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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#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????
Apr 04, 2013 (7:54 am)
Its very sad that there is no recall or fix for this....I just took it to a 3rd mechanic too. and guess what, still not fixed. The worst is the Chevy dealer that was down the block was closed by Obama. I'm going to the NY auto show to look at Toyota and Subaru's
Apr 04, 2013 (7:59 am)
I also have been seeing the response e-mails from GM Cust Ser. asking for info. Has anybody gotten a 2nd response to fix the proplem? Or is GM just giving us lip service.
I vote lip service
#31 of 38 Re: GMCUSTSERVICE [winnie1623]
Apr 04, 2013 (9:46 am)
I called them to complain and file a claim against GM. They took my information and want me to tow my crashed car into a dealership so they can come look at it. I have complained twice and not one person has responded to these complaints. Really upset with GM Chevrolet.
#32 of 38 Re: wow how bad is GMC quality Control [gmcustsvc]
Jun 11, 2013 (4:19 am)
i have a 2008impala, and I have owned it for 2 yrs now. i have a traction control light, service engine and reduced engine power, once that warning comes on the speed reduces and it struggles to shift gears. also the lights go in and out on the dashboard. But once I park and turn the car off it goes away a drives fine. Sometimes it goes months with out doing it again and other times just days. And recently my cruise control would shut off by itself as I'm traveling down the interstate on cruise. It just shuts off and the car decelerates. what to do with this car, dealer told us impalas were the best full size car. Starting to wonder
#33 of 38 Reduced Engine/Traction Control Light
Aug 01, 2013 (7:54 am)
I have read the comments here and this problem has occurred with my 2010 Impala multiple times as well. First I had the wheel bearing fixed. Then I had the gas pedal cleaned where the throttle position sensor is. Then I replaced the throttle body. GM dealer says none of this is covered under powertrain. I am having this brought back to a GM mechanic for the fourth time. If this is not a small fix at this point, I am through. I would rather pay the loan off than continue to dump money in to an unreliable vehicle. I am through buying American cars, my prior Ford Explorer gave me all sorts of problems.
#34 of 38 Re: 2008 impala and the saga continues [winnie1623]
Aug 01, 2013 (4:20 pm)
turn your wheels to the left right, undo the abs sensor clip and then cover the end with electrical tape, voila no more traction control
#35 of 38 Reduced Engine Power/Traction Control/Check Engine
Aug 01, 2013 (4:52 pm)
I wish I was handy in that regard Winny. I called up to GM Corporate and they had no interest in that the car has been at the mechanic 4 times in the past month for the same issue, and is a 2010. They asked why I did not bring the car to Chevy Service. Well, I told them I had each code read and each time I called the code in to service, it was not covered under powertrain warranty. I stated why would I bring it to Chevy service and get ripped off on price when I can just bring it to a local GM mechanic for 15 years I trust. They had no concern for my vehicle. The Chevy customer service is as faulty as the parts they put in their vehicles. They should be ashamed of themselves.