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Ignition Switch Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 71 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 08/19/2014

Tl-the contact has a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated whenever he placed the key into ignition switch he had to turn the ignition switch further then normal for the vehicle to start. The problem has occurred numerous of times. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received NHTSA campaign 14v355000(electrical system). The contact was told the recall part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,500. Lb.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle, but the failure recurred on numerous occasions. An independent mechanic stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unavailable.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 07/24/2014

Air bag alarm light turned on and was alarming for more than one week, electrical connector issues were diagnoised by the dealership, dealership identified fretting failures. Chevrolet dealership acknowleded that my vehicle is a target for ignition switch update however they informed me that no resolution to the ignition switch for my vehicle would be honored for my car. Neither was there any further explanation for resolution nor was there any recommended safe resolution for me to execute.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the ignition switch was unable to turn as a result the contact was unable to start the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in was NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 07/05/2014

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the ignition switch caused the key to turn from the start position. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 121,313.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled and multiple warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several attempts, but the failure recurred. An independent mechanic stated that the ignition switch was the cause of the failure. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.


car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 06/27/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when attempting to turn off the vehicle, the key became lodged into the ignition and would not move pass the acc position causing the battery to drain. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 105,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 06/15/2014

Climbing up alpowa grade on hiway 12 in washington state, the check engine light came on, "engine power is reduced" came on in the odometer window. Aproximately 35 miles later, beyond Dodge junction and before starbuck turnoff, there was another message flashed in the odometer window, "ignition switch disabled. Service engine" the engine shut down, and the power steering became super sluggish. The car slowed down, and we were able to get stopped on the side of the road. At this point when we got the car running again, the cruise control would not work. When we reached walla walla, washington, we stopped at o'reilys auto parts, had one of the parts specialists come out and check what the code was on the computer, and found out it was the electronic throttle sensor that is defective. This is a pilot car escort vehicle, making the hazard even more dangerous, because had I been traveling with an oversized load, I could have been hit by the semi pulling the load, or I could have impacted the rear of the load, depending if I were following or leading. Also, had that happened while on a job, the load would have had to stop until another pilot car escort vehicle could arrive to continue with the load. This is a dangerous thing to have shut off when driving in areas that are not straight. Unable to control steering, brakes less than responsive, and possible hazards of vehicles oncoming or following us could become impact hazards. 2g1wt57n891104861.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 05/21/2014

I recently purchased a 2005 Impala in April of 2014. There was no check light engine on for about a week, but the light did come on and also with the airbags light. When braking both lights will disappear. At times of accelerating, the lights will appear. Also, I have a faulty ignition switch that is affecting my headlights, radio, interior lights, and my key will barely turn.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 05/16/2014

At slow speeds after considerable driving distances, on two occasions, engine turned off, leaving no power for drive or steering. Car re-started both times. No recurrence to date after ignition switch was replaced on 5/27/14.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 05/02/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. In addition, the contact stated that the key failed to turn in the ignition on several occasions. The vehicle wad taken to the dealer several times but the failure was unable to be replicated. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14v355000 (electrical system ) and stated that the part was not available to complete the repair. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 04/30/2014

The key is stuck in the ignition switch and won't come out.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 03/18/2014

The key got stuck in the ignition switch. . . Gm dealership cannot locate the problem.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 03/11/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving in snow, the ignition switch independently turned off and the vehicle shut off. The contact also stated that the passenger side seat belt was fractured. The contact mentioned that notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system) was received but a notification schedule was not yet submitted to dealers. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

2001 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch failure, causing a loss of electrical power. The dealer informed the consumer, the ignition switch needed to be replaced.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

Seems a lot of 2000-2005 Impalas are experiencing the same issues as I am with the dash instrument panel and possible issues with the passlock system. Sometimes I have to wait 10-15 minutes to crank my car when it wont start or do the lock and unlock trick to reset the passlock system. Ironically enough havent had issues with the ignition switch which now has an active recall. Instrument panel speedometer stuck on 120 mph while in stop position. . . Almost got a ticket over memorial day weekend because I was speeding. . . Showed the officer my speedometer that was sitting on 90 mph at the time and he gave me a warning and told me to get that fixed.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the key would not turn from the off position to an on position intermittently. The contact stated that after numerous attempts the vehicle was able to start. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled when approaching a stop and security warning light illuminated. The contact had to wait several minutes before the vehicle could restart. The dealer diagnosed that the ignition switch and key needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 171,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 11/12/2013

I was driving on main street in rio vista and my vehicle just simple shut off. The car rolled and hit a planter in front of the store as I tried steering it out of the street. When I tried to start it again, the ignition switch would not operate. I called the amica roadside assistance and was towed to abel Chevrolet. They informed me that this problem was typical to this year vehicle and that the ignition switch would need to be replaced. They replaced it at a cost of approximately $509. 11 since my ignition has already been replaced, do I need to take it back in? also will I be compensated for the cost of the replacement?.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 09/18/2013

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, the cruise control engaged independently and would not deactivate. The ignition switch was turned off; however, the vehicle continued to accelerate. In addition, the brake pedal was depressed numerous times and the vehicle failed to slow down. When the emergency brake was engaged the vehicle came to a complete stop. The vehicle then resumed normally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the cruise control cable was detached. The mechanic stated that the ignition switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 06/04/2013

2002 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch problem. The consumer stated the electrical switch was replaced on June 4, 2013. On February 13, 2014, the vehicle lost all power and came to a complete stop. On April 5, 2014, the vehicle lost all power again.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 01/10/2013

I have a electrical problem with my ignition switch. Sometimes it starts, sometimes it doesn't do anything, sometimes security light comes on. Sometimes it shuts off. Had it looked at and they said it needs a new ignition switch. Is that under a recall. Had problem for about a year or so, but they couldn't say for sure it is the switch????????????.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

When on the highway doing approx. 65 mph with my cruise control on, all of sudden the cruise control dropped out and vehicle slowed down dramatically. . Also the heat and ac would not work at all. These conditions continued intermittently. When we went to my mechanic he had an ignition switch waiting, he knew of the problem before we arrived. As soon as he touched the ignition switch the engine shut off. Since we had the switch replaced we have had no problems. This sounds like a similar problem as the recall. Thank you.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 12/28/2012

Cruise control goes off and on intermittingly. Heat and ac goes on and off. Had ignition switch replaced and problem was solved. Sounds like same problem as recent recall.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 12/21/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated the ignition failed to start until after numerous attempts. The failure recurred seven times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the ignition switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The failure mileage was unavailable. Updated 8/19/cn.

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