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Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,539 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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2007 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

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2007 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #17

Sep 212016


  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 30 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. When the brakes were applied, they failed to respond and the vehicle crashed into trees. The air bags did not deploy. The contact was injured and received medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Ravenswood, WV, USA

problem #16

Jul 282016


  • 74,700 miles
I was traveling on the interstate at about 60 mph going uphill. I did not have it in cruise control. Iwas passing a semi. Suddenly the steering became very difficult, and the brakes seemed hard to push. I finally managed to get the car off the road and stopped. I put in park and got out to check and see if one of the tires had blown out, I left it running. The tires were fine. I got back in and put it in gear and eased down on the gas to see how it was going to go. It did fine, I drove it the rest of the day and it seemed to be normal. I am concerned this could be connected to the ignition recall back in 2014 and worry that it might happen again. My husband is attempting to get it looked at by mechanic.

- Olive Hill, KY, USA

problem #15

Aug 282015


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at 60 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle after being cut off by a motorcyclist. The contact crashed into a cement barrier. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact also stated that the anti-lock braking system failed. A police report was filed. The contact and passenger received injuries to the upper and lower back and neck, which required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- York, PA, USA

problem #14

Mar 062010

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles


My ABS and traction control lights came on I was told it was my bearings. I replaced those and problems began again I was told it was my brakes and rotors and replaced those. Problem began again I was told it was my sensors, again I replaced those. Problem began again I was told it has to be the senor, another repair. All the while constantly needing tires (pressure lights also kept coming on) well ABS and traction control problem began again. I backed up and car wouldn't go forward. It'll go forward in 1 N 2 I believe. Help!..

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #13

Sep 272014


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving approximately 62 mph, the tire monitoring warning light illuminated and the engine began revving while the cruise control was activated. The brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle accelerated causing the contact to crash into the mile marker signs and a ditch. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a broken rib on the right and neck burn from the seat, front seat passenger sustained a fractured vertebrae in the lower back. The rear driver's side passenger sustained three broken ribs and a bruise on the chest area. All required medical attention. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Old Hickory, TN, USA

problem #12

Jun 162014


  • 99,325 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the power steering fluid was leaking. The contact mentioned that the power steering warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that it was difficult to stop the vehicle due to faulty back brakes. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,325.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #11

Aug 242014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles


I was driving down the interstate about to get off on a exit and the service brakes and service traction control light came on. The car was unable to slow down, the car jerked and the brakes went out.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #10

Mar 212014


  • 194,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph the brakes malfunctioned causing the contact to crash into a pine tree. The air bags did not deploy. The front passenger suffered head contusions and body bruises during the crash. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but no remedy was provided. The failure mileage was 194,000.

- Wiggins, MS, USA

problem #9

May 262008

Impala 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
Driving with 4 in the car at around 65 mph went to stop and the wheel started to shake from the rotors warping. Went to the dealer and told them and they told me to shift too 2nd gear. Nowhere in the book have I seen this and is a bad answer if this is the case. This happened a few years ago and still happens on a 4 wheel disk brake vehicle.

- Twin Lakes, WI, USA

problem #8

Jun 142010


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle would not engage when placed in reverse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician repaired the transmission. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 96,000.

- Southfield , MI, USA

problem #7

Feb 252014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles


Steering spills oil and hard to turn rear brake tire pressure sensor is on.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 072013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I was approaching a red light where a flat bed truck was stopped and I went to stop behind him. At first the car started to slow when I pressed the brake and then as if I took my foot off the pedal the car stopped stopping and crashed into the back of the tow truck. This was not the first time nor the last time this happened but it was the worst time and I am afraid to drive the car now. I see the number of posts on the internet, hundreds of forums, complaining about the wobbling or vibration that occurs upon breaking. The breaks were changed when I purchased the car in February and it didn't take long for the symptoms to appear until finally I crashed the car. The ABS nor brake light come on. It seems that while GM was going broke in 2004 through 2007 they decided cheaper parts were a viable solution to their obvious brink of bankruptcy. And yet when we the american tax payers paid $49.5 million dollars to bail GM out of debt in December of 2008 they never even considered recalling the vehicles with the unsafe braking systems on them. Ironically the police cars made by GM have an entirely different system, a safer system was installed. Sadly" as long as they still owe the federal government $49.5 million, the federal government will not force GM to recall these cars with the unsafe braking systems because it will force them into another bankruptcy. GM is now solidly profitable, its cars have improved, and it has created 23,000 new U.S. jobs since exiting bankruptcy in 2009 why aren't they correcting their wrongs and why aren't they paying back the $49.5 million they owe us" when you google 2007 (or any year between 2006 - 2008) Impala lt brake problems it's alarming to see the hundreds of thousands of forums and complaints about the same exact issue.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 012013

Impala 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
This issue occurs when turning during low speeds which includes pulling out of the driveway, parking spots and intersections. When I turn the steering wheel to make a turn, the ABS engages which causes a reduction of power and forced braking. This happens during any type of weather and on any type of surface pavement, the car is not experiencing any real loss of traction, the ABS simply is engaging in error. This has the potential to become incredibly dangerous, if this were to occur at an inopportune time, my cars ABS may engage while I am at an intersection, or making a left turn while traffic is oncoming. If the ABS were to engage I would not be able to avoid collision.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 012011


  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced numerous failures with the steering wheel, the engine, the brakes, and sudden acceleration. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was advised that fluid was leaking at the engine, the power steering wheel and the brake lines. The contact was unsure of the exact repairs however, the failure was not corrected. The sudden acceleration failure was recently experienced and was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000 and the approximate current 90,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 032013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
The first instance I was driving and the "service brake system" flashed on the display. I had all brake pads replaced at dealer on 1/3/2013. 2/7/2013 I was in traffic and the car suddenly slows to about 10 mph and would not accelerate the dash then displayed "reduced engine power" and the check engine light came on. On 2/14/2013, I had the throttle positioning sensor replaced and at the same time had the rear defrost wiring repaired because that had not been working for over a year. On 3/4/2013 the car would not start by the factory remote start, so went out and started the car with the key, when I returned to the car the vehicle would not start at all the chime would sound the lights on the dash flashed but no start. I waited a few minutes then tried again, the car started briefly (50 seconds) "reduced engine power" appeared on the dash then it shut down completely. I looked under the hood saw the battery attachment was loose, tightened that up and then the car started up. However, the car radio (factory radio never replaced), the chime, or the ticking of the turning signals no longer work. I have an appointment with dealer on 3/14/13, but the car seems to be failing all around. In reading Chevy/GM forums, there are thousands of Chevy owners experiencing these same issues, Chevy/GM needs to take ownership and investigate these vehicles to determine the root cause of the problems. Nearly 3000 dollars later in dealer repairs is not getting to the bottom of the issue. I was nearly in a crash due to the reduced engine power issue and that was scary enough to make me not want to drive this car or an at all.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #2

Aug 172012

Impala 8-cyl

  • 55,636 miles
I have not had an incidence but very concerned about the malfunction that is going on with my vehicle at this time..I noticed a scrubbing/grumbling noise when I would turn the wheel either way left or right. After vehicle being put on machine for testing it was discovered that the upper strut mounts and bearing were worn and noisy on front struts......also my ABS and traction control light both came on at the same time and would not go off, the information system in vehicle recommended brakes be service.....the results from car being tested showed both front hubs have slack and both front wheel speed sensor harness are coming apart inside wire installation. The codes for ABS/traction control is...C0040 00.C0040.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 212007


  • 3,500 miles
E brake has never worked, in forward or reverse. On an oncline, the E brake does not work, either facing uphill, or downhill, it does not work at all, it never has.

- Highland , CA, USA

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