Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 42 problems related to latches/locks/linkage (under the latches/locks/linkage category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Impala based on all problems reported for the Impala.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was stationary, the rear passenger door would not unlock when prompted. A dealer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the door was disassembled, but the vehicle was not repaired. There was no diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 164,490.
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The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that on several occasions, the trunk unlatched and opened independently. As a result, the battery was drained. The contact was concerned that the failure could happen while driving. No warning light illuminated. The local bonner Chevrolet dealer was contact at 694 wyoming Ave, kingston, PA 18704, phone number: (570) 763-9906 where the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 160.
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The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when the temperature exceeded 85 degrees, the doors would not lock or unlock automatically. The vehicle was taken to a dealer (chuck fairbanks Chevrolet, desoto, texas) who stated that the failure was a known issue, but there was no recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
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The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the door lock actuator on the front passenger door failed to lock and unlock using the key fob. The contact also stated that there was an abnormal clicking noise coming from the air conditioning actuator. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.
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The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was parked, all the doors failed to unlock electronically. In addition, all the doors failed to open manually intermittently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the door lock mechanism needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 40,000.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. After shifting into the park position, the rear driver and passenger side doors failed to automatically unlock without warning. The passengers were able to exit the vehicle after manually unlocking the doors. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rear drivers side door does not open from inside or out. Son was stuck in car. Nothing has been done about this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!.
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...