2006 Chevrolet Impala from North America
This is the most dangerous car I've ever owned
Engine power reduced and traction control comes on constantly.
My traction control comes on, and if I'm driving at a speed of 50 mph or above, the engine power reduces and traction control comes on, and my car's speed will automatically drop to 25 mph or less.
I had to stop driving on the highway, scared of being rear ended and possibly killed. I have to keep pressing the traction control button to maintain my speed of 40 mph, and drive with my hazard lights on, to keep from being hit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th December, 2010
16th Dec 2010, 15:09
To the poster with the traction control problem.
There is no car made that has that kind of "feature" where at normal highway speeds (60-70 mph) the car will just slow down to 25 mph due to the traction control. Not as a "normal operating feature". I recommend you take it to your Chevy dealer immediately as there is a serious problem with that system! It is probably a speed sensor mis-reading, but could be a number of problems. Again, this is not a normal feature of the traction control!! That is assuming of course that by highway speeds you mean what I previously established as typical speeds (60-70) and not 100+. These cars do have a speed governor ya know!
Besides, why does anyone need to go 100+ unless you are on the track? The roads in this failed country (US) are by far extremely sub par, and not designed to take speeds of that extremity. Be safe out there folks!!
16th Dec 2010, 16:02
So take it in and get it fixed. Sounds like a computer problem, but not an impossible one to fix.
16th Dec 2010, 19:07
"This is the most dangerous car I've ever owned"
- Get rid of the deathtrap before it kills you!
26th Oct 2012, 16:58
Had same issue 4 times; twice it was throttle body issues, both repaired under warranties, both GM and purchased warranty. The other two times it was "wheel sensors" that went out. Once was covered under warranty, the second time it was $1500ish out of pocket expense.
Good luck. After the repairs, it turned out to be a great car.