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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,513 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.

2008 Chevrolet Impala seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 212015


  • 112,000 miles


Airbag light comes on randomly and quite often. The Chevrolet dealer told me the airbag will not deploy when the light is on or when the seatbelt latch triggers the airbag not to deploy.

- Pendleton, IN, USA

problem #8

Aug 042014


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the front passenger seat belt became jammed and became locked. The contact was unable to use the seat belt. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 172014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
My seat belts won't lock properly. The passenger belt has the most issues and you have to push it in and then click it. In and then you can't guarantee it will stay locked.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 072014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles


The bolt/clip to the passenger side front seat belt clip to the B-pillar fell off while driving without any pressure applied. The same happened approximately six months ago. After both times, I had to screw and tighten the bolt/screw to reattach the seat belt clip to the B-pillar. Seat belts are one of the most important safety components of a vehicle. Failure of the B-pillar clip/support of a seat belt in the event of a collision would likely result in a catastrophic injuries, which may have been preventable should the seat belt have functioned property as intended.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #5

May 282013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Involved in a front collision, and neither seatbelt deployed or airbags.

- Verndale, MN, USA

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problem #4

Nov 032012

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
I own a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Today 11/03/2012 while driving to work the check engine light came on with a message indicating "engine power reduced". I researched the issue and discovered the accelerator pedal sensor is malfunctioning and this causes the message and check engine to appear. This sensor affects the cars drivability and causes limited speed in the vehicle. I looked on google and there are several complaints regarding the same issue. I guess no one has reported it but it seems very common amongst Chevrolet Impala model cars 2006 and up. This is the email link with several other concerns regarding the accelerator pedal sensor: I also have a problem with my seat belt. The driver??S side seat belt will not fasten without me holding the latch down. This issue started around August 2012 and is a real safety concern of mine. I didn't think much of it because it fastened. But knowing I have to hold the latch down in order for it to click indicates a defect and eventually it may not work properly. Please investigate these issues and if necessary warrant a recall because safety is the number one concern for consumers and if I don't feel safe driving a GM vehicle it will be my first and last time purchasing one.

- York, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 022010


  • 97,500 miles


My seat belt light on the passenger side is blinking when the seat belt is clicked in position. The light flashes and it is tight in the slot. If you move with it on it flashes. My concern is if it will work when needed.

- Watertown, MN, USA

problem #2

Sep 072010


  • 48,725 miles
Check airbag system indicator kept coming on in my 2008 Chevrolet Impala. I called the dealership to get repaired and they told me because I had over 36,000 miles it was no longer covered. I had no problem with that, but the service manager indicated that it was a common problem. The dealership was able to make the repair the same day. I was informed that the trouble was with the front passenger seatbelt retractor, which was common, and that it disabled the passenger airbag.

- Otter Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 022009


  • 12,395 miles
On two occasions this December I rented vehicles from both alamo and enterprise in boston, MA and minneapolis, mn respectively at airport locations. On both occasions I rented a 2008 Chevrolet Impala ls. In boston the wiper pump was defective, and in minneapolis the ABS system was either not included or non-operating. In sunny weather, no one would have noticed either problem. But what I did notice is. On both cars the safety belts for the driver, passenger and rear passengers did not tension properly during low speed braking, and medium speed emergency braking, whereby occupants where thrown forward into whatever was in front of them. In my case it was the steering column a few times, and with others seats, and/or dashboard. I think this is the most serious problem, and should be addressed immediately. Both were ls models, though they varied inside as to the controls on the center console.

- Milford, MA, USA

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