Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 156 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
First was hazardous switch driving night lost lights on dash and driving light,took to dealer short out wiring from hazard switch cost 650. 00 was told by service rep on going problem with it, next was security light coming on pulled over on highway turned key off would not start took to dealer said have issues with ignition switch going to cost 500. 00. Said they know they have issues. We are retired military, this is wrong when they know they have issues they should be recalled.
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The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. When the contact inserted the key into the ignition and attempted to start the vehicle, smoke emitted from the ignition. The contact attempted unsuccessfully to pull the key out. The contact exited the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. There was no fire. The contact stated that the VIN was recalled a year ago and the ignition switch was replaced. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.
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After putting key into the ignition, then attempted to start the vehicle, the key would not turn. The key would go in/out, but would not turn to start the car. The steering wheel was not locked. After 20 minutes of tapping/shaking the key the ignition switch turned and the car was able to start. For the next week, the key was in/out of the ignition with trouble, then it happened again, stranding me at the store. This time it took over 1 hour to jar the key to be able to turn/start car. After review internet regarding this issue, it seems this is a well known issue with chevy ignition cylinder locks. There are also many same complaints listed on file on this. Repair shop quotes $500 in parts/labor to fix. This should be a recall fix. This vehicle has only 57000 miles and I bought it used 6 years ago with only 9500 original miles.
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start on numerous occasions after an ignition switch recall repair was performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 120,000.
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.
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the engine stalled several times, while driving at 60 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed. The ignition switch and cylinder were replaced however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle will be taken back to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 281,000.
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. .
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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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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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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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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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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Defective ignition switch caused cruise control to malfunction.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
2001 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch replacement recall and seeks reimbursement. The consumer also stated the intake gaskets were replaced.
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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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.
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.
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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