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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
125,262 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 052013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 109,334 miles


In March 5 2013 I was driving while a dog ran out in front of me. The car next to me and myself came to a complete stop as the owner came and got her dog from the street. As soon as the owner got the dog a car doing 50+mph in a 35mph zone was texting and driving and the driver didn't even attempt to brake. The driver rear ended me so hard that the car moved over 15ft. My airbags never deployed and also my seat belts never locked so due to that my face broke the windshield. I suffered a lot of injuries. Broke my left foot, really hurt my neck and shoulder. If my airbags would have deployed I would not of been badly injured like I was. The 2005 Impala was completely totaled. The impact pushed the trunk into the rear seats.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Apr 142014


  • 131,100 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled causing the contact to crash into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belts did not secure around the occupants at the point of impact. A police report was filed and two injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,100.

- Benson, UT, USA

problem #3

Feb 052014


  • 140,000 miles
Drivers seat belt will not retract. Loose against drivers.

- Salyersville, KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 252013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 79,500 miles
August 2013 involved in a car accident, quick deceleration, frontal crash. Other driver pulled into traffic, with her view blocked of moving traffic approaching her. Once the truck driving in front of me turned she was stopped in the roadway. I attempted to stop my car quickly but did not have more than 4 seconds in which to stop my car. I impacted the front end, driver side quarter panel, and engine compartment of a 2005 Honda civic. The 2005 Chevrolet Impala shoulder harness locking mechanism failed. The airbag did not deploy at the time of the accident. My body propelled forward upon braking and I impacted with a fully extended shoulder harness. The length of the shoulder harness only extends to 1.5 inches from the steering wheel, my body continued to travel beyond the extension of the harness causing injury to my left clavicle, upper sternum, neck, shoulders and ribs. My upper body, sternum and torso hit the steering resulting in whiplash, to include abdominal, neck, sternum, clavicle, shoulder and scapulothoracic injuries. My knee hit the dash underneath the steering wheel.

- Oroville, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 222009


  • 166,377 miles
I was in a car accident on 12/22/09 where I rear-ended another car. My airbags never deployed. Because of that my head hit the windshield. Also I was wearing my seatbelt and the seatbelt did not catch to prevent me from hitting my head on the windshield.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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