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Seat Belt Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 45 problems related to seat belt (under the seat belt category).

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 10/17/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the key was difficult to turn over into the on position. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical) and NHTSA campaign number: 10v480000 (seatbelts). However, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The failure mileage was unknown. Pam.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 09/26/2014

Service airbag warning light is on for no reason. I see today that there is an electrical short in the 2014 air bag warning system. I think the problem is bigger.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 09/20/2014

Car was hit on front drivers corner and front end. Car shut off and no air bags deployed.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 09/17/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to strap a child safety seat on the rear passenger's side of the vehicle, the seat belt failed latch. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 189,000.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 09/07/2014

Driver and passenger seat belts have cuts in the out side edges. Seems to be caused by the re-tractor mechanism as the cuts are inside the door pillars when they are retracted. Has this happened on any other Impalas and what should we do?.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 08/18/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number 14v355000 electrical system) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The dealer advised that the part was not available for repair. The contact also wanted to advised that NHTSA campaign number 10v480000 (seat belts) was not performed on the vehicle however the vehicle did not experience the ignition or seat belt failure. Li.


car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 08/17/2014

While driving at night speed 55 mph all the instrument gauges went to zero nothing was registering at all this happened several times while driving. It happened several times after that for the next 2 months. Then it would not start. Had to tow to dealer.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the front passenger seat belt became jammed and became locked. The contact was unable to use the seat belt. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 67,000.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated the driver seat belt was broken. The latch failed to connect in order to secure seat belt. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the latch for driver seat needed to be replaced. The failure had not been repaired. The contact stated the manufacturer alerted that the seat belt was no longer manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000. The VIN was unavailable. Pam.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 06/19/2014

My driver side and back seat in the middle seat belts will not lock. I attempt to attach the seat belt as it should but will not lock and if it does click to lock the first bump (pot hole) I hit it unbuckles. Very unsafe.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 06/07/2014

The bolt/clip to the passenger side front seat belt clip to the b-pillar fell off while driving without any pressure applied. The same happened approximately six months ago. After both times, I had to screw and tighten the bolt/screw to reattach the seat belt clip to the b-pillar. Seat belts are one of the most important safety components of a vehicle. Failure of the b-pillar clip/support of a seat belt in the event of a collision would likely result in a catastrophic injuries, which may have been preventable should the seat belt have functioned property as intended.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 05/28/2014

We own the car listed above and have for over two years. We bought it at a dealership in east tennessee. The car was previously used as a rent a car for enterprise. Not even a year after we bought the vehicle we had to replace the transmission. The biggest problem is the fact I have drove this car and all issues stated for a recall we have had a problem with. The most recent is the vehicle shutting off while driving it on highways. It's is saying service engine light mad than will say service traction control,than it will shutoff I been going 70 down an interstate and it shutoff mad about kill us. We had the vehicle checked and the accelerator pedal sensor or something like that is the problem by what technician say. I am just now starting to research the issues we have and found numerous recalls on this vehicle in which we have the problems listed above and more. Mainly the airbag steering control arm and vehicle just shutting off. I guess the best way to sum it up is they sold us a lemon perhaps but after looking at the recall list our vehicle meets the requirements for sure. Too many problems for a new vehicle. Just looking to take care of the problem before the car injures us or someone else on the highways. Hope this doesn't take long to get resolved because deaths could occur. Thanks for your time hope to speak with someone soon before it's too late. I mean I thought something major was wrong but the automd website really assured what we been thinking. Thanks for your time.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 05/19/2014

Potential defective seat belt assemblies causing airbag lights to come on and off intermittently when the seats are moved forward and backwards. Local repair shop performed diagnostic test and the code displayed led them to the passenger side air bag. Within a day of the repair the light came back on but went off and has not illuminated since. I have contacted gm (case # sr # 71-13111-46047) and they have refused to assist stating there are no recalls for this issue for the Impala and will not reimburse me since I used a local repair shop and not a gm dealership. I believe this is a defective seat belt assembly that gm has installed in chevy Impala’s and they refuse to take ownership. Their track record with faulty parts and failure to recall unsafe vehicles has been proven. I feel this is a serious safety concern and I am asking the ntsb look into this matter.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 05/04/2014

I was involved in an accident on may 4, 2014. I hit another vehicle from the rear. There was extensive damage to my vehicle yet my air bag did not deploy. Also my seat belt failed to lock. As a result I hit the steering wheel with my mouth. I also hit the windshield with the top of my head. My teeth cut into my bottom lip and I had to go to the er later that night because of the pain. I feel that had the airbag deployed I wouldn't have sustained the injury that I did.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 05/02/2014

Air bag light came on in may 2, 2014, and an email was received by the owner (me) that they should have a oil change- they did that and at the same time they told the person in the autonations garage that the air bag light comes on and they came back with a check up and said it was the sensor for the air bag rubbing on the seat belt and ruined it. Causing possible injuries to person/persons in the moving vehicle if an accident ever occured. This was then taken care of by autonations garage with "thomas asm" & the tech was "pete" ! amount for replacement $445. 07 vehicle had just run out of warranty! oil change along with tire alignment and other check ups that day came to $ 735. 63 .

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 04/14/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled causing the contact to crash into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belts did not secure around the occupants at the point of impact. A police report was filed and two injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,100.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 03/27/2014

2009 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to the seat belt recall notice. The consumer stated the warning light for the readiness air bag for the driver seat belt as well as the air bag light illuminated. The dealer informed the consumer, only the anchor was apart of the recall, and it would cost$400 to replace the sensor.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 02/17/2014

My seat belts won't lock properly. The passenger belt has the most issues and you have to push it in and then click it. In and then you can't guarantee it will stay locked.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

Drivers seat belt will not retract. Loose against drivers.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

1. The car would stop accelerating and completely turn off while driving. Steering wheel would lock and would coast to a stop. All the lights on instrument panel and everything would turn off. 2. 3 seat belt latches no longer work.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the front passenger seat belt failed to restrain the passenger and allowed them to move forward and hit his forehead on the eye glass holder located on the sun visor. The manufacturer informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number 10v480000 (seat belts). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 95,000. . . . Updated 03/07/14 the consumer stated the seat belts had to be pulled, in order for them to lock in. Updated 03/13/14.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 10/02/2013

I bought this vehicle used 17 months ago and have had intermitten problem with seatbelt but yesterday the seat belt would not buckle into latch on driver's side at all, checked for debris, coins in the way, not there. The red release latch will not release and pop back open so that it can accept the buckle. I called the dealer and he said there are no recalls for this item and I can bring it in and pay $106. 00 for them just to look at it. I am going to try and find the parts to fix it myself.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the front driver's, front and back passenger's side seat belts failed to latch to the buckle. In addition, the passenger's side air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 09/25/2013

May 2013 I purchased a 2012 Impala fully certified by the chevy dealer. On 9/25/2013 I was stopped on I-80 due to traffic. A woman traveling 53 mph slammed into me causing me to take out the next 3 cars. I filed an investigation with gm to review the vehicle information (which is how I know how fast she was traveling). The airbag light was on, but no airbags deployed, and the seat belt had restrained me only after I violently bounced off of the steering wheel. When this was reported to gm it was stated that there are three lines of defense in a vehicular accident #1 the body of your vehicle #2 your seat belt #3 airbag deployment. 2/3 lines of defense had failed me. Gm had no conclusion after the accident and I received the reports from the engineers. I was traveling fast enough into the car ahead of me for the airbags to have deployed, and the seat belt should have restrained me. Nearly a year later, I am greatful that one line of defense had prevented further injuries, but this is something that I will forever feel the negative impacts of. With recent news investigations into gm's faulty airbag deployment, clearly they can look beyond just the older models of Impalas.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 08/25/2013

August 2013 involved in a car accident, quick deceleration, frontal crash. Other driver pulled into traffic, with her view blocked of moving traffic approaching her. Once the truck driving in front of me turned she was stopped in the roadway. I attempted to stop my car quickly but did not have more than 4 seconds in which to stop my car. I impacted the front end, driver side quarter panel, and engine compartment of a 2005 Honda civic. The 2005 Chevrolet Impala shoulder harness locking mechanism failed. The airbag did not deploy at the time of the accident. My body propelled forward upon braking and I impacted with a fully extended shoulder harness. The length of the shoulder harness only extends to 1. 5 inches from the steering wheel, my body continued to travel beyond the extension of the harness causing injury to my left clavicle, upper sternum, neck, shoulders and ribs. My upper body, sternum and torso hit the steering resulting in whiplash, to include abdominal, neck, sternum, clavicle, shoulder and scapulothoracic injuries. My knee hit the dash underneath the steering wheel.

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