chevrolet impala abs/traction control...
Cindy

Franklin, TN

#41 Jul 27, 2012
Kevin wrote:
IS ANYONE ACTUALLY READING THESE POSTS? The main culprit of this problem is damaged wiring! Not the hub! The wiring going to each wheel's ABS harness can become damaged when turning sharply or with normal wear from the wheel. Check the wires near the front wheels and also the harness near the A/C as it can rub and get cut. DON'T SPEND MONEY ON EXPENSIVE REPAIRS UNTIL YOU CHECK THIS! It can possibly be repaired CHEAPLY!
I had the wiring replaced and it's acting up again. Is this just because of poor design or what? I just want to know if it is wise to trade it if I'm going to have to go every 6 months and repair the same thing.
Bill

Ottawa, Canada

#42 Jul 31, 2012
PANCHI wrote:
I have a 2003 Impala (65,000.00) with the same problem
The Shop hooked it up to their analyzer
they say the ABS pump is bad
code1218
Simple fix.
Pull the fuse to the ABS.
I did this with my Corvette because the car used to slide through intersections with the ABS trying to operate because I got caught driving in the springtime with a half inch of snow on the ground.
After pulling the fuse, the car stopped the old fashioned way.
I hate ABS.
Save yourself some money and disable it.
YYZ

Kitchener, Canada

#43 Aug 22, 2012
My wife has an 04 Impala and both ABS and Traction lights came on,intermittent for a while then steady on all the time.Both lights come on at engine start whcih led me to believe it is not a sensor problem at all.Took a look at the ABS pump and there was a ground wire from the pump to the chassis.Removed this cable and the connection to the frame ground was corroded.Cleaned it up and the problem is gone and running fine for 3 weeks now.Take a look at this cable it's an easy fix and I would bet alot of your problems could also be this not bad sensors and pumps.
01 impala

United States

#44 Oct 24, 2012
Have a 01 impala ls and the traction system light is on along with the (abs) help!! ""
mona

Livonia, MI

#45 Oct 29, 2012
PANCHI wrote:
I have a 2003 Impala (65,000.00) with the same problem
The Shop hooked it up to their analyzer
they say the ABS pump is bad
code1218
I so agree with you, I too have a 2002 chevy impala ls with same issues, Only 112,000 miles, but started all tbis mess ay 89,000 miles. GM SHOULD RECALL ALL THESES CARS AND FIX AT THERE COST,!! BUT THEY WONT AND TOO MANY ARE HAVING SSME PROBLEMS. I WILL NEVER BUY A GM AGAIN, I WILL GO AND SHOULD OF STAYED WITH FORD!!!! SHAME ON GM!!
patty

Davenport, IA

#46 Oct 31, 2012
Gloria wrote:
FORD - Found on road dead! Fix or repair daily! I have over 160,000 miles on my Impala and it has been a great car. I am having traction control light problems and ab light coming on as well. It first started when I turned a sharp curve. Now it happens all the time. Backing up, going forward, turning, etc. It is very frustating! But I do have over 160,000 miles on it. I try to make it a habit of turning off the traction control when I first start up the car. I know this doesn't fix the problem but at least I don't hear the noise it makes when traction control comes on! I am having it looked into by my boyfriend. If I find out anything I will let you know!
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steve

Davenport, IA

#47 Oct 31, 2012
I have the same thing happening to my 2004 ss impala. we have been trying everything and the shop put it on the computer and it showed eight different codes.... I think I am just going to unhook it... sucks not having it, when it should be working......we all need to report this so they can recall it!!!!!!!!!
Bryan Florida

Orange Park, FL

#48 Nov 5, 2012
Please remember people, this is just a light and sensors, both my vehicles 2002 chevy impala ls and my dodge van did the same thing. This light came on after alot of miles. My van has 205000 miles now with light on, faulty sensors, I ignore it, my chevy impala has been in shop 3 times ,cant find anything wrong even though after reset of error coded it comes back on within a month . I have ignore it and it runs great. sometimes these sensors go bad, if you dont see a real problem, there might not be one, save your money...thats all...
axel

United States

#49 Nov 8, 2012
so i have 2001 Chevy Impala and its been a while that has been acting up showing traction system...abs...security...so now its been a week and for some reason it wont turn on i know its not the battery cuz its practicly new and all it shows is security...Can someone please help me with this problem its getting very frustrating
mad in michigan

Flint, MI

#50 Nov 12, 2012
I have a 2007 and at around 95,000 miles my transtion ligh came on now my abs light is on i have had hubs put on already .
Scott Vandenbosch

Traverse City, MI

#51 Dec 21, 2012
Do NOT Listen to bryan! Faulty abs sensors and equip can be very dangerous! In rare cases the EBCM will lock up the brakes randomly! This could result in an accident and possibly death. The best part, if an investigation is done on your car and investigators find you had a lack of maintenance, you are in big trouble.
rick

Albany, CA

#52 Dec 22, 2012
Scott Vandenbosch wrote:
Do NOT Listen to bryan! Faulty abs sensors and equip can be very dangerous! In rare cases the EBCM will lock up the brakes randomly! This could result in an accident and possibly death. The best part, if an investigation is done on your car and investigators find you had a lack of maintenance, you are in big trouble.
My lights were on in my 2005 Impala. The problem was not the abs sensors, the Hubs, or the wiring. It was the ABS/traction control module. The ABS/traction control module operates the anti-lock brakes, and the traction control system at the same time. The replacement cost $1,600.00. The excuse was the parts were hard to take apart and were time consuming. The ABS/Traction control module has to be removed in order to check the anti-lock brake pump. In some cases the ABS pump can be defective as well. This is a serious problem. The ABS/Traction Control Module is the computer that operates the anti-lock brake and traction control systems. Without it you can get into an accident.
Anonymous

Traverse City, MI

#53 Dec 23, 2012
^^ Exactly what I said!! That quote sounds very high! I paid $1250 total for parts and labor for the EBCM and a new ignition switch. I would check around before committing.
dan

Freeport, Bahamas

#54 Dec 26, 2012
i have the same promblem with my 2000 chey impala with the abs and traction light on to fix the promblem change the battery and the two wheel bearings
Willy G

Bloomfield, MO

#55 Jan 4, 2013
HI, I have the same issues with my 05 impala. Just had it at the mechanic who told me i needed to replace the abs/traction control pump or module. Does anyone know where I can find a diagram of the motor so I can locate where the pump/module are?
Willy G

Bloomfield, MO

#56 Jan 4, 2013
g25racer wrote:
^^ Exactly what I said!! That quote sounds very high! I paid $1250 total for parts and labor for the EBCM and a new ignition switch. I would check around before committing.
Hi Scott, would you happen to know where I could get a diagram of the motor to see how to take off the faulty parts?
Solddaboat

Burleson, TX

#57 Jan 4, 2013
Just about everything in last 56 posts has happend to my 2001 Impala 3.4 and I still love it... Now have 185,000 miles and still has not used a drop of oil between 5000 mile oil changes... Still gets about 23/24 miles per gallon

Had the problem with the sensor cables on the front wheels, original were too short and binding and cracking, replaced and got another 60,000 miles

Then the antilock brake module started leaking and my mechanic just disabled it... brakes work just fine without it.. driven it another 45,000 miles...

New problem with the security system not letting the car start for 10 or 15 minutes sporadically, but found the problem on these posts is with the tumblers on the ignition... Anoying, but can live with it so far.

All repairs quoted by Chevrolet Dealers were astronomical... Better to junk it, but I have a little auto shop mechanic that has fixed or found a way around every problem at a reasonable cost..
Anonymous

Traverse City, MI

#58 Jan 6, 2013
^^ Get the ignition fixed ASAP! When they start to fail they start to send spikes of voltage to various components and can burn them up. This is what happened to mine. A $100 ignition switch took out a $900 abs module.
jadereksmom

United States

#59 Jan 11, 2013
I have a 2001 Monte Carlo and had the hub assembly replaced at firestone. A day or so after they replaced the part I began to have abs issues and traction engaging constantly. Called them up and they replaced with another. Same problem except my brakes began grabbing while driving. Contacted the GM good the area and filed a complaint. Had my car to towed to a dealership and they sent their adjuster or who said the problem was not from their part. I brought this car new and never had a break issue until now. FIRESTONE SCREWED MY CAR AND WONT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SHABBY JOB THEIR TECHNICIAN DID. All I have to say is payback is a muther for ya. YOU WILL ASSUME THE POSITION AND TAKE IT. Was told the part just wear out over time..........Strange if happened only after they replaced the part. My car has been well taken care of. I have high highway miles from driving from ga to tx but this does not justify this $900 part failing. GM shafted a lot of its customers with the v.I.n.recall crap. By the way they broke the right front wheel assembly AND the code is 1226.
Felipe

Houston, TX

#60 Jan 17, 2013
I have a 2011 impala ls with about 48k miles on it. My abs sensor just lit up about a month ago and turned the car off while i was driving it, on the freeway! The car actually locked it self down, the key wouldn't turn over, the starter wouldn't click at all! So I thought I burnt the motor up! So I checked the fluid levels and everything was fine, there was no steam or smell either. So I put the clutch in neutral and tried it and the car started! Will this give me any long term problems??

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