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Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 1
Average Mileage:
43,450 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Impala seat belts / air bags problems

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #27

Jun 112007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


The contact owned a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving between 25-35 mph in foggy weather, the driver drove around an S-shaped curve and crashed into an embankment. None of the air bags deployed and the driver was killed. A police report was filed. The contact has pictures. The current and failure mileages were 90,000. Updated 4/16/08

- Christianburg, VA, USA

problem #26

Jan 042008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 15 mph, the front passenger side tire struck a pothole. The air bags deployed and the air bag warning indicator light illuminated immediately afterwards. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence and parked. The vehicle was not damaged. The current and failure mileages were 80,000.

- Mount Sterling, KY, USA

problem #25

Dec 082005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2 year + problem with air bag light on and off. Have had the vehicle at the dealership at least 7 times for the same problem. No remedy as yet.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #24

Aug 252004


  • 7,088 miles


While driving, the air bag warning light illuminated until the vehicle was turned off.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #23

Aug 172004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The air bag light came on. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated the module was defective, and that there would be a charge. Dealer had to disconnect the module. Consumer was without air bags.

- Boise, ID, USA

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problem #22

Aug 232004


  • 45,800 miles
While vehicle was running air bag warning light illuminated. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #21

Aug 212003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,744 miles


Took car to dealer for routine annual state inspection and advised dealership the air bag light would come on and off during driving and asked them to check this while car was in their shop. We were advised by the dealership the drivers side air impact bag of inoperable and needed to be replaced. We had purchased an extended warranty for this car when it was purchased in September 2002, however, this repair was not covered under the warranty. The total charge we had to pay out-of-pocket for this repair was $352.60. After reviewing other complaints on the nhsta website, this appears to be a defect and I feel we should receiving reimbursement for the amount we have paid to have this fixed.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #20

May 272003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
Periodically the air bag light comes on and stays on while driving. The light has stayed on for 3 days straight. The owner manual states that this indicates a failure in the air bag, which may deploy prematurely or not deploy when needed. Dealership performed a diagnostic test, but no failure code was found.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #19

Mar 152003


  • 24,243 miles
A/C emits foul odors (mold/mildew). Brakes pulsate, warning & ABS lights come on. Check engine lights come on, stalled once, uncontrolled acceleration from start up twice. Steering: Intermediate shaft replaced at 42,618 miles; rack & pinion leaking at 65,307 popping & muffled explosion sound in cold weather start ups, paint peeled off front & bumper of car. Weather stripping adhesive liquifies on door posts in hot weather. Airbag warning light comes

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #18

Jan 072003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag readiness light stays on while driving. It was brought for service and was told that it"S a loose wire. Okay for a month. Now comes on intermittently. Reported to GM, incident#1-114736540. Was told no other person has had this problem, to take for service again, it could be a different problem. Spoke with the service manager and was told as long as the car isn't stalling, probably it"S just a loose wire again. Emailed GM again and told that they apologize for any concerns, but are unable locate a previous request, or create a new one with the information I provided. I do not understand this response. The owners manual states this indicator light checks, the air bag system: The electrical, the air bag module, the air bag sensors, the wiring and crash sensing and diagnostic module. That the bag could go off without a crash, or might not go off in a crash. To me this is a safety hazard. I know 2 other people with the same year vehicle that have the same problem.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #17

Sep 262003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Engine stalls and cuts out when turning or going strait afterthe engine is above 2000rpm and foot is released from the gas peda, sometimes can save it if I step on gas pedal befor tach reaches 500rpmsl. Have to shift into neutral and restart to avoid any accidents. Airbag light comes on and will go off after driving the car for awhile. Turn signal will not work everynow and then, have to restart the car to get them to work. Engine will not start right away, 2nd crank will start possible faulty fuel pump. 58000 miles. Problems started Jan 2003. 2000 Impala

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #16

Jun 192003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light coming was contacted, and stated that was a hazardous situation, and that vehicle should not been driven until the problems was fixed. And at the same time there was no recall for it. They have stated to the consumer that she would need to pay for it.

- Hedgesville, WV, USA

problem #15

Dec 012002

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
The air bag light illuminated intermittently since 12/02. The dealer stated the air bag internal wires may be corroded.

- Leicester, NY, USA

problem #14

Oct 212000

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The air bag light illuminated, the dealer fixed the problem, however the problem recurred. Wiring and sensing diagnostic module was replaced at consumer's expense. Vehicle had extended warranty.

- Quincy, CA, USA

problem #13

Feb 012003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Reported to the dealershiip that ther air bag light displays on and off during driving. The service department ran it through a scanning machine and found the air bag defective. They said it could prematurely deploy during driving or be disabled during an accident. All air bags needed to be replaced.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #12

Feb 102003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,268 miles
Regarding 2000 Chevrolet Impala ls VIN [xxx]. my local dealer wants to replace the side impact airbag for a considerable fee. I believe per recall #00V371000 that this should fall under this recall as it is exhibiting the same symptoms as the recalled airbags, however GM has not marked this car for recall, and refuses to pay for the airbag replacement. The dealership describes the problem as, "code B0041 LH frt side deployment loop open. Needs LH side air bag module replaced." Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

problem #11

Aug 202002


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving at any speed and no warning the air bag light comes on and the air bag could be inoperative in the event of a vehicle accident. Dealer notified. Nlm

- Pekin, IL, USA

problem #10

Apr 012002


  • miles
Airbag light appears on dashboard until turning vehicle off. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #9

Aug 202000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag sensor light will come on and off while driving. Contacted dealership, they indicated that air bag unit needed to be replaced due to the premature deployment or no deployment at all in an accident. The consumer feels that the air bag is defective.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #8

May 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light would intermittently and momentarily come on while driving. Vehicle been to dealer on five occasions, and problem has reoccurred.

- Hampton, VA, USA

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