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Ignition Switch Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 96 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 1
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?.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 2
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 3
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 4
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 5
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 15
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 16
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 17
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 08/19/2014

2003 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to trac unit repair and reimbursement. * ld the consumer stated when the traction light illuminated, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. They discovered the lower intake gasket was leaking, and replaced it. The consumer drove five miles, after leaving the dealer, and the traction light illuminated again, and the vehicle stalled. Also, the ignition switch and catalytic converter were replaced.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 19
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 20
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 21
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 22
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 23
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after turning the vehicle off, the key became lodged in the ignition switch. The key had to be tampered with in order to eject properly. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle had not been taken to a mechanic for a diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. The VIN was not available. Pam.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 25
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.

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