Headlights Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 125 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the headlights were defective. The dealer recommended that the headlights be replaced due to moisture inside the light fixtures. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 120,644.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 04/18/2014

While driving at night, the headlights have begun to go off automatically. So far, we can click the lights from high beam to low beam or vice-versa and they come back on. This started the latter part of last year, but last week they actually started flickering right before they went off. I searched the web and found this is a common complaint with many consumers. I live in rural America and fear the lights going out where there are no street lights or any other type of lighting. There are many curves and hills and fear what could happen especially if my teenager is driving and panics. We have searched for the "fix" but no one seems to know for sure and gm has made no attempt to recall this problem. My complaint is why nothing has been done to fix this problem. It is very dangerous and needs to be addressed immediately. I have read so many suggestions on what it may be but no one has the exact remedy for it.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 04/17/2014

I was on my way home from work when my driverside head light went out so I stopped and bought a new bulb at the closest store when I replaced the bulb the light still didnt come back on then the dtr light also started having issues the only time you get any lights on the driver side is when you move the entire headlight assembly around then you get dim lighting so for the past couple months we havent been able to use our car at night. I keep checking for recalls but I havent seen any and we have always had problems with our dtr lighting including the ones that control our dash lights. Cause we have none they work during th eday when they want too but at night we have no lights in our dash. Also the drivers side heated seat has quit working. It all occured roughly around the same time. Nobodys been able to fix the issues.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 02/12/2014

Shorting of the driver side headlight, tired system alert warning on.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 12/12/2013

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the headlights failed to provide sufficient illumination to the sides of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the vehicle was performing according to manufacturing specifications and that they were unable to alter the design of the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 2,100. Updated 2/5/cn the consumer stated the headlights pointed inward and did not provide adequate light to the side of the vehicle. The consumer stated only after the turn was completed the headlights illuminated the roadway. Also, the brightness of the headlights were weak. Updated 02/06/14 the consumer stated the lack of adequate light to the sides both right and left is a serious urgent safety issue. He almost ended up running off the road and into some trees, due to the inadequate light. When making right or left turns, the headlights did not light the arc of the turn to the sides. Updated 02/24/14.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 08/29/2013

Modern vehicle design has increased occupant safety in event of an accident. The other side of this coin is a decreased ability to avoid accidents. Blind spots caused by huge windshield posts and rear view mirrors (inside and out), headrests poking up and a seat belts that hold you in position to look straight ahead. . . . All these contributed to our car hitting a guy-wire for a power pole. I took the car back to the "scene" and the guy-wire and windshield post are exactly the same angle, the guy-wire not being in the driver's field of vision. The car is being repaired right now (to the tune of $1250. 00, just for a headlight and tupperware bumper cover). It could have been avoided if we'd had the services of a nascar spotter up on the roof of the vfw! there. . . . . I vented.


car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at night and operating the head lights, both the low beam and high beam lights would not illuminate far enough in front of the vehicle to see on coming vehicles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but no defect was diagnosed. The contact was informed that the head lights were operating as normal. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 9,000. Pam.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 06/29/2013

The contact owns 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the headlights did not provide sufficient visibility while driving at night. When the contact used the high beams, the light was pointing upward instead of eye level. The contact also stated that the high beams remained pointed to the left or right which displayed very poor lighting. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the lights were compliant with federal regulations. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000. The consumer stated there was no lighting on the sides of the vehicle. So, when making a right turn onto a street it became a guessing game as to where the curb was. Updated 08/14/14 updated 08/29/lj.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 06/07/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while stopped at a median, another vehicle that was driving approximately 55 mph crashed into the front passenger's side of the vehicle. The contact stated that the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a impound lot. An independent mechanic repaired the vehicle however, the contact stated that the horn and the drivers side headlight failed shortly afterward. The failure mileage was 200,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

2006 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems. The consumer stated the transmission was slipping. She explained to the dealer, there was a recurring problem with the transmission. Each time, the consumer went to the dealer, she was informed they could not recreate the problem, and therefore no problem existed. Besides the transmission problem, there was a horrible ratcheting machine-gun type noise coming from behind the dash, when she changed the vent position. The loud noise lasted for about a minute and was almost ear-piercing. Also, the engine mount broke, the water pump, steering and tie rods failed, the engine burned excessive amount of oil, and the engine low oil light illuminated. The windows made a screeching sound, the sunroof would drag, the plastic headlight covered were fogged and faded. The tire pressure monitoring light was constantly on. On April 24, 2013. The consumer took the vehicle to an independent transmission shop to have them assess the same transmission slipping problem, she had been experiencing for seven years. They dropped the transmission pan, and they found fine metal, pieces of aluminum and clutch material in the pan.


 
car image   Headlights problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 09/15/2012

I was turning left into a driveway going no more than 7 miles an hour, because I was following a car, when I heard a large grind then pop. I parked my car and knew immediately the transmission failed by the fluid trail and part left behind. I took it to a dealer and luckily it was covered under the power train warranty. A week after receiving my vehicle back the alignment was off, driver-side headlight socket caught fire, I have labored start up, have stalled on the freeway! and have stabilitrak, airbag, and reduced engine power error codes that randomly appear.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 08/24/2012

The contact owns 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph and after attempting to dim the headlights, all of the lights malfunctioned without any warning. The vehicle was not taken to dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure and current mileage was 91,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 01/24/2012

While driving and high beam on, the headlights totally go out. Move lever on steering column to activate low beam, the lights come back on. This has happened a number of times and is very scary.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 11/15/2011

16 yr old daughter driving down highway at night when headlights just quit. Very dangerous situation. Fortunately the lights came back on after driving with foglights only. 2nd time this has happened. Vehicle in great shape otherwise and maintained appropriately.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 10/24/2011

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was driving 60 mph when the headlights failed to illuminate. The headlights continued to fail until the vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing nor was the manufacturer notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,139.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 10/04/2011

Over a period of time, the headlight lenses have become cloudy and murky. Cleaners do not help. When driving at night (worst in rain or snow and at higher speeds) the visibility of the headlight lamps projection become less and less. Do not suggest using the high beams as these would be a cover-up. When sealed beams were used from 1940 to 1996, this problem did not happen. (the cloudy/murky lenses) until the manufacturer's went over to plastic lenses because of the new safety codes required. Updated 01/30/12.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 09/05/2011

Tl ¿ the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at an unknown speed, the security warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle because the lock system reset itself automatically. Additionally, the headlights shut off intermittently. The dealer stated that the ignition was the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 70,000. Jcc.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 07/12/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the high beam headlights failed to illuminate. The contact also mentioned that two weeks later the high beam headlights illuminated independently and remained illuminated when the vehicle was powered off. The contact stated that the battery had to be disengaged in order to shut off the high beams headlights. The contact stated that there was a smoke emitted from the high beams switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the multi-function switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 04/05/2011

Headlights keep going out, have installed 2 parts will last a couple months than will go out again. Will go dim than go off.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 01/08/2011

I was driving early morning it the dark and my headlights quit working on my 2005 chevy Impala. They have not been fixed yet.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 12/15/2010

Headlights go off while driving, then come back on automatically. Sometimes when they go off they are off for up to 5 minutes. Very dangerous to drive at night as you do not know when it will happen.

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Failure Date: 10/23/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph and making a left turn, the head lights suddenly shut off. The headlights then illuminated when the contact drove up a hill but then turned off again when a turn was made. The dealer stated that they could not diagnose the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000 and the current mileage was approximately 82,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 08/20/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 65 mph the headlights would shut off intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that because they shut off intermittently they can not repair them unless they fail completely. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 110,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 08/19/2010

When a headlight fails on my 2007 Chevrolet Impala the manual makes it look like it is very easy for the owner to change the headlight. However, after purchasing the headlamp at an autoparts store I tried every driver I had on the so called screw that holds the headlight assembly in place. The fale normal looking screw they use is a safety trap. It's head is too shallow to reach into any normal drive. I had to drive around with my headlight out until I find a capable mechanic with the special tool. If their shop manual warned I needed a special tool I could have traded the car in on a new one or gone to a mechanic to begin with. It made me so angry that I took it out on my wife when she complained that it was taking too long to do what I thought was a "just wait a minute honey until I get done" job. Any more angry I could have turned into a severe safety hazard storm! its almost as bad as when gm made me purchase a lease looking loan from gmac when I purchased the car. After I paid it off they still owned the car. For some reason they insisted that it was a loan and not a lease. And now the guy in the office next to me got a good deal on a new Impala at tax payer expense. I hear that gm is conning the public into thinking they are paying back their loan when they are really playing tricks by not talking about the entire 30 billion and messing using tarp money to pay the government back. People at gm could get hung or at least tarred and feathered for this which is another safety problem.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 08/02/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the headlights failed sporadically. The contact mentioned that the were replaced as a temporary remedy but it failed to repaired the problem. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 200,000.