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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,600 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Impala lights problems

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2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012009


  • 102,000 miles


Chevy Impala 2002 turn blinkers fail intermittently similar to 03V327000 recall campaign.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 122007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. While driving various speeds at night, the headlights dim. The contact has to play with the dimmer switch in order for the headlights to illuminate again. The failure has been occurring for two years and provides poor visibility while driving at night. The vehicle was taken to a Chevrolet and a Chrysler dealer and they wanted to charge approximately $600 for the repair. The vehicle is no longer under warranty; therefore, the dealer stated that they would make the repair at the contact's expense. He believes that General Motors should pay for the repair due to the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 65,000. Updated 07/08/09 the headlights went out when the dimmer was used. The dealer stated the multi-function switch was failing internally. Updated 07/08/09.

- Zim, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 252007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 70 mph, the headlights turned off intermittently. The contact was able to turn the headlights back on initially, but now they will not illuminate until the next day. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 107,000 and failure mileage was 105,000. Updated 020209 the dealer determined that the multi-function switch failed. Updated 02/03/09.

- Cadillac, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 082006

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
(1) at first, the turn signal did not work sometimes. And it would be okay when the vehicle was shut down and restarted. But after that, the problem was more serious. 2)turn signal failure when driving. It is possible that I can not warn other drivers that I will be turning which may cause a crash. (3) not yet done. The replacement of hazard switch should fix this problem.

- Ames, IA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Repeated intermittent failure of turn signals. This could potentially cause a crash due to the failure to signal intent of turn or lane change. The failure can sometimes be over come by briefly activating the hazard light switch. My research has shown that this failure is very similar to the 03V327000 recall campaign for the 2001 Malibu. Which makes me wonder if it is the same part.

- Grove City, OH, USA

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