Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 156 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).
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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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.
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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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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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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.
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.
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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Headlights flicker, driving down the road and parked. Also battery drains every year.
See all problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala.
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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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?.
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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Driving down the road with my high beams on, my headlights went out completely. My low beams work ok but if I use high beams they randomly go out. This is the second gm vehicle I have had with this problem. The mechanic at the gm dealership said 4 of his 6 family members have had same problem. A former CO-worker had same problem. I contacted gm and was told my car was to old for them to fix it. . .
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.
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.
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. While driving various speeds, the brakes locked up. The contact stated that the engine blew out, which also caused the catalytic converter to fail. The contact stated that the dealer could not determine why the vehicle overheated. When the vehicle overheated, the contact became locked inside the vehicle until it cooled down. In addition, the high beam headlights were very dim and dimmer than the daytime running lights. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was designed in that manner. The vehicle was repaired several times for the failures, but the remedies failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 54.
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.
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