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#29 of 488 Engine shut off on highway. Very annoyed with Chevy right now!
Nov 14, 2011 (10:48 pm)
I bought my 2009 Impala SS 3 months ago. Having no major problems with my malibu, I figured chevy was the way to go. Tonight 11/14/11 I was driving down the highway (60 mph) with my 2 year old and pregnant sister. All of a sudden I get a warning that the stabilitrak needs something, the traction control needs something, and that my engine power was reduced! Ticked. Luckily I made it to the side of the road. So, I turned my car off. Back on SAME THING!!!!! Finally I let it sit for about 5 min it turned on and no warnings, just my check engine let came on. Now, (2 hours later) my remote starter wont work. Lock and unlock work fine, just wont start. Im beyond terrified to drive it. 25+ miles to a dealership. Who know's when it's going to just shut off on me again. I will be calling tomorrow to get it fixed. With only 37k miles on it, IT WILL BE COVERED!!!!! I don't care who I have to talk to, I am not going to be paying out of pocket for this when there are MANY others out there with the same issue! If chevy can't get this problem taken care of, I WON'T be buying another one. Oh we have 4 sitting in our driveway, but trading them in doesn't seem so bad when I can't trust to drive it to work!
#30 of 488 Re: Engine shut off on highway. Very annoyed with Chevy right now! [amandasue2007]
Nov 15, 2011 (12:05 pm)
Thank you for posting - can we look further into your situation? Please email us with more information (name/username, contact information, last 8 of your VIN, and the name of your involved dealership).
Looking forward to assisting,
GM Customer Service
#31 of 488 Re: Engine shut off on highway. Very annoyed with Chevy right now! [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 15, 2011 (12:51 pm)
Can I have your e-mail?
#32 of 488 Re: Engine shut off on highway. Very annoyed with Chevy right now! [amandasue2007]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 16, 2011 (7:08 am)
Just click on her blue highlighted user ID and you can see her email address.
#33 of 488 2008 Implal -nothing but trouble
Nov 18, 2011 (12:27 pm)
I own a 2008 Implala which is nothing but trouble.I bought it after happily owning a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix which i put 288,000 miles on it ,worry free.Since i have owned my Impala i have been stranded 4 times in 5 months. First the tire went flat due to the sensor inside the wheel breaking off the valve stem,then while changing the flat the jack just broke and the car fell on the ground on the rotor.About 3 weeks ago i couldnt get it out of park and again had to get it towed due to some shifter being bent or something to that affect which cost me 500 dollars ,not to mention the 90 tow bill. Now today the battery is dead. The radio sometimes works and sometimes dosent. I travel for my job and am so tired of having this piece of crap always having issues. What happened to the qaulity Chevy products that use to be made. There is always something wrong with this car. When people ask me how i like the car i tell them i hate it! Get your crap together chevy!
#34 of 488 Re: 2008 Implal -nothing but trouble [rhenry3751]
Nov 23, 2011 (6:43 am)
I'm sorry to hear about the multiple concerns you've experienced with your vehicle. Have you worked with Customer Assistance before?
GM Customer Service
#35 of 488 engine power reduced
Dec 03, 2011 (8:33 am)
I have a 2006 chevy impala that gave me the engine power reduced message yesterday and my speed went from 50 to 20 on my way home from work. Do anybody know what caused that?
#36 of 488 engine power reduced
Dec 03, 2011 (9:00 am)
Have a look at the previous messages but I am sure you will find that it is the gas pedal and the electronics used to make the throttle work. On my 08 as soon as the pedal was replaced all symtoms dissappeared and the car is back running fine. Most new vehicles do not have a linkage to the throttle and control it by the computer. If a sensor goes bad there is a fail safe that reduces the engine rpm and gives you a message.
That is what was wrong with my 08 but I cannot tell you if your 06 has the same system or not.
#37 of 488 Re: engine power reduced [rod1cpt]
Dec 03, 2011 (10:52 am)
can someone from customer service contact me
#38 of 488 Re: "Reduced Engine Power & Engine Light" [bowana]
Dec 05, 2011 (3:43 am)
i replaced my pedal travel sensor three days ago. it cant be found as an after market part. i got mine through GM Parts Direct with shipping it was 1/2 the cost of the dealer quote and it took less than 10 minutes to replace