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Latches/locks/linkage Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 36 problems related to latches/locks/linkage (under the latches/locks/linkage category).

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 06/30/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While attempting to exit the vehicle, the doors failed to unlock automatically after the vehicle was shifted into park and turned off. The contact and the passengers had to manually unlock their doors to exit the vehicle. The failure persisted for three months. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

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Failure Date: 02/10/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that rear passenger door failed to unlock and the driver's door would not lock. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000 and the current mileage was 26,000.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 09/09/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the door actuator failed on the rear driver and passenger side doors. The contact also stated that the rear driver and passenger side doors failed to lock when the vehicle was in drive. The doors had to be manually locked and unlocked. The dealer stated that the actuator motor might need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 05/02/2013

Right rear door lock would operate intermittently at first and finally will not unlock at all with auto door lock or key fob. It is also starting to do the same thing on the left rear door lock so I know it will only be a matter of time before it will not unlock either.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 02/24/2013

The right rear door lock works intermittently with my power door lock system on my 2008 chevy Impala. Also the right front passenger door lock worked intermittently at first and now it does not respond. I have done some research online and I know I am not the only owner of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala with this problem. Pleas help. Is there any way a recall can be issued to get this issue fixed? it is impossible to unlock the right rear door from the outside with a key because there is no key hole. There is only one key hole on to unlock a door with the car key and it is on the driver side door only.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

2008 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer states problem with back seat door locks the consumer stated the rear door locks did not operate when the vehicle was put in gear. The consumer stated if kids were in the back seat, they could easily open the doors.


car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 07/20/2012

Both rear power door locks have failed. They are inoperable from inside the vehicle. This has caused an unsafe condition for the passengers in the rear seats of the vehicle. This in a very common problem with the 2008 Impalas. Chevrolet is aware of the issue, but has not started a recall to address the issue.

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Failure Date: 06/18/2012

The power door lock for the rear driver side door will not operate. It can only be locked or unlocked manually. This becomes a real problem when I have my grandchildren in the back seat.

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Failure Date: 04/13/2012

2008 chevy Impala. Right rear door lock began working intermittently. Right front followed suit shortly afterwards. Now, some 5 months later, the driver door is behaving the same way. It makes transporting my children difficult and unsafe. If there were to be an accident, the children in the back seat are not likely to have the mental capacity to remember to unlock the door which could lead to further injury or death. Wiring harness in the center console is poorly designed and located in such a way that the wiring breaks and making it so electrical safety devices do not disengage thus not letting the key be removed, the vehicle not being able to shift from park, and other failures yet to be identified.

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Failure Date: 02/15/2012

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that he was unable to unlock the doors by using the automatic key fob. The contact mentioned that the only way to unlock the door was by crawling over the rear seat and manually unlocking the doors from the inside. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who did not diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 71,000 and the current mileage 73,600. Updated 04/25/12.


 
car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, all four door locks were independently locking and unlocking. The door locks have all failed and the contact was only able to use the key to open the driver's side door. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the contact was informed that the actuators and computers failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The current mileage was approximately 125,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

We are getting ready to have to replace our third set of tires. We bought our Impala new and replaced our first set of tires at Feb. 2010 (38,000 miles). Replaced again at 54,000 miles Dec. 2011. Replaced again at 65,000 Nov. Of 2012 and it is in need ot new rear tires again at 72,000. Car shakes and back end slides in bad weather. Service department states that it needs a cambor kit. Research has shown that Chevrolet produced a faulty suspension rod and recalled "police owned" vehicles but not consumer vehicles. Do not feel safe in vehicle or allowing my 16 year old to drive it. My car is aligned and tires rotated and serviced frequently! tires wear down to metal sticking out of tires and inner wear is incredible. Left tire behind the driver is the quickest to have problems and begin to cause car to shake. Secondly, rear door automatic door locks quite working after 2 years of owning car. How do I become part of the class action law suit.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 06/14/2011

Rear drivers side door does not open from inside or out. Son was stuck in car. Nothing has been done about this.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated the passenger side door lock failed. The dealer was notified and stated the door actuator part#20790495 needed to be replaced. The repairs cost was $300 and the dealer agreed to pay half. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and only advised her to file a complaint with NHTSA. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 45,000. The current mileage was 51,000.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the air conditioner would only blow air from the windshield vent, and as a result, the windshield would freeze. The contact also stated that the front driver's side door latch would not allow the door to remain open, and would sometimes close on her leg. The vehicle was not taken to have the failures diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

Power door locks stopped working. I can open the drivers door with the key, but the other power locks do not open. It started with the rear locks and now includes all locks. This is dangerous because we carry our small grandchildren in their car seats in the back. The only way to unlock the doors is to roll down the power window and reach in to unlock. I have discussed this with Chevrolet but they say they have no reports of others having this problem. This is hard to believe since there are so many reports of this on the internet forums. I believe this is a very serious safety issue. In an accident, the rear windows may not function and we would have to break out the rear windows to free our grandchildren.

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Failure Date: 05/15/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the only door that would lock was the front driver¿s door. The vehicle was taken the dealer. The dealer stated that the door actuators needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 113,000.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

Using fob or lock/unlock buttons, the door locks randomly do not lock or unlock. It was checked, but no solution offered. With the back door locks being at the back of the door, this is a major inconvenience and can be a safety hazard for elderly and disabled individuals. It is also a safety issue when you assume the doors are locked (or unlocked), but they aren't. There should be a recall, but just like the intake manifold gasket and low quality paint issues on Chevrolet vehicles in the past, I am sure there will not, and we will all continue to buy $30,000 pieces of junk!.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 01/26/2011

The automatic door locks on these cars don't operate correctly. Currently the rear door locks don't open or close with the automatic locks. This seems to be a common problem with similar models of chevy Impala's. So far I have had 3 of the 4 door locks repaired by chevy, but the rear ones went bad again. . Read more...

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 01/05/2011

Left (drivers side) rear door will not close after opening. When shut, the door bounces back open. After several attempts to close the door, it will close. When you get in and put the car into drive, the door will open and warning lights will come on telling you the left rear door is open. This has happened for about the past month. To the point now where I won't even open the door because there is no guarantee it will close again. This is a major safety issue, I have an infant that rides in the back of the car and a faulty door is not something I want to be worrying about.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 12/13/2010

The door handle to my 2007 chevorlet Impala was pulled loose while opening an unlocked door. The door handle became detached at the end where the key goes into the driver side door. It is now in a state where if someone wants to pull it out to break into the car, it is very easy to do.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 12/10/2010

2007 Impala drivers door handle broke under normal usage and was repaired under extended warranty but car has only 70000 miles. Also the rear tires are wearing out fast and unusual wear on the inside edges. This weekend had to replace tires again since steel belts were showing and local shop is stating they see this all the time on Impalas. I have researched on line and see many complaints but no recall from gm.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 08/09/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the rear door locks malfunctioned. The contact mentioned that he could only lock and unlock the doors manually. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. However, the contact was unaware of the repairs needed to remedy the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 07/28/2010

2006 Chevrolet Impala 8 months ago the left back door would not open, a couple months later the right back door will not open. I was unable to get my grandson out of the car seat I had to climb over the front seats to unlock the car seat undo the seat belt climb back over and than lift him out through the front seat. If there would have been an accident I would not have been able to get him out through the back doors. There is a safety issue with this problem.

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Failure Date: 06/07/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated the rear trunk did not have the capability to open manually with a key however, the trunk could be accessed electronically with the keyless remote control and the interior automatic trunk release mechanism. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they informed the contact that the issue being addressed was a manufacturer design flaw. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Updated 02/25/lj updated 05/02/11.

Other Common Latches/locks/linkage related problems of Chevrolet Impala

Problem Category Number of Problems
Latches/locks/linkage problems
36
Door Latch problems
17
Trunk Lid Lock problems
2
Hood Latch problems
1