Battery problems of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala



Six problems related to battery have been reported for the 2003 Chevrolet Impala.

car   Battery problem 1
Failure Date: 02/28/2012

I have been having recent trouble with my car not starting. I try to start it and nothing happens. I get a security light that flashes. I am using the original key. I will sometimes be able to start with within 15 minutes later, but sometimes I am stuck somewhere for hours before it will start again. It is not the battery because I just recently got a new one thinking that could be the problem. I read online that it has something to do with a faulty pass securitly lock issue with flawed gm system. I also read that paying to try the fix the problem is worthless because it will usually just reoccur so there seems to be no way to fix this without continiuing to waste my hard earned money. This is both a nuisace and has caused me many troubles being late to importatnt meetings etc. I once had to take my granny to the hospital and was not about to because my car wouldnt start. Please do what you can to get this thing recalled as I think it is unfair to all these people. I love to buy american but this is ridiculous and makes me not want to but another american made car. Thanks.

car   Battery problem 2
Failure Date: 07/16/2010

03 Impala that has had the service vehicle soon light come on. Was just in for oil change, light is not always on. Drive into work, car is flawless. Drive home from work, now the light is on and all interior lights flicker and there is a noise in the glove box of a tick tick tick. Stop at garage and they cannot diagnose the problem as no codes appear. Have to take out the interior fuse when I park so that battery is not drained, shop says I will need to replace the bcm. Car handles well, but why am I reading about all of the same thing happening to other gm customers of Impala's between 2000-2005? recall?.

car   Battery problem 3
Failure Date: 08/17/2009

I was driving my 2003 chevy Impala and tried to signal a lane change and the flashers would not work for either direction. There was not any accident, but the situation was very aggravating. The car also has a history of oil seepage and it has only 70,000 miles on it. We bought the car 4 years ago at a used car dealer, and I change the oil myself every 3000 miles. The car is hard staring at times, and I had put a new battery in it 2 years ago due to the trouble starting.

car   Battery problem 4
Failure Date: 02/18/2009

The pass lock security light would come on while driving then it would not allow me to restart the car. This happen at first 2 to 3 times a month at first then the last three of four months it takes place about 3 to for times a day. First the security pass lock would come on then the car dash boards ant every thing else would work but I just could not crack the car. Then the pass lock security would make everything the car turn off the car would not make a sound. Then it started running my battery down. Then it would run down the battery every other day. This is a danger because it has left me stranded late a night and also during the day. I have missed work due to this defect. I hope chevy will do a recall. I see that I am not the only consumer with this problem. Even thou no death or accident took place due to this defect this is still a serious matter due to the fact that this problem has cost me wages and rest. I a life threatening emergency this car could cost a life all because I might not be able to get it to start.

car   Battery problem 5
Failure Date: 05/01/2008

Noticed failure of air bags, door locks, radio, a/c, security lockout/ no start battery drained. I am ase certified and located the battery drain to the bcm (body control module). After replacing it, it was necessary to take it to the dealer to have it reprogrammed. At this time all functions (but the door locks) work. Of course the dealer rep says that the problem was pre existing as all the other functions work. I will now start looking into the cause of the door lock failure. Here's why I'm writing. These problems are huge safety issues not to mention the expense and extreme inconvenience and "down" time. As you drive, the car has no air bags, the door locks don't work and with my 4 door car I can't even lock my car to park it outside of an unlocked garage. I want this to known as the most unsafe vehicle I have ever driven.

car   Battery problem 6
Failure Date: 06/17/2005

A 2003 Chevrolet Impala with 25,500 miles, the battery corroded through at the positive terminal. Acid leaked from the battery down to the bottom of the car. In talking to the manager at sears, where I had the battery replaced, 8 out of 10 ac delco batteries that they replace, fail this way. In talking to Chevrolet service managers, they see this quite often. I was told that ac delco now has batteries made off shore. How long before critical systems are affected?.