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#295 of 483 2009 chevy impala trouble
Feb 13, 2013 (7:35 am)
I have a 2009 impala as well and we are having the same problem. While driving the service traction control/ and engine power reduced comes on. Also, the car will just shut off and say started throttle disabled. As I read so many people are having the same problems that I am having. Yet GM is ding nothing to fix this problem. Sounds to me that there needs to be a recall on this so the problems can be fixed this happened to me while driving on the interstate with my 3 children, I just thank god that I was in the slow lane so I could make it to the side of the road before we got hit. What is it going to take for GM to admit that something is wrong and fix their mistake, someone being killed or hurt?
#296 of 483 Re: 2009 chevy impala trouble [jwade05]
Feb 13, 2013 (8:28 am)
Will you be working with a dealership to get this checked into? Please let us know if we can be of any assistance! We can be emailed at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#297 of 483 Re: 2009 chevy impala trouble [gmcustsvc]
Feb 13, 2013 (9:12 am)
Not sure as of yet. I would say no, dealerships want to charge way to much when you can get the job done for less. The only way that I will take it to a dealership is that GM pays the bill. After all the trouble that I have had with GM over this, I will not longer purchase a GM vehicle. There is apparently a problem with the chevy impalas and GM does not want to fix it.
#298 of 483 Re: 2009 chevy impala trouble [jwade05]
Feb 13, 2013 (6:56 pm)
jwade05 I talked to a district rep from chevy today and i told her the previous person i talked to had told me that they had over 4000 orders for throttle bodies and she actually told me that was on the low end and its alot more then that. This should have been recalled on the impalla and the malibu. My car did the same thing the first time and i was on the freeway also. I have purchased 6 cars over my 23 years of driving and 5 have been chevy's.... this is seriously making me consider going to a different car manufacture
#301 of 483 2010 chevy impala
Feb 15, 2013 (1:44 pm)
i am having service traction control and engine power reduced problems......i need help......i dont know what the part is that makes it do it......please help
#302 of 483 Service Stabilitrack & Reduced Engine Power Message in 2011 Impala
Feb 18, 2013 (6:01 am)
I just got my Impala (used) in July, and I've already begun having issues with this "service stabilitrak" message and "reduced engine power" message. It had about 39,000 miles when the problem started. The first time it happened, I was driving in town and didn't really pay it much mind as it didn't really affect my driving, and eventually after a few days the check engine light went off. I did research it and from some of the comments I saw at first, I thought it would be ok, until I was in the middle of Georgia on the highway during rush hour and the message came on and eventually the computer shut down the throttle and the car slowed down and stopped. Fortunately people around me were paying attention and allowed me to pull over before the car stopped completely so no accident occurred, but it was very scary. I shut the car off and after a few minutes was able to continue, but this shouldn't have to occur. The light has come on twice since then, and usually within a few days the service engine light goes off again. I haven't taken it to the dealer because without the service engine light on, I am pretty sure they will have trouble diagnosing it and the light always goes off before I have time to take it in. It happened again last night, and even after the car was shut off and turned back on (which I have learned to do), the reduced power message remains. I am planning to take it to the dealer, but I can't afford to pay repairs out of pocket so I sincerely hope this issue is covered by warranty.
#303 of 483 Re: 2010 chevy impala [cinginn]
Feb 18, 2013 (6:04 am)
from reading the other posts on the forum, I believe it is something throttle related. I have the same problem with my 2011.
#304 of 483 Re: Service Stabilitrack & Reduced Engine Power Message in 2011 Impala [cjq11983]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:18 am)
Keep us posted, cjq11983. If you want for us to check into anything further with you on this, don't hesitate to email us at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service