Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 213 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Impala based on all problems reported for the Impala.
I tried to start my car and smelled smoke. Something under the hood of my car must have been burning because there was a distinct smell of smoke when I opened the hood. When the road service attendant tried to jump the vehicle the next day, smoke came out of the fuse box and the car would not start.
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I called Chevrolet customer service about a recall on the car. I explained the problem with the ignition switch and I were told it was covered under the recall #14v400000 electrical system: ignition. They had it towed to a Chevrolet service place to be fixed. I received a call that the problem was not covered under the recall and I was responsible for all charges of the work done on the vehicle. A key was made under the recall and the ignition key lock cylinder was not replaced. I paid the bill and had it towed back. The man that delivered it put the key in the ignition and it would not come out or turn. I do not feel I should be responsible for charges and they needed to change the ignition key lock cylinder. The car was in the driveway and when a person went to start the car the key would not turn and would not come out of the ignition switch. Resulting in the vehicle couldn't be started. I feel this whole recall was handled improperly and I should not have had to be responsible for charges. The frustration of how it was handled I feel they needed to be more professional about the way they handled this recall before they towed the vehicle to a service place and then make me responsible for charges of work done on the vehicle and towing vehicle back not fixed.
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The power door locks are not working. When you try to start the car, the security light comes on and the car will not crank or turn over. In the rare instance you do get it to start, if you turn it off, it will not start again (anywhere from an hour to two weeks or more). I have done my research online and there are literally thousands of people whom own gm cars that are having the same problem with no solution. I cannot get help from anyone and am frustrated beyond reason, so hopefully you can do your research and figure this out! I cannot depend on this car and I am disabled!.
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The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle did not start when the key was inserted in the ignition switch. After repeated attempts, the vehicle started. The contact stated that the failure occurred approximately 20 times. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per an unknown ignition switch recall back in 2014. The name of the dealer was not available. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.
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The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. On several occasions, while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times. On numerous occasions, the vehicle failed to start. The dealer diagnosed that there was an electrical system failure and also the throttle body needed to be serviced. The vehicle was repaired on three separate occasions, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.
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When stationary and the key is inserted, the ignition switch will not turn therefore the engine will not start. We have already taken it in for the recall and all that was done was the key was retrofitted but the ignition switch needs full replacement. This happened prior to the recall and continues to happen after the recall. Repair costs have become expensive and unaffordable!!!.
My car will not crank or start. . . . . It has something to do with the security system so I'm told. . . . . . This is a safety hazard. . . . This happens often when I'm far away from home! I have the key but the security system still shuts the car down. . . This time I went in the store for 10 minutes, when I returned to go home the car would not start.
Security light blinks and car will not start. Have to wait 10 minutes until the light stops blinking and try to start it again.
For the past few weeks I will go to start my car and it will not crank over. But the security light in the message center will blink constantly. At times while I'm driving it will begin to flash also. It takes about 15-20 minutes before my vechile will start after multiple tries.
On my way to work, I was making a next turn at a light when my car all of a sudden shut off and then turned back on twice in a matter of 15 seconds. This is very dangerous, if it wasn't for the very attentive drivers, I could've been rammed!!! the second incident was after I got off of work. My car was in a parking garage when this happened. I tried starting my car and it wouldn't start. I tried a second time and it started but the engine was revving really hard, like I was about to speed off or something. I turned the car off again and started it again for the third time and "service stabilitrak, service traction control, and reduced engine power" all come up on the service screen. After reading multiple forums online with hundreds of complaints about this. I was scared to drive home. I drove at about 40 mph all the way home (my job is a 25-30 min commute) and fortunately I didn't get stranded and my car didn't turn off in the middle of driving like some folk have experienced. Gm needs to address this problem. Why isnt there a recall yet?!.
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Sometimes the vehicle will not start right away. The security light comes on and the vehicle will not start. We have had to wait 10 minutes to try again. To bypass this we have to leave the door open, insert the key and wait 5 seconds, turn the key to acc and wait another 5 seconds. Then we turn the key to start but do not turn the engine until the door open warning light comes on. This will give the vehicle a moment to pass the security issue and it starts right up. I hate doing this every time! there has to be a fix we can all afford. I have small children and in an emergency I do not have time to guess or hope or even waste 20 seconds to start my vehicle. This is annoying and it should be fixed at the manufacturer's expense. Or at least pay half of the repairs and diagnosis. Please take into consideration that an emergency trip to the hospital or urgent care should not be delayed by the what-ifs of a car starting properly or wasting 10 minutes to try again.
Arrived at job, finished and car failed to start. When key was in ignition it would not turn. I waited over night and tried again it would not start. Car was parked,could not shift, steering was not locked. With door open the car dinged when key was inserted in the ignition.
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after the vehicle was serviced for NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system), the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.
Key turns in ignition but car will not crank. Sometimes wait 10 minutes and it will start some times it won't. Security light comes on while driving.
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The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start after numerous attempts. The failure occurred without warning. A road side assistance technician stated that the ignition tumbler had malfunctioned. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000.
The ignition keeps locking out the cars ability to start. On numerous occasions this vehicle would not start after entering the vehicle. The lights would come on and when the key is rotated to the start position nothing would happen. Upon waiting for 10 to 20 minutes this vehicle will then restart. When taken to the garage to have maintenance done this vehicle never failed for them on twenty times of starting in a row. Took the car home and it sat and now it failed again. My daughter is about to be dismissed from her current job because of this constant failure to start. Lately, the time has grown. My daughter took a video of the incident and have taken it back to the dealer and they are not able to duplicate the problem. They said they had to jump it to start it and when questioned about it they stated it took them 10 to 15 minutes to gather all the equipment to get it to start. The problem would have resolved itself in that time. This is now becoming life threating as the vehicle stalls in traffic and an accident could happen. No codes are showing for this according to the dealer. This has been going on for approximately 5 months now and getting worse. In my opinion it is something to do with the ignition or security system. I hope nothing serious happens while my daughter is driving. This is the only vehicle she has for transportation. I am submitting this on her behalf.
Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the doors locked and unlocked independently. In addition, "service stabilizer trac" was displayed across the message board as the vehicle lost power. In addition while in park, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuses to the ignition needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was then taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 43,910. Oo.
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Security light on, will not start. While driving security light comes on all the time. If it starts flashing while driving the car will not start when cycled again. You have to wait almost 3hrs before it will start again. We are replacing the ignition switch to see if that helps.
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start as an abnormal sound emitted from the vehicle and various gauges fluctuated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact previously received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system) and was informed that the part and tools to remedy the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 195,000. Parts distribution disconnect.
Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled with out warning. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The contact stated that there were instances where the vehicle failed to start and the failure had gotten progressively worse over time. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle would still exhibit problems starting up and would continue to shut off intermittently after the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,600. Wh.
Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start while parked. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch and the park lock cylinders needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Djr.
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle did not restart. The dealer was contacted, but the vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 77,120.
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The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start. The contact mentioned that the vehicle restarted after waiting for 10 minutes. The failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system) but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 128,182.
Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on several occasions, the ignition switch takes abnormal long time to start up vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 185,000. Ng.
I was drive home from work at night and my security light came on my car. The next thing it was off. While I was driving to work after leaving home the light came back on and stay on. I got to work and look in my gm manual and seen that I should take it to a dealer. I went to my car after work to go home the light was off. I stop to get gas. My car would not start. Nice man came and said lets disconnect the battery. He did. My car started. I was ok for threes day then the light came back on and my car would not start. I had a recall on the ignition switch in sept of 2014. Took it to the dealer they only fix the key. I took it to the dealer today they had to fix a part on the ignition switch. Please ask that there is a recall. I dont feel safe with this car. I can't afford a new car. I scared that this car could stop running while driving it. Thank you.
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