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CHEVROLET IMPALA - 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 678 complaints filed for the 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 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 2008 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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STRUCTURE: BODY

5/24/2016 - STATEN ISLAND, NY
REAR PASSENGER DOOR LOCKS DO NOT FUNCTION ELECTRICALLY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS WARM. AUTOMATIC LOCK FUNCTION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PLACED IN 'DRIVE' DOES NOT FUNCTION UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. DUE TO THE POSITION OF THE MANUAL LOCK RELEASES, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO MANUALLY UNLOCK THE REAR DOORS MANUALLY. IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, IF THE REAR DOOR LOCKS DO NOT FUNCTION, IT CAN DELAY ESCAPE FROM THE VEHICLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/24/2016 - STATEN ISLAND, NY
REAR PASSENGER DOOR LOCKS DO NOT FUNCTION ELECTRICALLY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS WARM. AUTOMATIC LOCK FUNCTION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PLACED IN 'DRIVE' DOES NOT FUNCTION UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. DUE TO THE POSITION OF THE MANUAL LOCK RELEASES, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO MANUALLY UNLOCK THE REAR DOORS MANUALLY. IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, IF THE REAR DOOR LOCKS DO NOT FUNCTION, IT CAN DELAY ESCAPE FROM THE VEHICLE.

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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

5/17/2016 - CHARLESTOWN, WV
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE LOST POWER AND THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/17/2016 - CHARLESTOWN, WV
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE LOST POWER AND THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

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POWER TRAIN

5/3/2016 - HEATHSVILLE, VA
WHILE DRIVING MY CAR FOR ONLY TWO MINUTES, THE REDUCED POWER SENSOR CAME ON AND TRACTION CONTROL CAME ON ALSO. MY CAR WOULD NOT GO ABOVE 20 MPH. WENT BACK TO NORMAL AFTER AN HOUR. VERY CONCERNING IF I WAS ON THE INTERSTATE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.WAS ON A BACK COUNTRY HIGHWAY WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

5/3/2016 - HEATHSVILLE, VA
WHILE DRIVING MY CAR FOR ONLY TWO MINUTES, THE REDUCED POWER SENSOR CAME ON AND TRACTION CONTROL CAME ON ALSO. MY CAR WOULD NOT GO ABOVE 20 MPH. WENT BACK TO NORMAL AFTER AN HOUR. VERY CONCERNING IF I WAS ON THE INTERSTATE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.WAS ON A BACK COUNTRY HIGHWAY WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

5/3/2016 - HEATHSVILLE, VA
WHILE DRIVING MY CAR FOR ONLY TWO MINUTES, THE REDUCED POWER SENSOR CAME ON AND TRACTION CONTROL CAME ON ALSO. MY CAR WOULD NOT GO ABOVE 20 MPH. WENT BACK TO NORMAL AFTER AN HOUR. VERY CONCERNING IF I WAS ON THE INTERSTATE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.WAS ON A BACK COUNTRY HIGHWAY WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/5/2016 - BEAUTY, KY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. WHEN THE CONTACT INSERTED THE KEY INTO THE IGNITION AND ATTEMPTED TO START THE VEHICLE, SMOKE EMITTED FROM THE IGNITION. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO PULL THE KEY OUT. THE CONTACT EXITED THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THERE WAS NO FIRE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VIN WAS RECALLED A YEAR AGO AND THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS REPLACED. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE UNKNOWN.

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AIR BAGS

4/5/2016 - JACKSONVILLE, FL
WHEN CHANGING TEMPERATURE IN VEHICLE, A LOUD CLACKING NOISE IS HEARD FOR UP TO 2-3 MINUTES EVEN IF VEHICLE IS TURNED OFF. SERVICE AIR BAG LIGHT AND STABLIZER TRAC SERVICE LIGHT COMES ON. OIL LEAK UNDER CAR. ONLY 55,000 MILES. CAN BE HEARD 50 YEARS AWAY FROM CAR IT IS SO LOUD. 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/5/2016 - JACKSONVILLE, FL
WHEN CHANGING TEMPERATURE IN VEHICLE, A LOUD CLACKING NOISE IS HEARD FOR UP TO 2-3 MINUTES EVEN IF VEHICLE IS TURNED OFF. SERVICE AIR BAG LIGHT AND STABLIZER TRAC SERVICE LIGHT COMES ON. OIL LEAK UNDER CAR. ONLY 55,000 MILES. CAN BE HEARD 50 YEARS AWAY FROM CAR IT IS SO LOUD. 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT

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