Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 31 problems related to engine shut off without warning (under the engine and engine cooling category).
My family was driving down the interstate at 70 mph, all of the sudden these messages started to appear on the message center. Engine power has been redused, something about traction control and another message that I can not remember. The car then lost all power, it shut off completely. We did make it over to the "slow" lane, but there we sat on the interstate with traffice all around us. The car would not start!!! need less to my girls and my self were terrified that we would be hit. After about 10 minutes the car did start again and we made it to our destination. The messages are not displaying now, but the engine light is still. I am taking it to the shop today. What will it take before gm does something about this??????.
See all problems of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala.
Throttle control shut down,engine power reduced,car shut down on highway without warning.
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My family and I were traveling from newark, NJ from the July 4th holiday back home to raleigh nc on 95 south in virginia and going at a speed of 72mph approx. And the car/engine just turned off at that rate of speed with 2 children in the back seat of the vehicle. After we sat on the side of the road for about 45min the vehicle proceeded to start and we made it home to nc. The following business day after the holiday I took it to my mechanic giao auto located on capital blvd in raleigh nc and he could not determine why the vehicle shut off the way it did. So I continued to drive just with precaution. I received a letter on 8/21/2014 regarding the recall and was livid because this has happened to my family while driving on the interstate! I believe that this may happen to my family again and do not want to risk this, so I would like to know what can be done to ensure that my children have a safe vehicle.
Goodmorning I just would like to say this is my second vehicle from chevy but this vehical has really placed me in a bad bind. First the airbag light comes on and off for the passed month, next the key becomes stuck in the ignition then it went out had to replace that. Traction control light comeson comes over board with message saying," engine power is reduced then message states car shuting down " in the middle of driving . This last time I had my new born grandbaby in the car driving on expressway going 60speed limit car just shut offcars flying pass me I was really terrified for my safty and my grand child. This has occured off and on since last year. Last yeat I had taken it back to all star chevy in miss. They stated they couldn't find anything cost me a good penny when they stated that the warrenty was out. Now the car will not start. I have been replacing alot of electrical issues with this car for the last year but this time is the last time my grand baby and myself could have lost our life" now no car to get back and forth to work I have been really patient with chevy with this car I still have all my reciepts from aaa fixing this car I refused to spend any more money on this car. I need toknow if this compay will help me because a 2010 should not have this much problem.
The traction control light comes on, then you get a message saying the engine power is reduced. Then you get a message saying the car is shutting down. This has been happening every once in a while, but now it's a lot more frequent. This Saturday I was driving about 60 on a three lane highway with no shoulder/break down lane. The car shut off while I was going up a hill. Cars were flying up behind me and swerving to miss me. Normally it takes about 5 minutes and you can restart the car. This time it was almost 10 minutes. I had a panic attack sitting there. Once the car finally started I drove about 50 feet and it happened again. Luckily there was a dunkin donuts there and I coasted into the parking lot. I sat there about 20 minutes so I could catch my breath, stop crying and composed myself. When I went to the dealer about 6 months ago they said it was my gas pedal, and it was going to cost $164. However when you research this on the web, you will see most people who have the gas pedal fixed it happens again. There should really be a recall on this because someone will get into an accident and perhaps get killed.
The engine shut off after hitting a large bump in the road. The engine shut off a second time again after hitting a large bump in the road. The power steering and power brakes were both affected. The car restarted. The dealer looked at the car and couldn't duplicate the condition. The problem went away after I removed all the keys from the key-ring.
See all problems of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala.
Driving to work and I got a display message that said some thing similar to "stabilitrack repair, engine power reduced" and then the car shut down. No power steering, nothing. I was finally able to stop, but I wasn't able to get off the road and it caused a potentially dangerous situation. I've read online this is a common issue with Impala's and something that is a design flaw, as the shutting down of the car is not needed. Had I been in traffic, a large car pile up would have resulted.
This vehicle has a push button engine shut off button. I went to a shopping mall and forgot to shut off the engine. When I returned approx. 1 hour later, the engine was still running. I am concerned should this happen when I park the auto in my closed garge which is located directly below a bedroom. The engine will be running all night and the bedroom will be filled with carbon monoxide resulting in death to the occupants. The vehicle needs a time delay shut off should the driver forget to shut off the engine. The time delay could be set by the manufacturer and should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes otherwise the engine will run forever.
See all problems of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.
I was driving my 2009 chevy Impala traveling at about 45-50 mph when the "reduce engine power" message came up followed by "check traction control". The car then became sluggish and slowed down to about 15-20 mph. It then shut off without warning and it seems as though the power steering went out. I had my daughter in the car with me and thank god traffic was light because with that happening it was an accident waiting to happen. I am concerned because it seems like this has been a common problem with this car for a few years and there has not been a recall yet. Is gm waiting for someone to die. No one seems to be able to pinpoint what the problem is and I don't think it's fair that someone has to pay money to fix what may be a problem. Something needs to be done because this is not safe at all. I see a lot of Impalas in my town and it's scary to think that at any time this can happen to any one of those cars, mine included, and seriously hurt or kill someone. Gm needs to step up and do the responsible thing for the people who invested their money in the gm brand.
See all problems of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala.
While driving message reduced engine power is displayed along with throttle disabled message, engine shuts off, making vehicle difficult to steer. Left my wife stranded in middle of road. Car restarts after approx. 15 min and displays orange engine light. Took to webbs texaco in lakeland, FL and they say it has a bad ecm. Previously shut off at 70 mph on interstate.
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Vehicle shuts off while driving. . . Extremely dangerous to drive!! this has happened on multiple occasions.
See all problems of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala.
Driving on freeway when a reduced engine power light came on and the car shut off, luckily I was able to pull aside from big trucks, otherwise I would be struck by. No codes and no one knows what the problem is. As far as I know this is a major incident that someone can get hurt or loses life. I went online thru edmunds and saw a lots of complains about the same problem, but when I called the dealer they said nothing about a recall !! been a chevy customer for a long time. I just can't believe it. Something or someone got to do something about this problem, please !!!.
See all problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala.
I have had numerous problems with my 2009 Impala. From the very beginning with only 100+ miles on it and the problems continue today. The dash will say reduced engine power and as I was going down the road at 55 miles an hour my car just shut off. I was able to get it to the side of the road and just sat there wondering what was going on. It wouldn't do anything, it was just completely off. I was about to call for aaa and tried one more time and it started. This happened again in November of 2013 as well and I was going 45 on a country rd. Again I was able to pull to the side and sat there and waited again. When this happens the car will do nothing. I have problems with my traction control, making a strange grinding type noise and bogs the car down from moving when I am trying to accelerate from a stop or trying to turn either left or right. I have had problems with my air bag lights coming on and telling me to service my air bags. It comes on and goes off and comes on and goes off. The dash light will come on and tell me to shut engine off now for low oil pressure, this has happened for 4 years, the car is 5 years old. This car was never a good car from the very day it came off the lot.
When the incident first occurred, the engine light came on and the dash read "service stabilitrak", "service traction control" and "engine power reduced". It seemed fine when I turned off the car and turned it back on. The next incident didn't happen until a while later, and then it wasn't that bad. A few months later, I was driving back on the highway and the same thing happened, except it said "starting disabled, service throttle" and the car shut off. I pulled over to the side and I was able to restart the car after waiting a few minutes. It was a scary experience. Eventually, leading up to today, my car got worse and worse, and eventually it just started turning off at stoplights with the message "starting disabled, service throttle". It starts with the other messages almost as soon as I turn on the car. The engine revs and the car sounds awful.
I was driving down a very busy street looking for a restaurant and my car made three dinging sounds indicating a issue. Before I even could read what was displaying on my information panel the car lost all power steering and engine power. Because I was traveling at about 55mph I could very luckily coast to a parking lot near by. After coasting to a parking spot I put the car in park and read the information panel, it read reduced engine power, service stabilitrak, and service throttle body. Because I know most american made cars are pure garbage I wont drive one without a ebdii scanner. After reading the ebdii scanner it showed a p0601 code, which indicates a pcm memory issue. After clearing the code it started right back up and drove for about 10 more minutes until I was at a parking lot on a steep grade. The 3 dings happened again and my engine shut off causing me to roll backwards about 10 feet almost into over vehicles. I have done some research on this and have come to found that this is a engineering fault caused by to much current flowing into the power control module, which creates a small hairline crack on the pcm onboard computer, with which many many other gm products have experienced. I feel a recall should be done on all gm products affected by this, this is very unsafe and I feel could lead to deaths. I am a 21 year old male who could control the vehicle with no power steering, imagine a student driver encountering this issue and not being able to maneuver the vehicle away from other drivers or even innocent pedestrians! I know for a fact this has happened to many other gm vehicle owners so does a body count have to stack up before a recall is issued by gm??.
Problem with starting has progress to a problem with the car shutting off during operation. Several times now the car has shut down with no warning and at different speeds. This causes a loss of control with the power steering and power brakes. I have been able to place the transmission in neutral and restart the car while moving. The last time it happened, I was making a right turn and merging into the flow of traffic. I had pressure on the steering wheel while trying to make the curve when I restarted the car. At this point, the power steering kicked in and I found myself swerving from the sudden snatch on the steering. We were lucky that we didn't cause an accident. If my wife had been at the controls I know it would have turn out bad! I see unlimited complains around this item. Do we have to wait on people to get injured or killed before the company is force to be responsible? if this was a foreign car company, the government would have already forced a recall.
See all problems of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala.
I own a 2008 chevy Impala which has been having computer problems for 1 yr now. It reads out reduced engine power and the car wont go faster than 40 mph. Ive had it fixed but then comes right back up, one mechanic says to clean the throttle and another says its sensors. This is becoming quite a problem and nobody can fix it permanently. It is a serious saftey issue due to the fact that I transport grandchildren around and the car looses power out of nowhere,then just shuts down in the middle of traffic. I cant keep paying all this money for it to just happen over and over with no results. When is this going to be on the recall list? I went online to find out there are alot of other people having the same exact issue. Please help me? I cant afford to keep paying for this when its never actually been fixed. I have no problem paying to have my car fixed but I do when I have to pay over and over again and its still not fixed.
My car is having issues with the service traction control, engine power reduced and will shut down. This has happened to me over 5 times now. I can't even pick up speed after this happens. I was on the highway one time doing about 65 and the car just shut down, I was on an incline/ramp and an 18 wheeler was behind me and I could have been killed. I have taken the car into to get the codes ran but can not seem to get to the root cause. I am thinking about just giving the car back and having it go on my credit.
My 2011 Impala is reading "service throttle. Reduce engine power" and then proceeds to shut down. Even after replacing accelerator pedal position sensor, vehicle is still reading same errors. This is very dangerous because there is no limitations to when the vehicle shuts off. After extensive research, a lot of people are having the exact same issue and Chevrolet hasn't attempted to do anything about it. Please help!.
I was driving and the car shut off. No brakes, no power steering, nothing. . . . . I coasted to the side of the road, put it in park, took the key out of the ignition, put it back in and the car started. Now I am scared to put my 5 month old in the car because it is not safe.
While driving on the interstate, a message was displayed saying "service traction control" and "reduced engine power". I was using cruise control and it shut off after the messages were display and I was unable to stay at the speed limit or accelerate quickly if needed. In another incident, I was driving and the two messages displayed and a few minutes later the engine shut off completely. The power steering was not working and the engine was not responding. The only way to get the car running again was to shut it off and wait several minutes until it would start again.
See all problems of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala.
I had just turned onto this road, had not even gone a mile. No speed, no black marks, car shut down ran off the road and hit a tree stump. Total the car. The steering wheel was bent almost in half. I have pictures of the car. I got this car new, so all miles we're put on it by me. I broke my hip, back, knee, dislocated my elbow, crushed my ankle and foot. Had a head injury, a deflated lung. I was in the hospital for two months and a nursing home for a month. I have had 14 surgeries. Still not able to work or do a lot of things for my self. With the recalls showing the issues of the engine shutting off, I need this looked into.
Hit a deer on the right passenger fender and the car shut down, steering wheel locked, spun and unable to control car, was unable to move car, stalled on highway for 1 hour. Car engine started but unable to move. Almost hit a truck in the opposite direction, due to inability to stop and use steering wheel.
I was driving one night to my friends house about 10 - 15 miles away from my house. As I was driving my car just shut off and my steering wheel locked up, so I drifted to the side of the road and tried to start my car up. I started it about 3 more times then it finally came back on, as I kept driving down the road it happened yet again. Lately it's just been happening every now and then but I'm constantly on fast busy roads and if this happens I can't always get over and it could end up getting me and anyone with me hurt. I've tried taking it to people but nobody knows what going on and I've even called chevy and they can't tell me anything. I've taken it to them before and $483 wasted because they "couldn't find anything wrong with it" this starting to become a problem because I need reliable transportation.
Our company owns a 2008 chevy Impala that will shut off for no reason. Sometimes, after the driver puts the car into 'drive' or 'reverse' from park the engine rpms surge, the radio gets louder and the car shuts off. It has surged and then died while going down the road at 50+ miles per hour. It has died while in drive but stopped a stop light/sign. The driver has to put the car back into park and the car starts. This has happened numerous times and the local dealership has not been able to fix it. It is a serious hazard.
My 2003 Impala cuts off at low speed high speed and while in idle the car has been to the dealership for repairs they cannot answer what is wrong with the car, but I keep getting billed for them to diagnose the issue, I got my car back on 4/11/2007 and on the next morning while the car was warming in the drive way it shut off and was hard to restart I was advised by the dealership my fuel filter was the issue.
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Ongoing problem with stalling while driving 65 mph. The vehicle had been to the dealer on 4 separate occasions and they were unable to duplicate the problem. The vehicle stalled without no warning or indicator lights. The engine just shut off during highway/city driving. The engine would restart after you put the vehicle into neutral and start with the key.
After car has been driven and the engine is hot and you attempt to restart it, it just shuts back off. There is no significant sound when it does this, it just shuts down as if the ignition was turned off. It now takes about 3-6 attempts before the car will start. It has even progressed to shutting off while driving, again no signs of the car being off until I noticed the wheel was locked up. I have been back and forth between the dealer and the manufacturer to get the problem addressed. The fact that it now shuts off while driving poses a serious danger to me and other drivers.
Why traveling on the highway and without prior warning vehicle just shut down , power steering and brakes also failed.
See all problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala.
While driving at various speeds the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the problem could not be determined.
Consumer states engine shuts off while driving and pulling out in the road. Consumer feels this is a safety hazard. Ph.
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|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
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