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Latches/locks/linkage Problems of Chevrolet Impala



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 31 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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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 2
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: 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 5
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 6
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.


car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 7
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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 8
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 2006 Chevrolet Impala 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 20
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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 12/02/2009

A dead battery at the airport parking lot in a 2009 Chevrolet Impala may not seem like a problem, however there is no mechanical trunk release from inside the vehicle and my back seat doesn't fold down, so I couldn't crawl into the trunk to trip the emergency release, I was unable to get to my jumper cables. Then when I tried to get the key out of the ignition to lock the car to go make a call. Guess what with the battery dead I couldn't get the key out of the ignition either. A huge concern of mine is this; if that car was involved in an accident, where the battery was destroyed, there would not be any means to access the trunk where emergency equipment is stored, such as first aid kits, fire extinguishers.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 08/03/2009

I am getting my fourth set of tires on my 2008 Impala, with 70,000 miles I have been told everything from not rotating my tire which I do every 6,000 miles to alignment which has been done three times, , I also have no power steering randomly at low speeds, also rear door locks don't work any more, also when I step on the gas the traction control light comes on and I can't go forward and then it all of a sudden will move, that's on dry pavement.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 07/16/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the automatic door lock failed intermittingly. The door would not always lock and the contact was unable to determine when the doors were locked or not. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was told that the actuator needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 11,000 and the current mileage was 48,000.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 12/29/2008

The right and left rear doors are inoperable. I opened the door and when I attempted to close the door it would not shut. The jam was unhooked and when I attempted to open the door again it would not open. This happened with both sides of the door. If an accident were to occur the backseat passengers would be unable to get out of the vehicle.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 10/23/2008

2007 chevy Impala lts: exterior handle on driver's side broke under normal usage -- was not temperature related. Several similar failures were noted by one of the service employees.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 26
Failure Date: 08/27/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that there was no child safety latch on the rear passenger seat doors. Once the vehicle is started, the doors automatically locked. While driving 45 mph, the contact's four year old granddaughter was in the back seat of the vehicle and unlocked the door because there was no child safety lock. The manufacturer stated that they would make a note of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 27
Failure Date: 08/03/2008

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated both rear doors on the vehicle will not lock or unlock. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated there are no recalls but a service bulletin pi-0011a; NHTSA item number: 10038344. Component: latches/locks/linkages: doors: latch. To replace the locks it would cost $400 each and that does not include labour. The dealer stated they will not repair the vehicle unless the city od louisana pay for the repairs. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 68,000. Mw.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 28
Failure Date: 06/22/2008

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. Sporadically, the two rear passenger doors will not unlock from either the interior or exterior of the vehicle. The dealer stated that this was a common failure for this year, make, and model vehicle. The contact would have to replace all the latches, locks, and linkages at more than $200. The vehicle has not been repaired and the manufacturer did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 49,000 and current mileage was 50,000. Updated 10-07-08 updated 10/15/08.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 29
Failure Date: 05/15/2008

Dear sir or madam, this past week we completed a purchase of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala form a local dealer in arnold, missouri. It is a model lt-1. After we got home I started to read the owners manual and examine the car. I eventually noticed that the trunk lid had no key hole. I checked an abbreviated manual we were given. It said I was to pull the rear seat back down to gain access to the trunk in case of emergency. They do not pull down in any way shape or form. I asked if I had come up with a dead battery and a child had crawled into the trunk that I was unloading and closed the trunk. How would I get the child out. No power, no key lock, no other access, unable to get to the battery to jump start the car. How do I save this child? the dealer called the manufacturer and the answer I got was I had opened a "can of worms". So what do I do?.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 30
Failure Date: 12/25/2006

- on December 25, 2006, the contact was driving 35 mph when her child got out of the child safety seat and opened the passenger door. The contact immediately pulled over and secured her child. The contact stated that this was the first and only time that this has happened. The contact has since called thorobred Chevrolet from whom she purchased the car to find out why the car did not have child proof safety locks. The dealer tried to sell her a new car instead of providing her with information on how she could get some child proof safety locks for this car. The contact stated that this was the only dealership that she has contacted concerning the child proof locks . The contact stated that this was a safety issue, and she would like the child proof safety locks added to the car at no cost, or to be provided with a car that did have child proof locks. Updated 02/09/07.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 31

While driving with children buckled in child safety seat and with seat belts on the children were able to unlock the doors and open them while the vehicle was in motion.


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

Problem Category Number of Problems
Latches/locks/linkage problems
31
Door Latch problems
16
Trunk Lid Lock problems
2
Hood Latch problems
1