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CHEVROLET IMPALA - 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 546 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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/26/2015 - EUNICE, LA
TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V355000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) HOWEVER, THE RECALL REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED UNDER THE RECALL REPAIR, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. DJR

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/26/2015 - ATLANTA, GA
TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE FAILED TO START ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO SHUT OFF DUE TO THE IGNITION KEY STICKING TO THE IGNITION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE GEAR SHAFT WIRES WERE SENDING THE INCORRECT SIGNAL CAUSING THE SOLENOID TO FAIL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 101,000. DJR

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STEERING

1/25/2015 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VEHICLE WAS LEAKING OIL FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS AND UPON INSPECTION BY LOCAL REPAIR SHOP ON JANUARY 15, 2015, TWO DIFFERENT VISIBLE LEAKS WERE FOUND AS A RESULT OF NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR AFTER ONLY APPROX. 73,000 MILES. THE REPAIR SHOP INDICATED THAT INFERIOR GASKETS/SEALS IN THE 1) ENGINES INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET AND 2) THE RACK AND PINION SYSTEM CAUSED PREMATURE LEAKS TO OCCUR IN THE MODELS. REPAIR COSTS ARE ESTIMATED AT APPROX. $2,000.

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ENGINE

1/25/2015 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VEHICLE WAS LEAKING OIL FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS AND UPON INSPECTION BY LOCAL REPAIR SHOP ON JANUARY 15, 2015, TWO DIFFERENT VISIBLE LEAKS WERE FOUND AS A RESULT OF NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR AFTER ONLY APPROX. 73,000 MILES. THE REPAIR SHOP INDICATED THAT INFERIOR GASKETS/SEALS IN THE 1) ENGINES INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET AND 2) THE RACK AND PINION SYSTEM CAUSED PREMATURE LEAKS TO OCCUR IN THE MODELS. REPAIR COSTS ARE ESTIMATED AT APPROX. $2,000.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

1/22/2015 - ROSEVILLE, OH
TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE FROM AN IDLE POSITION, THE VEHICLE BRIEFLY HESITATED AND JERKED VIOLENTLY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ON ONE OCCASION WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE FAILURE OCCURRED AND THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY DECELERATED. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE HIGHER THEN 5 MPH. THE CHECK STABILITY TRACT AND ENGINE POWER REDUCED WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER ON 3 OCCASIONS. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE OR REPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 75,000. PAM

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/15/2015 - LONG BEACH , CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V355000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/13/2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REVERSE FROM THE PARK POSITION, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO SHIFT. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE KEY WAS UNABLE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION AND AN UNKNOWN WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V355000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS REPLACED, BUT THE SHIFTER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 146,635.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/11/2015 - COVINGTON, KY
WHEN PLACED IN PARK, GEAR SHIFT GETS STUCK. UNABLE TO SHIFT FROM PARK WITHOUT USING THE OVERRIDE BUTTON.

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AIR BAGS

1/9/2015 - MIDDLEBURG, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER WAS TRAVELING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED WHEN THE VEHICLE VEERED OFF THE ROADWAY. THE DRIVER ATTEMPTED TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE BUT CRASHED INTO A TREE. THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHILD PASSENGER WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH AND TWO PASSENGERS WERE INJURED AND REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V355000 (ELECTRICAL) TWO WEEKS AFTER THE CRASH, WHICH ADVISED OF A POSSIBLE AIR BAG FAILURE DUE TO THE IGNITION DEFECT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT DID NOT DISCLOSE IF A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED OR NOT.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/9/2015 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER FAILED TO SHIFT FROM PARK TO DRIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE GEAR SHIFT CENTER CONSOLE WAS FAULTY. THE VEHICLE WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,760.

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