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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,981 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 102015


  • 69,500 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving, the rear window defroster failed to activate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 69,500.

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #6

Dec 152014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 107,528 miles
During freezing rain the rear window defroster quit operating making visibility out the rear window little to none. After troubleshooting, the problem came from a wiring harness below the fusebox on the passenger side of the vehicle by the passenger foot area. The wire for the rear window defroster had melted at the point inside the connector melting the plastic, and is a fire hazard. After researching this issue, many newer Chevrolet Impala have encountered this issue, and it should be addressed.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #5

Oct 242014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 75,280 miles
Windshield wipers stopped working while trying to clear debris from windshield traveling at interstate speeds of 65mph+. windshield wipers made one sweep, when activated again, motor clicked and wipers seized in partial up position creating visibility hazard. Continued to attempt to get wipers to function with no luck. Stopped vehicle, shutdown and restarted, attempted use of wipers again still would not function. Fuse checked and still good.

- Ellsworth Afb, SD, USA

problem #4

Mar 102014


  • 123,700 miles


I've had my 2008 Impala since March 2014, and I've yet to have my rear defrost in working condition. I feel like this a constant complaint so there should be something done about this when there is over 400 complaints made about this same issue. It is very uncomfortable to not be able to see out your rear window cause of frost and when you wipe it with a cloth that is no help neither because it goes right back to being fogy. Help

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 062014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
The driver side fan blows only cold air, so no defogging occurs on drivers side, obstructing drivers view.

- Mclean, VA, USA

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problem #2

Jul 132013

Impala 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
Rear window defrost stopped working. Replaced fuses and relay. Light comes on but defrost does not work. Investigation by owner showed wiring harness under front passenger kick panel burnt badly. Further investigation online indicates this has problem has been experienced by a large number of Impala owners. Due to the badly burn connection, passenger cabin fire could have occurred. Local Chevy dealer service department denied any knowledge of similar instances. Recommend investigation.

- Taft, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 172012


  • 94,860 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the windshield wiper transmission fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the transmission for the windshield wipers. The manufacturer was notified and advised that there was no recall for the failure. The failure mileage was 94,860.

- Alexis, IL, USA

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