Check Engine Light On Problems of Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 29 problems associated with check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. 2010 chevy Impala. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine problems. The consumer stated while driving home, the traction control and check engine light illuminated. The engine cut off, and the consumer lost power steering. He was able to coast off the road, and after a few minutes, he re-started the engine. It was 09/26/13 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
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#2 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. Three times now this has happened. The first time I was driving down a main street at about 35 miles per hour and all of a sudden my service traction control light came on and the wording was displayed, as well as my check engine light came on and the wording "engine power reduced" was displayed. About a month later, I was leaving a parking lot when the same thing happened and then again four days later I was merging onto a highway and the same thing happened. When I try to accelerate, it sounds like something is going to fall out of the bottom of my car. After reading the other complaints, I don't understand why this isn' being taken care of by the company and left up to the car owner to deal with. It is very unsafe and I can't afford to get a different car nor pay for expensive repairs that are beyond my control or fault. The failure date was Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
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#3 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 2G1WF5EK1B_. On my way to work: on highway all lights came on service traction control, service stabilitrak and engine power is reduced, and my check engine light came on as well. This problem occurred on Thursday, September 12, 2013.
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#4 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. While leaving from work I made a left turn onto a busy highway and my service traction control light, reduce engine power, and check engine light came on. Pulled over and car was wanting to turn off. Turned off car and service traction control light goes off but check engine stays on. Came home googled what could be the cause and see that many Impalas owners are having the same trouble. . . I see a lawsuit happening if gm does not recall this!. It was August 22, 2013 when this check engine light on issue happened.
#5 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. I was driving about 50 miles an hour and "service traction control" and "reduced engine power" lights came on. I slowed down to 40 and was trying to merge into traffic and the car downshifted really hard and died. Right as it died another light came on, something about the throttle. I was on a 4 lane bridge during rush hour. Had the car towed to the local chevy dealer. When they got it, it started right up, but the check engine light was on. They had the car for 3 days and could find nothing wrong with it. Since then it has happened 5 more times. This check engine light on issue occurred Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
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#6 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. I was just driving and the check engine light popped on. In the message box it said engine power reduced, and the traction control light also came on. I have no idea what's going on. I couldn't pick up speed, when I tried to it would jerk. I've never had any problems out of my car until now. This problem occurred on Wed., Jul. 31, 2013.
#7 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WT57K49_. While merging onto a two lane highway my Impala suddenly lost power and I received a "low engine power" warning and then " service traction control" the check engine light comes on and the car runs roughly at reduced power - you need to pull over and shut the car off until you can start it again. This is a very dangerous issue that gm refuses to acknowledge. In this instance I had my daughter in the car - I also lost the power brakes. I have been to two Chevrolet dealers and a Buick dealer because this has happened several times over the past year and a half. They replaced my throttle body, oil sensor, battery and something else and charged me over $2000 for the three visits and I am still experiencing the issue. I have also been to a local repair shop and had the wiring harness changed and had several diagnostics done. After all this the problem still exists. I normally don't write letters but, this is a very dangerous situation and many others are experiencing the same thing based on the message boards I have read. My concern is that gm refused to help or issue a recall. My fear is that someone gets seriously hurt or killed before gm answers for this. This is not good for gm. My hope is that someone finally addresses this issue before someone is killed. In my last communication with gm - I was told to take my car to a dealer for a diagnostic at my own expense. So, basically I am on my own and they offered to do nothing. Just not right!. This check engine light on issue occurred April 24, 2013.
#8 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala
Tl- the vehicle involved is a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that they kept having to replace the power steering fluid and when the vehicle was taken to the dealer it was determined that the fluid was leaking internally and the rack and pinion would have to be replaced. The contact also stated that the traction control light and engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle slowed down. The vehicle stalled once it was down to 20 mph. The contact stated they waited 15 minutes and the vehicle did restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the dealr had not inspected the vehicle for the traction control light or check engine light. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage 32, 000 and the current mileage was 60,000. Rl. This issue happened on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
#9 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. This has happened multiple times to my 2011 Impala. I will be driving normally, anywhere from 45 to up to 65 mph, and I will get a warning saying "service stabiltrack, service traction control, engine power reduced". Usually I can shut the car off and wait 5 minutes, and the messages will clear, but the check engine light will remain illuminated for the next couple of days, eventually clearing. There needs to be a recall for whatever is causing this, because there are a lot of folks with Impalas having this same exact problem. We as the consumer, should not have to pay money out of our pocket, for a problem that Chevrolet caused during the manufacture of this car. This check engine light on problem happened on 06/10/2012.
#10 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WB5EN7A_. Riding along at 70 mph taction control light and check engine light comes on. Computer says engine speed is reduced. Drove two more miles to pull over safely but car cut off and computer says engine start is disabled and car would not restart until I unhooked battery. Not real fun with rush hour in st. Lewis. Glad I was not ass ended. This issue happened on Tue., Apr. 16, 2013.
#11 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Impala is 2G1WT57N99_. Turned car on and the check engine light came on. Took to mechanic who said it was the air injection seloniod valve and that it is such a common part replacement on these models that they keep the exact part in stock! they want over $400 to repair. This check engine light on problem happened on Mar. 21, 2013.
#12 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. Driving on freeway, check engine light come pn. . . Few miles on freeway car jerk. . . Message on dash engine power loss then throttle body disabled the engine shuts off while im driving 60 mph. . . 18 wheeler blind me so I swerve off freeway due to steering wheel hard to turn. . . I sit on side of freeway f 10 minutes. . . Turn key and no sound. Car will not start. . . Call friend for help. After 30 minutes car starts I could have been killed with car shutting down on freeway. . . Gm fix issues. Or pay big later. . Death trap. This problem occurred on Friday, Mar. 15, 2013.
#13 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The first instance I was driving and the "service brake system" flashed on the display. I had all brake pads replaced at dealer on 1/3/2013. 2/7/2013 I was in traffic and the car suddenly slows to about 10 mph and would not accelerate the dash then displayed "reduced engine power" and the check engine light came on. On 2/14/2013, I had the throttle positioning sensor replaced and at the same time had the rear defrost wiring repaired because that had not been working for over a year. On 3/4/2013 the car would not start by the factory remote start, so went out and started the car with the key, when I returned to the car the vehicle would not start at all the chime would sound the lights on the dash flashed but no start. I waited a few minutes then tried again, the car started briefly (50 seconds) "reduced engine power" appeared on the dash then it shut down completely. I looked under the hood saw the battery attachment was loose, tightened that up and then the car started up. However, the car radio (factory radio never replaced), the chime, or the ticking of the turning signals no longer work. I have an appointment with dealer on 3/14/13, but the car seems to be failing all around. In reading chevy/gm forums, there are thousands of chevy owners experiencing these same issues, chevy/gm needs to take ownership and investigate these vehicles to determine the root cause of the problems. Nearly 3000 dollars later in dealer repairs is not getting to the bottom of the issue. I was nearly in a crash due to the reduced engine power issue and that was scary enough to make me not want to drive this car or an at all. This check engine light on problem happened on 01/03/13.
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#14 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala
The VIN of this Impala is 2G1WA5EK0A_. Tl- the reporting person owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while traveling 55 mph, the traction control and check engine warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel as the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred also when using cruise control function at various speeds. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was awaiting diagnosis of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 63,000. Kmj. It was Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#15 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. I have a 2009 chevy Impala lt & was driving aproximately 50mph down the road when all of a sudden the "service traction control message came on, the check engine light came on & engine power will be reduced message came on". The cars speed dropped down to about 40mph & would hardly go. I didn't know what was going on. It really scared me because I thought my car was going to cut off. I did get to work safely but I am terrified to drive this car. I searched message boards on the internet & came across 297 messages from other people who own gm vehicles that this has happened to. A couple of people said their cars actually cut off on them while going down the highway at a high rate of speed. One was involved in an accident. The problem from what I have read has something to do with the accelerator pedal position sensor or throttle body. From what I have read gm knows about this problem but has not done a recall on this. A couple of people posted that their local chevy dealership covered the repair even though their cars were no longer under warranty. I called my local chevy dealership and they told me that they couldn't do anything about it. They said that I would have to pay for repairs myself. To me, this is unacceptable. I could have a wreck & get killed or kill someone else. I don't understand why a company would clearly know about a problem with their vehicles and do nothing about it. I think that gm should cover the repairs to my vehicle and to any others that are having this problem. This check engine light on problem happened on Feb. 12, 2013.
#16 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
VIN of the vehicle was 2G1WB58K87_. Tl- the vehicle involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when she started the vehicle, she received an illuminated message stating that the engine power was low. Later the check engine warning light also illuminated. The manufacturer was notified and advised her to take the vehicle to a dealer. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The failure and current mileage was 36,000. Kmj. It was Mon., Dec. 17, 2012 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#17 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2G1WB5EK8A_. The 2010 Impala was at hwy speeds at approx 65mph. The traction control light came on and the check engine light and the message display was flashing traction control failure. The lights stayed on. It also said engine at reduced speeds . The traction control failed at hwy speeds which left me coasting to reduced speeds and then the car shut off at 20 mph with no power steering or braking. I was able to coast off the highway into a parking lot off the service road. The failure date was 12/12/2012.
#18 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala
Tl- consumer has a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph the stability track control light, the engine light, and the reduce power light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact noticed the engine power was reduced while accelerating. The failure occurred while driving at different speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was not aware of the diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 37,562. Pmb. This problem occurred on Feb. 1, 2012.
#19 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. As I was driving to golf on Monday September 24th, on interstate I-80 heading west, my 2009 chevy Impala onboard computer stated the following, service traction control, reduced power, starter disabled and the check engine light all at roughly the same time. My car completely died and I had no power steering. Luckily I was able to coast out of harms way and get to the side of the road. I checked some wires under the hood and didn't find anything loose. When I attempted to start the car back-up, the onboard computer flashed, starter disabled. I sat with the car for about 15 minutes and tried once more. This time it started and ran normal, but the check engine like was on(still is). How scary is this really? enough to make me hate driving this car anywhere. Not to mention I'm a single dad of 4, who needs to get to work, school and many other things. It was Monday, September 24, 2012 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#20 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. I have 42,000 on my 2011 chevy Impala and the service traction control and then reduce engine power as well as the check engine light came one. I have read it is the throttle body and not covered under the extended warranty, but numerous people are having the same problem with the same exact thing and no recall or any kind of care is coming from gm. . . . And those of us that are still paying for our cars are getting the short end of the stick. . . This issue happened on September 20, 2012.
#21 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WC57M59_. After braking to make a turn, the following warnings came reduced engine power, service stabilatrak, and traction control off. Plus the engine warning light came on. Fortunately no accident occurred from this and I did experience reduction in engine power. These warnings remained on from the onset until this morning, 06/25/12, when I checked it again. Now the warnings are not there. I started the car and moved it to see if they would come back on and so far, nothing. I have read that there have been numerous complaints of this problem with gm vehicles particularly this model. I want to add our vehicle to the complaint list due to the uncertainty of dependability of the car and the potential for serious problem and potential for accident. . I hope that with enough complaints, a recall will be issued by gm. It was 06/23/12 when this check engine light on issue happened.
#22 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. I am the owner of a 2007 chevy Impala, which is no longer under warranty. (last 8 of VIN #[xxx]) I have had several problems with my vehicle for the past several years starting with the "check engine light. " when I was in school in virginia the light first came on and I took it to a gm dealer in virginia for a week, they said they fixed it and a week later it came back on. I brought the vehicle back and they said they fixed it again, however it once again came back on. This is extremely frustrating because it wouldn't let me accelerate over 25 mph and I needed to get home to new york. Several months later I received the "check engine light" again and brought it to a gm dealer in new york, who supposedly fixed this problem. Last week the "check engine" light came on again with the message "reduced engine power" once again and the car stopped on the highway and shut-off. This is extremely dangerous as I was stopped on a 60mph highway with cars just missing me. I have spent thousands of dollars as a college student trying to repair this issue which still has not been resolved and now has become an inconvenience, a toll on my bank account, as well as a very dangerous safety issue. I am scared to drive my car to work everyday now, which should not be the problem because the engine light and reduced power is still on. I have looked online at several message boards and everyone has said the same thing about this problem. Clearly this is a manufacturing error and as a safety measure gm should really place a recall on this before someone dies or is seriously injured from this. I appreciate your immediate response to this inconvenience and safety issue. Thank you, information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This issue happened on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
#23 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WT57K99_. While traveling down the highway at a speed of 40 the engine came to a stalled. I was force to pull over and wait for 15 minutes or more. The check engine light appeared alone with traction control. Took into dealer and unable to diagnose the problem. This is an ongoing problem as of today October 15, 2011. Also within the first six months of purchasing the vehicle the check engine light appeared because the dealer charge me 185. 00 to remove the light. It was August 1, 2011 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#24 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. Security light comes on while driving after car is turned off it wont start unless I turn on the ignition switch and let it sit for 20 minutes then the car will start. Turn signals lights rarely works properly and the check engine light stays on I've made the repairs under the codes and the check engine light is still on this is dealing with the emmission testing. This check engine light on issue occurred Wed., Dec. 16, 2009.
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#25 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. 2008 Impala has bad gas pedal while you are driving the traction light and engine light comes on you lose a lot of the engine power until the traction light goes off this is very dangerous. I called GMC and took it to a dealer they put it on the machine first I was told it was sensor in the pedal. Next I was told it was the wiring harness. By the same dealer now I don't know what to do I think something dangerous should be fixed by the dealer but they say it is not covered. It was 04/13/10 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#26 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at highway speeds, the check engine light came on, then the service tracton control devices came on and immediately afterwards, there was a reduction in engine power and the car slowed considerably. The vehicle was taken to a dealership and was diagnosed with a failed throttle body. The throttle body was replaced and there has been no problems since. The failrue was at 51757 miles and was not covered under warranty resulting in a $400 bill that the manufacturer would not cover. The failure date was Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010.
#27 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is 2007 Chevrolet Impala LS. She stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled at various speeds. The check engine light illuminated. Her independent mechanic replaced the cam shaft sensor which corrected the failure briefly, however the failure persisted. She was unaware if there were any recalls on her vehicle. The failure and current mileages were under 56,000. This issue happened on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.
#28 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. : the contact stated the first week after purchasing the vehicle, the tires starting making noises while driving at 35 mph and the engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to local dealer who determined the vehicle was driven out of alignment causing tires to wear down. No repairs were made. The vehicle was taken to another dealer who determine all four tire should be replaced at a cost. The tires were not replaced because the contact did not want to pay for the replacement. The tires were rotated by the contact to remedy the problem. Updated 8/1/2006 -. This check engine light on issue occurred April 30, 2006.
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#29 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. I purchased this car with 28,000 miles on it. Around 38,000 miles is when the problems started. The check engine light came on and it would not pass smog because of that. The thermostat gets stuck, the fan continues to run after car is shut off, the low coolant light comes on even when it is not low. The car smells like it is burning or running hot. The car now has 53,000 miles on it and I cant afford to get it fixed. It has expired tags on it because I cant get it to pass smog. I am really upset to find out this is a defect in the make of the car. It was hard enough to come up with the money to buy this car and now I cant drive it more then to work and back. I am hoping they will recall this car and I could finally get it fixed. This check engine light on problem happened on Thursday, December 1, 2005.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||146|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||97|
|Engine Cooling System problems||74|
|Car Stall problems||49|
|Check Engine Light On problems||29|
|Gasoline Engine problems||20|
|Catalytic Convertor problems||18|
|Coolant Leaking problems||17|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||14|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||14|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||12|
|Engine Stall problems||12|
|Engine Burning Oil problems||6|
|Emission Control problems||6|