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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,479 miles

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2015 Chevrolet Impala lights problems

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2015 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 042015


  • 12,000 miles


The hid headlight beam of the 2015 Chevrolet Impala lt is very poor. The beam of light in the low setting provides no illumination to the sides of the road, forward illumination is marginal. I contend that when the 2015 Impala lights are on the high or "bright" setting it is comprabale to the low beam setting in my 2012 Impala. In moderate to heavy weather, rain, sleet, snow the headlights offer no assistance, driver is navigating blind, can not even see the lines on the road. I live and drive primarily in a rural area, along with the weather conditions there are many wildlife hazards. I have experienced several close encounters with wildlife and two impacts, one with a deer causing substantial damage to my car. I simply can not see anything until it is directly in front of the car. It is in my judgement these headlights are unsafe not only for the occupants of the vehicle, but others sharing the roads with the vehicle.

- Arlington, MN, USA

problem #5

Jun 012015


  • 10,000 miles
Lt model. Headlights are extremely inadequate such that they represent a hazard when driving on unlit roads. They send forward a focused beam with no light covering the sides or overhead. This makes it very difficult to turn on to a side road because there is no illumination of the road you are turning onto until you have actually made the turn. It is also easy to miss exit ramps. Overhead signs and signs at the sides of exits are usually unreadable. The low beams actually have a shutter covering the top of the bulb (I guess that's what makes them low beams) so objects much above the level of the top of the car are not illuminated. When driving on hilly country roads, the cutoff on top makes the approaching hill just about invisible. When driving in the rain, it is nearly impossible to see lane markings, etc. The car also does not offer fog lights as an option so there is no supplemental lighting to alleviate the problem. I strongly urge a recall to either change the headlight design or to install supplementary lighting such as fog lights to better illuminate the pavement and the areas to the sides of the roadway.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 042015

Impala 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the exterior lights offered no side visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlamps complied with federal standards. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000. Updated 05/11/16

- East Islip, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 302015


  • miles


Question: Are these new police cars without lights safe in high speed chases" I live in nyc NY and see that we have these nypd cars without lights on the top of the cars there. Yes, it is a regular Chevy Impala police car but without the lights on top of the police car which are there when cars are in pursuit or in chases or something. I think the only lights that the nypd car has would be like in the front motor. Wow, they also have highway patrol cars with the nypd which do regular duties with the car without the lights on top of the car there. Wow, is that car especially the nypd highway patrol car to do chases without those lamps on top. Wow, that is odd, yes, nypd highway patrol has those cars without lights on top of them doing regular patrols on the highways there. Safe for chases and all of that"(reply by E mail)...updated 10/01/15

- Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 152014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 75 miles
When I received my brand new car from the dealer, before I even drove it, there was excess moisture inside of both headlights. This moisture can diminish the headlight and turn signal function, and corrode the electrical components. The moisture is an ongoing problem. Working with dealer to fix this if possible.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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problem #1

Dec 202014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 5,800 miles
Extremely disappointed and shocked while driving at night for the first time on a country road in this vehicle. The projector beam halogens utterly fail to illuminate the roadway in a manner any competent driver would consider to be adequate or most importantly safe! dealer of course says this is "factory" and considered normal. I have concluded that this headlight design is adequate for most urban (semi lighted) highway but necessarily dangerous for rural drivers. I will be on the lookout for a newly designed headlamp offering from GM. My fix is to intentionally aim the (low beams) extremely low and just use the (high beams) full time which at least allows all the available light to be utilized with no ill affect to oncoming drivers since the beam is so dim! oh, also it seems there are no provisions (adjustability) that I can see for side to side aiming?

- Okemos, MI, USA

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