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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,128 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 052011


  • 70,000 miles


TL the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at an unknown speed, the security warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle because the lock system reset itself automatically. Additionally, the headlights shut off intermittently. The dealer stated that the ignition was the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 70,000. Jcc

- Lake Ann, MI, USA

problem #10

Jan 152010


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 25 mph the headlights started to flicker and the contact smelled an electrical odor. The contact then pulled into her residence and after a few minutes the headlights turned on without assistance. The vehicle was previously taken to a mechanic before for the multi function switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer to have it diagnosed and determine if there were any other problems within the electrical system. No repairs were made when the complaint was filed. The vehicle identification number was not available. The failure mileage was 180000 and the current mileage was 190000.

- Waterford, NJ, USA

problem #9

May 102008


  • miles
While driving, the headlights will go out for no reason. This has happened several times while driving at night. If I pull the light switch on and off it will usually work. Flicking the high beams on and off may work too. This is a huge safety feature and I have found that there are many complaints on this same issue cannot find that there has been a recall when there should be.

- Groton, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 112007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


I have an 2005 Chevrolet Impala with 45,000 miles and night time driving is very difficult and scary as the headlights will go off without warning and you never know when it will happen. I have had it in the shop multiple times and they have replaced parts and still has not fixed the problem. Now the speedometer has quit working and is stuck on 140 miles an hour.

- Brookfield, MO, USA

problem #7

Jul 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chevy Impala. The high beam headlights started going out a year and a half ago around July or Aug. 2006. Around 75,000 miles was when the problem started and I now have 96,000 miles. At first I was able to fix it by switching back to low beam and then could switch back to high beam and they would work. In Feb. 2007 I had the car into the dealer to replace the blower fan and told them what was happening. I explained that when the lights were about to go out I could hear a buzzing in the satellite radio, like a shorting noise. First I was told that I had to bring it in when it happened so they could check the problem. The only issue was that I drive 40 miles each way to work and it would happen in the middle of the trip. When I went back to pick up the car I was told that it was a multifunction switch and it was about a $500 part. I decided I could deal with the situation and have held off on getting it repaired. Last week I got in my car to go home from work and I didn't have any high beam lights at all. You can make them work if you hold the lever back.

- Newberry, MI, USA

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problem #6

Jan 162008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,815 miles
Headlights go out intermittently.

- Sims, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 162006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Electrical-headlights stopped working.

- Mulberry, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 022007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
While driving my 2005 Chevy Impala after dark the headlights just went out. Was driving 55mph down the highway with my whole family was in the car. Pulled the headlight switch in and out a few times and they came back on. About one mile later the both went out again.

- Lucas, IA, USA

problem #3

Apr 162007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,595 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 50 mph at night the headlights dimmed without warning. Approximately fifteen seconds later the headlights illuminated again. The vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 40,595.

- New Paris , PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 232006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
There are times when I am driving at night my headlights will go out. I usually can get them back on. It is scary when this happens. It has happened in rain storms at night and there is oncoming traffic. I have also had a wheel hub that has been replaced when my car was only 1.5 years old. I was told there is no recall on this and I can't find one. I had to pay to replace the new part on a fairly new car. I have the old part in my trunk.

- Waynesboro, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 092005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact does not like the headlights in the car. The dealership adjusted the headlights three different times. The contact is still not satisfied. He says he cannot see to drive at night because the headlights only shine about forty feet in front of the car. Updated 12/07/05.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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