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CHEVROLET IMPALA - 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 595 complaints filed for the 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2005 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 2005 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

12/9/2015 - ATLANTA, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, IT FAILED TO START. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE THE KEY WAS REPLACED WITH A NEW COVER. HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

11/24/2015 - PORTAGE, WI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE GAUGES AND INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHTS INTERMITTENTLY FAILED. THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

11/9/2015 - GREAT BEND, KS
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT NOTICED A STRONG FUEL ODOR OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE WAS PERSISTENT. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD RANDOMLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 114,742. UPDATE 01/15/16 MA

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

11/4/2015 - BYRON, GA
SECURITY LIGHT ON, WILL NOT START. WHILE DRIVING SECURITY LIGHT COMES ON ALL THE TIME. IF IT STARTS FLASHING WHILE DRIVING THE CAR WILL NOT START WHEN CYCLED AGAIN. YOU HAVE TO WAIT ALMOST 3HRS BEFORE IT WILL START AGAIN. WE ARE REPLACING THE IGNITION SWITCH TO SEE IF THAT HELPS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

11/4/2015 - BYRON, GA
SECURITY LIGHT ON, WILL NOT START. WHILE DRIVING SECURITY LIGHT COMES ON ALL THE TIME. IF IT STARTS FLASHING WHILE DRIVING THE CAR WILL NOT START WHEN CYCLED AGAIN. YOU HAVE TO WAIT ALMOST 3HRS BEFORE IT WILL START AGAIN. WE ARE REPLACING THE IGNITION SWITCH TO SEE IF THAT HELPS.

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POWER TRAIN

10/28/2015 - IDAHO FALLS, ID
BOUGHT THE CAR USED 141,000 MILES DAY AFTER I BOUGHT IT THE TRANSMISSION JERKS REALLY HARD WHEN TAKING OFF. I HEARD IT WAS A COMMON PROBLEM BUT IT WILL COST $700 OR MORE TO FIX.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/15/2015 - HARVEY, LA
THE GAS GAUGE, THE SPEED GAUGE AND THE GAUGE FOR THE HEATING AND WATER COOLING HAS MALFUNCTIONED. IT ALSO JUST STALLS CAUSING THE CAR TO STOP.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/29/2015 - EXELAND, WI
THE STEPPER MOTORS THAT CONTROL DASH INSTRUMENTS. SPEEDOMETER WILL NOT RESET TO 0 MPH AFTER COMING TO A FULL STOP. ALSO, STEPPER MOTOR CONTROLLING FUEL GAUGE. INACCURATE FUEL AVAILABLE READING AND I MUST RELY ON TRIP METER TO ESTIMATE WHAT FUEL IS REMAINING.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/23/2015 - ATLANTA, GA
2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEMS. THE CONSUMER STATED THERE WERE TIMES, WHEN THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT START AND THERE WERE TIMES, WHERE IT WOULD TAKE HOURS FOR IT TO START.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/20/2015 - MY JULIET, TN
HAD TO RECENTLY REPLACE FUEL EJECTION AND OTHER PART FOR FUEL LEAKING AND FUMES OVERCOMING IN CAR. NOW THE SPEEDOMETER, FUEL AND TACK GAUGE STOPPED WORKING. GM HAS NOT RECALLED THIS ON THE IMPALA AND THEY ARE AWARE THIS IS A PROBLEM BUT WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. THESE ISSUES HAVE BEEN A SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD FOR MY DAUGHTER AND CANNOT DRIVE THE CAR. EVERY CHEVY DEALERSHIP AND PARTS STORES THINK THERE IS A RECALL UNTIL THEY LOOK IT UP. THATS HOW MUCH THEY ARE AWARE OF THE ISSUES. ONCE AGAIN ILL HAVE TO PAY APPROX. 300.00 JUST FOR THE PART. DORMAN OE SOLUTIONS INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. HOW CAN WE STOP GM FROM GETTING AWAY WITH THIS! WE NEED HELP!

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