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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,858 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Impala accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #6

May 272005


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the windshield wipers and cruise control failed to activate. The contact discovered that both functions were not able to be activated at the same time. Either the cruise control or the windshield wipers needed to be activated at a single time in order for either function to operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 142014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 159,345 miles
Driving down the road head wipers on wipers quit for no reason come to the stop sign tried turning it off and on a few times then once you take off the car would not move and then lunged forward and hit the person in front.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 172014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 124,800 miles
I was driving at approximately 40 mph on a straight roadway with brights on when the headlights went out. This occurred in the early morning while it was still dark out. The parking lights remained on. Pulling the headlight switch on the left side of dash to the "manual on" position did not help. I turned on the fog lights and returned home using the fog lights only. Upon arriving home, I was able to get the headlights to work again by switching to high beam and back. This has been an intermittent problem for this vehicle in the past month. The multifunction switch felt like it was fully engaged and gave an audible click when pulled. I have ordered a replacement multifunction switch to repair this.

- Lowell, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 132014


  • 109,000 miles


I noticed a strange smell like melting plastic coming from my passenger side dashboard under the glove compartment. Took it straight to the dealer. They discovered my back window defrost shorted out the fuse box on the passenger side. Completely melted it and ruined the box. If I had waited any longer it probably would have started a fire.

- Hales Corners, WI, USA

problem #2

Nov 012011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I have spun the motor in my wipers 3 times now. The snow or ice build up under the hood where the wipers rest. I have had it fixed 2 times now. This time wipers were doing fine, made sure that I had no ice or snow on the wipers as they turn on (wake up). Then when I went to shut them off after our last ice storm, the ice build up under the hood stopped them from going down under the hood, and made them spin again. Now its a visual distraction as I am forced to drive with the wipers in the upright position on my windshield. It makes for blind spots. I know that I am not the only one who has this problem. The first time I checked out and was able to find a diagram on how to fix it from someone else. But now its spun so many times I will have to take it to a mechanic and order parts and spend unnecessary money to fix something that should never have happened.

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

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problem #1

Nov 072012

Impala 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Wipers quick working.

- Fenton, MO, USA

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