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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,524 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Impala steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Oct 032016

Impala

  • 158,000 miles

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

Front wheel locking up while making a turn. Car dash warning lights are flashing.

- Linden, NC, USA

problem #34

Sep 052016

Impala

  • 87,000 miles
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 #33

Aug 012016

Impala

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While making a turn, a loud squealing noise was heard from the steering wheel. The failure recurred whenever a turn was made. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Troy, AL, USA

problem #32

Apr 112016

Impala

  • 100,000 miles

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

Power steering begin to go out and now fluid is continuously leaking had it checked by a mechanic which stated that it was a manufactured malfunction and should check for a recall.

- Greenville, MS, USA

problem #31

Dec 012015

Impala

  • 49,943 miles
2010 Chevrolet Impala ls: My Impala seems to steer hard and hurts my hands when traveling on trip going to take to local garage and see what it is, also the driver seat snaps when you sit in it.

- Houlton, ME, USA

problem #30

Dec 162015

Impala

  • 82,946 miles
I have had 3 special coverage orders letters in the pass year on my car. !. stabilitrak light tc. 2.harnessthrottle body. 3. ignition key.I'm also having problem with my suspension.and power steering.I call GM and have taken my car in for by GM require and the services repair men said they couldn't find no codes on their scann.

- Woodland Park, NJ, USA

problem #29

Oct 072015

Impala

  • 53,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. Upon starting the vehicle, the steering column seized. The contact was unable to turn or remove the key from the ignition. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was driven to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to find a failure; however, they removed the part and inspected it and put the part back together. Afterwards, the vehicle was able to restart. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

- Bowlwin, MO, USA

problem #28

Dec 292014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed to start the vehicle, when turned. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled several times and the steering wheel was difficult to maneuver. As a result, excessive force was required to steer the vehicle. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system).the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Venice, CA, USA

problem #27

Oct 012012

Impala

  • 30,000 miles
My stability control light came on when I steered to the left. Steering was difficult in the vehicle and the steering wheel/ car shook at low speeds. Dealer was informed of steering noise after purchase of vehicle. Dealer did not recognize any issue. Rack and pinion was replaced at 50,000 by mechanic. Rack and pinion snapped at 90,000 leaving no steering ability in vehicle. Dealer and GM informed as this is a serious safety issue.

- South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

problem #26

Sep 102014

Impala

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the steering was difficult to turn. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Brazil , IN, USA

problem #25

Jun 122014

Impala

  • 80,000 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 while driving approximately 60 mph, there was a loss of power steering without warning. The steering wheel became extremely difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who informed that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The dealer repaired the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #24

Feb 202015

Impala

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that an abnormal noise emitted from the rack and pinion. The rack and pinion had to be replaced twice on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Lamore, CA, USA

problem #23

Jun 022014

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the steering column became loose and the steering wheel made a noise each time the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who replaced the power steering rack and the pump purge system. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 04/08/15 the consumer stated the dealer offered $417.57 of the $1,182.40 the owner paid for the repairs. The owner would like to be reimbursed the full cost of repairs. Updated 11/4/2015

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #22

Nov 072014

Impala

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the ignition key released from the ignition switch and the vehicle stalled causing the contact to crash into another vehicle. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front wheel was jammed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Jackson , NC, USA

problem #21

Dec 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2010 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer states there's a big safety problem with his brakes and steering when driving down long hills. The consumer had no control over the steering. Also, the rotors were replaced.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #20

Jun 132013

Impala

  • 50,000 miles
This has happened on numerous occasions. While driving my vehicle will turn off. Sometimes me vehicle will have trouble starting. Turning the key will not engage the starter, there will be no attempt of the motor to turn over. This continues to happen even after the removal of all key rings from the ignition key. Today (11/18/14), my Impala died while driving and the engine light turned on. The code stated that there was a faulty ignition switch.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #19

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 #18

Aug 142014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I was driving down a street and started to turn and the power steering went out. I had to replace the power steering pump. My car is included in the recall and it mentioned the steering could go. This is a 2010 car. The power steering should not have gone out. I would like to know if this is connected to the recall and if so can I get your company to reimburse me.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #17

Jun 152014

Impala

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 75 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to respond. The contact also stated that when making a right turn, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle stalled. In addition, the service traction control and the reduced engine power warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the accelerator pedal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Lake Orion , MI, USA

problem #16

Jun 192014

Impala

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel became hard to maneuver causing the contact to lose control and the brakes failed. The contact mentioned that the engine stalled immediately after. The vehicle was able to be restart but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician was unable to locate a failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Ararat, NC, USA

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