Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 140 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).
The low beam headlight on the passenger side keeps going out. I have replaced the bulbs many times, but there is nothing wrong with the bulbs. I don't know if there is a problem with the connector the bulb goes into or if there is an electrical short problem. I believe gm knows about the problem, but won't do a recall. I have seen the same complaint as mine all over the web. Since this problem has not caused any fatalities that I'm aware of, there is no real pressure coming from enough consumers to warrant a recall. I am hoping that if your organization adds its considerable weight to requesting that gm does a recall on this problem, it might help.
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The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the headlights failed to illuminate properly without warning. While driving 25 mph at night, the headlights did not illuminate the road, but the contact could still read the road signs. The dealer elevated the headlights, but this did not correct the issue. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,100.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds at night the vehicle headlights did not illuminate well. The contact stated that he nearly missed cows in the middle of the road because the headlights were not illuminated well. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was told that was the design of the headlights. The manufacturer was not made aware of this issue. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000. Sw.
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at night the headlights and high beams failed to illuminate the road properly. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was driven at night. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 39.
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the headlight beam, both on high and low beams, are very narrowly focused so that the area immediately to the front and side of the vehicle and objects located there cannot be seen making driving at night on anything other than straight highways an unnerving experience. The contact believes it represents a serious safety risk both to the vehicle occupants and to pedestrians who might be outside the headlights' narrow focal range. The dealer stated they had no complaints. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that there was a short in the low beam headlights. The contact had to activate the high beams as an interim fix. The vehicle was not inspected or diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.
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Right low beam headlight sometimes doesn't light up. Took the vehicle for a bulb replacement and mechanics couldn't figure out why a working bulb failed. Seems to be connected to the airbag, ignition, information panel glitch.
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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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The problem that I have with my 2014 Impala is that the headlights do not illuminate the road very well. The light beam is narrow projecting straight out in front of the car. Very little illumination to the sides of the road. This complaint may sound trivial but let me assure you that I'm not chevy bashing. This Impala is a beautiful car, I love it except for the headlights. This is a real problem for me. If I had taken a test drive at night I would not have purchased this car. Hard to test drive at night in July. I expected much better lighting on a car like this. A halogen bulb in a well designed and poisoned fixture works great.
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.
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.
The problem that I have with my 2014 Impala is that the headlights do not illuminate the road very well. The light beam is narrow projecting straight out in front of the car. Very little illumination to the sides of the road. This complaint may sound trivial but let me assure you that I'm not chevy bashing. This Impala is a beautiful car, I love it except for the headlights. This is a real problem for me. If I had taken a test drive at night I would not have purchased this car. Hard to test drive at night in July. I expected much better lighting on a car like this. A halogen bulb in a well designed and poisoned fixture works great. I copied the above from a prior complaint. I really like the car and the new design. I was looking on the internet to see if I could upgrade the headlights( better bulb or something else) because I too thought that the lumination of the headlights was sub par. I found this complaint site and wanted to state my dissatisfaction also. Thanks.
Shorting of the driver side headlight, tired system alert warning on.
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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.
I have 2007 chevy Impala. . . . I have trouble with my electrical. . . Examples: radio lighting dim or normal, alarm for ignitionkey left in place dings muffled or normal . . Headlights work or one side or another goes out periodically, visibility. . . Huge windshield post; excessive tire wear at low milege. . . Suspension problems with "weird tire wear on insides of rear tires; manufact. Defect number TSB#08032. And other customer compliants there are ignition problems, fuel tank adhesive problem and a steering knuckle problem; this means ignition can turn off while driving, excessive rear tire wear resulting in tire blow outs(hard to see because it is inside of rear tires and uneven wear, also let us not forget that the fuel can escape from gas tank and cause a fire and windshield posts terrible for visibility etc. . . . Gm is well aware of these problems and has recalled police Impalas and not civilian owned Impalas,,,,could someone please tell me why gm is allowed to make such a vehicle. . . Millions of people have them and are in danger, this was to be my last car. . I am a senior, disabled and wanted to be a loyal made in the USA customer. . . I cannot afford all these repairs and it seems gm is not doing the majority ie out of my pocket. I cannot afford another car and do I pass this on to another person to be unsafe. Also I haqve 63,000 miles on my car and all four doors on the inside need repair due to rust. Kept in garqage. Also noticed another Impala has rust spot same place I do on trunk near Impala need cambur kit and wheel alignment. . . Purchased new set of tires.
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.
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.
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the turn signal lights, hazard lights, and headlights suddenly failed to activate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.
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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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
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.
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|Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problems||
|Turn Signal Switch problems||
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