Starter Problems of Chevrolet Impala



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 43 problems related to starter (under the electrical system category).

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 07/24/2014

This auto theft system,pass-lock in the ignition has caused myself and many other Impala owners to be stranded in the all kinds of unbearable weather,and unsafe conditions. The cars after being shut off will not start again until maybe 20 min later. My car would not start after two days I had to leave it in the mall parking lot until I could find someone to tow it for me,there I was stranded a second time with my children in the car and it was above 90 degrees outside. This is very inconvenient I do not have the money for a mechanic to guess at whats wrong with my vehicle. Its not the starter,or battery please do a recall on this issue.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle would shake vigorously when the brakes were applied. The failure occurred while driving various speeds. The dealer replaced all four brakes, rotors, and tires and performed an alignment; however, the failure recurred. In addition, the vehicle would fail to restart when turned off for thirty minutes or longer. The starter was replaced twice, but this did not remedy the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 161,000.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 01/08/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while exiting a parking lot, the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. The starter disabled, service throttle and engine power low warning messages displayed on the instrument panel after the failure. The vehicle was restarted after numerous attempts however, the failure progressed into an intermittent occurrence. The vehicle was taken to the dealer , who stated that the engine control module would need to be replaced. The manufacture was alerted about the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 115,000.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 10/30/2013

The car will not start no matter hot or cold. Once started the electrical system throws multiple errors, from security, battery, service engine soon, abs light, seat belt light, and brakes. The complete dash board goes dead including all gauges, from the speedometer, fuel and temperature gauge. The warning bell continues to ring as the battery light comes on - it does this continually while driving. Often times it will not start. I have a 6 year old daughter and I am concerned for her safety when this happens. I have put a new batter, new starter and new alternator in this car. Gm knows about the problems and they should be required to re-call these cars and fix the problem.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 07/08/2013

The car has a problem with the passlock/bcm system. I have tried numerous times to fix the problem with the car. The bcm needs replacement it is a very known and common problem that gm is well aware of. The passlock system in the ignition cylinder will either go bad or short out and then the bcm will see it as the car is being stolen and then shut down the fuel injections and the starter preventing the car from being started. I am so sick and tired of doing the relearn of the bcm/igniton so that I can start my damn car. The needs to be a major recall on the chevy line with the pass lock ii system installed in it!!!!!!.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 09/24/2012

As I was driving to golf on Monday September 24th, on interstate I-80 heading west, my 2009 chevy Impala onboard computer stated the following, service traction control, reduced power, starter disabled and the check engine light all at roughly the same time. My car completely died and I had no power steering. Luckily I was able to coast out of harms way and get to the side of the road. I checked some wires under the hood and didn't find anything loose. When I attempted to start the car back-up, the onboard computer flashed, starter disabled. I sat with the car for about 15 minutes and tried once more. This time it started and ran normal, but the check engine like was on(still is). How scary is this really? enough to make me hate driving this car anywhere. Not to mention I'm a single dad of 4, who needs to get to work, school and many other things.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

The passlock security system in my car disables my fuel and my starter. I have been stuck places before because the car won't start. The security message is on and so is the battery along with service vehicle soon. The car will not start and hasn't for months now. I am very upset, my radio says locked and I have tried everything to get my car to start. It will leave me stranded at some point if it starts.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 04/27/2012

Every now and then you go to start the car it won't do anything. All the lights, radio, everything comes on as normal but when you turn the key over to start it won't do nothing, click, or anything. One time we left the car over night, locked up, the next day it started like nothing was wrong. Another time I let the car sit for 15 mins and it started fine. Then another time, I kept trying every 10 to 15 mins for an hr but nothing. Then let it sit for 25 to 30 mins then nothing but I left the key in on position for a couple minutes while all the lights ran and then it started fine. Some people say its the starter, ignition or even the security. A lot of people have had this problem there's even videos of people complaining. Id say that there's something that needs to be looked into so everyone w these vehicles know what's wrong. Thanks.

car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 05/12/2011

My chevy Impala 2003 intermittently will not start; it seems that there is some electronically activated lockout system that temporarily prevents the car from being started. (the battery, starter and other conventional part of the starting system are ok. ) under certain situations, this is a safety issue since the car has been in potentially hazardous locations for a 30 second stop but then it won't start for 10 minutes due to an unknown problem with the car's passlock security / electrical / key tumbler / systems. Aside from the frustration, I cannot rely on my automobile when transporting my 90+ year old parents to lunch or whatever because I may become stranded and their health issues cannot tolerate sitting in a hot car for unknown periods of time.

car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 04/25/2011

2003 Chevrolet Impala security system causing starting failure. Car has new battery, starter, and alternator, and has no other defects, other than intermittent failure of the security system, causing failure to start.


 
car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 03/01/2011

Bought this car used and it was running fine for about a year till it got to the point that the car would not crank and security lock would pop up frequently now it almost takes an hour to crank it even if u hit the starter the stater moves but want crank the car I have spent over 4 grand on it trying to fix it but nothing works even checked fuses wires and computer box nothing looks bad cruise control stopped working awhile back too.

car image   Starter problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 01/28/2011

2000 Impala, car has died 2 times since purchased 2 weeks ago for no reason while driving. All electrical still works but starter will not engage, after 5-30 minutes of waiting it will start. Chevy dealership says to change the ignition switch sometimes it helps. Chevy knows about this problem but wont do anything it. Also have the turn signal issue where they quit working until you turn on the flashers. Fuel guage doesnt work. All of the recalls have been done to this car. Why wont chevy fix the dangerous one about the car stalling at freeway speed and loosing the power steering and power brakes do to a stalled engine. 119000 miles on the car.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 12/03/2010

Car doesn't want to start if it's cold outside (35 degrees or colder). Sometimes it takes 10-30 minutes for the car to finally start. It happens numerous times. I've replaced battery, I've had car alarm system checked, starter checked, and still have problems. I have read online of thousands of people with the same problem with various brands from general motors.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 11/06/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the starter switch continuously failed and the vehicle could not be started. In addition, the headlights had become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that there was an electrical failure, such as the anti theft and pass lock systems, which constantly caused the entire electrical system to fail. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that they were unable to repair the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 153,000.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2010

2001 Chevrolet Impala LS. Electrical problems causing vehicle not to start if is sits a number of house I. E. Overnight. Took vehicle for servicing to dealer they tried twice and they cannot fix the problem. Took the car to chevy dealer they disconnected car alarm system only for the problem to still exist. I work nights I cried because of being stranded in the middle of the night alone. How could this be and gm not doing anything to help. So many complaints and still no action. I will try to contact to see if assistance can be given. If not I will make it my personal mission to make sure this does not happen to anyone else. This happens almost everyday now and I am beyond fed up. The altenator, two batteries, starter, control module, and fuses were replaced and yet experts cannot fix the problem. Gm should be ashamed I taking a plan of action to contact my local news station and bbb. This is not fair and not customer service. As a result my children have been late to school and missed school, I have been late to work and missed work. This car has been a curse and I would sell the vehicle but I cannot imagine disadvantaging someone else as it has been done to me. May god continue to bless.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 08/25/2010

Ignition sporadically fails to start vehicle. All electrical systems will turn on, but ignition will not turn over starter. Left with a completely unreliable car that has left me stranded on multiple occasions; only to go back to the car an hour later and have it start! told this is an electrical problem that gm has had on multiple makes of cars throughout the past. It is widely known to be a problem, yet no recall has been issued.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 08/23/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the security warning light was illuminated and the starter failed. The dealer inspected the charging system and determined that the starter had a defective solenoid. The dealer replaced the starter and cleaned the cables. The contact stated that shortly after repairs, the security warning light was illuminated again and the vehicle would not start. The contact believed there was a connection between the security warning light and the vehicle failure and stated that the failure was a risk to safety. The failure mileage was 72,013 and the current mileage was 72,030.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 05/20/2010

The starter will not get a signal from the ignition switch. I have changed relays, ignition switch, starter, key core and passlock, all to no gain. Gave vehicle to they local chevy dealership who changed to bcm and reprogrammed the security feature and when I went to pick it up from the dealership, it wouldn't start. The starter gets no signal about 90% of the times I turn the key. For the 10% it does work, there seems to have had no issue what so ever. It turns on smooth and runs like a dream. Yet it can be the first attempt or the 50th before the starter catches a jolt and starts the car, there seems to be no pattern. The security system works fine b/c we installed a simple push button switch to the starter and it worked every time with no trouble for a few moments till the gas was taken away and the car turned off. Bypassing the security feature and allowing a secondary ignition methos would seem to resolve the issue. I find this to be a safety issue due to the potential of being stuck out in the middle of an intersection if the cars happens to stall. Or if an infant was loaded into the vehicle and it would not start for 15 to 30 minutes, leaving the child with the risk of heat issues. The problem itself came suddenly without warning.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 03/01/2010

We have experienced electrical problems with this vehicle for the past couple of years. We have replaced numerous parts dealing with the ignition/starter, pass/lock, power lock, and security system. We recently have been dealing with the car starting or not starting for that matter. At first, it was once in awhile and now it doesn't start 7-8x per week. It is extremely frustrating to have to constantly throw money at this problem. Once again it is going into the shop for diagnostic and more parts. This is a big problem and needs to be resolved. It is obviously a defect of some sort and needs to be handle accordingly.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 02/22/2010

02 Impala 3. 8 engine would not start. It has done this countless times and I will have to wait 20 or 30 minutes for it to start. My battery is like new, and nothing is wrong with the starter, I've had it all tested. I've read it could be the passlock system or something called the tumbler. My security light comes on randomly even when driving on the highway. I've read that many Impala owners cars have cut off while driving on the highway and I'm hoping mine doesn't do the same. My car was a former police car. It now has about 112,000 miles on it. I hope I never had to go somewhere in an emergency or get stuck in the middle of no where at night. I've read several forums explaining how chevy knows about the defect but will not fix it unless you pay about 600 to almost 1,000 dollars. But then when they claim it's fixed, the problem happens all over again. I read from a mechanic that worked for chevy in the past, that they politely ignore complaints regarding this passlock and security problem. I guess no one will take it seriously until people start to get injured or even killed like Toyota drivers. Must we wait for the death toll to rise before the government steps in to act??? policemen drive these cars although there slowly being phased out with the newer models. A policeman that cannot get to the scene of a crime on time because his car wouldn't start. I guess that's the headline were waiting for before chevy or the government decides to do something about the passlock problem that countless americans are having and gm doesn't want to fix. This is why I will never buy another american car because the parts are cheap and gm could care less. The time to act is before major incidents happen, before people lose their lives, before 5 car pile ups on the highway, before an emergency that gm drivers cannot get to because there car will not start. Not after!!! that's Toyota's problem now. Advice for gm and the u. S. Government - get it together!!!.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 08/06/2009

My vehicle was parked in my garage overnight and on 8-6-09, I tried to start the car to go work and it would not crank. I had lights but it would not start. Checked battery-o. K. Hit starter with a hammer. Vehicle started. Taken to garage for a new started. Started installed; next morning it would not crank. Towed to chevy dealer. Told it needed a new pcm(powertraincontrolmodule) which was under the emissions warranty. Vehicle now starts, but the security warning light stays on and the ignition sensor would have to be replaced. ( a new battery was installed. ) ignition keys had to be reprogrammed. This failure has occurred only 1 time so far. I've been told this is a problem with this model vehicle and the problem is in the ignition switch which may fail again at anytime.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 06/23/2009

I own a 2004 chevy Impala. I found this website full of the same complaints as mine, with the vehicle not starting when it should. I have first experienced this at 75,000 miles and I would put in the key and nothing happens except the lights and radio come on. No click no nothing. . . Had the alternator replaced, and it still does it. Had the starter checked, it still does it. I have been stranded at work, late for work at home, at restaurants in below zero weather with a child. Please see this website, because there are thousands of complaints, and it appears this is a gm issue that should be recalled. I can give the date that happened the other day at work in 110 weather (with humidity) had to wait 1/2 hour then it finally started. Something is wrong, and why should consumers have to pay for this problem when clearly it is a gm problem. The website of the complaints (that in order to get an answer you have to pay for. . Read more...

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 06/15/2009

My 02 chevy Impala has issues with the starting system. I have no know electrical problems with this car except sometimes it will not start and hours of trying to start the car it starts. I even tried to short out my starter and that didn't work. It was in the middle of the summer and my infant child got very hot waiting on me to start the car.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 05/29/2009

I have 2001 chevy Impala and it has starting issues. It doesn't start at times and it's getting to be more often and nothing will get it to start. I just leave it sit, sometiimes for 2 hours and it may or may not start. It quit while getting ready to stop at a red light and almost caused an accident, as I couldn't steer my car and it smelled hot. Also the blinkers won't work at times and I have to press my emergency flasher switch to get them to work. I have replaced the starter and the starting issue hasn't improved at all. It is very maddening as I never know when it will not start when I go to leave somewhere and it's very undependable to take anywhere. Please can you help with this problem? it has been happening for the last year and is happening more often lately.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 05/15/2009

I have a 2002 Impala. The problem is with the electrical system. Specifically, the security light comes on, the door lock fuse blows, clicking noises from the passenger side fuse panel, and on multiple occasions the starter will not turn when the key is placed in the "start" position. This issue can easily be found elsewhere on the internet. We have had this car since sept 2003. No issues until the last 7 months. The problem has become more frequent and sometimes disconnecting and reconnecting the battery several times fixes the problem. It is a very frustrating experience having to "reboot" the bcm by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery all of the time. My concern is eventually the electrical system will completely fail or worse cause an electrical fire. Others who are dealing with the same issue are spending hundreds of dollars in parts replacements only to have the problem return a couple of weeks later. This "security" problem has to somehow qualify as a recall with Chevrolet/gm. Currently, I am still able to manipulate the electrical system in order to get the car to start. I'm really not looking forward to taking the car to the dealership and be charged enormous fees for parts and labor knowing that this problem will return later on like others have experienced. Please find a way to force gm to do a recall on this problem.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 26
Failure Date: 04/12/2009

Security light comes on car will not start battery and starter all fine. Thousands of people have the same problem with these gms and still no recall. Let them go under and I hope they loose their homes and boats.

car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 27
Failure Date: 03/06/2009

I currently own a 2003 chevy Impala with about 77,000 miles on it. A few months ago, the security light would periodically come on and cause the car not to start. After attempting to restart numerous times and playing with the gear shift, after about 10 minutes the car would start and be fine for a couple weeks. During the last inspection, I took it to the dealer and asked him to check it. Since the light had not come on for 3 or 4 weeks at that time, he said that it more than likely would not show anything on the diagnostics. He said it could also be an intermittent problem with the starter. They charged me $80 to check the connections to the starter and I still had the problem. They said that more than likely it would be a problem with the computer in the car and would cost a few hundred dollars to fix. After doing more research online, I discovered that this is not a random problem with my vehicle, but a known issue that should have been covered under a recall. I have owned both domestic and foreign cars in the past, and I have never had as many problems with the foreign ones as I do with the domestic. I don't plan on buying another american made car anytime soon.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 28
Failure Date: 01/16/2009

Intermittent vechile speedometer. & tachometer starting two days ago, the speedometer on this vechile started acting odd. After turning a curve, the speedometer rose to 70mph and remainded there. Had to turn my key from the on to off position many times to get it to reset. However this fix only worked for a few minutes. I am afraid that if I continue to do the key cycle, my starter will be worn out. According to a Chevrolet dealership, the repair cost for this will be $600. I do not understand why this issue has not been brought up to the attention of gm for a recall. Many people have attempted to do so; however, gm does not seem to care. This type of issue can cause many issues up to and including road hazards. It would be wise for gm to place out a recall for this. I will be collecting emails for this at the following e-mail addy:.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 29
Failure Date: 12/14/2008

Whenever the outside temperature drops below approx 20 degrees f and the vehicle is parked overnight, the factory remote starter and the keyless entry systems don't function unless I hold the transmitter directly above the hood of the vehicle. In warmer weather, the system works from distances greater than 50 feet. It has been to the dealer 3 times for the problem already and the problem still exists. Thus far, the 2 transmitters and the receiver have been replaced.

car image   Starter problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 30
Failure Date: 11/10/2008

Keyless entry/remote starter.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 31
Failure Date: 10/16/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the security system on the vehicle would lock up and the vehicle would not start as a result. The failure occurred at least once every week at any time. The contact would have to wait and keep attempting to start the vehicle; eventually, it would start. The battery, alternator and starter were replaced but the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the wiring system needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified. The current mileage was approximately 127,000. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000.

car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 32
Failure Date: 10/16/2008

Drive car and park and turn off. Return 1 hour to 1 day later car will not start intermittently. All lights came on but car will not crank. Keep trying and within a half hour car will start. Have had it towed to a mechanic in which they replaced the starter and the occurrence happened 1 month later. Mechanic wanted me to drop off car and leave it there until it happens again. Can not afford to have my car sitting at a mechanic for who knows how long and even then they still may not know what's wrong. Have been to many online discussion boards and many people have the same problem but no known fixes. As of this writing the no start problem has not been resolved.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 33
Failure Date: 08/06/2008

I am having problems with my 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS, and the speedometer that is in it. It has on numerous occasions gotten stuck at various speeds and will only go back down by starting and turning the car off numerous times. This is very hard on the starter and is horrible for gas mileage. This problem is also a very serious problem in that you don't know how fast you are going at any point and time, and I can not trust when it is working or not. It could also have significant legal ramifications if I get pulled over. That is something that I can not afford both financially and career-wise. I am a paramedic and my driving record can not afford to be affected or it will affect my job. I have done numerous web searches regarding this problem and have found that thousands of people have been having the same types of problems with their 2004 Impalas as well as other 2004 chevy vehicles. I have also contacted Chevrolet about the problem, and they have acknowledged that there is a problem with these particular instrument clusters, they are not willing to fix the problems with them, nor are they willing to help consumers with getting their vehicles fixed. I would please like to have a confirmation that this complaint has been read by somebody and that something is being done to correct this issue with Chevrolet. Thank you, timothy lorenz.


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