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Car Will Not Start Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 158 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 11/02/2014

At 55 mph, a warning message stating service traction control-engine power reduced appeared. While driving downhill or on level ground, I had sufficient power to continue driving. When headed uphill it was extremely difficult to get the car to shift into a lower gear. When it finally did shift, it shifted hard and really jerked the car. A few miles down the road, I rounded a corner and began to pick up some momentum. Without warning, the engine stopped and another warning light stating starting disabled-service throttle appeared. I had enough momentum to move off to the side of the road. I tried to start the car several times. The engine did not crank and the message continued to flash. I completely turned the key off and sat for a few minutes. I was about to call for a tow truck when I tried again. The engine started and I was able to continue home with no issues. A few days later, the first message I mentioned appeared (service traction control-engine power reduced). I was still at work, so I found a parking space and turned the engine off immediately. A few minutes later, I restarted the engine and drove away. I guess I'm just lucky this didn't happen on the turnpike or interstate. Gm has to know about this. I guess they don't pay attention to near-misses.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 10/29/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 45 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact also stated that during cold weather, the vehicle failed to start intermittently and the alarm security warning light illuminated. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 149,000.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 10/28/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on the first attempt and would have to try several attempts. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). However, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Ne.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 10/23/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and it was difficult to turn the key in the ignition. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system); however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 10/16/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after turning the key into the ignition switch, the vehicle failed to start until minutes later and the security alarm warning indicator illuminated. The problem has recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The technician recommended the sensor light needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Pam.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 10/04/2014

Pulled into the gas station to pump gas, after pumping gas, the car would not start. Had the car towed to a mechanic who looked at the vehicle and determined the faulty ignition switch is cause other problems with the vehicle. I can nott get the other issues corrected unless gm fixes the faulty ignition switch for recall #14299. I have called several dealerships in the area, and none of them have the part needed to fix my car. I purchased this car in 2010, and have had many problem with it since 2011. The fuel pump was changed 2 times and the transmission has been replaced 1 time. I encourage the nhsta to look into the entire vehicle and not just the faulty ignition switch. Gm has failed the consumer in many ways, and I'm very disappointed with my gm car buying experience. I'm a single parent and need my vehicle to run and run safely.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 10/02/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the service engine soon sensor, check engine sensor and low coolant sensor illuminated. The vehicle stalled several times. The vehicle failed to restart the last time the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The dealer was contacted and they indicated that recall NHTSA campaign id number (electrical system) was not related to the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Pam.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after using the key fob to unlock the door. The contact made several attempts to turn the key back and forth and was able to restart the vehicle. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system), but the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 09/11/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the steering wheel would not lock. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 135,463.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 09/10/2014

2005 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition cylinder and other vehicle repair issues. The consumer stated sometime ago, she was not able to start the vehicle. Upon contacting her insurance company, she was advised to press down on the brake and then start the vehicle. It worked. On September 10th the dashboard flashed a security. The consumer stopped by a repair shop and was informed it could have been due to a malfunction with the car key. Three days later. The consumer was unable to start the vehicle. She tried the brake solution, but to no avail. Again, the problem seemed to be with the key. On September 17th the security light flashed again and the vehicle would not start. After going back and forward with the key, she managed to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop, where she was informed the ignition cylinder needed to be replaced and the pass key needed to reprogrammed.


 
car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

The contact owned a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the vehicle veered to the right and traveled into a ditch. As a result, the vehicle rolled over and the air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after several attempts. The contact received NHTSA campaign number 14v00000 (electrical system) and believed the failure was related to the recall. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 08/16/2014

On 8/15/14 we came out to the vehicle and it would not start. No power at all and the key would not come out of it. Left the vehicle sit overnight and same thing in the morning on 8/16/14. We called and got a jump from a tow truck and drove the vehicle home. While traveling home on the interstate (70 mph), my husband noticed that when he turned the driving lights on the vehicle shut off. (luckily he knew what to do and managed to not kill all of us in the vehicle and anyone around the vehicle; (2 adults and 2 children in vehicle;) he also noticed that when he signaled a lane switch the cruise control would turn itself off. We got the vehicle back to our house, waited 15 minutes and tried restarting and the battery was completely dead again. (no dome light, bells or anything when opening the door). Since then, he has tried putting a different battery in it and we get the same results. When we got home we did a google search and found several others that this same thing has happened too. Luckily no one has been killed from it but it is extremely scary when your vehicle turns off doing 70 mph. I would also like to inform you that there was no warning whatsoever that the battery was low or there were any electrical complications going on with the vehicle. There is no voltage meter anywhere on the vehicle. No warning lights came on either.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 08/10/2014

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The dealer refused to perform the recall repair since the contact no longer owned the original keys. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 08/08/2014

The car keeps running after it is turned off. The fan also keeps running, then the next morning the car wouldn't start. The air won't turn down and sometimes it doesn't work at all. There doesn't seem to be a difference between air and defrost. While I am driving, the light keep getting dim, then brighter, then dim, then bright. It was the next morning then when it wouldn't start! sometimes when we put the key in, we couldn't get it out. We had to keep trying to turn it on and off, then it finally let us take the key out.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 07/19/2014

Often my 2004 chevy Impala will not start on the initial try. I have to wait several minutes with the ignition on for the system to reset. This is a widely known issue and Chevrolet should own up to the mistake and fix the problem.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after inserting the key into the ignition switch to turn the vehicle on, the vehicle failed to start until minutes later and the security alarm warning indicator illuminated. The problem has occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The technician diagnosed that the sensor light needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Pam.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 06/13/2014

While driving car started to jerk and hesitate the check engine light came on along with a message of reduced engine power. Could not drive the drive over 5 mph. Was able to get to the side of the road. Had to push the car into a parking lot as the engine will no longer start but cranks over fine. Had to buy a scanner to read the code because the car was not able to drive to a auto repair shop or auto parts store to read the codes. The po641 code was set. Checked and tested the sensor wires for the 5volts every one that I tested showed ok. Replaced the gas pedal assemble because of the code that could be a source of the problem no difference. Cleaned the throttle body unit no change car will not start. Checked and gave all the wires a good pull and or tug to wiggle the connectors and took apart all sensor connections no corrosion was found. All grounds appear to be good. No broken wires are found no blown fuses were found. After 2 days was able to start engine with the message reduced engine power and car died again and would restart but not idle. Was able to rev engine and keep it running but once it idled it would die and sometimes not restart again. At this time car is unsafe to operate on any roadway because it might die and random times.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 06/01/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. An abnormal noise was also heard when the vehicle was started. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the part was unavailable and, until the contact received a second letter, the vehicle would not be serviced. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 05/23/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the headlights would activate and deactivate independently. In addition, the radio would activate independently and there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who reset unknown codes however, the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 05/22/2014

Security system comes on and the vehicle will not start . . . . . . . . . . .

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 05/04/2014

Cranked up the car to go home. Stability light and "engine" light was on. While on the interstate passing a truck the engine died. Display center indicated service stability track and reduced engine power. Coasted over to rt. Shoulder. Car would not restart for about 30 sec. Cranked it up and made it home. Trouble code is p2138 which seems to indicate the throttle position sensor d/e voltage. Will take to dealer in am.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 05/03/2014

When driving through st. Louis around midnight on I-270 on may 3, the "engine power is reduced" message came on and the car slowed dramatically right in the middle lane of the interstate. Quite scary indeed, not to mention the lurching. After being nearly run over on both sides, I pulled off in a very dark part of town and the police came by to check on me. Initially the car wouldn't start with the message, "starting is disabled, service throttle. " after about an hour, the thing allowed me to start it, but still with the "power is reduced" message. I actually drove that thing home (over 90 miles) with semis bearing down on me, alternating flashers and watching over my shoulder. Anyway, the next day, it still wouldn't run normally, but I limped over to an autozone and I replaced the throttle assembly and the throttle body (the engine code said p0651, but that was a waste of $300). No help, same message. I let the car sit. When it first started up, still had the message. But about 5 minutes later, the car started normally!!! the check engine light is on now, but those codes haven't been accurate so far. While the car was running normally, I went out and jiggled all the wiring both under the dash and above the throttle, but could not find a loose wire or get the car to shift into the "engine power reduced" message. I also tapped on and jiggled the air box (because I was told that's where the ecm is located). Still couldn't get it to go bad. Came back out the next time and the car had the "engine power is reduced" message and running horribly. I was fortunate not to be killed, these cars are moving chicanes. I am totally at a loss as to what is going on. Gm service reps say "go to the dealer" but online shows this only results in a bunch of expensive replaced parts that didn't fix the problem. I only suffered a backache but this car is an accident waiting to happen.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on the first attempt. The contact had to wiggle the key in order to start the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact mentioned that several attempts had to be made before the vehicle restarted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle had been previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 04/24/2014

On the night of April 24, 2014 at approximately 10:30 pm I had just got off work and went to start my car and it would not start I got a message displayed on the control panel which says security after sitting about 30 minutes in the rain and cold it started up then I got home and turn it off then tried to turn it back on and it would not start it show security on the dashboard I have reviewed a couple sites on the internet and a lot of people having this problem with Chevrolet Impala's from 2000 to 2004 I think that's a big concern being a electric problem because you can be in the middle-of-the-road and a car just cuts off and will not start back up.

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