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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,500 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Impala lights problems

lights problem

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012015


  • 115,000 miles


The low beam headlight on the passenger side keeps going out. I have replaced the bulbs many times, but there is nothing wrong with the bulbs. I don't know if there is a problem with the connector the bulb goes into or if there is an electrical short problem. I believe GM knows about the problem, but won't do a recall. I have seen the same complaint as mine all over the web. Since this problem has not caused any fatalities that I'm aware of, there is no real pressure coming from enough consumers to warrant a recall. I am hoping that if your organization adds its considerable weight to requesting that GM does a recall on this problem, it might help.

- Inwood, WV, USA

problem #1

Dec 132008


  • miles
I rented a car and it was a Chevy Impala where I could not turn off the headlights, September in phoenix. I did a aaa defensive driving course today in NY and learned that the push is to convince everyone they are safer in broad daylight if only they'd turn their headlights on -- and that this is being promoted for legislation. It is infuriating not to be able to turn off headlights in places where it is rude to keep them on -- waiting in a parking lot, watching the view with the heater on, my driveway while you're parked and talking. I am angrily opposed to the notion that I should ever by law be required to keep headlights on all day -- and I am disturbed by the notion that one day I may need to buy a car where there is no longer the option to turn the headlights off. The constant headlights idea was a cute safety promotion thing, but it is preposterous and ignorant as either a law or a manufacturing requirement. I personally am aggravated by the excessive lights and lighting on roads and roadsigns and over-powered headlights on cars and roof-level headlights on SUVS -- I am relieved that this aggravation and dangerous distraction goes away with its necessity at dawn. I don't ever want to get stuck with another car where I cannot turn off the headlights: It's rude, it's perceived as an invasion of privacy, it's perceived as an act of aggression, it blinds people with glare and a spotlight effect and it is unnecessary unless visibility is compromised and you are actually driving. I'm complaining about the aaa defensive driving course push for constant headlights which I see as aggravating light pollution and waste of energy and resources; and I'm complaining that Chevrolet can put a car into production without the option to turn off it's headlights. Additionally, I should complain that the super-bright luxury car and giant SUV headlights both create hazards for me while driving. I don't wear glasses and don't have vision problems - common sense, age 40.

- Garnerville, NY, USA

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