Starter Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 61 problems related to starter (under the electrical system 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.

car image   Starter problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 08/14/2017

For the past 3 mo. Upon starting the vehicle I hear a "pop" noise. It only happens every once in a while in the morning or the evening when I get off work. Sometimes it will go a week or more without making the sound. The sound will not repeat itself if I immediately turn the car off and restart it. The 1st time I took it to the dealership, they siad nothing was wrong & they didn't hear the "pop". The 2nd time they said it was the exhaust so they repalced some hoses, the 3rd time, in which the "pop" was more frequent and louder, they said it was the starter sticking. After replacing the starter, a week later, I still hear the "pop" upon starting it. The vehicle is not in motion when this happens. Obviously, they don't know what the problem is if they diagnosed it as the exhaust first & then the starter and it's still making the same noise after servicing both said problems. I am very frightened about this problem because 7 mo. Ago my Buick park Ave caught fire on me in my garage upon starting it and hearing the same "pop" noise. A coworker of mine has the same kind of car and is experiencing the same problem. I am almost sure we aren't the only two consumers who is experiencing this issue. I purchased the carm on 04/07/2017 and this problem started about the 1st to 2nd week in August after my 1st oil change. Please look into this, too many cars are catching fire and people are being hurt and even killed.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

The car keeps shorting out the battery. The starter is sluggish. The traction control light keeps coming on.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 09/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the key emitted from the ignition switch. The contact stated that she had to pull over. The contact stated that she had tried to put the key back however, the ignition was not recognizing the key. In addition, the contact stated that she had tried to get to her location and the vehicle stalled. After the continuously trying to work with the key the vehicle finally restarted. The contact drove the vehicle to a independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the starting mechanism was failing. The technician repaired the vehicle with a new starter and the failure continued. The technician then stated that it had to be the ignition switch that was failing. The manufacture was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,883. Kc.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 08/28/2015

I have replace the ignition switch, starter three times in two years, the alternator and three batteries in two years. Also had several frequent tune ups. There is something going on with the electrical system.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 06/22/2015

As any serious car owner, I tried to address the cheaper items such as battery replacement and spark plugs, all have been replaced twice. Slowly all the electrical applications in my car began to stop working from the blinkers, radio, hazards, cruise control, car windows, and finally the car stopped starting. I was too broke to address it then, so every early morning my car would require a nice jump start to begin the day. This Impala would not start so often that I purchased a portable battery to jump it everywhere, even as simple as the gas station. At first I thought the parasitic drain (drain on the car battery) was coming from the dash cluster/instrument panel which was in line with the complaints I have discovered on google that the bcm was causing non-starter issues for other Impalas. However, once the instrument panel was replaced my radio was still not working and eventually the car became a non-starter again; therefore, I suspected the root of the issue still hand not been discovered. I explained this to mr. Mcghee, the owner of mcghees auto shop, he did a thorough job of combing all the intricate wires to determine finally an intermittent draw occurring from the amplifier in the trunk of the car. The solution to the problem, fixing the amplifier, cost a grand total of 220$ to have the actual part fixed; I did not want to risk placing a non-stock amplifier, my specific amplifier is no longer available, in the car. However, I like other consumers continually paid to replace parts that failed as it was not obvious there was an underlying malfunctioning in a particular application that made the essential product useless.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 04/20/2015

After replacing: battery, starter, starter module, ignition module, and tumbler lock assembly the security light comes on and car will not start.

car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

I have experienced many issues with my car. Shuts off when stopped/brake. Cranks right back up. Reduced engine power car has shut down starter bisabled. Low oil pressure light comes on and stays on. Traction control light comes on.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 01/02/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and smoke emitted under the hood. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the starter was faulty and overheated. The starter was replaced but, six months later, the replacement starter experienced the same failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 09/24/2014

Tl the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. After the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system), the vehicle failed to operate. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was wired to a starter to operate. The vehicle was taken to century Chevrolet (6105 west 120th Ave, broomfield, CO), but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 144,598.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 09/22/2014

Pursuant to the letter I got in regard to recall 14350, I contacted the dealer where I bought my car, jim butler Chevrolet. I got an email back from them saying the only recall they show on my car is 13036, and they will only schedule me for that service. I verified the VIN on your website, and 14350 is indeed correct. Note that I have contacted this dealer repeatedly over the past two to three years, because my car won't start after I shut it off when it isn't in park. It's left me stranded more than 20 times (which is dangerous in itself, plus I had to call for road service, which isn't free), and the service manager has so far refused to take any action and in fact did not even return my many phonecalls about it. Now they can't even get the safety recall number straight (until I let them know I'd be contacting you, suddenly, it is the right number). This is why people are dying: dealers ignore reported problems because it costs gm money; they stonewall you until you die in a crash or die standing by your car waiting for the tenth tow. Thanks to gm, I am done buying american cars. Please investigate this common Impala non-starting issue (search online: it's not the starter, and I've already paid to replace the ignition, but they still won't give me my key codes).

car image   Starter problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 09/16/2014

My electoral system and starter has gone out on me many times this would be the 3rd time in the last year iv had to repair it. On my 2006 chevy Impala.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 09/05/2014

2002 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to recall # 14350. * ld the consumer is seeking reimbursement , for the starter he had replaced.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 13
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.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 06/11/2014

My vehicle has a faulty electrical start up system and fuel pump system the battery on this vehicle was replaced and the starter was replaced as well and the vehicle still is experiencing the same problems. I took the vehicle to be serviced at a mechanic shop and the vehicle worked perfectly fine for the mechanic at the time and they were unable to make any repairs because the vehicle didn't perform the issue in front of the mechanic. The issue has been going on since June of 2014 and it randomly wont start at all and then its starts hours and hours later. I have spent hundreds of dollars replacing parts on this car that deal with starting issues and still this car is experiencing the same difficulties. I have been stranded numerous places with this vehicle refusing to start. I am aware that this vehicle has a recall out for key ignition electrical switch and fuel pump pressure all of which fit the problems my vehicle is experiencing the recall that is available to my vehicle doesn't include either one of these and I personally feel it should include these because multiple mechanics who have inspected the car have confirmed these are the issues this car is experiencing I don't have hundreds of dollars to keep installing and making repairs on this car only to have it keep breaking down I am in need of assistance to figure out if I can get this vehicle under the other recalls as well please and thank you.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 15
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.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 16
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 17
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 18
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!!!!!!.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 04/15/2013

Car will only start randomly. Engine will not turn. All lights on dash will go out when turning the ignition. Starter has been replaced and electical shop advised to go to dealer. Took to dealer for ignition recall which did not fix the problem. Dealer advised this issue is not covered by recall. Security light turns on.

car image   Starter problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 20
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 2005 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 09/11/2012

2005 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to gm recall #14350. * ld the consumer stated the vehicle would occasionally stall while driving. The vehicle was inspected and the battery, starter, alternator, etc. Were ruled out as possible causes. The consumer had to incur the cost of a faulty ignition. The consumer finally received a recall. But, was still denied reimbursement.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 08/30/2012

Tried to start car, wouldn't turn over even though car had power, no noises or sounds made when trying to turn over even though I had full power to radio winders doors and electric dash board. Had a new starter put in because I thought that was the issue. 2 weeks later security light comes on while driving and stayed on. Tried to turn car on same thing happened have power. But no turn over and security light is still on. Turned off car took out keys and left car alone came back later and car started w/o incident. No security light on. Same issue keeps happening maybe 4 times a month if not more have to wait 10 mins in order for car to start. Issue happens at gas station, home, work, hot and cold weather. Before I figured out 10 min delay had car towed and spent money on repairs that aren't necessary. Noticed one day while I sat in car for 10 mins in summer heat with 3 month daughter, that car makes a sort of computer humming/buzzing sound. After the 10 or so I hear a click or as I call it a shut down sound and then I am able to start car.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 23
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.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 24
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 2009 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 11/07/2011

I was driving to work on the freeway then I noticed that my car's rpm started bouncing up and down from two and a half to two and back and forth and then my check engine light turns on and says engine power is reduced and as well as the service traction light turns on. I see that I have to press on the gas pedal a lot more further down for my car to stay at 60 mph and after 2 minutes of this my car's rpm drops to 0. My car turns off with the car reading starter disabled and service throttle. I had to pull to the shoulder. This incident had made me late for work and this incident happens a lot now. This can happen from once every two or three weeks to twice a week. Just recently my car's seat belts will become undone without anyone clicking the button for it to release. Also recently my service airbags light has came on.

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