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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,206 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012011


  • 190 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the brake pedal was too narrow and when depressed, the contact's foot would slip off the brake pedal. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 190 and the current mileage was 6, 8000.

- North Tonawanda , NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 112011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 20,223 miles
Driving downhill a truck pulling a trailer brake suddenly in front of me causing me to have to brake hard. The brake pedal shuddered and felt like I needed to take my foot off the brake but I couldn't! additionally the steering wheel shuddered horribly side to side. Braking on the remainder of the hill and for a while after had the same chattering, shaking, shuddering, and sort of brake grinding feeling making me feel like I could not rely on the brakes and maybe the steering was having problems too. Scared me and felt terribly unsafe!!!! this happened once before about a year ago with this car in a similar downhill sudden braking situation. I drive to avoid having to brake suddenly but sometimes it is unavoidable and I don't want to drive this car anymore because it feels too unsafe.

- Price, UT, USA

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