Chevrolet Impala Problem Report

Chevrolet Impala Engine Starts and Stalls Due to Secutiry System Fault

(50 reports)

The engine may start and stall with the security light flashing. This is commonly caused by a failed passlock sensor which is part of the ignition lock cylinder. A secondary cause could be the ignition switch itself. Worn contacts inside the ignition switch can cause voltage drop issues which can affect the passlock system. Proper diagnoses should be performed before replacing any parts.

my Impala also has this problem, the "Security" light comes on, I cannot start it. I have to wait 10-15 min. then it will start....havent found a solution. -
The vehicle will randomly shut off while driving or would not start at times without me having to either take key out and wait 5-10 minutes or disconnecting (-)battery cable for a few seconds to reset. The stalling of the engine while driving would occur every time the "SECURITY" light came on and made some clicking noise. I've read several posts in forums with people having the same problem with no solution from Chevy. I think it's unfair they have such a major issue but no recall, instead stick loyal customers with pricey repairs bills to "try" and find the problem. -
its not fixed yet but this information is just what I needed. thanks repairpal -
NOT STARTING and SECURITY LIGHT is problem--no problem with engine stalling every month or so--SECURITY LIGHT comes on and stayed on for few minutes 6 months ago, 3 months ago when key turned to start car--no sound--not start all electrical devices work wait---then start after 3 to 15 minutes--engine has NEVER stalled then last week, not start, rotate through messages 3 minutes, 15 minutes later--still not start half hour later, car started, but CHECK ENGINE LIGHT came on and stayed continuously each time engine was started Mechanic charged retail to replace ignition lock cylinder $ 225.90, almost that much to remove and replace, plus diagnostic fee, and recoding and reprogramming fee -
car wont start due to no fire to the crank sensor and fuel pump -
Car wont start, secutiry light flashing. -
My car has been doing this not starting up thing for aymt two years i think that we should start a partition cause why should we not have to pay out of pocket its not our mistake its chevy.lets get this thing started who with me????? -
My key comes out of the ignition in the on position. And stalls is that a faulty ignition cylinder? -
Security light on cant start car electronic systems in car will not work is there a recall and repair plan for this ? -
the secutiry light comes on killing the engine, have to wait ten minutes for car to start -
at times it will not start I have to wait at least 10 minutes and then it will start. Its pretty good car except for the electrical issues its had. first it was the dimmer switch and now this. -
Car wont start sometimes.. sometimes i see the security light sometimes i wont.. replaced battery and starter -
Engine light on and sometimes car won't idle for days have to ride accelerator and break to get going and it will stall out sometimes while on the highway. -
trip from nyc to montreal in July 2014. security light came on. parked in the garage for two days. ready to leave and the car will not start. call the gm canadian number and explained about the security light which may be the problem and asked if anyone can help.After about 30 mts speaking with two or three reps repeating the same info ,a woman came and said because i had no gm road asst, she would send a truck to jump start, but she could not find Sherbrooke st, only Sherbrooke Rue[smart canadians]. Waited for 30 mts and fortunately tried the spare key, engine started and was glad to see montreal in the rear view. Have a recall letter and the light is still on , so hopefully on Dec11, the problem will be solved -
Not fixed....engine security light comes on, then car wont start and we wait 20 minutes until it starts again -
Car will not start and security light is on. Wait about 20 minutes then car with start. Keeping happening on and off. Then finally I have to buy new battery like every 6 months. Haven't repair yet, trying to find out myself if anyone solved this problem. -
The check engine light is on and no DTC's are present. The car cranks but dies not start and the security light is flashing -
sooo irritating when it does this!!! -
Ocassionally car will not start. 9 times out of 10 if I try again in 15 or 20 mins it will start then. GO Figure?? -
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