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CHEVROLET IMPALA - 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 653 complaints filed for the 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/9/2017 - MEMPHIS, TN
I'VE HAD ALLOT OF THINGS REPLACED UNDER THE HOOD, I SMELL THINGS BURNING, EVERY MECHANIC TELL ME U HAVE AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. MY CAR HAS BEEN DOWN ALL CAUSE ELECTRICAL ISSUES

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION: ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

8/17/2017 - OCALA, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START AND THE SECURITY WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT CALLED PALM CHEVROLET AT (352) 484-0733 (LOCATED AT 2300 SW COLLEGE RD, OCALA, FL 34471) AND DETERMINED THAT IT SOUNDED LIKE THE PASSLOCK SENSOR AND IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 165,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/11/2017 - QUEENS VILLAGE, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE KEYS COULD BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN THE ON POSITION AND RUNNING. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V400000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT THE RECALL REMEDY WAS NOT SUFFICIENT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO EAST HILLS CHEVROLET OF DOUGLASTON (LOCATED AT 240-02 NORTHERN BLVD, DOUGLASTON, NY 11362, TEL: (888)806-9064) WHERE THE IGNITION SWITCH AND IGNITION MODULE WERE REPLACED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 81,482. UPDATED 10/18/17

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

7/8/2017 - KOKOMO, IN
MY CAR HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPING CAUSING AT TIMES VIOLENT JOLTS FOR ALL 3 GEARS. I ALSO HAVE A SEAL THAT WAS NOT PUT IN CORRECTLY CAUSING WATER TO FILL UP UNDER THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR AND CAUSING ELECTRICAL PROBLEM'S AS WELL AS TAKING OUT THE SOUND OF MY RADIO.

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ENGINE

7/8/2017 - KOKOMO, IN
MY CAR HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPING CAUSING AT TIMES VIOLENT JOLTS FOR ALL 3 GEARS. I ALSO HAVE A SEAL THAT WAS NOT PUT IN CORRECTLY CAUSING WATER TO FILL UP UNDER THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR AND CAUSING ELECTRICAL PROBLEM'S AS WELL AS TAKING OUT THE SOUND OF MY RADIO.

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ENGINE

7/5/2017 - PEEBLES, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE LOST ACCELERATION. THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE EVEN WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED SMOKE EMERGING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE CONTACT HAD TO USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO EXTINGUISH THE FLAMES INSIDE THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE ORIGINAL OWNER PROVIDED A LETTER REGARDING NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V701000 (ENGINE). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 291,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/13/2017 - FLINT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE DID NOT START WHEN THE KEY WAS INSERTED IN THE IGNITION SWITCH. AFTER REPEATED ATTEMPTS, THE VEHICLE STARTED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED APPROXIMATELY 20 TIMES. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PER AN UNKNOWN IGNITION SWITCH RECALL BACK IN 2014. THE NAME OF THE DEALER WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 124,000.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

4/30/2017 - PEEKSKILL, NY
CHEVY IMPALA LIGHTS DON'T WORK AT NIGHT DAYTIME LIGHTS WORK OFF AND ON HIGH BEAMS AT NIGHT ONLY.

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AIR BAGS

4/30/2017 - PEEKSKILL, NY
CHEVY IMPALA LIGHTS DON'T WORK AT NIGHT DAYTIME LIGHTS WORK OFF AND ON HIGH BEAMS AT NIGHT ONLY.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/30/2017 - PEEKSKILL, NY
CHEVY IMPALA LIGHTS DON'T WORK AT NIGHT DAYTIME LIGHTS WORK OFF AND ON HIGH BEAMS AT NIGHT ONLY.

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