Headlights Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 169 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Impala based on all problems reported for the Impala.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 04/08/2018

2012 Impala the passenger side lowbeam headlight keeps going out, after replacing the bulb it goes out again instantly. Some kind of electrical issue I'm guessing. Can be dangerous and getting pulled over for it by the police is not fun.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 03/22/2018

The driver's side low beam headlight burns out after a short period of time (within a few days up to less than a week). I have replaced the bulb multiple times within a short period. Also, replaced the wire harness and it still burns out the bulb.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 12/23/2017

Low beam headlights quit working driving in the city , traction control and engine loss of power lights came on and car shut down while driving down the interstate doing 70 mph . Door locks malfunction and quit working . This has happened to many times . Affraid to let the wife drive it to work because it has shut down quite a few times .

car image   Headlights problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Headlights do not light up the road on right side, cannot see road, curbs or pedestrians when turning. Projection system, dealer says nothing wrong, very dangerous at night especially in the rain. They need to fix projection system to cover right side of vehicle. Many complaints on the web regarding this issue.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 03/29/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 20 mph at night, the headlights failed to illuminate at a distance. The failure made it impossible to see more than five feet in front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed and repaired. The headlights were adjusted higher; however, the lights still failed to illuminate at a distance in front of the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 1,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 03/20/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 30 mph, the headlights turned off and on. The contact made an appointment with mike smith Buick GMC (6014 s transit rd, lockport, NY 14094, (716) 625-8235) for diagnostic testing. The contact stated that the failure first occurred last year. The dealer diagnosed that there was an electrical failure, and the wires were burnt and corroded. The contact stated that the electrical wiring harness was replaced. The manufacturer was notified by a letter that was mailed by the contact, but no response was received. The failure mileage was approximately 39,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 02/27/2017

Hello, I am requesting to investigate the design of headlights in Chevrolet Impala 2016 v6 lt. The design of headlights and its housing for this car never provide clear side views of the road in front of the car. Currently, the focus of both the headlights (when turned on) stays in the middle of the road ahead which makes the side view of the road ahead of the car unclear. Both the headlights' focuses merge at the centre of the road ahead. It makes to take a turn very difficult at night. I have tried putting halogen, hids, led bulbs into my car's headlight but none of the bulbs could provide the clear view. I had taken the car to a local Chevrolet dealer recently and the technician said that housing of the bulbs are designed such way that car will never give a clear view of both sides of the road ahead. I have recently visited a local Chevrolet dealer to check if the similar issue exists in newer vehicles, dealership confirmed that design of the headlights and their housing is the same and has changed in last few years. I have attached a photo of my car from inside when I was driving at night. In this photo, you can see the headlights does =n't give any clear view of the side roads/pathways in front of the car. Even though I had put the 6000 lumen led bulbs in my car which originally had halogen bulbs factory installed and are less bright than the led bulbs. I want to have a safety inspection of cars of this particular make and model and its headlight design. Thanks and regards, madhur.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 02/04/2017

Headlights shine only halfway up the windshield and cover only a few car lengths ahead. No visibi. Ity at all to the sides. Cannot see when making turns. Vehicle was moving on rural roads and state highway.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 01/17/2017

Hid headlights are very poor, returned to dealer numerous times, was told they are working as intended. While driving at night changing from low to high beam can't tell any difference!.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 01/11/2017

Poor front low beam headlights light up the road only showing the bottom 40% of the windshield and poor lighting to the side of the road. The top 60% of the windshield as you look forward is dark the headlights only show 3 possible 4 car lengths in front of the car. At 60 mph you should be able to see farther than over 6 car lengths ahead on low beams not 3 and not over 1/2 your visibility in the dark very unsafe.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 10/26/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while stationary, the low beam headlights malfunctioned. The contact stated that the headlights would not come on when prompted. The vehicle was taken to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 139,000. Ad.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 10/11/2016

When starting from a stop the car jerks as if the transmission is trying to catch up and it feels like you've been hit from behind. It's an on and off problem but it happens in the rain and is dangerous the dealer changed the trans oil and it still does it. Next the car goes into "reduced engine power" and "service stabilitrak" while driving and will not let me finish my highway drive safely, no one at the dealer can help with this except to say it will cast a lot of money to fix. Headlights constantly burn out and I bought expensive lights last time and one is already burnt out. I have only 1 payment left and the car is ready for the junkyard, you would think after $28000. 00 it would last a little longer. What happened to gm??.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 07/04/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the headlights on the vehicle were not illuminating properly to guide her while driving the vehicle during night. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 03/16/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the headlights needed to be replaced weekly. The contact stated that corrosion built up around the bulb, which caused it to fail often. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

The headlights no longer work. High beams and low beams both work, but the regular headlights are no longer in service under any circumstance. Now, the low beams go on when the headlights used to go on. When I drive at night, I am forced to keep on the high beams. This has been the case for the last 2 weeks. It never had a problem like this before. It started right around the time the vehicle reached 150,000 miles driven.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving various speeds at night, the headlights flickered and powered off without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 240,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 11/23/2015

The headlights on this model do not provide enough coverage for night driving. The beam does not spread to see the side of the roads or project far enough ahead to give you enough visibility at higher speeds. The dealer says they meet government standards. I don't drive this car at night because of this issue. It is hard to do in the winter when it gets dark so early in the evening.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 11/04/2015

The hid headlight beam of the 2015 Chevrolet Impala lt is very poor. The beam of light in the low setting provides no illumination to the sides of the road, forward illumination is marginal. I contend that when the 2015 Impala lights are on the high or "bright" setting it is comprabale to the low beam setting in my 2012 Impala. In moderate to heavy weather, rain, sleet, snow the headlights offer no assistance, driver is navigating blind, can not even see the lines on the road. I live and drive primarily in a rural area, along with the weather conditions there are many wildlife hazards. I have experienced several close encounters with wildlife and two impacts, one with a deer causing substantial damage to my car. I simply can not see anything until it is directly in front of the car. It is in my judgement these headlights are unsafe not only for the occupants of the vehicle, but others sharing the roads with the vehicle.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Headlights flicker, driving down the road and parked. Also battery drains every year.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 10/28/2015

I was driving down the road last night my head lights flashed 3 or 4 times and then I lost all headlights. And now when I turn my brights I loose all headlight.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 10/08/2015

On two separate occasions I've been driving on the highway at highway speeds and when I go from bright to dim my headlights shut off. They come back on shortly after, it's only my headlights as I can see my side lamps illuminated. Quickly going back to bright seemed to bring them on quicker the second time they went out. These two issues both occurred as I was meeting another vehicle and went from bright to dim. They occurred over the time period of two months.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 09/15/2015

Poor headlighting. Foggy lense due to defective lense material fogging from the heat on the inside of the lense, poor light color, too small head lights. Very hard to see properly, especially if there is a slight mist or rain. There is not enough lighting, the color makes every thing shiny. Hard to see the lines in the road and road edges. Poorest car lighting I have ever owned. The dealer says there is nothing they can do to improve the head lights.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 08/29/2015

I went out the night of August 28th to celebrate the arrival of my first child. As my friend and I were returning home around 1 am on the 29th of August, I was stopped for driving with no headlights on. I asked the officer how can that be considering I have automatic headlights. He didn't even understand there were autonomous equipment in vehicles today. The police officer applied for a warrant for my blood and drew it without my consent. When I got to the jail, I told them I didn't want to talk to anyone other than my attorney or judge. They took this as sign of having suicidal thoughts. They had two guards ask me for my clothes in exchange for a beach blanket which would only cover the bottom, upper, front, or back side of my body. All this because I had a defective safety device. The officer stated he noticed the car's headlight were off after I was hit with high beams. The sensor turns the lights off when it's hit by a photon and slips into a delay scenario. And doesn't turn them on until the sensors believe it's dark enough. Whatever that is. The state's (texas) law required the light to be on while driving between a certain time frame. I've reported this issue to the manufacturer on two occasions. I'm asking that you include state regulations so that this kind of thing doesn't happen to anyone else. This experience has really shaking my trust with federal government agencies. In following the federal regulations trying to address safety, it seems a law was broken. Am I protected by any federal preemption provisions? I have a hard time understanding why my blood had to be taken when it was the software making the decisions. Are there any safeguards? I am concerned with who else this will effect.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 08/03/2015

The hi beam headlights failed, which made the lo beam headlights go out when the hi beam was engaged. Repair service found a corroded "pin" in a multi-pin electrical connection. This is a "protected" connection, in the engine compartment, it has been corroded for a very long time according to the electric serviceman. He informed me the other "pins" will fail also effecting the wipers and other "necessary" safety components, because of the condition of this connector.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 07/04/2015

I have a serious problem with the 2014 -15 chevy Impala lighting, the headlights at night do not shine or fan out to see when turning right or left on a darkened road the lights seem to be adjusted to a pin point setting straight ahead. I was tuning left from a road to a unlit road that was totally black when looking out the left side window to turn when I turned I was headed for the woods luckily I wasn't going fast so I could back up to turn to the road there should be a recall to fix this problem before there are some accident's because of these headlights there could be a person crossing a street that you won' see on a dark street turn. Very dangerous situation. I have seen the same complaint odi # 10651739 & others please fix the problem before its to late thank you.



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