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Ignition Switch Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 171 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 09/27/2017

I own a chevy Impala that had an ignition switch recall and an airbag recall. The 2012 Chevrolet Impala that I own caused me to have a severe accident that caused me to suffer major injuries because the airbags didn't deploy. Nhtsa campaign 14v355000 recall date: 2014-06-23 summary this defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick lacrosse, 2006-2011 Buick lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac deville, 2006-2011 Cadillac dts, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet monte carlo vehicles. Specs / reviewsfor sale safety 2012 Chevrolet Impala 2012 safety 2012 Chevrolet Impala recalls features rating recalls NHTSA campaign 14v355000 recall date: 2014-06-23 summary this defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Consequences if the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position will cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Remedy gm will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 23, 2014. Owners may contact general motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). Gm's number for this recall is 14299. Component affected electrical system:ignition notes general motors llc.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

When I turn ignition switch on 10 times and finally star running engine then later I saw that airbags light on 5 mins self off all clusters but still running engine. Then, I turn off ignition then turn back on same things 15 times. I don't know what's wrong with car. The battery is good.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 12/01/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. At various times, the ignition failed to start without warning. The contact attempted to turn the ignition switch for almost an hour. In addition, the contact had difficulty inserting the key in the ignition. The contact also stated that the ignition switch position would be turned or the vehicle would stall without warning. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (feldman Chevrolet of novi, 42355 grand river Ave, novi, mi, 48375) where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the key pad was previously replaced. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 11/08/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. After entering the key into the ignition, the ignition switch failed to operate. The contact mentioned that the key became stuck in the ignition. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 07/01/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that shift lever would become stuck in the park position and the key could not be removed from the ignition switch when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who indicated that the failure was caused by the shift lever wires being too thin. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 06/06/2016

When I am driving my vehicle the gear shift the stick on it's own. I hear a pop sound when it happens. This happens when I am in motion and driving the car. . I have already taken my car in for a recall last year to replace a ignition switch. It has been happening for a few weeks and I thought it was normal,until I was in traffic and it moved on it's own. Also last year I had to have the fuel injector replaced on my car. It had been leaking gas for a while. The dealership told me I would have to pay to have it fixed. There weren't any recalls during the time.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 05/27/2016

2009 Chevrolet Impala. March 2015 key failed to disengage from the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the shift park fuse needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. This after the recall for ignition switch. Also on may 27, 2016 car stared having loud clicking sound when air vent is set to air from outside or when off. Comes from passenger side dash board. Upon looking this issue up online many have stated a bad actuator being the cause. This definitely appears to be a manufacturer defect. Continues even when car is off since it switches directly back to that setting. Mileage is 78251.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

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.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 02/15/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the key would not eject from the ignition switch. The failure occurred twice. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the shifter wire needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired the first time, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 02/10/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Shortly after the vehicle was repaired for a recall with the ignition switch, the stability, traction control, abs, and other warning lights randomly flashed. The failure progressed each time the vehicle was reversing and when making left and right turns. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 02/09/2016

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.

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

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 16
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 17
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 18
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Defective ignition switch caused cruise control to malfunction.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 23
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 24
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 25
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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