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CHEVROLET IMPALA - 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 362 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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POWER TRAIN

4/21/2014 - WALDORF, MD
2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO TRANSMISSION FAILURE. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN SEPT 2007, AND IN SEPT 2009, THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS COVERED UNDER 100% WARRANTY AND SHE WAS GIVEN A RENTAL CAR. THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED A FOR A SECOND TIME, AND LASTED UNTIL MARCH 2014. THE CONSUMER STATED THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED FOR A 3RD TIME AND IT HASN'T EVEN BEEN 7 YEARS. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD HESITATE FROM A STOP. THE DEALER ALSO STATED THE VEHICLE NEEDED ENGINE MOUNT AND STABILIZER LINKS.

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SUSPENSION

4/21/2014 - WALDORF, MD
2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO TRANSMISSION FAILURE. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN SEPT 2007, AND IN SEPT 2009, THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS COVERED UNDER 100% WARRANTY AND SHE WAS GIVEN A RENTAL CAR. THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED A FOR A SECOND TIME, AND LASTED UNTIL MARCH 2014. THE CONSUMER STATED THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED FOR A 3RD TIME AND IT HASN'T EVEN BEEN 7 YEARS. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD HESITATE FROM A STOP. THE DEALER ALSO STATED THE VEHICLE NEEDED ENGINE MOUNT AND STABILIZER LINKS.

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ENGINE

4/21/2014 - WALDORF, MD
2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO TRANSMISSION FAILURE. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN SEPT 2007, AND IN SEPT 2009, THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS COVERED UNDER 100% WARRANTY AND SHE WAS GIVEN A RENTAL CAR. THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED A FOR A SECOND TIME, AND LASTED UNTIL MARCH 2014. THE CONSUMER STATED THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED FOR A 3RD TIME AND IT HASN'T EVEN BEEN 7 YEARS. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD HESITATE FROM A STOP. THE DEALER ALSO STATED THE VEHICLE NEEDED ENGINE MOUNT AND STABILIZER LINKS.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/16/2014 - MODESTO, CA
I DRIVE THE CAR AND IT SAYS ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK IT SLOWS DOWN AND IT FEELS FORCED TO DRIVE SO I PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WAIT ABOUT 10 TO 15 MINUTES AND IT STARTS BUT THEN IT GOT TO THE POINT WERE IT WASN'T EVEN DRIVABLE WITH IT STATING ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK SO I CALLED CHEVY IN MODESTO CA ASKED IF THERE WAS A RECALL THEY SAID NO AND I TOLD THEM I SEEN A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ON LINE WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS I WAS GOING THROUGH THEY SAID YOU CANT BELIEVE EVERYTHING ONLINE MISS I TOOK THE CAR INTO THE A MECHANIC I KNOW HE DIAGNOSED IT AS BEING A THROTTLE SENSOR AND PEDAL SENSOR CHARGED ME 587$ I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED A WEEK LATER IT DID AGAIN ENGINE POWER REDUCED BUT THIS TIME IT STARTED OVER HEATING TO IVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMBS WITH THIS CAR IVE ALSO CHANGED THE TIRES NUMEROUS TIMES THE SENSOR FOR TIRES IS ALWAYS LIGHTHING UP AND SAYING CHECK LEFT FRONT TIRE OR BACK TIRE I TAKE IT TO THE TIRE SHOP THEY SAY TIRES ARE FINE BUT THE BACK ONES NEED TO BE CHANGED I CHANGE THE BACK TIRES IT STILL SAYS CHECK BACK TIRES IVE ALSO HAD THE SUSPENSION FIXED A FEW TIMES WHEN ITSWINDY I FEEL THE CAR MOVING FROM SIDE TO SIDE I ALSO HAVE HAD ENGINE PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED NOWIT HAS HAS 2 BLOWN HEAD GASKETS ALL IN ALL THE PAST 2 TO 3 YEARS I HAVE PAYED 4 TO 6,000 IN REPAIR AND ITSSTILL RUNNING LIKE WITH IT STATING ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK I NEED MY VEHICLETO BEFIXED OF THIS PROBLEM

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/16/2014 - MODESTO, CA
I DRIVE THE CAR AND IT SAYS ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK IT SLOWS DOWN AND IT FEELS FORCED TO DRIVE SO I PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WAIT ABOUT 10 TO 15 MINUTES AND IT STARTS BUT THEN IT GOT TO THE POINT WERE IT WASN'T EVEN DRIVABLE WITH IT STATING ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK SO I CALLED CHEVY IN MODESTO CA ASKED IF THERE WAS A RECALL THEY SAID NO AND I TOLD THEM I SEEN A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ON LINE WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS I WAS GOING THROUGH THEY SAID YOU CANT BELIEVE EVERYTHING ONLINE MISS I TOOK THE CAR INTO THE A MECHANIC I KNOW HE DIAGNOSED IT AS BEING A THROTTLE SENSOR AND PEDAL SENSOR CHARGED ME 587$ I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED A WEEK LATER IT DID AGAIN ENGINE POWER REDUCED BUT THIS TIME IT STARTED OVER HEATING TO IVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMBS WITH THIS CAR IVE ALSO CHANGED THE TIRES NUMEROUS TIMES THE SENSOR FOR TIRES IS ALWAYS LIGHTHING UP AND SAYING CHECK LEFT FRONT TIRE OR BACK TIRE I TAKE IT TO THE TIRE SHOP THEY SAY TIRES ARE FINE BUT THE BACK ONES NEED TO BE CHANGED I CHANGE THE BACK TIRES IT STILL SAYS CHECK BACK TIRES IVE ALSO HAD THE SUSPENSION FIXED A FEW TIMES WHEN ITSWINDY I FEEL THE CAR MOVING FROM SIDE TO SIDE I ALSO HAVE HAD ENGINE PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED NOWIT HAS HAS 2 BLOWN HEAD GASKETS ALL IN ALL THE PAST 2 TO 3 YEARS I HAVE PAYED 4 TO 6,000 IN REPAIR AND ITSSTILL RUNNING LIKE WITH IT STATING ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK I NEED MY VEHICLETO BEFIXED OF THIS PROBLEM

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ENGINE

4/16/2014 - MODESTO, CA
I DRIVE THE CAR AND IT SAYS ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK IT SLOWS DOWN AND IT FEELS FORCED TO DRIVE SO I PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WAIT ABOUT 10 TO 15 MINUTES AND IT STARTS BUT THEN IT GOT TO THE POINT WERE IT WASN'T EVEN DRIVABLE WITH IT STATING ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK SO I CALLED CHEVY IN MODESTO CA ASKED IF THERE WAS A RECALL THEY SAID NO AND I TOLD THEM I SEEN A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ON LINE WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS I WAS GOING THROUGH THEY SAID YOU CANT BELIEVE EVERYTHING ONLINE MISS I TOOK THE CAR INTO THE A MECHANIC I KNOW HE DIAGNOSED IT AS BEING A THROTTLE SENSOR AND PEDAL SENSOR CHARGED ME 587$ I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED A WEEK LATER IT DID AGAIN ENGINE POWER REDUCED BUT THIS TIME IT STARTED OVER HEATING TO IVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMBS WITH THIS CAR IVE ALSO CHANGED THE TIRES NUMEROUS TIMES THE SENSOR FOR TIRES IS ALWAYS LIGHTHING UP AND SAYING CHECK LEFT FRONT TIRE OR BACK TIRE I TAKE IT TO THE TIRE SHOP THEY SAY TIRES ARE FINE BUT THE BACK ONES NEED TO BE CHANGED I CHANGE THE BACK TIRES IT STILL SAYS CHECK BACK TIRES IVE ALSO HAD THE SUSPENSION FIXED A FEW TIMES WHEN ITSWINDY I FEEL THE CAR MOVING FROM SIDE TO SIDE I ALSO HAVE HAD ENGINE PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED NOWIT HAS HAS 2 BLOWN HEAD GASKETS ALL IN ALL THE PAST 2 TO 3 YEARS I HAVE PAYED 4 TO 6,000 IN REPAIR AND ITSSTILL RUNNING LIKE WITH IT STATING ENGINE POWER REDUCED STABILATRAK I NEED MY VEHICLETO BEFIXED OF THIS PROBLEM

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ENGINE

4/8/2014 - POLK CITY, FL
WHILE DRIVING MESSAGE REDUCED ENGINE POWER IS DISPLAYED ALONG WITH THROTTLE DISABLED MESSAGE, ENGINE SHUTS OFF, MAKING VEHICLE DIFFICULT TO STEER. LEFT MY WIFE STRANDED IN MIDDLE OF ROAD. CAR RESTARTS AFTER APPROX. 15 MIN AND DISPLAYS ORANGE ENGINE LIGHT. TOOK TO WEBBS TEXACO IN LAKELAND, FL AND THEY SAY IT HAS A BAD ECM. PREVIOUSLY SHUT OFF AT 70 MPH ON INTERSTATE.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

4/8/2014 - POLK CITY, FL
WHILE DRIVING MESSAGE REDUCED ENGINE POWER IS DISPLAYED ALONG WITH THROTTLE DISABLED MESSAGE, ENGINE SHUTS OFF, MAKING VEHICLE DIFFICULT TO STEER. LEFT MY WIFE STRANDED IN MIDDLE OF ROAD. CAR RESTARTS AFTER APPROX. 15 MIN AND DISPLAYS ORANGE ENGINE LIGHT. TOOK TO WEBBS TEXACO IN LAKELAND, FL AND THEY SAY IT HAS A BAD ECM. PREVIOUSLY SHUT OFF AT 70 MPH ON INTERSTATE.

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STEERING

4/8/2014 - POLK CITY, FL
WHILE DRIVING MESSAGE REDUCED ENGINE POWER IS DISPLAYED ALONG WITH THROTTLE DISABLED MESSAGE, ENGINE SHUTS OFF, MAKING VEHICLE DIFFICULT TO STEER. LEFT MY WIFE STRANDED IN MIDDLE OF ROAD. CAR RESTARTS AFTER APPROX. 15 MIN AND DISPLAYS ORANGE ENGINE LIGHT. TOOK TO WEBBS TEXACO IN LAKELAND, FL AND THEY SAY IT HAS A BAD ECM. PREVIOUSLY SHUT OFF AT 70 MPH ON INTERSTATE.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

4/2/2014 - AUSTIN, TX
TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY DECELERATED. THE CONTACT'S TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT IMMEDIATELY ILLUMINATED AFTER THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO STATED THAT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND GEAR SHIFT WERE BOTH REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURE WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 35,000. KMJ

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