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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,916 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Impala seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Jun 112012

Impala

  • 38,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the air bag sensor failed to detect a passenger in the front passenger seat. The dealer was notified. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. The contact already had the dealer replace the air bag module prior to the recent failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #42

Apr 052016

Impala

  • 112,388 miles
I was going home from work in the middle of 4-lane rush hour traffic going across an intersection. With no warning, no lights coming on or anything my car began to lose acceleration and stopped then it just would not move at all! the tow truck had a hard time getting the car onto his truck as the wheels locked up..............no warning lights, never slipped never had any transmission issues.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #41

Dec 232015

Impala

  • 700,000 miles
Air bag check light goes off and on. While driving on local or highway roads the lights will flash and the check air bag light will be displayed or if already displayed will turn off. This has been happening for over a month now!

- Freedom, PA, USA

problem #40

Nov 152015

Impala

  • 75,000 miles

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

I heard a very loud clicking sound from my parked vehicle. Upon entering, I noticed that the passenger air bag on indicator light was lit. I pressed it in with my finger and the light went from on to off. I drove for a few minutes, then stopped the vehicle and restarted. The passenger air bag light stayed on.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #39

Oct 022015

Impala

  • 75,000 miles
When you move the passenger seat backwards ir forward the service air bag light comes. This happens at any time. Since it is not a power seat it just so happpens when moving it manually

- Decatur, GA, USA

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problem #38

Sep 212015

Impala

  • 210,000 miles
I just bought a used 2010 Impala with approximately 210000 miles. When I turn on the vehicle, the airbag light is constantly on and the driver's information system indicates that the airbags need to be serviced. I have contacted the dealer and they have not yet been able to resolve the issue. If there are any changes, I will report them. I am very concerned for the safety of myself or my passengers with this issue.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #37

Sep 022015

Impala

  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. After starting the vehicle, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact turned the ignition off and restarted the vehicle, but the warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- Owosso, MI, USA

problem #36

Sep 082014

Impala

  • 67,000 miles
When driving with someone in the front passenger seat, the car randomly signals loss of air bags and the instrument cluster either freezes where it's at or completely drops out as if the vehicle is off. The dash says service airbag when this happens and also turns off the passenger side front air bag. It does this multiple times when driving when there is a passenger.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #35

Jul 012014

Impala

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While operating the vehicle, the service air bag sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the front passenger seat belt petitioner sensor was faulty. The sensor was replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #34

Jul 202010

Impala

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the pretensioner failed, which could cause the air bag not to deploy. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in the recall for the defective component. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #33

Dec 242014

Impala

  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 40 mph, the power shut off and the power steering and brakes failed. As a result, the contact crashed into a tree and mailbox. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained chest injuries, but did not seek medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact received the notice after the crash. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Ararat, NC, USA

problem #32

Apr 152015

Impala

  • 102 miles
While driving on the interstate going about 70mph the check engine light flashes on goes off then pops back on. Message comes on saying reducing engine power then traction control service lights comes on and stays on all while I'm losing power trying to get over to safety I have my foot on the gas pedal but no power at all put my flashers on lucky chp seen me and helped me to the shoulder.call aaa while waiting I start the car up press on the pedal I have power.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #31

Feb 112015

Impala

  • 104,000 miles
After purchasing this vehicle within 30 days the air bag system light came on I took the vehicle back to future Nissan of folsom and they stated that I would have to call the warranty people there was nothing they could do about it. A week later I noticed when I slow down using the breaks it makes a shaking sound, making the whole car shake. This vehicle also has no coverage when pumping gas I noticed the silver cap inside that's suppose to remain closed until you put the gas pump in there in always open, which allows air to get inside. My powertrain is not accelerations properly, it takes about a minute for it to catch its gear.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #30

Sep 232014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 38,913 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated indicating a malfunction. The contact also stated that the front driver and passenger side air bags were intermittently making a noise as the failure was progressing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,913. Updated 4/6/15 updated 04/14/15

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #29

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 #28

Oct 082014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the service air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The problem occurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Updated 12/17/14

- Douglasville , GA, USA

problem #27

Jun 092014

Impala

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owned a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off causing the driver to lose control and crash the vehicle into a field before flipping into a river. During the incident, the brakes and power steering would not operate and the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed during the crash and a police report was filed. The driver suffered bruises to the right arm, right hand, neck, and left knee during the incident. The driver received medical attention. A representative for the manufacturer examined the vehicle but was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Sheffield , MA, USA

problem #26

Aug 172014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
While driving at night speed 55 mph all the instrument gauges went to zero nothing was registering at all this happened several times while driving. It happened several times after that for the next 2 months. Then it would not start. Had to tow to dealer.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #25

Oct 242011

Impala

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. Also, the contact mentioned that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the remedy failed to repair the ignition switch which was malfunctioning. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Chula Vista , CA, USA

problem #24

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

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