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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,319 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 202014


  • 151,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the anti theft warning indicator illuminated. The problem recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure and referred the contact to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 151,000.

- Mundelein , IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 012012

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,835 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the anti-theft warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle failed to start. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,835. Updated 11/24/14 the consumer stated on two occasions, the vehicle would not start and the security light illuminated. After 15-20 minutes, the vehicle started. However, the vehicle would not shut off, but the lights would stay on. Updated 01/27/15

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 172014


  • 235,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the anto-theft security and the battery warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to restart after multiple attempts. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign: 14V400000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer was uncertain of when the part would become available to service the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that they were also uncertain when the part would become available. The contact stated that the recall notice stated that parts were expected to become available on October 1st of 2014 but the manufacturer informed that not all dealers were receiving parts. The approximate failure mileage was 235,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 112008


  • miles


One day I was just going to work like and my car wouldn't start. The security light was flashing so I referred to the manual. I found out it was the passlock feature on the car and it was malfunctioning. I don't have the time or the money to fix the problem.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #5

Jan 232008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car randomly doesn't start. When I first got the car(6 mos ago) I replaced the starter having no idea that this has been happening over and over again to many Impala owners if not all of them. Started fine for 2 weeks and it's been happening ever since. Sometimes when the car doesn't start it trips the passlock and I have to wait anywhere from 10 to 30mins before it resets in order to try starting again. I've been driving the car and at quick stops I have to leave it running to be sure I won't get stuck there for 30 mins or so. I've also been stuck at gas stations waiting 10 to 30 mins(at the pump) for it to start again (very embarrassing). After all the complaints I've read I'm afraid to spend anymore money on this problem.

- Hubbardston, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 082008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles
Received 2000 Chevy Impala as an inheritance. Within 2 weeks car at times would not start. All lights on dash would illuminate followed by the yellow/orange security light. This is due to a passlock problem where the passlock system thinks that something other than a legitimate key is being used to try and start the car. My sister had this problem and at times would have to turn the key in the ignition to "on position" and wait 10 minutes. After several days of research I was able to determine that to reset the passlock system the key needed to be left in the ignition switch in the "on position" then removed and repeated two more times (3 times, 30 minutes total). After doing this I had no more problems. My only problem is there are lots of people out there that are not mechanically inclined, and plenty of people have had to had their vehicles towed and face a diagnosis fee (and plenty of times misdiagnosis). According to all the information readily available Chevy/GM has to know about this and I consider it shameful that they do not allow some kind of concession or modification so that a customer of theirs with a legitimate key cannot start the vehicle.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 152002

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles


Passlock system failure 3 times in 100,000 miles $300 repair each time. Stranded in parking lots till the car resets then will start. My wife is scared to death when she is in the parking lot just sitting there waiting for the car to reset. Intake gasket failure 2 times in 100,000 miles $600 each time. Sub frame failure intermediate shaft failure 3 times.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 092004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
My 2000 Impala has a problem with the passlock system which causes the vehicle to stop working or surge while driving and causes intermittent difficulties with starting. This is a widespread problem among GM owners and we have made nearly 13 visits to the dealer to address this safety issue. We have had the ignition replaced, but on most visits GM staff are unable to diagnose, and hence, unable to treat the problem. Another safety issue is related to starting. Since my wife drives the car, she is often left unsafe in areas during the 20+ times that she has not been able to start her car. While no injuries have yet been linked to this problem with our vehicle, is such a widespread problem with GM vehicles that it needs to be addressed. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 141999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine will cut off or stall without warning while traveling at any speed. Dealership has examined vehicle numerous times and has been unable to effectively remedy the problem. Armrest cup holder broke. Blower motor whistling, belt making noise. When applying brakes car shimmies, front rotors are out of round. When using A/C vehicle fills up with fuel smell, fan motor bearing worn, dealer replaced. Dashlights illuminated. Vehicle experiences hard start condition, dealer replaced wiring harness. Consumer has to give gas inorder to stay running, fuel pump presure low, dealer replaced fuel pump assembly.

- Ashland, MA, USA

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