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Ignition Switch Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 151 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

2003 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle still does not operate properly after ignition switch recall notice repairs. The consumer stated the ignition continued to lock up. At times, he was unable to turn the key in the ignition, or it would simply cut off.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

2003 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall repairs issues. The consumer also stated the check engine, abs and tire pressure light was on. Also, there was a click in the steering wheel when turning it, the vehicle had an oil leak, freon was leaking from the vehicle. .

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

Faulty/worn ignition switch in this vehicle will generate the following issues: (determined through trial and error due to chronic electrical issues:) 1). Engagement and disablement of abs system because of lack of good power to the system from the ignition switch circuit. 2). Entire loss of directional system(turn signals) again because of lack of good power to the system from the ignition switch circuit. These two situations lead to vehicle that is unsafe to drive at the time of the failure which may happen stationary or while in motion. These issues were intermittent and would happen at any time. Ignition switch in a vehicle should not generate issues such as this.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

2001 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall repairs. The consumer was involved in two separate accidents as a result of a faulty ignition.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 09/04/2015

I turn on the vehicle and then it shut off. . . Like the ignition switch is faulty. . . Then the stabilitrak comes on. . I have to turn the key over slowly so it won't hesitate to turn on or shirt off.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after switching on the turn signal the vehicle suddenly shut off and the air bag sensor light illuminated. The contact also indicated that while driving the key was removed from the ignition switch and the vehicle continued to operate. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 184,000. Jft.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 08/24/2015

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was unable to start the vehicle due to the key not being able to turn in the ignition switch. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Defective ignition switch caused cruise control to malfunction.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 06/21/2015

I was deriving down a steep grade on the gatlinburg bypass toward pigeon forge, TN in second gear for engine breaking. I first noticed the car getting warmer and I checked the dual climate control by feel to make sure my rider had not increased the temperature. Then I noticed the steering was harder on slight curves; then I noticed the tachometer going to zero and sone other gauges decreasing; then I had to slow for a charper curve where I had no power brake assist and no powering steering assist. I managed to bring the vehicle to a safe stop where I tried to restart the engine. The vehicle restarted after a short cranking but acted if it was starving for fuel. Once restarted the vehicle ran satisfactory, if I had been a weak person or had panicked this incident would probably have resulted in a crash. The ignition switch recall had recently been accomplished. The fuel level was 1/2 tank. As an electrical engineer this appeared to be an electrical problem where the engine power was cut off shutting down the fuel pump, instrument cluster, ignition, and electric steering assist.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 06/18/2015

I was going down a steep hill - warner hill road - stratford CT. The car battery light came on and I lost power - including brakes. I was able to use the brakes but they were extremely hard to push but they worked. Luckily there was no cars in front or back and the traffic light was green. I was able to coast across the intersection into the sikorski aircraft plant past the guard and was able to stop. I turned the ignition switch and the car worked fine. This car was recalled for ignition switch problems and all the dealer did was to replace the key fob with a lead weight. I believe that they should have replaced the entire ignition switch. Please let me know if you have any information that the ignition switch should have replaced instead of just a key fob replacement which did not work.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 05/08/2015

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the ignition failed to turn to the on position and the steering wheel did not lock while the vehicle was turned off. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 05/04/2015

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when starting the vehicle, the ignition key failed to turn in the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch and cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 207,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 04/19/2015

The contact owned a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph in very light rain when the vehicle exhibited an abnormal clicking noise four times successively. The front end of the vehicle then seemed to drop to the ground causing the steering wheel to seize, the traction control warning light to flash and the brakes to become inoperable. The contact also stated that the air bag erroneously deployed and knocked her unconscious. The vehicle then traveled off the roadway, into a woody area and crashed into a tree. The contact was awoken by the screams of her small children, who were sitting in the rear of the vehicle. Two child passengers were injured and suffered lacerations to the face, contusions of the shoulders, face, head injuries and a concussion. The contact sustained a sprained neck, fractured spine, and a concussion, clotting in the skull, a chest wall contusion and lacerations to the legs. All three passengers required medical attention. The contact and all passengers were able to exit the vehicle without further injuries. A police report was filed of the incident, and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The contact was advised that the transmission and the motor had both fallen out of the vehicle prior to the crash and were still in the roadway. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of a recall on the ignition switch one week after the crash occurred (NHTSA campaign id number: 14v355000 - electrical) . The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 186,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 03/10/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the ignition key failed to release from the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer verified that the vehicle was affected by NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system); however, the recall did not cover the ignition switch and cylinder. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 200,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 03/04/2015

No incident. This is a complaint about the recall for chevy ignition switches. Chevy's repair is to give you a key ring that separates the ignition keys from the other keys. Most people won't bother and a friend driving your car isn't going to know. All you have done is give gm's lawyers a loophole for large lawsuits. They can claim the owner didn't separate the keys. This is bullshit. The correct repair is to replace the bad switch. How many people have to die or get injured before you do the right thing instead of letting gm do the half ass thing that protects them from lawsuits. Hasn't gm been bailed out enough. Why would you protect gm over and above the safety of the american public.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

2001 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch replacement recall and seeks reimbursement. The consumer also stated the intake gaskets were replaced.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

2013 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall issues. Consumer sent additional correspondence. The consumer stated all the dealer did was change the factory issued key so he could not put additional keys on the ring and repalced the larger key ring, with a smaller one.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 02/02/2015

2011 Chevrolet Impala. Customer unsatisfied with gm response to fixing life safety issue. Consumer sent additional correspondence. The consumer stated the vehicle continues to have an engineering defect in the ignition switch, that could lead to the switch coming out of the run position. The consumer stated gm's fix was to modify the key and use smaller key rings. The consumer stated that was just a patch, that does not resolve the underlying engineering design manufacturing defect in the ignition. Status update 02/10/jb updated 06/22/15.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 14v10000 (electrical system) was received in November 2014. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the ignition switch as part of the recall remedy. On January 15th, while driving approximately 40 mph the battery sensor light illuminated and the vehicle suddenly shut off. The vehicle was restarted and immediately taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the replacement ignition switch was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 63,000. Jft.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 01/13/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel and the brake pedal became stiff. The vehicle stalled and was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system) however, the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 149,000. Djr.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 01/10/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while the vehicle in park and attempting to reverse, the vehicle failed to shift. The contact also mentioned that the key was unable to be removed from the ignition and an unknown warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the ignition switch was replaced but the shifter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 146,635. Djr.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 01/08/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately any speed the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic and diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective; he researched the issue and told the contact that there was a recall for the issue. The dealer was contacted and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that their vehicle VIN was not included in the recall (14350). Bd.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

2011 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to gm recall 14299 and 12104. The consumer learned of the ignition switch and lower control arm recall. However, the dealer stated they would only address the ignition switch recall, because they had not been notified of any other recalls or problems with the suspension. The consumer stated from time to time, when she turned the steering wheel to the left or right, there was a noise similar to the tire rubbing the fender.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 12/18/2014

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the key released from the ignition switch without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 12/12/2014

2003 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle starting problems and electrical system/ ignition recall notice. The consumer stated the starting problems began two years into owning the vehicle. Every mechanic charged him hundreds of dollars in parts and labor, only for the problem to return. In September 2014, the consumer received a recall notice. He took the vehicle to the dealer, where they put two rings on his key fob. They also informed him the ignition switch and sensor needed to be replaced, which cost him several hundred dollars. The consumer stated the starting problem has ceased. The consumer believed his problem qualified to be recalled, since several other vehicles were being recalled for ignition problems. Also, the left front door latch assembly was replaced.

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