Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 26 problems related to hazard flashing warning light switch (under the exterior lighting category).
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph with the headlights activated and suddenly without warning the headlights stopped illuminating for a few seconds. The same malfunction recurred on three separate occasions. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. Updated 03/14/lj
the multi-function switch was replaced at a cost of $ 495. 78.
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The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was driving at night approximately 25 mph with the headlights on. Suddenly, the headlights became inoperative. The speed rate was reduced and the hi-beams were activated. The vehicle was able to continue in operation. The contact had concern of the potential safety hazard. The failure mileage was approximately 57,000. Updated 01/28/lj
the multi-function switch was replaced. Updated 03/23/11.
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The contact owns a 2000 chevy Impala. The left and right turn signals are inoperable. The contact is aware of the safety risk and the possibility of a crash occurring. The failure mileage 42382. Updated 9/17/09
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The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala LS purchased brand new in 2000. He stated that the exterior turn signals became inoperable intermittently. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls on his vehicle. The contact was advised that the turn signal switch needed to be replaced. No repairs had been made to the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were under 88,647. Updated 01/12/10. The consumer also stated the hazard lights did not work as well. Updated 01/13/10.
No prior event. Turn signal flasher ceased to function full time. It has been intermittent for several days. Hazard lights nor turn signals blink. Bulbs come on and stay on. No flasher.
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 70 mph, the headlights turned off intermittently. The contact was able to turn the headlights back on initially, but now they will not illuminate until the next day. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 107,000 and failure mileage was 105,000. Updated 020209
the dealer determined that the multi-function switch failed. Updated 02/03/09.
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The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. While driving various speeds at night, the headlights dim. The contact has to play with the dimmer switch in order for the headlights to illuminate again. The failure has been occurring for two years and provides poor visibility while driving at night. The vehicle was taken to a Chevrolet and a Chrysler dealer and they wanted to charge approximately $600 for the repair. The vehicle is no longer under warranty; therefore, the dealer stated that they would make the repair at the contact's expense. He believes that general motors should pay for the repair due to the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 65,000. Updated 07/08/09 the headlights went out when the dimmer was used. The dealer stated the multi-function switch was failing internally. Updated 07/08/09.
Suddenly the directional signals failed to work. The light would go on and then stay on. When I turn off the engine and restart many times they will again work for awhile and then suddenly stopped again. I've checked the fuzes, etc. But nothing helps. This could present safety issues. Checking on the internet I find many have had this same problems.
I have been experiencing frequent (every day) turn signal failures with my 2000 Impala LS. My Impala has the 3. 8 liter motor and 94,000 miles. The hazard switch seems to be the reason for the failure. I have looked at several online "auto help forums" and this problem is an epidemic around the nation. Gm has recalled malibu models for the same exact problem but not Impalas. The switch is a $50 part but gm wants $300-$400 to replace it. It is a safety hazard that gm is aware of. Please force their hand in this safety matter. Thank you.
Turning signals stopped working I had to manually move my signal up and down to turn corners, get over two lanes of traffic on the interstate. Very dangerous had to have hazard switch/flasher unit replaced.
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the turn signals failed and would not engage. The dealer replaced the module and there had been no further occurences. In addition, the contact stated that the headlights worked intermittently. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The current mileage was 75,100 and failure mileage was 75,047. Updated 05/21/08 the consumer stated the dealership reapired the problem. Updated 05/20/08.
Turn signals fail to operate when lever is moved or stop working when activated. The only way to recover from problem is to press the hazard switch. Then the signals operate correctly. Intermittent problem that occurs about once a week. Dealer said there is nothing they can do even though there is a recall for this very problem on malibu and pontiac cars.
The turn signals are inoperative in normal driving modes, I can not show intent of left or right signaling. I brought the vehicle to the dealer and the signal assembly and the multi-function switch was thought to be defective and repaired for a cost of $557. 00. Within a day, the signaling problems surfaced again and was then scheduled for a follow-up appointment. The vehicle was found to have a defective hazard warning switch, at a repair cost of an additional cost of $149. 79. This is extremely a lot of money to pay for a defective part, and has caused much hardship. Please refer to 2001 Chevrolet malibu recall, NHTSA: 03v327000 and auto recall date 20030828. I am formally requesting financial assistance on this matter.
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Turn signals only working intermittently - mechanic unable to duplicate problem on test drives. This is definitely an unsafe condition on thruway and expressway driving where lane changing and use of signals are needed to use off and on ramps. I have done enough research and seen enough reports of this same issue with both the Impala and the malibu to be quite sure there is a defect in the manner in which this equipment was manufactured or assembled. I am requesting a recall be issued to correct what appears to be a great number of vehicles on the road with this same unsafe condition before it results in a fatality.
The turn signals only work intermittently on a daily basis. We never know if they will come on or not. This has been going on since July, 2006.
(1) at first, the turn signal did not work sometimes. And it would be okay when the vehicle was shut down and restarted. But after that, the problem was more serious. 2)turn signal failure when driving. It is possible that I can not warn other drivers that I will be turning which may cause a crash. (3) not yet done. The replacement of hazard switch should fix this problem.
The contact stated when the turn signals are in use they will only flash once or twice before the light stays on. The contact must push in the hazard light switch to get the turn signals to flash on and off correctly. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealership for inspection. Dealer replaced switch hazard warning switch.
Repeated intermittent failure of turn signals. This could potentially cause a crash due to the failure to signal intent of turn or lane change. The failure can sometimes be over come by briefly activating the hazard light switch. My research has shown that this failure is very similar to the 03v327000 recall campaign for the 2001 malibu. Which makes me wonder if it is the same part.
Experiencing problems in my 2000 Chevrolet Impala similar to the following existing vehicle recall for the 2000 Chevrolet malibu. . . Campaign number: 03v327000 date: 2003-Aug-28. Component: exterior lighting: hazard flashing warning lights: switch defect summary: certain passenger vehicles have hazard warning switches that may experience solder joint cracking caused by rapid temperature transitions and the soldering process. If solder joint cracking occurs and results in an open circuit, the turn signals/hazard lamps become intermittent or inoperative. Consequence summary: when the turn signals are inoperative, the driver cannot use them to signal intent to turn that could result in a crash. . . . The result is intermittent and unpredictable loss of turn signal operation while driving. This has led to inability to signal intent of driver during a turn, lane change, etc. And could potentially result in a vehicle crash.
2000 Chevrolet Impala - the turn signals and hazard lights work intermittently. The turn signals will work for a few seconds at normal speed and then they just stop working. This has been happening since purchasing the car about a year ago. Took vehicle to a mechanic and he could not find the reason why this was happening. Consumer has not contacted the dealership or manufacturer. Consumer did research and found no recall on this vehicle, but there werecomplaints about this same problem.
On 9-14-04 and 9-21-05 we had to have our hazard flasher replaced twice as it no longer performed intended function.
Exterior hazard warning light faield to illuminate intermittently. Dealership was notified with gm manifactor but did not resolve the problem.
Exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch turn signal don't respond in the both cars the both are made on the some year 2001 chevy malibu LS and Impala.
The turn signal and hazard lights did not work at times. The hazard flasher switch was replaced.
Turn signal failed intermittently. When the signal was engaged it did not work. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and the hazard switch was replaced. The consumer stated his vehicle experienced the same problem as the malibu which was recalled.
Blinker, hazards would not work after it rained. Had to have the multi switched replaced. (gm #88964580).
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|Hazard Flashing Warning Light problems||
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