway, steering wheel locked up. Luckily we were able to coast to the side otherwise this could have been a disaster! vehicle was towed to a nearby service station where it is currently located. There are several complaints out there like this. GM needs to recall and fix this problem!

- Blue Island, IL, USA

problem #59

Aug 182016

Impala

  • 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 #58

Feb 022016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the service engine warning light illuminated when the contact made a left or right turn. In addition, the contact stated that a loud squeaking sound emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where a computerized engine analysis and emissions check were performed. In addition, a vapor canister, a vent solenoid, and a fuel tank vent valve were replaced. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V507000 (air bags, electrical system) and was to check with the manufacturer to determine when the dealer may be able to schedule a repair. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #57

Jun 202016

Impala

  • 115,000 miles
I was driving and my dash said service traction control engine speed reduced and it slowed down by it self

- Milford, OH, USA

problem #56

May 302016

Impala

  • miles

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

Engine power reduced...car shuts off in the middle of traffic.

- Commodore, PA, USA

problem #55

Apr 102016

Impala

  • 78,140 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 45 mph, the engine stalled and various warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the body control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the BCM fuse failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure was persistent. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 78,140.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #54

Apr 282016

Impala

  • 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 #53

Feb 252016

Impala

  • miles
Throttle arm replaced for third time

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #52

Jan 192016

Impala

  • 145,000 miles
The antifreezes it gum up the motor the orange antifreezes.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #51

Oct 232015

Impala

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but details of the diagnostic testing could not be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Fairhaven, NJ, USA

problem #50

Oct 122015

Impala

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 20 mph, "service stabilitrac and traction control, may lose some engine power." Was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the line that goes to the accelerator pedal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred on numerous occasions. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact did not attempt to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who diagnosed that the line that goes to the oil sensor was corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000....updated 01/20/16 updated 02/05/16

- Fairport Harbor, OH, USA

problem #49

Sep 192015

Impala 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at approximately 75 mph, the vehicle stalled and the traction control and the check engine warning lights illuminated. The contact mentioned that after the failure occurred, the service electronic stability control, the engine power reduced, and the throttle body disabled warning lights displayed across the instrument panel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,000. Updated 11/03/15.

- Billings , MT, USA

problem #48

Mar 052014

Impala

  • 60,700 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the reduced engine power warning lamp and the service stability traction control warning lamp illuminated. Each time the failure recurred, the speed decreased to less than 20 mph and the vehicle shook and vibrated abnormally. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who replaced the throttle body position sensor. The manufacturer stated that the accelerator pedal position sensor was to be replaced in a special condition coverage customer satisfaction campaign. The failure did not recur from the dealer's repair which was over a year ago. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,700.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #47

Jun 282015

Impala

  • 74,000 miles
Driving on a highway, traction control warning came on, then a warning that engine power reduced, the car slowed down from 65 to 0 in about 10 seconds. I was able to pull over to the shoulder to avoid getting hit, and shut the car off. When I tried to restart the car, it would not turn over. I sat there for about 10 minutes and tried to start the car again. I was able to start it and get going again finally, but was very nervous to drive on the highway especially since I had my grandchild in the car with me and cars were behind me. The sudden loss of power to the car could have ended up tragically.

- Duluth, MN, USA

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