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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,929 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

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2013 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #51

Nov 212016


  • 25,000 miles


Bought my 2013 Impala used but around 25000 miles started getting issues with turning left and accelerating. The traction control will engage and cause the car to hesitate. Big issue when trying to cross in front of oncoming traffic. Had into the dealer many times but they do not seem to know what the issue is. Twice I have had all the lights go off and power reduced while on the interstate. They have replaced the computer twice for that one. This might be my last Chevy. 3/36 warranty is a joke anymore!

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #50

Jul 282016


  • 48,000 miles
The ABS traction control, brake assist and stability control warning light coming on intermittently while driving & making a left turn a grinding & slippage noise can be notice(very unsafe to drive). Had it checked and code reading left front hub, had both hubs replaced and still have problem! looks like many owners have the same problem, should be on a recall!

- Oakdale, MN, USA

problem #49

Nov 012016


  • 60,000 miles
The ABS, traction control, brake assist and sbilitrak warning lights come on intermittently while driving. A grinding noise can be heard coming from the front-left wheel. This usually occurs while accelerating from a dead stop or making left turns from a dead stop. I have gotten both hubs replaced and it still is happening.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #48

May 012016


  • 12,000 miles


12,000 miles stability control, and ABS light came on service required. Light stays on 5-10 minutes goes out randomly dealers baffled for the cause, dealer says unless they can duplicate it, warning light to come on they can't service.,I went for an oil change at midas they checked it said it was the wheel bearing sensor that governs that I replace the wheel bearing, okay for a while now back on again in less than a thousand miles. Stability control is very valuable for cars nowadays so this is definitely a safety factor if stability control is lost. Reports on the internet of people replacing all the wheel bearings on the front hubs and everything and still having the same problem so this is not an isolated incident.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #47

Jul 152016


  • 71,000 miles
The ABS, traction control, brake assist and sbilitrak warning lights come on intermittently while driving. A grinding noise can be heard coming from the front-left wheel. This usually occurs while accelerating from a dead stop or making left and/or right turns from a dead stop.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #46

Oct 192016


  • 34,700 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. While driving the vehicle at any speed and veering left, the tires spun and the instrument panel displayed the vehicle icon and "stability track service". the vehicle was driven to a mechanic, but was not diagnosed. The failure recurred multiple times. The approximate failure mileage was 34,700.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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

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