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Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 204 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 07/18/2016

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.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 05/06/2016

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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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 03/05/2016

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.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 02/08/2016

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.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 01/18/2016

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.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

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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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 01/10/2016

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.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 12/04/2015

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.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 11/17/2015

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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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

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.


 
car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 09/14/2015

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.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 09/06/2015

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.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 08/20/2015

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.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 06/26/2015

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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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 06/15/2015

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.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 05/28/2015

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.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 05/02/2015

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.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 03/17/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system), the ignition key failed to turn to the on position and the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician 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 119,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 03/11/2015

2004 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice #14350. The consumer stated she had unnecessary repairs done on the vehicle, as the safety issue could not be identified. The consumer stated on several occasions, the vehicle would not start. The ignition switch tumbler was replaced.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 03/10/2015

My daughter was driving the car and it stalled, so she pulled over to try and restart it but it wouldn't start. We had it towed to a shop and they thought it was the crank shaft censor. We drove for 3 days and the security light came on again and the car wouldn't start. So we had to have it towed home. I've read several complaints about this same problem with this make and model. I find it hard to believe that gm haven't had a recall on this part. This is very frustrating and something needs to be done about it. This part has to be defected.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 02/21/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start until after numerous attempts. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 01/27/2015

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the passlock security system disabled independently. Additionally, the security lights and exterior lighting began to flash. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 01/22/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system) however, the recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle. After the vehicle was serviced under the recall repair, the vehicle failed to start. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. In addition, the contact stated that multiple unknown warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the instrument cluster panel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number:14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000. Djr.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 11/17/2014

Had purchased vehicle from dealer in ashland va back in September 2014. Had no concerns about the vehicle until first trip not driving vehicle for a week and upon return vehicle would not start. Had jumped started vehicle and got check engine light which was on for three days then cut off. In February 2015 had not driven vehicle for two week period and upon return vehicle would not start again. Checked battery and had replaced along with cleaning positive battery post for corrosion. Check engine light was on for two to three days then cut off - check code at firestone dealership showed code p2135 - dealership could not determine where possible power drainage could be coming from and recommended to take vehicle to chevy dealership and have them test for power drainage. As long as the vehicle is started/used without prolonged period of inactivity, vehicle operation for this model year is acceptable.

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