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CHEVROLET IMPALA - 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 717 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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SUSPENSION

9/7/2017 - NORTHFIELD, MN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE TOOK HER VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO HAVE SOME OTHER WORK DONE WHEN IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER CONTROL ARMS WERE FRACTURED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO CALL THE MANUFACTURER; HOWEVER, THE AUTOMATED SYSTEM CONTINUED TO DISCONNECT HER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 12V377000 (SUSPENSION) DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOT A POLICE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 125,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/4/2017 - GREENVILLE, TX
ALL DOOR LOCKS HAVE STOPPED WORKING. THE DOORS WILL NOT LOCK OR UNLOCK WITH THE REMOTE OR WITH THE INSIDE LOCK BUTTONS ON THE INTERIOR DOOR. EACH DOOR HAS TO BE MANUALLY LOCKED AND UNLOCKED. WHEN I PURCHASED THE CAR, WHEN THE TRANSMISSION WAS PLACED IN GEAR, THE DOORS WOULD AUTOMATICALLY LOCK. THE DOORS EACH HAVE TO BE MANUALLY LOCKED AND UNLOCKED. THE ONLY KEYHOLE ON THE CAR IS ON THE DRIVERS DOOR TO UNLOCK THE CAR. THERE ARE NUMEROUS REPORTS OF THIS ISSUE ON THE INTERNET FOR THE YEAR MODELS 2008 AND 2009. THE PARTS ALONE ARE $450 TO $1,000. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE AND SHOULD BE A RECALL BECAUSE: 1. THE DOORS NO LONGER AUTOMATICALLY LOCK WHEN THE CAR IS PLACED IN GEAR. AUTOMATIC LOCKS WERE MOST LIKELY LISTED ON THE WINDOW STICKER. 2. IF A CHILD IS LOCKED IN THE CAR, THE DOOR WILL NOT UNLOCK WITH REMOTE AND CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED FROM THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR. 3. NOT BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOOR WITH THE KEY IS A SAFETY ISSUE TO ME. MY CAR ONLY HAS 45,100 MILES ON IT AND THE LOCKS HAVE NOT WORKED IN OVER TWO YEARS.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

8/22/2017 - HEWITT, TX
FIRST, THE KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION WITHOUT PRESSING THE RELEASE KEY SWITCH LOCATED UNDER THE STEERING WHEEL. THEN THE CAR WON'T ACCELERATE OVER 20 MPH IN D WHILE DRIVING ANYWHERE, IT WON'T GO OVER 40 IN D3. NOT SURE WHY BUT THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE IMPALA.

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ENGINE

8/22/2017 - HEWITT, TX
FIRST, THE KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION WITHOUT PRESSING THE RELEASE KEY SWITCH LOCATED UNDER THE STEERING WHEEL. THEN THE CAR WON'T ACCELERATE OVER 20 MPH IN D WHILE DRIVING ANYWHERE, IT WON'T GO OVER 40 IN D3. NOT SURE WHY BUT THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE IMPALA.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/22/2017 - HEWITT, TX
FIRST, THE KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION WITHOUT PRESSING THE RELEASE KEY SWITCH LOCATED UNDER THE STEERING WHEEL. THEN THE CAR WON'T ACCELERATE OVER 20 MPH IN D WHILE DRIVING ANYWHERE, IT WON'T GO OVER 40 IN D3. NOT SURE WHY BUT THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE IMPALA.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

8/11/2017 - SYCAMORE, IL
ALL 4 DOORS LOCK AND UNLOCK INTERMITTENTLY WHEN PRESSING ON FOB OR BUTTON ON DOOR. HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR A FEW YEARS. NOTICED THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISSUE ON 2008 & 2009 IMPALA MODELS, VERY EXPENSIVE FIX

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/26/2017 - HOPE MILLS, NC
THE DOOR LOCKS MALFUNCTION WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS ABOVE 80 DEGREES. WHEN THIS HAPPENS YOU MUST USE THE KEY TO UNLOCK OR LOCK THE DRIVER DOOR AND MANUALLY OPEN THE OTHER DOORS FROM THE INSIDE. THE REMOTE KEY SYSTEM IS NOT EFFECTIVE WHEN LOCKING OR UNLOCKING THE VEHICLE. I ASKED REED LALLIER DEALERSHIP IF THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE LOCKS BUT IT ONLY APPLIES TO THE "SS" MODEL AND NOT THE LT, EVEN THOUGH THE ISSUES ARE THE SAME. THE ISSUE STARTED LAST SUMMER AND HAS GOTTEN WORSE THIS YEAR, WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS AROUND 75 AND BELOW THE LOCKS FUNCTION FINE. THE MALFUNCTION ONLY HAPPENS WHEN IT IS HOT OUTSIDE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/26/2017 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE PROGRESSING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE, A WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED SEVERAL TIMES INDICATING TRACTION OFF. MOST RECENTLY, THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO MAKE A TURN, PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER AND THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO BE DRIVEN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET INSPECTED AND DIAGNOSED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND THE CONTACT WAS WAITING FOR A RESPONSE TO DETERMINE A SOLUTION TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

7/26/2017 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE PROGRESSING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE, A WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED SEVERAL TIMES INDICATING TRACTION OFF. MOST RECENTLY, THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO MAKE A TURN, PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER AND THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO BE DRIVEN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET INSPECTED AND DIAGNOSED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND THE CONTACT WAS WAITING FOR A RESPONSE TO DETERMINE A SOLUTION TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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POWER TRAIN

7/17/2017 - DETROIT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY, IT BECAME STUCK IN THE NEUTRAL GEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 214,000.

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