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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,736 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #15

Jun 242015

Impala

  • 53,000 miles

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

I just purchased my vehicle 3 months ago and about 2 weeks ago, I've been having issues with traction control, ABS and service stabilitrak. It seems I get this problem when I just start my car and try to turn the wheel right, at low speeds it feels like it's grinding. This problem has happened a few times since then (not consistent) and every time it grinds I get a traction control light pop up. This problem is happening when there is no rain or snow on the road. I have done some research and it seems a lot of people are having the same issue with Chevrolet Impala's. I believe this should be recalled it is very dangerous!

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #14

May 252015

Impala

  • 54,000 miles
Grinding noise from front and ABS engages the brakes and low traction light flashes on when accelerating from a stop and turning left at the same time, does not matter if you accelerate slow or fast and this is happening on dry pavement. If I turn off the traction control it will not do it, so I assume the problem must exist in a speed sensor or something with the traction control sensors or wiring. Of course mechanics cannot duplicate this. Waiting for GM to step up to the plate and fix.

- Kewaunee, WI, USA

problem #13

Apr 152015

Impala

  • 52,000 miles
First my service ABS traction control lights came on and while making left turns a loud metal grinding noise happened and my traction control light flashed. I took it to my local mechanic he replaced the bearing and sensors which helped with the service lights but the grinding still happened. The noise and traction control light still continued while turning just not as much as before. The mechanic replaced the part twice!! took it to my mechanic again because of the grinding and traction control flashing he drove it around and he could not make the noise happen so he could not fix or replace anything. It feels like the ABS is braking on its own for no reason while I drive my 2013 Impala ltz. My mechanics can not find the problem and it seems neither can any Impala owner or mechanic. But I'm 99% sure when I drive it tonight to visit friends I will hear a metal on metal grinding noise I just hope not while im on the freeway where I can get killed. It happens while driving coming from a stop or as simple as me backing out of my driveway.

- Barstow , CA, USA

problem #12

Mar 312015

Impala

  • 38,476 miles

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

2013 Chevy Impala with approximately 38860 miles. 3.31.2015 developed a grinding noise in the front end when turning sharp left, causes the car to hesitate, making it a very dangerous. Occurred a few times before the dealership opened. I took it into bowman Chevy in clarkston they drove it & it didn't occur for them and they sent me on my way. It continued to happen, & with great concern for my safety I took it to a different dealership, joe lunghamer Chevrolet in waterford. They did keep my car all day & gave me a invoice that states: Npf operating to manufacturing specifications and multi-point inspection was done. They gave my car back & said they found nothing wrong. Sad to say General Motors may be putting my life in danger, as they did many other people before recalling for the ignition control. At this time my car is close to 3000 miles over the bumper to bumper warranty, I believe they'd try harder if it was under 36000 miles. Both dealerships said the car would have to do the same thing for them to diagnose. Bowman Chevy said the fees would start at $100 to diagnose, and go up & made it clear it could take up to a week or more to diagnose & to wait until it does it on a regular basis. I don't feel safe it's not even 3 years old and I'm still paying on. There are others complaints on this site the same as mine, along with different sites and Impala forums that have the same complaints. My car continues to do this a couple of times a day but not enough for the service department at the dealership to experience. I want this filed so others know, my car is not safe.who has to die to have this checked out and recalled? again, 2013 Impala - grinding noise when making sharp left and hesitates causing dangerous situation. Please forward this to [xxx] if you are able. Thank you for your help. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #11

Sep 152014

Impala

  • 7,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the stability control warning light illuminated intermittently. In addition, the steering wheel vibrated causing the contact to lose control of the vehicle. On another occasion, the vehicle could not be shifted out of gear and the service brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,500.

- Clerdon, PA, USA

problem #10

Nov 242014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 45,488 miles
My stability and traction control is defective cause the car to go in traction mode while driving. I purchased the car in July and have been having this problem every since back and forth to the dealership. Read several reports with this particular problem with this car.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #9

Dec 022013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 21,000 miles

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

I was driving on the interstate with the cruise control engaged when the vehicle displayed a message from the driver information center about traction control disengaged and stabilitrack needing service. Ses light also illuminated. Took the vehicle in for service as soon as I could get an appointment, but by that time all lights had returned to normal. Dealership was unable to replicate problem and nothing was done.

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #8

Aug 152014

Impala

  • 41,000 miles
Traction control activates while making left turns when leaving a stop or a red light sign or at any occasion that requires making a left turn after being stopped. Causing the vehicle to hesitate and in the process creating a very dangerous situation. This has occurred on two occasions during the past few months. Has only occurred when turning left from a complete stop.

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #7

Jun 172014

Impala

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the traction control warning light illuminated intermittently and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the stability control system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Milton , MA, USA

problem #6

Aug 252014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Traction control activates while making left turns when leaving a stop or a red light sign or at any occasion that requires making a left turn after being stopped. Causing the vehicle to hesitate and in the process creating a very dangerous situation.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 182014

Impala

  • 6,600 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while making a turn at 15 mph, the stabilitrak, ABS, and the traction control illuminated intermittently. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel jerked to the left. The failure occurred on two occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,600.

- Clarendon, PA, USA

problem #4

May 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 44,678 miles
When driving normally system panel will light up with service brake assist, service traction control, service stabilitrak. While turning traction control will automatically turn itself on and grind the wheels making turning difficult. When braking the brakes will not engage right away and ABS light will come on.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #3

May 122014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 14,600 miles
When turning the wheel to the left at low speeds (like when backing out of my driveway) the ABS light comes on; the front left wheel makes a grinding noise in conjunction with the light blinking; there is an immediate loss of power, like the car is being held back by something. Same happens when turning, on a hill coming from a complete stop but this is random and not easily re-created. I've also noticed a wobble in the steering when taking bends on the highway at high speeds. It seems to have gotten worse since I took it in for service a few days ago. I've resorted to turning the traction control off before putting the car in drive and this seems to ameliorate the problem. Took the vehicle in for service and demonstrated the problem to them and they agreed that it was obviously not performing as it should. They had a mechanic look at it and determine that there was nothing structurally wrong with any of the components that he could tell and that there were "no codes being thrown" - whatever that means. So they told me there is nothing they can do for me, it cannot be "fixed" because, according to GM there is nothing wrong with my car even though it is a demonstrable equipment failure. I should not have to turn off the traction control -a safety feature!- on my car to drive it without loosing power at the worst times. My car is a 2013 Chevy Impala ls with almost 15,500 miles on it.

- Beckley, WV, USA

problem #2

Apr 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Traction control engages and light comes on and goes off and engine reduces power and ABS pump comes on all at the same time. Occurs intermittent and only when it sits for a day and when you back out of a parking space and then put it in forward gear to go forward. Haven't had it to a dealer yet but was told that if it wasn't showing a code that they would do anything about it. Car is a 2013 Chevy Impala ltz with 32000 miles.

- Potosi, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 102014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 32,750 miles
I just purchased my 2013 Chevrolet Impala ltz in the last 30 days. Have driven less than 1500 miles. While highway driving, I received a service stabilitrak and a slight noise occurred while driving. GM customer care was closed at that time, however next morning the service warning was off...but I still followed up with GM. The customer care representative said most likely if the service warning went off - it was just a glitch. However, I was also able to confirm at that time that because I have the bumper to bumper warranty, it is a covered issue and I could still take it in to be looked at and any authorized GM dealer. Now just to figure out where...

- Spring Valley , CA, USA

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