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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,736 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #55

Dec 152016


  • 85,000 miles


After reversing, then when accelerating out to make a left turn, my car makes a grinding noise, I can feel it in my accelerator and I lose power, my traction control light goes on, sometimes my brake assist, ABS, and stabiltrak lights come on too... if I back off and try again I can then accelerate out and proceed as normal, happens intermittently, hard to duplicate, makes me feel unsafe if I need to accelerate out of a turn then I will not have the ability to do so. I want to take it in to see if it needs a repair, but by reading forums, many many people have had this same problem with the Chevy Impala and have paid hundreds of dollars to get different things fixed, and it doesn't solve the issue. Started 3 weeks ago, and has happened many time in that 3 weeks. My car has about 85,000 miles on it. I use to love my Impala, now just want to get rid of it.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #54

Jan 062017


  • 65,000 miles
This is the second time this has happened in a year. The first time I was driving and the car just slowed down with service stabilitrak popping up on the dash. Took it to the dealership and had to pay 900 out of pocket to fix. Now just happened again this morning Jan 6, 2017. Called Chevrolet corporate office and they said this is something I will have to continue to pay for out of pocket. This needs to be a recall

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #53

Dec 122016


  • 72,100 miles
The ABS, traction control, brake assist and sbilitrak warning lights come on intermittently while driving. A grinding noise can be heard coming from the front-left wheel. This usually occurs while accelerating from a dead stop or making left turns from a dead stop. I have gotten both hubs replaced and it still is happening.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #52

Apr 012016


  • 45,000 miles


While drving at any speed the stability control system activated resulting in reduced power, left side noise from wheel and rumbling in the brake pedal. Took it to my local Chevy shop and paid over 500 dollars to replace "gyro". couple of weeks later had the same problem. Returned to the dealership and was told that my alternator was bad. Had it checked out and the alternator has no problems or codes when it was checked. The only codes that shows point to the stability control system!!!. fustrated with Chevy do to lack of concern. Considering the lemon law as a means of fixing the problem. This is my last Chevy product!!!!!!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #51

Nov 212016


  • 25,000 miles
Bought my 2013 Impala used but around 25000 miles started getting issues with turning left and accelerating. The traction control will engage and cause the car to hesitate. Big issue when trying to cross in front of oncoming traffic. Had into the dealer many times but they do not seem to know what the issue is. Twice I have had all the lights go off and power reduced while on the interstate. They have replaced the computer twice for that one. This might be my last Chevy. 3/36 warranty is a joke anymore!

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #50

Jul 282016


  • 48,000 miles
The ABS traction control, brake assist and stability control warning light coming on intermittently while driving & making a left turn a grinding & slippage noise can be notice(very unsafe to drive). Had it checked and code reading left front hub, had both hubs replaced and still have problem! looks like many owners have the same problem, should be on a recall!

- Oakdale, MN, USA

problem #49

Nov 012016

Impala 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The ABS, traction control, brake assist and stabilitrak warning lights come on intermittently while driving. A grinding noise can be heard coming from the front-left wheel. This usually occurs while accelerating from a dead stop or making left turns from a dead stop. I have gotten both hubs replaced and it still is happening.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #48

May 012016

Impala 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
12,000 miles stability control, and ABS light came on service required. Light stays on 5-10 minutes goes out randomly dealers baffled for the cause, dealer says unless they can duplicate it, warning light to come on they can't service.,I went for an oil change at midas they checked it said it was the wheel bearing sensor that governs that I replace the wheel bearing, okay for a while now back on again in less than a thousand miles. Stability control is very valuable for cars nowadays so this is definitely a safety factor if stability control is lost. Reports on the internet of people replacing all the wheel bearings on the front hubs and everything and still having the same problem so this is not an isolated incident.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #47

Jul 152016

Impala 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The ABS, traction control, brake assist and stabilitrak warning lights come on intermittently while driving. A grinding noise can be heard coming from the front-left wheel. This usually occurs while accelerating from a dead stop or making left and/or right turns from a dead stop.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #46

Oct 192016


  • 34,700 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. While driving the vehicle at any speed and veering left, the tires spun and the instrument panel displayed the vehicle icon and "stability track service". the vehicle was driven to a mechanic, but was not diagnosed. The failure recurred multiple times. The approximate failure mileage was 34,700.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #45

Oct 022016


  • 69,000 miles


When starting from a standstill, the traction control system seems to kick in and the indicator light comes on. Initial occurrences only seemed to happen when turning left from a standstill, but now it is occurring when turning either direction from a standstill. This is occurring at low speeds on both dry and wet pavement with very little acceleration (I.e., no tire slippage).

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #44

Aug 302016

Impala 6-cyl

  • 72,573 miles
Brake and steering system defect. While driving the antilock brake light came on, also the traction control, stabili-trak, and brake assist lights started flashing. The car was being driven in downtown traffic at moderate speed. The vehicle was taken to a local dealership who said that this was not a safety problem (what!!!!) and that it was not covered under the drivetrain but only part of the 30K coverage. They then said it would be at least a week before they could look at the car. (brake and steering issues not a safety problem?) in doing some checking on the internet it appears that this is a serious and ongoing issue with cheverolet and GM vehicles for several years. In addition to the above problem there have been even more serious side effects associated with the brake, stability system. Some even reported to your department. It would be good if your department would be proactive and have this issue investigated by someone other than GM. Before there are fatalities associated with this issue. Perhaps you could spend some time looking at the various forums on the web and see that there seems to be a major problem here. I doubt anything will be done but thank you for allowing me to vent. I am writing this to help my son out since it is his car, and he a) has a full load in college and B) he is a less happy camper than I am.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #43

Aug 102016


  • miles
Car makes grinding noise on low speed left turns. Engine hesitates when making left hand turn from dead stop. Very dangerous.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #42

Aug 162016


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 65 mph, the stabilitrac control, service traction control, ESC, and engine warning indicators illuminated. The cruise control light turned off and, while depressing the brake pedal, there was a clicking noise coming from the glove compartment. In addition, when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #41

Jul 032016


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced difficulty accelerating and made abnormal grinding noises during turns. The stabilitrak, ABS, and service traction control warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #40

Aug 272014


  • 45,000 miles
Electric stability control grinding noise from front and ABS engages the brakes and low traction light flashes on when leaving a stop or a red light or at any other occasion that requires making a left turn after being stopped. Causing the vehicle to hesitate.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #39

Jun 072016


  • 113,700 miles
Service traction control, engine power reduced. Message came on at highway speed and cut engine power reducing speed to 25mph nearly causing an accident. Throttle body needs to be replaced apparently a common problem over multiple years why was there no recall or at least a notification there could be a problem instead of letting someone's car shut down on the freeway with no warning?

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #38

Mar 162016


  • 30,000 miles
Often when I accelerate my 2013 Chevy Impala especially when turning, the car will make a grinding noise and the vehicle will hesitate to accelerate and errors appear for stability track and ABS. This occurs on both paved and sand roads and in any road condition. I took it in to my dealer and they replaced a censor (for about $300 bucks when it was all said and done.) which fixed the problem for about a week, now it's back and in many traffic situations, very dangerous. It stared at about 30K miles.

- Mcpherson, KS, USA

problem #37

May 172016


  • 33,000 miles
Car loses power and stabilitrak warning come on while driving no engine power at all.check engine light come on and stays on till I shut off engine and turn back on only then engine light disappears my car only has 37,000 miles and is 3 year old its happen on the highway three time and in the parking lot of my work twice now.

- Wapella, IL, USA

problem #36

Mar 012016


  • miles
I have a 2013 Impala, the traction control kicks in when making left turns from a stop. This is my third Impala; 2003, 2009 and this 2013. All three with the same issue so this is my last Impala. Hey GM, get your act together!

- Howell, NJ, USA

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