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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,708 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2014 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Aug 042015


  • 40,000 miles


Car stalled taking a right turn into traffic had to restart

- Sedro Woolley, WA, USA

problem #26

Jan 282016


  • 23,500 miles
Water was leaking down from over head dome light and from door jam, all the main electrical safety controls are housed where the light is in the roof. Called dealership was told first available date to get the car in for repairs is February 22nd. On my drive home from work the collision control came on started flashing the red lights on the dash and slammed on the brakes, like the was a vehicle in front of me has come to a dead stop, except there was no vehicle in front of me, the road was open. I was getting off the highway when this occurred, while driving in a straight line. When home and the car was turned off I'm getting errors saying key fob isn't in the car, and the electronic parking brake needs to be serviced. The car is inoperable at this point. Even if it does start again is a safety hazard at best and has to be towed to the dealership for repairs. It cannot be driven in the electrical state it's in.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #25

Nov 172015


  • 47,000 miles
Electrical bulk head connector to rear defroster/defogger burnt and melted electrical wire insulation.

- Holmen, WI, USA

problem #24

Sep 022014


  • 10,000 miles


When decelerating at a red light which turned green, attempted to accelerate with no throttle response, even when pushed to the floor for approximately 2 seconds or more (several similar incidents). Second incident, car stalled at a slow speed. Third incident, after accelerating the engine rpms stay reving high after taking foot off the gas for several seconds, and this has happened on several occasions and as recently as 9-16-15. These incidents all occured before and after a complete GM dealer reprogrammed the computer.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #23

Aug 252013


  • 100 miles
The contact leased a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 70 mph with the cruise control engaged, the front crash sensor warning indicator illuminated as the brakes independently depressed. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal, which disengaged the brakes. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that while the vehicle was parked with the keys out of the ignition, the radio, the light behind the control buttons on the steering wheel, and the lights behind the display for the radio illuminated; however, there was nothing displayed on the screen for the radio. The failure recurred on several occasions. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100. MA 10/19/2015

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #22

May 142014


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the system that warns when another vehicle gets too close malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician reprogrammed the system. Every time the technician reprogrammed the system, the bluetooth and navigation system malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to the dealer eight times, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 23,000.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #21

Jan 062014


  • 900 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after parking the vehicle for several days, the battery failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where there was not failure determined. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 900. Updated 7/10/15

- Sartell, MN, USA

problem #20

Feb 022015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V355000 (electrical system) and 14V614000 (electrical system). The contact stated that two dealers were contacted, who were unable to determine when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #19

Dec 012014


  • miles
2014 Chevrolet Impala requesting reimbursement or replacement vehicle. The consumer stated the nearest dealer was 40 miles away. The consumer stated it was the 4th recall notice, he received.

- Foristell, MO, USA

problem #18

Nov 122014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 5,100 miles
The vehicle is equipped with a vehicle collision warning device that is intended to warn the driver of a vehicle in front that you are to close to and closing range without braking. On about 1/2 dozen occasions the vehicle's early detection system has engaged without any vehicles in front. These occurrences seem to be on days when it is raining and their are reflections off the road, or very sunny days (again causing reflections). The flashing light, loud alarm, and interruption with regular audio is very jarring (scary). On one occasion I applied my brakes very hard because of the alarm (but there was no car in front) - this almost caused the car behind to hit me. The system should be disengaged to prevent a false/positive alarm. I have taken it for service and contacted General Motors without results.

- Huntington Woods, MI, USA

problem #17

Dec 012014


  • miles


2014 Chevrolet Impala not satisfied with how GM handled ignition recall the consumer stated GM's fix, was not adequate.

- Old Lyme, CT, USA

problem #16

Sep 022014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 18,756 miles
I was going to work and on the way a message saying my traction control needed to be checked came on. Also, today as I was going to town another message came on saying my parking assist needed to be checked.

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

problem #15

Aug 282014


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the crash avoidance engaged without an object being in front of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,000.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #14

Jan 312014


  • 300 miles
Forward collision avoidance system inappropriate activation on several occasions at different locations. There were no other vehicle in front. There were three beeps/red light flash on windshield. The cruise control would deactivate and car would decelerate by three to five mile. The tail lamps are not activated to warn drivers following. This is my second complaint the dealer solution is to turn off the feature. It work when it should the inappropriate activation is a nuisance.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #13

Jun 172014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
I started noticing a very bad odor of mold and mildew coming from the A/C vents. I took the car into the dealer I purchased in early 2014. The dealer said they looked at it and could not find anything wrong. After I took it in again for a bad odor, they said there was a recall on the rear tail lights letting water in the trunk. A couple months later I checked the trunk and the carpet was all wet, when I checked the spare tire compartment it was 2 inches of water. I started checking everywhere and found the carpet in the front driver seat very wet. I took the car in again this time I knew it was going to be a big problem to fix, the car was now smelling so bad with mildew and mold even the service technician could hardly stand to sit in it at all. They have tried to change the underlay, and it still smells bad. The dealer says they had a GM service specialist come to the dealer to look at it. They have no solution to fix the water leaking or to get the mold out of the car. It has now been 6 weeks and I do not have my car!! I asked the dealer to please let me out of my lease so I can go get a car that actually I can use. The dealer is refusing to offer any assistance, and either is GM when I call customer support. I am now hiring an attorney and planning on taking this to the dealer and GM, as this is an major health concern at the very least to my family.

- Hanover, MD, USA

problem #12

Mar 142014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
I've owned my vehicle for over a year and on 3 occasions the emergency parking brake would be applied on its own after I would turn off the vehicle.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #11

Jun 252014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 3,600 miles
This was a rental car that I picked up on Sunday, June 22nd from national car rental at the reagan national airport. I was driving around 35 mph on a two lane road near stafford, va. At 4:20 pm on the 25th when the entire car shut off. I shifted into neutral to try and start it, but no luck. I applied heavy pressure on the now non powered brakes and came to a complete stop. I shifted into park and started the car. No further incident and turned the car in on the 26th and informed them of the incident. They marked the car so it would not be put back into the fleet until repaired.

- Leawood, KS, USA

problem #10

Jun 252014

Impala 4-cyl

  • 750 miles
As a rental vehicle to use while warranty repairs where being performed on my traverse; I had been rented a 2014 Impala. To my surprise the following morning I came to a stop and the engine quite, there was a clear lane within site that I figured I could push the dead vehicle to. I opened the door, while keeping my foot on the brake and positioned myself in the door frame to push. Then I removed my foot off the brake to reach in and place it into neutral and start pushing. To my surprise the vehicle started by its self and accelerated away from me, the door frame almost knocking me down, yet luckily I was able to catch the car and get back to the brake before the car crashed. I came to find out that this was an economic feature on that vehicle. I feel great concern that this car started when my seat belt had been removed and door opened, would they have at least considered some sort of precaution from this occurring. Please take this serious, I know that I was not advised of this feature, and had I not caught the car or gotten knocked down and run over, the outcome would have been much more serious.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #9

Apr 242014

Impala 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
On three separate occasions, I have started my new 2014 Chevrolet Impala and the parking brake will automatically be on. These have been completely random occurrences.

- Madison, In, IN, USA

problem #8

Jan 302014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 800 miles
Experience on multiple occasions the forward collision avoidance activation of a flashing a red light from dash into the front windshield and sounding an alarm with three or four beeps. Referring to this as phantom braking activated by the forward collision avoidance system causing autonomous brake activation and the cruise control disengagement. It is unknown if the activation of brake lamps occur I hope they work when this happen. My service manager suggestion is to deactivate feature. Chevrolet customer assistance center 71-1299424541 me back to the dealer with no solution/explanation.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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