Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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#352 of 485 Re: Chevy nightmare, engine power reduced!! [chevynitemare]
Mar 07, 2013 (12:17 pm)
I had the same thing happen to my 2006 Chevrolet Impala last week The problem is with the Throttle Body, it needs to be replaced. If you continue to drive it with the engine power reduced message on it will eventially shut off the motor, and you will have to wait a few minutes before it will start. It was not very hard to replace and only took my mechanic about an hour to fix. The part cost me about $299.00 and the labor was $75.00 When I had the car tested when the engine light came on, the code was P0121 (Throttle Body Sensor) I hope this helps...
#354 of 485 Re: I should have done my research sooner [uselessreps]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 07, 2013 (12:40 pm)
VERY good idea. The reps who respond here can only report what they're seeing in our forums - they can't force an investigation or recall. Reporting the problem to the NHTSA is the best way to ensure that all similar complaints are in the same place.
#355 of 485 Re: I should have done my research sooner [gmcustsvc]
Mar 08, 2013 (11:54 am)
I have contacted an attorney about this issue so they should be in contact with someone from GM thank you
#356 of 485 Re: Chevy nightmare, engine power reduced!! [pbar40]
Mar 09, 2013 (2:05 pm)
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Impala and my car did the same thing last night on the way home. Without any warning my engine reduced speed and the dash said traction sensor and engine reducing speed. Scared me to death and thankful I wasn't on a frwy and on the feeder. After reading the form, I'm scared to drive the car and now wondering how I'm going to afford to get this fixed which should have been recalled. Contacted dealer and wasn't much help.
#357 of 485 Re: Chevy nightmare, engine power reduced!! [kadurro]
Mar 12, 2013 (5:45 am)
We're sorry that you are not feeling safe in your Impala. If you would like for us to look into this further, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#358 of 485 Re: 2009 Chevy Impala Service Traction Ctrl [chevy_owner2]
Mar 12, 2013 (9:00 am)
My 2009 Impala is in the shop now for the same reason, engine reduced speed while driving and service light came on saying CHECK TRACTION CONTROL. Mechanic said they have to replaced the throddle body and do some electrical and refiguring idle, costing me $667.47. Problem is I don't have the money and can't keep driving the car because it's a crap shoot if the engine is going to stop completely while I'm driving and then have no control of the car and end up dead... I called Chevrolet and the dealer, all I hear is not on a recall and sorry.
#359 of 485 Re: Recall demanded need signatures [keihan]
Mar 12, 2013 (9:29 am)
I have the same problem with my 2009 Impala and is in the shop now, they are replacing the throddle body. I've contacted the dealer, chevrolet and sent an email to "sarah" from GM that replies back to complaints. Basically my problem and sorry. I am trying to figure out how I am going to pay this $667.47 mechanic bill... I sure don't see Obama bailing me out on something that should be been recalled alongtime ago. I am not taking chances with my life or passengers in the car and have to get it repaired, my only source of transportation and now on foot. Missed one day of work, got family member to take me to work, hopefully my car will be ready today.
#360 of 485 Re: Recall demanded need signatures [kadurro]
Mar 14, 2013 (4:35 am)
I a 2006 Impala and the throttle body went out while I was driving I took it to the dealership to see what was wrong with it I had to replace and is still registering same thing the check engine light still coming onand the engine power reduced fine still comes on and still slow down the carand I know of other people who had the same problem Chevy really need to look into a recall.
#361 of 485 Re: Recall demanded need signatures [quiwiq]
Mar 14, 2013 (6:15 am)
Let us know if we can check into this further at all, quiwiq. We can be reached at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service