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Ignition Switch Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 109 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 5
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 6
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 2002 Chevrolet Impala 7
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 11/18/2014

Our 2008 Chevrolet Impala is under the recall for the ignition switch. We have the letter. Car was at the dealer for 4 weeks and they didn't fix it. They said to take the remote off the key and only have the key in the ignition with nothing else on the key and no other fix is available. We feel the car is unsafe to drive at highway speeds should the car shut off. The dealer is fowler Chevrolet in tulsa, oklahoma. And they refuse to provide us a loaner car. What are we to do?.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 11/14/2014

After receiving a recall notice followed by an advisement the repair part(s) were in I took my vehicle to the dealer with the belief that the ignition switch was going to be repaired or replaced. Airport Chevrolet-medford, oregon. All that was done was the size of the key ring hole on the keys were reduced. Was this an acceptable fix for the ignition switch problem, and if so, why was that not mentioned on any of the tv news coverage like ignition switch replacement was? thank you.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 11/13/2014

Tl - the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated she received NHTSA campaign number 14v355000, electrical system four months ago which indicated they would replace the ignition switch. When the vehicle was repaired they only filled in the gap on the key. After the recall repair was performed the door locks in the vehicle began to lock and unlock as if the power was shutting off and eventually the vehicle stalled. The gear shift moved as if she was shifting gears and then the vehicle accelerated on its own. The vehicle was also responding as if the cruise control was stuck but it was not engaged. The dealer stated they were certain that the failure had nothing to do with the recall repair. The failure did not occur prior to the recall repair. The contact was forced to drive off of the road seven times and she was only nine miles away from her home. The manufacturer and the dealer were unable to identify the failure. The dealer advised her to take the vehicle to a transmission repair facility since the failure could be related to the sensor in the transmission. The manufacturer also stated that whenever a recall repair was performed it was no longer in their database and could not be identified. The traction control warning light illuminated and remained illuminated after she turned the vehicle off and on. The failure occurred on November 13, 2014 and she had not driven the vehicle since the failure occurred due to the safety risk. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure after three attempts. The failure mileage was approximately 190,000. Rk.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 11/12/2014

When you insert the key into the ignition switch it won't turn over and start vehicle also started showing security light that won't turn off.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 11/07/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the ignition key released from the ignition switch and the vehicle stalled causing the contact to crash into another vehicle. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front wheel was jammed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 10/27/2014

The gm ignition switch recall repair was performed today, and the key still switches itself off of the "on" position by itself. Also the key can be pulled out of the switch very easily with the engine running. The only thing repaired was the plastic top, which was changed, so that it has to be on its own key ring.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

The gm recall to repair faulty ignition switches is a sham. The problem was announced last winter; in August 2014 I received a letter telling me about the recall and that I would receive a further letter when the parts to repair the problem became available. Friday, October 17, 2014, I received a letter from gm's Chevrolet division, which they dated "September 2014" informing me that my "2011 model year Chevrolet Impala was involved in gm recall 14299. This letter is to inform you that parts are now available to repair your vehicle. " a call this morning, Monday, October 20, 2014, to my Chevrolet dealer, johnson motors, brighton, colorado, that services my vehicle informed me that they did not have the parts, and did not know when they would be available. "I should keep calling back. " I asked if could be put on a list to call when the part(s) became available, and was told a blunt "no. " they do not keep a list of customers to call. A call to gm's customer service informed me that the 'parts' consisted of a device, likely plastic, maybe metal, that fits on the ignition key itself, doing nothing for the defective ignition switch, which is the major problem to begin with. I was further told that there was no way to be informed when the part(s) would be available. At that point I lost my temper. This is a patently absurd response on the part of gm to a serious ignition switch problem that has caused at least 25 deaths so far and untold numbers of non-fatal accidents. Their "fix" has nothing to do with the ignition switch, but instead a sham piece of plastic will be added to the owner's key, if she/he is persistent enough to find one available. You, the NHTSA, should be levying heavy fines against gm for every day this sham response of theirs is perpetrated. I will be copying this to both my u. S. Senators and to my congressman.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 10/03/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after having repairs performed for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system), the key became lodged in the ignition switch. The contact mentioned that due to the failure the vehicle failed to turn off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed a wire had fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,763.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 10/03/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the dealer provided two replacement keys under recall NHTSA campaign number: 14v4000000 (electrical system). However, one of the keys failed to function when inserting into the ignition switch. The dealer placed an order for the second key to correct the problem. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 207,893.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 10/02/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). While entering a residential driveway at approximately 5 mph, the contact turned the steering wheel to the right and heard an abnormal clicking sound coming from the steering column. Immediately, the keys fell from the ignition switch and onto the floorboard. The power steering and brakes became inoperable and the vehicle did not stop until it struck a bed of rocks, which prevented the vehicle from crashing into the house. The ignition switch seized and prevented the key from being inserted into the ignition to start the vehicle. The dealer stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced at the contact's expense of $300, including parts and labor, and an additional $12 for a new set of keys for the replacement ignition switch. The failure mileage was not available.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

2010 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch issue. Recall # 14299. * ld the consumer stated the vehicle cut off, while driving.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

2003 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to recall # 14350. * ld the consumer was unhappy with gm's cover-up, regarding the ignition switch problem.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 09/28/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at an unknown speed, the engine stalled without warning and the vehicle failed to restart. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the technician stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 09/20/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14v400000 (ignition switch) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacture was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Rwk.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 09/20/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 14v355000 (electrical system). The contact believed that the remedy that the manufacturer was implementing with this recall was ineffective, since the actual failure was the ignition switch that needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware that the ignition switch failed to lock. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 09/18/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 35 mph, the transmission failed to shift into gear without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 132,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 09/06/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the ignition switch needed to be replaced but could not be repaired becuase the part was not available to repair the vehicle. The dealer did not provide an estimated timeframe of when the part would become available so the contact was unaware of when the vehicle would be repaired and continued to experience the failure intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 08/26/2014

Chevrolet. Consumer is writing in regards to ignition switch. * ld the consumer experienced problems with the ignition switch. However, the dealer informed her, the vehicle identification number, was not included in the recall. The consumer had the ignition switch replaced, at a cost of $ 338. 94.

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