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#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!!
#43 of 487 Re: "Reduced Engine Power & Engine Light" [fusayso]
Dec 22, 2011 (2:19 pm)
What is the part # ? For pedal travel sensor (foot feed) for 06 impala 3.5L
#44 of 487 chevy Impala 2010 " Reduced Engine Power and stabilitrack Message"
Dec 25, 2011 (12:50 pm)
I just bought this vehicle from the auction and had for 28 days. Today I found something which almost shocked me.It was when i started to start my car and all of the sudden the vehicle started shaking to an extent I thought there was an earth quake. I did try to turn the ignition on and off, still it continued doing.Messages appeared on the dash board and one of them was " reduced engine power" and "stabilitrack or traction something.This is a manufacturing problem and i urge Gm to recall this model and fix the problem. It seems a lot of people are getting this probelm as I read from this forum. This is a true experience i have had with this impala and please lf someone has any idea of fixing let me know. Thanks
#45 of 487 Re: chevy impala "REDUCED ENGINE POWER" message [idahofarmboy]
Dec 26, 2011 (6:26 am)
I also am having issues with my 2009 Chevy Impala with only 38500 miles on it. I got a light saying something like Service Traction Control and then I got a reduced engine power light. The car did lose some engine power. It seemed to miss also. I am planning on taking it to the dealership as soon as I can get an appointment. Unfortunatley this all happened to me on Christmas eve and no one is open until Tuesday. I am totally dependant on this car for my job, so this is a real problem. From what I am reading on this problem it seems like A RECALL may be needed on this issue. I had a 3 year or 36000 mile warranty on this car as I bought it new. The warranty expired 2000 miles ago. Just my luck? I don't know. I hope GM is listening.
#46 of 487 Re: Engine Power is Reduced.
Jan 02, 2012 (8:13 pm)
I have sent you an email per your request on my 2006 Impala that has joined the ranks of those experiencing this erratic "Engine Power is reduced". It is my wife's car and she will not drive it until she is certain it is repaired. Brought it to my local mechanic, and by that time the check engine light had turned off and it was running fine. They were familiar with a "Throttle Position Sensor" issue.
#47 of 487 Re: "Reduced Engine Power & Engine Light" [1impala]
Jan 04, 2012 (11:03 am)
Go to GMpartsdirect.com and give them your vin and they will give you the part number for your car. They dont accept returns unless the part is defective or if THEY give you the wrong part. They are usually pretty quick and I buy all parts that have to be bought from GM from them. Much more reasonable prices
#48 of 487 Re: "Reduced Engine Power & Engine Light" [bowana]
Jan 04, 2012 (8:18 pm)
I changed the accelerator / throttle position sensor with a new unit, and the issue became worse, barely getting a mile down the road before it "Engine Power is Reduced. Changed back to the original timebomb situation. Does the car need to relearn or something with a new component?
#49 of 487 Re: Engine shut off on highway. Very annoyed with Chevy right now! [kirstie_h]
Jan 07, 2012 (11:08 pm)
Same problem. Brought a 2008 Chevy Impala for a more reliable car. After 50,00 miles. Service Traction problems. I have to shut the car off for 1 minute. Then it drives fine. But whenever the street is wet . Forget about it. Also something with the suspension eats up tires quick. Just brought tires a year ago and may need new ones. I have always been a chevy guy. But after owning a 2004 impala and a 08 impala with a ton of issues. may switch to ford or buick.