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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,949 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

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2013 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #45

Oct 022016


  • 69,000 miles


When starting from a standstill, the traction control system seems to kick in and the indicator light comes on. Initial occurrences only seemed to happen when turning left from a standstill, but now it is occurring when turning either direction from a standstill. This is occurring at low speeds on both dry and wet pavement with very little acceleration (I.e., no tire slippage).

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #44

Aug 302016

Impala 6-cyl

  • 72,573 miles
Brake and steering system defect. While driving the antilock brake light came on, also the traction control, stabili-trak, and brake assist lights started flashing. The car was being driven in downtown traffic at moderate speed. The vehicle was taken to a local dealership who said that this was not a safety problem (what!!!!) and that it was not covered under the drivetrain but only part of the 30K coverage. They then said it would be at least a week before they could look at the car. (brake and steering issues not a safety problem?) in doing some checking on the internet it appears that this is a serious and ongoing issue with cheverolet and GM vehicles for several years. In addition to the above problem there have been even more serious side effects associated with the brake, stability system. Some even reported to your department. It would be good if your department would be proactive and have this issue investigated by someone other than GM. Before there are fatalities associated with this issue. Perhaps you could spend some time looking at the various forums on the web and see that there seems to be a major problem here. I doubt anything will be done but thank you for allowing me to vent. I am writing this to help my son out since it is his car, and he a) has a full load in college and B) he is a less happy camper than I am.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #43

Aug 102016


  • miles
Car makes grinding noise on low speed left turns. Engine hesitates when making left hand turn from dead stop. Very dangerous.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #42

Aug 162016


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 65 mph, the stabilitrac control, service traction control, ESC, and engine warning indicators illuminated. The cruise control light turned off and, while depressing the brake pedal, there was a clicking noise coming from the glove compartment. In addition, when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #41

Jul 032016


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced difficulty accelerating and made abnormal grinding noises during turns. The stabilitrak, ABS, and service traction control warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #40

Aug 272014


  • 45,000 miles
Electric stability control grinding noise from front and ABS engages the brakes and low traction light flashes on when leaving a stop or a red light or at any other occasion that requires making a left turn after being stopped. Causing the vehicle to hesitate.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #39

Jun 072016


  • 113,700 miles


Service traction control, engine power reduced. Message came on at highway speed and cut engine power reducing speed to 25mph nearly causing an accident. Throttle body needs to be replaced apparently a common problem over multiple years why was there no recall or at least a notification there could be a problem instead of letting someone's car shut down on the freeway with no warning?

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #38

Mar 162016


  • 30,000 miles
Often when I accelerate my 2013 Chevy Impala especially when turning, the car will make a grinding noise and the vehicle will hesitate to accelerate and errors appear for stability track and ABS. This occurs on both paved and sand roads and in any road condition. I took it in to my dealer and they replaced a censor (for about $300 bucks when it was all said and done.) which fixed the problem for about a week, now it's back and in many traffic situations, very dangerous. It stared at about 30K miles.

- Mcpherson, KS, USA

problem #37

May 172016


  • 33,000 miles
Car loses power and stabilitrak warning come on while driving no engine power at all.check engine light come on and stays on till I shut off engine and turn back on only then engine light disappears my car only has 37,000 miles and is 3 year old its happen on the highway three time and in the parking lot of my work twice now.

- Wapella, IL, USA

problem #36

Mar 012016


  • miles
I have a 2013 Impala, the traction control kicks in when making left turns from a stop. This is my third Impala; 2003, 2009 and this 2013. All three with the same issue so this is my last Impala. Hey GM, get your act together!

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #35

May 092016


  • 50,000 miles


My stabilitrack and ABS keeps coming on and off. It does not matter if I am driving on a side stree or on the beltway. Beltway driving is dangerous and scary as the car seems like it is brakeing and then speeding up. Making turns it does the same and "jumps" when I use the brakes. This is all very dangerous situation and should be looked at asap. I has been happening for 5 months and the service people can not see any issues.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #34

Feb 102016


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Shortly after the vehicle was repaired for a recall with the ignition switch, the stability, traction control, ABS, and other warning lights randomly flashed. The failure progressed each time the vehicle was reversing and when making left and right turns. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #33

Mar 152016


  • 43,300 miles
I was pulling out on highway 59, car made a grinding noise as I turned left, traction stabilitrac and ABS flashed, changed the wheel bearing and harness, stabilitrak still coming on noise is still will lock up on you in traffic.I have custody of my grandkids and now have no way to take them to school...because my car with 43,300 miles on it is unsafe

- Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #32

Nov 302014


  • 42,000 miles
Bought my 2013 Chevy Impala used with a little over 40 thousand miles, and within a week the ABS light and traction control light come on when making a left hand turn from a complete stop/stationary position. Does it now daily on a regular basis and also makes a grinding noise when accelerating from a complete stop making left hand turns. Also causes the car to stall until I release the gas and has been extremely dangerous when trying to make left turns with traffic coming the opposite direction. It has also made the grinding noise and the dash lights up when backing out of the driveway.I have taken it to the dealership and it was kept for a day but they said they could not duplicate the problem. Seems to be what I keep reading from everyone else's complaint so either were all crazy or Chevy doesn't want to deal with it until someone dies from this issue. I have to drive this car daily and I do not feel safe to drive it.this issue has always been caused when driving on residential and city streets never on the highway so far thank god. Have only had problems when having to turn onto the highway on ramp but does not do it on the actual highway. As of now this problem is unknown to me and "apparently" to GM as well.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #31

Jun 202015


  • 38,000 miles
Upon turning left at an intersection, the vehical hesitates and makes a grinding noise in the front end. This has at times, come to a near accident of being rear ended.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #30

Jun 132015


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while making a left turn from a stop, the service stabilitrak system and the ABS warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that an unknown sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Milledgeville, GA, USA

problem #29

Apr 152016


  • miles
My 2013 Chevy Impala is having big issues making left turns. There is a grinding sound and the car hesitates to accelerate. While these problrms occur I am getting warnings on the dash that say service traction control, service brake assist, and the ABS light is on. Starting to not feel safe to be in this vehicle. Also had it checked twice by two different auto shops and they cant seem to find the problem.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #28

Jun 152015

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. While making a right turn, the vehicle hesitated. In addition, the ABS, traction control, and service stabilitrak warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 05/24/16 the consumer stated on May 2, 2016 as she was making a right turn, the accelerator seemed to jerk back and the RPM's went up past three, T hen went back down to one. All the instrument panel lights illuminated and then the vehicle hesitated to proceed for a few minutes. Updated 08/03/16.

- Kenedy, TX, USA

problem #27

Mar 152016


  • 60,000 miles
For the past 2 months my car is having major trouble. It started with me hearing a grinding noise when I made left turns. This has now developed to making a noise when I make left turns to making it when I am backing out, and occasionally stalling when pulling off from a red light. This has put me in some dangerous situations. About a month ago 2 light and 2 messages came up on my dash. They were service stabilitrak and service brake assist. My brake light and my traction light are also on. I took my car into the dealership and they said my hub needed to be replaced. I had the part replaced and I am still having the same problem. Noone seems to know what the issue is.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #26

Sep 012014


  • miles
When steering wheel is turned left and now right the front end grinds at times but not all the time. However, it seems to be getting gradually worse, grinding more often. The "service stabilitrac system" comes across the dash panel and now it is stating "service brake assist". all the while nothing seems to be wrong with anything up front. This happens upon acceleration. This can happen in city streets, parking lots and freeways. I happens anywhere upon acceleration. There is no point at which the grinding is taking place can be seen. This seems to be a problem that Chevrolet has with all the models of this particular vehicle yet they are denying anything is wrong with the vehicles.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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