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#19 of 38 Re: 2009 Chevy Impala Dies again [hthur]
Mar 11, 2013 (8:33 pm)
I'm having the same problem with my 2006 Chevy Impala 3.5L. I've had this car for 3 years and no major problems till now. This started happening around 5 months ago At first it was just service traction control light, then the check engine light started coming on and the engine would start losing power to a crawl. So took it to my mechanic and he checked it with his computer and it showed something wrong with the throttle body, after changing that the car worked well for like 5 days then the check engine and service traction control light came back on. Although the car hasn't stopped on me ever since I changed the throttle body it does have a bit of a kick in it when changing gears. I took it back to my mechanic and he cant figure out why the lights are still coming on. I used to really like GM but this is just so frustrating to deal with and a waste of money!
#20 of 38 Re: 2009 Chevy Impala Dies again [bjkthebest]
Mar 12, 2013 (7:57 am)
Is your mechanic affiliated with one of our GM dealerships or a non-GM establishment? If the former, let us know as we're happy to follow up with him on this (we can be emailed at socialmediagm.com).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
Mar 12, 2013 (1:21 pm)
I have a 2006 Chevy Impala. I paid $2500 this past summer at Pep Boys to repair the A/C as it had started spitting out heat instead of cool air. Before that repair the car was working perfectly. Since this summer's expensive repair many things have gone wrong. I am having to jumpstart the car every week to 2 weeks with my old old car. I have replaced the battery with a new one within the last 2 months. The alternator has been tested by a reliable testor many times & tested fine. Nothing is being left on in the car to kill the battery. There are other electric problems since the a/c repair. The electric door locks have not worked (except the driver door) since the repair except when the new battery was installed & with each new jumpstart the other 3 doors open involuntarily & never respond again. Have to manually open each of the 3 doors except at jumpstart or with brand new battery. Then of course I have to walk around & manually lock each. Again none of these problems until the $2500 pep boys A/C repair. Obviously I need to take the Impala in again but am unlikely to take it to Pep Boys & don't know where to avoid an expensive repair that will break something more expensive.
Mar 12, 2013 (1:24 pm)
Also why isn't there a key hole in the trunk so that I am not locked out of my trunk until jumpstart?
#23 of 38 Re: Electric problems [texasimpala]
Mar 13, 2013 (5:02 am)
Good morning texasimpala,
We're sorry that you've encountered these troubles with your Impala after the repair you had done last summer. I understand if you are searching out other options as well, but if you need assistance locating a dealership in your area to get this checked into, let us know.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#24 of 38 2008 impala and the saga continues
Mar 28, 2013 (5:03 am)
I have a 2008 Impala LT, 83000 miles and at about 50,000 I went to the dealership for the same problem "Traction Control service" and ABS and reduce speed. It was pretty hairy while driving at highway speed and you go from 65 to 40 mph. Well the dealership changed the left wheel hub because they said the sensor was showing a fault. I think that bill was $650....
I'm getting the same message again, this time I took it to a local mechanic who used to work at a local Chevy dealership till the government closed them. He changed the left wheel hub again. Its been 2 weeks and the car is doing it again!!!!!! It is extremely frustrating. My son who is very good with foreign cars is telling me to just drive it, there is no fix unless I want to spend big $$$. I can't afford another car, damm if a dealership has problems and can't get it right....we are in big trouble
#25 of 38 Re: 2008 impala and the saga continues [winnie1623]
Mar 30, 2013 (7:00 am)
I can completely understand how frustrating of an issue this could be. I would really like to reach out to you via email to get more information from you. This way I am able to look into your specific situation and work as hard as I can to get a resolution. Can you private message me your full name, address, phone number, Vehicle Identification number, and dealer your involved with? This was I can stay involved throughout the process. My email is socialmediagm.com "Crystal". Look forward to hearing from you:-)
Crystal-GM Customer Care
#26 of 38 Chevy stability traction & engine
Mar 31, 2013 (5:42 pm)
I have recently bought a chevy. I have not even paid on it 6 times. Today I got a traction control, stability light with the engine power reduced. I hope this does not cause a wreck. This is a 2011 Chevy Impala LT. I do not feel that anything should go bad in a car less than 2 yrs old, with less than 40000 miles on it. If it costs me more than$20.00 to fix, I will blast Chevy with everything that I have in my power to do. I will be at the Chevy dealer tomorrow hoping that this fix is quick and reliable.
#27 of 38 traction control & engine light
Apr 01, 2013 (1:16 pm)
Hello, I went through this whole thing on March 18, 2013. Took my car to GM dealer and 500 dollars later it was fixed GM social media acted as though they were concerned but all they could tell me was sorry. Dealer said no recall and there probably won't be one. Seems like a lot of people having this problem. I understand things break. Even Maytag washers have issues at times. What bothers me is that GM is not offering any good will assistance of any kind. I bought manny new GM cars through the years. This one hasn't been good. I can accept that. What I can't accept is GM's lack of real concern. They make it look like there on it but I think it's all eyewash. Hopefully its fixed. It's our family car & must be safe and reliable
#28 of 38 Stability track control.
Apr 04, 2013 (6:11 am)
First off. I posted this like a week ago. I had this light come on and then go off. I thought it was just a small problem that happened by accident. It came on again today. I was on a ramp and these lights started going on, the engine started beeping. I was jerked wen the engine power reduced, and I CRASHED into a light post. Luckily I wasn't hurt. The airbags did not go off but my whole car is ruined. I also have no faith left in Chevy. I will never feel safe driving this car, if it is repairable and to add, I have to pay the deductible for an accident that is obviously caused by an engineering problem. What I want to know is, What is Chevy going to do about this????