Headlights Problems of Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 115 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).
#1 - Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. VIN of the vehicle was 2G1WC58R47_. Modern vehicle design has increased occupant safety in event of an accident. The other side of this coin is a decreased ability to avoid accidents. Blind spots caused by huge windshield posts and rear view mirrors (inside and out), headrests poking up and a seat belts that hold you in position to look straight ahead. . . . All these contributed to our car hitting a guy-wire for a power pole. I took the car back to the "scene" and the guy-wire and windshield post are exactly the same angle, the guy-wire not being in the driver's field of vision. The car is being repaired right now (to the tune of $1250. 00, just for a headlight and tupperware bumper cover). It could have been avoided if we'd had the services of a nascar spotter up on the roof of the vfw! there. . . . . I vented. It was 08/29/13 when this headlights issue happened.
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#2 - Headlights problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala
The VIN of the car is 2G1WD58C76_. 2006 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems. The consumer stated the transmission was slipping. She explained to the dealer, there was a recurring problem with the transmission. Each time, the consumer went to the dealer, she was informed they could not recreate the problem, and therefore no problem existed. Besides the transmission problem, there was a horrible ratcheting machine-gun type noise coming from behind the dash, when she changed the vent position. The loud noise lasted for about a minute and was almost ear-piercing. Also, the engine mount broke, the water pump, steering and tie rods failed, the engine burned excessive amount of oil, and the engine low oil light illuminated. The windows made a screeching sound, the sunroof would drag, the plastic headlight covered were fogged and faded. The tire pressure monitoring light was constantly on. On April 24, 2013. The consumer took the vehicle to an independent transmission shop to have them assess the same transmission slipping problem, she had been experiencing for seven years. They dropped the transmission pan, and they found fine metal, pieces of aluminum and clutch material in the pan. The failure date was Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
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#3 - Headlights problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. I was turning left into a driveway going no more than 7 miles an hour, because I was following a car, when I heard a large grind then pop. I parked my car and knew immediately the transmission failed by the fluid trail and part left behind. I took it to a dealer and luckily it was covered under the power train warranty. A week after receiving my vehicle back the alignment was off, driver-side headlight socket caught fire, I have labored start up, have stalled on the freeway! and have stabilitrak, airbag, and reduced engine power error codes that randomly appear. The failure date was Saturday, September 15, 2012.
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#4 - Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2G1WF52E93_. Headlights keep going out, have installed 2 parts will last a couple months than will go out again. Will go dim than go off. It was Apr. 5, 2011 when this headlights issue happened.
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#5 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph and after attempting to dim the headlights, all of the lights malfunctioned without any warning. The vehicle was not taken to dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure and current mileage was 91,000. This issue happened on Friday, August 24, 2012.
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#6 - Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. Over a period of time, the headlight lenses have become cloudy and murky. Cleaners do not help. When driving at night (worst in rain or snow and at higher speeds) the visibility of the headlight lamps projection become less and less. Do not suggest using the high beams as these would be a cover-up. When sealed beams were used from 1940 to 1996, this problem did not happen. (the cloudy/murky lenses) until the manufacturer's went over to plastic lenses because of the new safety codes required. Updated 01/30/12. It was 10/04/11 when this headlights issue occurred.
#7 - Headlights problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving and high beam on, the headlights totally go out. Move lever on steering column to activate low beam, the lights come back on. This has happened a number of times and is very scary. This headlights problem happened on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
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#8 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. 16 yr old daughter driving down highway at night when headlights just quit. Very dangerous situation. Fortunately the lights came back on after driving with foglights only. 2nd time this has happened. Vehicle in great shape otherwise and maintained appropriately. This headlights problem happened on 11/15/11.
#9 - Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala
Consumer owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the headlights failed sporadically. The contact mentioned that the were replaced as a temporary remedy but it failed to repaired the problem. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 200,000. This headlights problem happened on Monday, August 2, 2010.
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#10 - Headlights problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was driving 60 mph when the headlights failed to illuminate. The headlights continued to fail until the vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing nor was the manufacturer notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,139. This headlights issue occurred Mon., Oct. 24, 2011.
#11 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. I purchased a 2005 chevy Impala in 2008. The first time I was driving on a state hwy, a very twisty road . I had my headlights on high, right in the middle of the first curve my headlights went out, I jumped the brake and flipped the lever back and forth and they finally came back on low beam, I almost wreaked. The second time I was on the freeway just coming itno the outkirts of town, heavy traffic, I flipped the lever back and forth and the low beams came back on. I spoke with a dealer who said they had no complaints from other owners and was told there was no recall. It has happened too many times and can't be pinned to any peculator times, now I drive with my lights on low all the time. I went online and found hundreds of people having the same problem. Some had had to replace their whole steering columm to slove the problem. I can't afford to do this, but the car isn't safe. It keeps doing it and one of these times I will forget and it will catch me unawares and I will wreak. The failure date was Sunday, Jun. 15, 2008.
#12 - Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. I rented a car and it was a chevy Impala where I could not turn off the headlights, September in phoenix. I did a aaa defensive driving course today in NY and learned that the push is to convince everyone they are safer in broad daylight if only they'd turn their headlights on -- and that this is being promoted for legislation. It is infuriating not to be able to turn off headlights in places where it is rude to keep them on -- waiting in a parking lot, watching the view with the heater on, my driveway while you're parked and talking. I am angrily opposed to the notion that I should ever by law be required to keep headlights on all day -- and I am disturbed by the notion that one day I may need to buy a car where there is no longer the option to turn the headlights off. The constant headlights idea was a cute safety promotion thing, but it is preposterous and ignorant as either a law or a manufacturing requirement. I personally am aggravated by the excessive lights and lighting on roads and roadsigns and over-powered headlights on cars and roof-level headlights on suvs -- I am relieved that this aggravation and dangerous distraction goes away with its necessity at dawn. I don't ever want to get stuck with another car where I cannot turn off the headlights: it's rude, it's perceived as an invasion of privacy, it's perceived as an act of aggression, it blinds people with glare and a spotlight effect and it is unnecessary unless visibility is compromised and you are actually driving. I'm complaining about the aaa defensive driving course push for constant headlights which I see as aggravating light pollution and waste of energy and resources; and I'm complaining that Chevrolet can put a car into production without the option to turn off it's headlights. Additionally, I should complain that the super-bright luxury car and giant SUV headlights both create hazards for me while driving. I don't wear glasses and don't have vision problems - common sense, age 40. This problem occurred on Dec. 13, 2008.
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#13 - Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 40 mph, the headlights flickered on and off and then remained illuminated. The dealer has not made any repairs on the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 18,706. The failure date was Jul. 31, 2007.
#14 - Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The headlights on my 2007 chevy Impala are continuously going dim and I'm afraid they will fail at one point while my family is driving down the road at night. Gm says it's normal but I own 3 gm's and the other two don't do it. This issue happened on Nov. 25, 2007.
#15 - Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WT58K17_. When a headlight fails on my 2007 Chevrolet Impala the manual makes it look like it is very easy for the owner to change the headlight. However, after purchasing the headlamp at an autoparts store I tried every driver I had on the so called screw that holds the headlight assembly in place. The fale normal looking screw they use is a safety trap. It's head is too shallow to reach into any normal drive. I had to drive around with my headlight out until I find a capable mechanic with the special tool. If their shop manual warned I needed a special tool I could have traded the car in on a new one or gone to a mechanic to begin with. It made me so angry that I took it out on my wife when she complained that it was taking too long to do what I thought was a "just wait a minute honey until I get done" job. Any more angry I could have turned into a severe safety hazard storm! its almost as bad as when gm made me purchase a lease looking loan from gmac when I purchased the car. After I paid it off they still owned the car. For some reason they insisted that it was a loan and not a lease. And now the guy in the office next to me got a good deal on a new Impala at tax payer expense. I hear that gm is conning the public into thinking they are paying back their loan when they are really playing tricks by not talking about the entire 30 billion and messing using tarp money to pay the government back. People at gm could get hung or at least tarred and feathered for this which is another safety problem. This issue happened on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010.
#16 - Headlights problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala
The VIN of the problem Impala is 2G1WC58186_. The vehicle involved is a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. She stated that the headlamps on the vehicle disengaged from the plastic casing. She felt that the headlamps would eventually crack due to being exposed. The dealer and the manufacturer stated that the part was out of warranty and they would be unable to assist. She felt that this was a common defect for vehicles of this year, make, and model with at least 30,000 miles. The failure and current mileages were 36,200. It was Sunday, July 22, 2007 when this headlights issue occurred.
#17 - Headlights problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. Headlights shut completely off while driving at night. No dash lights, no head lights, no lights anywhere and then in about 5 seconds they come back on. Car never shuts off. Dangerous!!!!! happened to me driving in rural area twice in one night. Very dark road. . . Could not see anything!!!!!!!!!. This headlights problem happened on 10/22/09.
#18 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2G1WF52E25_. The contact does not like the headlights in the car. The dealership adjusted the headlights three different times. The contact is still not satisfied. He says he cannot see to drive at night because the headlights only shine about forty feet in front of the car. Updated 12/07/05. This headlights issue occurred Nov. 9, 2005.
#19 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. There are times when I am driving at night my headlights will go out. I usually can get them back on. It is scary when this happens. It has happened in rain storms at night and there is oncoming traffic. I have also had a wheel hub that has been replaced when my car was only 1. 5 years old. I was told there is no recall on this and I can't find one. I had to pay to replace the new part on a fairly new car. I have the old part in my trunk. This headlights issue occurred December 23, 2006.
#20 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 50 mph at night the headlights dimmed without warning. Approximately fifteen seconds later the headlights illuminated again. The vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 40,595. This problem occurred on Monday, April 16, 2007.
#21 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving my 2005 chevy Impala after dark the headlights just went out. Was driving 55mph down the highway with my whole family was in the car. Pulled the headlight switch in and out a few times and they came back on. About one mile later the both went out again. This problem occurred on June 2, 2007.
#22 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. VIN of the vehicle was 2G1WF52E55_. Electrical-headlights stopped working. It was Wed., Aug. 16, 2006 when this headlights issue happened.
#23 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WF52E95_. Headlights go out intermittently. This headlights issue occurred Wednesday, January 16, 2008.
#24 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The VIN of this Impala is 1FTZF176XW_. I own a 2005 chevy Impala. The high beam headlights started going out a year and a half ago around July or Aug. 2006. Around 75,000 miles was when the problem started and I now have 96,000 miles. At first I was able to fix it by switching back to low beam and then could switch back to high beam and they would work. In Feb. 2007 I had the car into the dealer to replace the blower fan and told them what was happening. I explained that when the lights were about to go out I could hear a buzzing in the satellite radio, like a shorting noise. First I was told that I had to bring it in when it happened so they could check the problem. The only issue was that I drive 40 miles each way to work and it would happen in the middle of the trip. When I went back to pick up the car I was told that it was a multifunction switch and it was about a $500 part. I decided I could deal with the situation and have held off on getting it repaired. Last week I got in my car to go home from work and I didn't have any high beam lights at all. You can make them work if you hold the lever back. This headlights issue occurred Jul. 15, 2006.
#25 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2G1WF52E85_. Headlight intermittent failure on high beam. Click to low beam and lights come back on. Disconcerting when it happens at night at high speed. Chevrolet dealer replaced body control module at $362, but did not solve problem. The failure date was Thu., Mar. 1, 2007.
#26 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 30 mph at night on normal road conditions, the headlights unexpectedly lost power. The failure occurred intermittently. The headlights activated automatically when the engine was started. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle will be taken to an authorized dealer for repair. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 55,000. It was Tuesday, October 28, 2008 when this headlights issue happened.
#27 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving, the headlights will go out for no reason. This has happened several times while driving at night. If I pull the light switch on and off it will usually work. Flicking the high beams on and off may work too. This is a huge safety feature and I have found that there are many complaints on this same issue cannot find that there has been a recall when there should be. It was 05/10/2008 when this headlights issue occurred.
#28 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The lights on the car when on the brights will just shut off, and it only leaves the marker lights lit, until you pull the headlight knob out. . Will do this intermittently. . Has happened very often, everytime the brights are on. This headlights issue occurred 02/05/10.
#29 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The reporting person owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala . While driving 25 mph the headlights started to flicker and the contact smelled an electrical odor. The contact then pulled into her residence and after a few minutes the headlights turned on without assistance. The vehicle was previously taken to a mechanic before for the multi function switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer to have it diagnosed and determine if there were any other problems within the electrical system. No repairs were made when the complaint was filed. The vehicle identification number was not available. The failure mileage was 180000 and the current mileage was 190000. The failure date was Jan. 15, 2010.
#30 - Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. I was driving early morning it the dark and my headlights quit working on my 2005 chevy Impala. They have not been fixed yet. It was Sat., Jan. 8, 2011 when this headlights issue happened.
#31 - Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1111111111_. The new model year 04 Chevrolet Impala sedans have poorly designed and or mis-adjusted daytime running lights, causing blinding glare to on coming drivers, drivers in front of these vehicles and pedestrians walking at night. These excessively glaring lights distract and cause eye pain to other drivers and temporary blindness. This is a serious safety problem that needs to be addressed especially for pedestrians walking against traffic at night. This headlights issue occurred Thursday, July 15, 2004.
#32 - Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. : the contact stated the headlights worked intermittently. It occurred at highway speeds of 50 to 60 mph. The headlights turned off without warning and remained off until the dimmer switch was pressed. There were no warning signals before this occurred. The vehicle was equipped with day time running lights. The vehicle has not been seen by a dealer. . Incidental night time headlight failure occurred three times on 01/27/2006; once on 02/12/2006, involving high beam, and 3 times on 02/18/2006, involving 2 high beams. Subsequent occasional failure until the turn signal/dimmer switch was replaced on 03/14/2006. Contact paid $345 for parts and labor. It was 12/02/05 when this headlights issue occurred.
#33 - Headlights problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2G1WF55K94_. : the contact stated the head lights fail intermittently without warning. The problem began four months ago and the vehicle was taken to service dealer who replaced an unknown module. The problem has now returned and the head lights go out without warning and re illuminate without warning. Manipulating the switch does not automatically make the lights re illuminate. The contact is planning to make an appointment with the dealer later today for inspection. The vehicle is a police cruiser. It was May. 22, 2006 when this headlights issue occurred.
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|Headlight Switch problems||54|
|Turn Signal problems||46|
|Exterior Lighting problems||38|
|High/low Beam Switch problems||28|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problems||26|
|Turn Signal Switch problems||23|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light Unit problems||13|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light problems||12|
|Turn Signal Flasher Unit problems||8|
|Fog Light Switch problems||4|
|Headlight Concealment Device problems||4|
|Back Up Lights problems||3|
|Brake Light problems||2|
|Tail Light problems||2|
|Fog Lights problems||1|