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Chevy Impala traction control light & engine light

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  • While driving my 2009 Chevrolet impala at about 35 mph, my car instantly reduced speed and the traction control and powered reduced to engine light displayed. My car reduced speed to about 10 mph and I couldn't accelerate anymore. I began coasting. I drove directly to the dealership and was charged $400 to "fix" the problem.
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  • rphill08rphill08 Clarkston MIPosts: 6
    That figures the dealer charged $400. and the same repair cost me $250. at a local certified repair facility.
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  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,470
    rphill08 said:

    That figures the dealer charged $400. and the same repair cost me $250. at a local certified repair facility.

    I think it may depend on what repair was done, I have seen about 5 different causes for reduced engine power message and resulting additionnal messages it creates

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  • rphill08rphill08 Clarkston MIPosts: 6
    I had my accelerator pedal sensor replaced to resolve this issue.
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  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,198
    rphill08 said:

    I had my accelerator pedal sensor replaced to resolve this issue.

    Did you receive our private message, rphill08? Please feel free to let us know if you have any further concerns.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
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  • lundy48lundy48 Posts: 1
    This happened to me this morning. Tomorrow my wife is being induced and today my car does this. But from what I've been reading, no one says anything about the car not starting afterwards. My car wont start, just a loud clicking noise when i try to start it. Anyone have any ideas? Im charging the battery at the moment in hopes this will work.
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  • rphill08rphill08 Clarkston MIPosts: 6
    I have not had an issue with it not starting, just no acceleration. Now I have another issue this vehicle. The key is stuck in the ignition and nothing I've tried will help. This runs down the battery. Repair shop said it may be the ignition module needs replacing $400 - $600. GM does not make them like they used to. Looking into other makes that are reliable.
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  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,470
    rphill08 said:

    I have not had an issue with it not starting, just no acceleration. Now I have another issue this vehicle. The key is stuck in the ignition and nothing I've tried will help. This runs down the battery. Repair shop said it may be the ignition module needs replacing $400 - $600. GM does not make them like they used to. Looking into other makes that are reliable.

    There should be a wy to get the key out I believe, little cover over something on the steering column perhaps. Remove that and something like a pen or other pointy thing inserted and pushed down should allow key to be taken out. The stuck condition may be due to a number of things besides the ignition module
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  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,198
    lundy48 said:

    This happened to me this morning. Tomorrow my wife is being induced and today my car does this. But from what I've been reading, no one says anything about the car not starting afterwards. My car wont start, just a loud clicking noise when i try to start it. Anyone have any ideas? Im charging the battery at the moment in hopes this will work.

    Hi Lundy48,

    Very sorry for this! We understand how unsettling this may seem, and we would be more than happy to provide any additional assistance. Please send us an e-mail at socialmedia@gm.com and include your VIN, current mileage, contact information and a preferred dealership. We look forward to your response!

    Patsy G
    GM Customer Care
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  • stephb2stephb2 Posts: 3
    I am having this same issue with my 2009 Impala now (Traction control/reduced power/engine light). I also just had it repaired two weeks ago because I could not turn the key all the way to the off position and could not remove the key. The dealer said it was a broken wire from ignition to the shifter.
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  • rphill08rphill08 Clarkston MIPosts: 6
    Key stuck in ignition. I fixed it myself by removing the center shift console. There was a disconnected yellow wire found on the wire harness to the right of the shifter. I reconnected it and I was then able to remove the key from the ignition.
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  • ranger1108ranger1108 Posts: 3
    Everyone who has this problem needs to file a complaint with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Institute (NHTSA) If enough complaints are filed, something WILL happen. Forget GM, they already have your money and are not interested in fixing the issue.
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  • ranger1108ranger1108 Posts: 3
    I have spent over $1,000.00 on this issue and it has not helped. New throttle body, new accelerator position sensor, new wiring clip to throttle body, and more. Still have problem. Car just shuts off. Told my wife that if something happens to me because of this, sue them for as much as you can get.
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  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,470

    I have spent over $1,000.00 on this issue and it has not helped. New throttle body, new accelerator position sensor, new wiring clip to throttle body, and more. Still have problem. Car just shuts off. Told my wife that if something happens to me because of this, sue them for as much as you can get.

    You must have quite a laundry list of codes coming up to do all that without results , what are they?

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  • phllyd04phllyd04 Posts: 1
    I see I'm not the only one with this issue.  Over the past few years I have spent several thousand dollars replacing different items to try and address this same issue, just picked it up from the dealership where I had it fixed to the tune of $1,000 and on the way home today it did it again!!  I was inches from getting into a serious accident on the highway.  I called Chevy customer service and should be receiving a call back in a few days.  I guess I will just not go to work until they decide to permanently fix this issue!  This will be my last Chevy after years of loyalty and several car purchases.
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