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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
159,333 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Impala seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 042014


  • 165,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated the driver's side seat belt failed. The latch failed to connect in order to secure seat belt. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the latch for driver seat needed to be replaced. The failure had not been repaired. The contact stated the manufacturer alerted that the seat belt was no longer manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Belle Fountain, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 102013


  • 195,000 miles
The the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the seat belt failed. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was 195,000.

- Rochelle, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 202006


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. In October of 2006, while stopped due to construction, the contact's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle traveling approximately 55-60 mph. The front passenger seat belt failed to restrain the other passenger. She injured her head and had to be hospitalized. She sustained memory loss and had to undergo therapy. In addition, the front air bags failed to deploy. On December 8, 2008 on icy road conditions, the vehicle slid into another vehicle. The seat belts failed to restrain and the air bags failed to deploy. The passenger was injured. The front passenger side fenders of both vehicles were damaged. The seat belt failure caused head injuries once again. The dealer stated that the air bag deployment depended upon the type of crash and how fast the vehicle was traveling. The dealer also stated that the seat belts may or may not lock up in a crash to protect the safety of the driver. The contact stated that the body shop that repaired the vehicle stated that the seat belts should have locked in both crashes. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Houston Lake, MO, USA

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