Headlights Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 163 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Impala 1
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 2017 Chevrolet Impala 2
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 3
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!.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Impala 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 04/30/2015

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 12/20/2014

Extremely disappointed and shocked while driving at night for the first time on a country road in this vehicle. The projector beam halogens utterly fail to illuminate the roadway in a manner any competent driver would consider to be adequate or most importantly safe! dealer of course says this is "factory" and considered normal. I have concluded that this headlight design is adequate for most urban (semi lighted) highway but necessarily dangerous for rural drivers. I will be on the lookout for a newly designed headlamp offering from gm. My fix is to intentionally aim the (low beams) extremely low and just use the (high beams) full time which at least allows all the available light to be utilized with no ill affect to oncoming drivers since the beam is so dim! OH, also it seems there are no provisions (adjustability) that I can see for side to side aiming?.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

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.