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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,542 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Impala wheels / hubs problems

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2013 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #16

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 #15

Nov 022016


  • 76,000 miles
"takata recall" when I turn my wheel to the left adn proceed to drive. The traction control light comes on and I hear a rubbing noise. I have had it looked at and they don't believe the wheel hub or bearings is bad. I have noticed other Impala owners are having the same issue. My vehicle is 78,000 miles and my bumper to bumper warranty has expired. I feel that this should be fixed by chevrolete by a recall. Asap I am needing to drive accross the country of round trip miles of 4,000. Very scared to drive my car, affraid that it is the bearing and will lock up on me on the freeway. Please take immediate attention to this problem

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #14

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 #13

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 #12

Oct 252016


  • miles
My car has been making a grinding noise when backing up or turning left. It does it once in a while. When accelerated it doesn't go anywhere then it takes off.almost caused my daughter to have a wreck today and I'm not pleased. Took it to a few places to have it checked and it wouldn't do it. After today, I am not to happy with my 2013 Chevrolet Impala ltz. Something needs to be done about this continuing problem with these cars. Is it gonna take someone to die before Chevrolet does something about it. My daughter was turning into a busy intersection when this happened.

- Highland Springs, VA, USA

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problem #11

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 #10

Aug 302016


  • 39,000 miles


Please reference complaint number 10899363 filed on 8/29/2016. On 8/30/2016 two addittional tires of the same dot number were found to have similar defects on the same vehicle, but had not completely failed with a blowout or air leakdown. The two addittional original equipment tires on the same vehicle were found, during inspection with the vehicle stationary, to have separations/bulges at the inner tire edge where the tire face meets the sidewall. Neither of these tires caused any "thumping" during driving; however, examination revealed that the separation had been ongoing for enough time to allow wear of the raised area and fatigue cracking/checking in the sipes overlying the separated area. In all cases, the separated area was pressurized and could be pushed in until the outer tire rubber contacted the inner body of the tire. Addittionally there was no air leakage or reduction in tire pressure. Mileage at the time of the observed defect on these two addittional tires was 39,000. The dot number of the two addittional affected tires is M643 bhdr 3912. Be advised that all tires on this vehicle have been maintained to the tire manufacturers specification. The attached photo shows the swelling/separation/cracking/wear at the tire edge of one of the two addittional tires from dot number M643 bhdr 3912 - observed defect on 8/30/2016 was similar on both of these tires. Due the the nature of this failure, where separation had obviously been ongoing for a period of time as indicated by the wear and checking pattern but no "road feel" of the failure, a driver could easily end up with an instant failure/blowout at any time without warning as happened with a tire on this car as reported in complaint 10899363. In all cases, the failure was on the inner side of the tire and not readily or easily be found without a detailed inspection.

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #9

Aug 292016


  • 39,000 miles
Goodyear Eagle ls 2 tire on a 2013 Impala experienced a sidewall split and tire deflation while driving on a city street. The distance covered from the time the tire developed a perceptible "thump" till the sidewall ruptured and tire went flat was between one and two miles. Until that time, the tps did not come on. The entire event occurred within 5 minutes. Separation occurred between the radial plies and the outer rubber coverig of the sidewall. The Goodyear Eagle ls 2 tires were original equipment on this vehicle. Mileage on the tires at the time of this failure was 39,000. Tires have always beem maintained to manufacturers specifications.

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #8

Jan 112016


  • 40,800 miles
In Sept of 2015 we had a blow-out while on I-71 in Ohio we were traveling at about 75 mph and were lucky enough to be almost upon and exit ramp where we could get off and put on our "donut" and proceeded to a tire store where we had to buy a new tire.we did not take a picture, figured we hit something in the road. Then two weeks ago (10 Jan 16) my wife, on the way to the store turned around and came home and complained that the tire pressure was low one of the tires also told me that the previous day when she and my sister were coming home on the highway the previous day that the car didn't seem to handle normal thought it was due to construction and rough road.. I went out to air it up and while airing it up I noticed a ply separation on the inside of the tire. So I put the "donut" on and took it to the shop the next day to replace that tire, only to be informed that another tire was worse than the one I indicated. So not trusting the fourth tire I had the three original tires replaced. These tires were Goodyear, the original tires that came on the car when we bought it new. My wife called Goodyear and was told to take the tires to moody's a Goodyear store in franklin tn and have the tires assessed which we did and they called Goodyear and gave them their report.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #7

Jun 272015


  • miles
TL-the contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the tires have been replaced on the vehicle three times recently. The contact stated that there was a bulge in the tires and that they continued to go flat. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be diagnosed but they could not find out the issue. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 41,000. Ad updated 03/16/16

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #6

Aug 012014


  • 38,050 miles


I have had this worked on about 1 month of purchase. I was told the cheap ball bearings in the wheels are faulty. My car makes a strange noise when I turn the steering wheel and it lunges for a split second and then engages forward. Also when I am braking down a steep incline, the brakes grab and jerk the car slightly. This has gone on since I purchased this car.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 142015


  • 10 miles
Service stability message comes on when making turns and the tire makes a sound. The vehicle just started to do this about a week ago. I reviewed comments from other users online and it appears there are several people with 2013 Impala's that have the same problem. It happens when turning or when accelerating which makes it very harmful.

- Baker, LA, USA

problem #4

Dec 052014


  • 20,540 miles
Traction control activates when there are completely dry roads. It activates when I am accelerating from a stop as I am turning left. It seems to be a problem with a sensor in the wheel(my opinion),but when I take it in to the dealer they "can't duplicate customer concern" there has been on and off problems with this system since I purchased the car. It is frustrating that it isn't corrected and the service department gives me the impression since they can't identify the problem, it's not a problem to them.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 242015


  • 53,000 miles
I just purchased my vehicle 3 months ago and about 2 weeks ago, I've been having issues with traction control, ABS and service stabilitrak. It seems I get this problem when I just start my car and try to turn the wheel right, at low speeds it feels like it's grinding. This problem has happened a few times since then (not consistent) and every time it grinds I get a traction control light pop up. This problem is happening when there is no rain or snow on the road. I have done some research and it seems a lot of people are having the same issue with Chevrolet Impala's. I believe this should be recalled it is very dangerous!

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #2

Oct 132014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Eagle LS2 tires have had the sidewall fail and blow off. While driving at 70mph highway speed. Nearly causing a major accident(s). Apparently this is much more common then it should be after reading online about these tires. And commonly on Impala vehicles for many years, nearly a decade.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 242014


  • 40,273 miles
At just over 40000 miles on the 2013 Chevy Impala, the left rear tire developed a leak. Took car to a tire shop and they discovered belts were coming apart on the inside of the tire, upon further investigation the right rear tire also had evidence of cord separation (soft spongy spot in tread). Tires were Goodyear brand that were original equipment to the Impala & still had approximately 20% of usable tread left. All four tires were replaced at a cost of $643.

- Sullivan, IL, USA

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