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#33 of 487 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 487 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 487 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 487 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 487 Re: engine power reduced [rod1cpt]
Dec 03, 2011 (10:52 am)
can someone from customer service contact me
#38 of 487 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
#39 of 487 Re: engine power reduced [rod1cpt]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Dec 05, 2011 (7:32 am)
There's no way for them to know how to contact you. If you wish to contact gmcustsvcsarah, you can click on her blue user ID, and you'll be able to see her email address to contact her.
#40 of 487 Re: 2008 Implal -nothing but trouble [rhenry3751]
Dec 06, 2011 (9:26 am)
Kristie,I am having the same problems,bought my 2008 Chevy Impala because my used car kept breaking down,so bought a new car 20,000 plus,480 a month payments because it would be reliable! Yeah that's a joke,I have been broken down almost as many times,my shifter got stuck in gear ,had to have it replaced,my battery constantly goes dead ,my radio sometimes works,sometimes not,my back defroster doesn't work,it shifts really hard from park to drive,My dad was a diehard Chevy man,I always had chevy's but I tell everyone what a piece of crap it is! I hate it ,when I take it to get it fixed,they say nothing is wrong,I am just at my wits end,I drive 45 minutes to work every day and never know if I will break down or not and paying so much for the trash!
#41 of 487 Re: 2008 Implal -nothing but trouble [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 06, 2011 (9:59 am)
I have put several posts on here about mine and You haven't sent me a message,
#42 of 487 Pedal: Engine power reduced
Dec 12, 2011 (1:08 pm)
My 2010 impala just got tracktion control failure, Engine Power Reduce. I was dring on the freeway at 65 miles, when this happened, the speed dropped down to 40 miles!! Luckily I was not hit!! It's so scary!!
So far, there seems to be alot of problems like this and it's so lucky that no one got killed yet??? What else can we do so GM will fix this problem and send the recalls to related Impala!!