2009 Chevrolet Impala Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Chevrolet Impala

2009 Chevrolet Impala Problems

Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid Failure May Cause Erratic Shifting

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

Corrosion on Battery Cable Ends

Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cleaned or replaced if necessary.

Engine Oil Leak From Front Crankshaft Seal

An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal. Our technicians tell us a revised front crankshaft seal is available to correct this concern.

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Questions

grinding when turning left but don't do it all the time the traction control and abs light is on (1 answer)

i have a 2009 chevrolet impala when turning left it would grind but not all the time also the traction control and abs light is on can anyone tell me what's going on i really like the car

Car will start then stalls. Have disconnect (-) battery cable to reset (1 answer)

Why does it start then dies

Key is stuck in the ignition. i still have power and can drive the car. (1 answer)

all locks engage, all gears work... i just cannot turn the car off completely or remove the key.. what could be the problem

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Recalls

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys to correct this concern.

The Front Control Arms May Break on Impala Police Vehicles

On vehicles equipped with the "police" option package, one or both of the front lower control arms may fracture. A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace both front lower control arms to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12104.

GM Recalls 2009–2010 Impalas Due to Defective Safety Belts

General Motors is recalling 2009–2010 Chevrolet Impala models because the webbing on the front safety belt may not have been properly secured to the lap belt anchor pretensioner. This may cause the seat belt to function incorrectly and not restrain the occupant during a crash, which increases the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect the belts and reinstall the anchors, if necessary, free of charge.

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

I have less than 30,000 mi on my 2009 Impala. On-Star communication module died 1/2 thru 2200 mi trip. Would have been $550 to replace. Bought GPS instead for under $300. Upon arriving home, had local GM dealer look @ on-Star & offered to replace it for $300. They said after 5 years (no warranty), the computers in car can die. Said there are lots of internal computers. Few days after that, the ...
Had to replace drivers power lock acuator. Now it is acting up again. Had issues with air bag light coming on. It had disconnected under drivers seat. "Slapping" noise coming from left front tire (like something stuck to it, but nothing there). Now have tapping noise coming from under dash when turn air on, off, underlock doors with remote, open trunk, or open drivers door. Remote works th...
Overall it is a good car. Gas mileage with the 3500 engine is excellent. My issues have been sensors, ABS/Traction Control,and airbag sensor issues as well. I have 113,400 miles and it runs great. No issues other then the sensors.

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