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#40 of 447 Re: 2002 Impala intermittent no start problem [kane1138]
Jun 20, 2006 (4:53 am)
Is it cranking over?
My ignition would die once in a while. (I would turn the key and nothing would happen.)
Turned out to be a faulty PASSLOCK sensor!
Chevy's are Junk!
So far my 2002 Impala needed
a BCM, Manifold gaskets, Passlock sensor, and ISS.
This car is a "money pit." I will probably have to get a
catalytic converter next!!
GM built better cars in the 60's,
Time to by Jap cars!
#41 of 447 2002 Impala - Trunk keeps opening
May 30, 2006 (7:58 am)
I have an '02 Impala. Friday afternoon I went outside and noticed that the trunk was opened. I closed it. 2-3 minutes later, it popped back open (I could hear the auto switch release it) and I could hear the "ding-ding-ding-ding" warning tone inside the car. Closed the trunk again and started the car up, just to see if something needed to be reset. During the startup, I heard the trunk release open 10 or 11 times, in rapid succession. Turned the car off and closed the trunk. It popped back open again and "dinging" inside the car. After a few minutes the "dinging" would stop and then start back up again a few more minutes later. Disconnected the power cable from the trunk latch release. Trunk didn't open anymore but still got the "ding-ding-ding-ding" warning tone AND the "Service Engine Soon" message. It finally ran down my car battery.
#42 of 447 Re: 2002 Impala - Trunk keeps opening [atomicmelanie]
May 30, 2006 (2:44 pm)
Any chance your FOB has the trunk button stuck? Might be worth a shot to pop it open and remove the battery. Otherwise, sounds like it could be a Body Control Module (BCM) problem. I've been seeing lots of those in the forums. If your car is OnStar equipped, you may want to try them. They will be able to tell you if any computer fault codes are stored. Hope you find a solution...
#43 of 447 Security message
Jun 13, 2006 (9:18 pm)
The message center reads Security and stays on. Sometimes it reads security and door ajar switching from one to the other. Sometimes it reads nothing but when that happens the AC doesn't blow cold air. It seems to change from one of the above mentioned after car is turned on and off. Any suggestions?
#44 of 447 Re: Security message [bosompal]
Jun 17, 2006 (11:19 am)
Took car to Dealer. It was the BCM. Cost = $412.00. I will send bill to GM and try to get them to reimburse me. Good Luck to Me!!
#45 of 447 Re: Security message [bosompal]
Jun 19, 2006 (4:43 pm)
What year is the car? What was the mileage when you first started seeing the light come on?
#46 of 447 Re: Security message [mrwayne]
Jun 20, 2006 (5:28 am)
It's a 2003 w/ 37000 mi when this problem arose.
#47 of 447 Re: Security message [bosompal]
Jun 20, 2006 (11:39 am)
I had a reply about this earlier. I had the same problem and basically in order to get a recall people need to call GM directly (1-800-222-1020) --> See message #1703 for details.
Good luck. The good news is my car is working fine now *keeping my fingers crossed*
#48 of 447 Re: Security message [bosompal]
Jun 21, 2006 (9:06 am)
Then it seems that this newer model BCM that came out for the 2003 model year is just as unreliable as the older model I have. It's a shame that this exact part is still used today.(P#10350647) GM should have recalled this model and supplied a much more reliable one long ago. Before I bought my 2001 Impala 3.8, I owned a 1991 Cavalier, which, even though it didn't have anywhere near the bells and whistles the Impala does, over the course of its 142,000 miles, it NEVER failed to start. My Impala needs to be reset if it sits more than 2 hours. (Or it won't start).
#49 of 447 2001 Impala electrical problem
May 01, 2006 (3:17 pm)
Have 2001 Impala w/small block V8. I sometimes hear a metallic tick in the dashboard. After hearing this, the AC will go off, the radio displays CAL ERROR for a few seconds then displays LOCKED. At the same time, the message display will alternate between the red the generator, security and service engine soon messages and the warning bell (the one you get with the key in the ignition) sounding in the background. This ususally happens late in the day going home from work when the car is warm from sitting in sun (and the dealerships are closed). I took the car in for repair and they called me saying they could find nothing wrong. They checked the alternator and it was displaying correct voltage. Any ideas?