NAIOA.comNAIOA.comNAIOA.com
 Create an Account
 

  
NAIOA Impala Forums :: View topic - Impala key recall 14350
GarageGarage    1/4 Mile Table1/4 Mile Table    Forum FAQForum FAQ    SearchSearch    UsergroupsUsergroups   MedalsMedals
MemberlistMemberlist   ProfileProfile    Watched TopicsWatched Topics    Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 

Impala key recall 14350
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NAIOA Impala Forums Forum Index -> 2000-2005 General Impala Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
9C3
Resident
Resident


Joined: Aug 19, 2012
Posts: 591
Posts per day: 0.31
Location: PALM BEACH FLORIDA

2005 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject:  Impala key recall 14350 Reply with quote

I just received the official recall from Chevy regarding the "fix" for people who have 12 pounds of keys hanging from their keyring. I always keep my key [same key for ignition, doors, trunk, & glove box] alone in my pocket, & have done so for years. But my keys are from Home Depot, not official GM keys. The fix is to put inserts in the hole in the key to limit the number of keys that will go on the ring. But will these inserts only work on real GM factory keys? Will the dealer give me factory keys if I don't have any, & the inserts don't fit my Home Depot keys? I know it's silly, but I'm wondering what they plan to do for the majority of people who don't have factory GM keys. GARY

_________________
2005 9C3 IMPALA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Frank
Master Level
Master Level
Platinum Contributor (Amount: 1) Platinum Contributor


Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 3465
Posts per day: 0.78
Location: Colorado

2001 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:20 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Might as well stop in the dealer and get the plastic pieces. I have only a car key and remote on my keys as well.

The ignition key has a giant slot on the end for the keyring, and as I understand it, the insert goes into the slot on the key so it blocks most of the slot so there is only a hole in the center. The theory is that there is far less leverage to turn the key from a point in the center than the ends. Future GM keys for these cars will probably have a hole in the center rather than a long slot (if they don't already).

_________________
2001 Galaxy Silver 9C1 w/ L67 and 4T65E-HD...and a few other mods. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dave-C
Cadet
Cadet


Joined: Sep 29, 2013
Posts: 58
Posts per day: 0.04
Location: Jamestown,New York

2004 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Just got my Notice today 9/13 ...What a load...lol

(heres WHY) if the key ring is carrying added weight and vehicle goes off the road or other jarring event, it may unintentionally move key away from "run" position.
( turn off car, loose control, etc.)

(the fix)
After the blah blah blah....When parts are available,your GM dealer will install two keys rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZSPOT
NAIOA Moderator
NAIOA Moderator
Gold Contributor (Amount: 1) Gold Contributor


Joined: Mar 14, 2005
Posts: 5891
Posts per day: 1.28
Location: Wamego, KS

2001 Chevrolet Impala
2004 Ford Mustang
1981 Chevrolet Silverado
2007 Chevrolet Silverado


PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

GM has three options for this key recall.

The first, is to insert filler plugs into the keys which makes the hole in the key smaller.

The second, is to install a full cover that snaps over top of the key head, and only has a small hole for the key ring.

The third, is to replace the customers keys with the updated design if the first two attempts will not work.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
9C3
Resident
Resident


Joined: Aug 19, 2012
Posts: 591
Posts per day: 0.31
Location: PALM BEACH FLORIDA

2005 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:14 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So I guess for me, they would have to replace the key, as I don't imagine the insert, or cover will fit on my Home Depot key. GARY

_________________
2005 9C3 IMPALA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Grape
Master Level
Master Level
Bronze Contributor (Amount: 1) Bronze Contributor


Joined: Dec 22, 2005
Posts: 3909
Posts per day: 0.9
Location: Dallas

2005 Chevrolet Impala
2004 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I got mine about 2 weeks ago... For the 05 & 07 both...
Local dealership does not have parts available... Confused


Off Topic, but somewhat related - I also just rcvd 2 recalls for the Trailblazer about seperate driver door modules being a potential fire hazard if they get wet. Question

I know alot of companies are having issues the past few years, but I'm thinking I may have purchased my last GM product. 2 Cents

_________________
**Formally GrapeJelly05**
*I might disagree with your religion, your politics and/or your use (or slaughter) of the English language. But make no mistake, I would still fight beside you in defense of freedom.*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ZSPOT
NAIOA Moderator
NAIOA Moderator
Gold Contributor (Amount: 1) Gold Contributor


Joined: Mar 14, 2005
Posts: 5891
Posts per day: 1.28
Location: Wamego, KS

2001 Chevrolet Impala
2004 Ford Mustang
1981 Chevrolet Silverado
2007 Chevrolet Silverado


PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's a location thing. They release parts to different parts of the country at different times. I've just now started to receive an initial shipment of the required glue and inserts.

My recall notice I got last week stated not to contact the dealership until October. LOL

Yeah, all these recalls are somewhat keeping our technicians so busy, they are having a harder time making money right now. It's a PITA for everyone,... customers and dealers.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
9C3
Resident
Resident


Joined: Aug 19, 2012
Posts: 591
Posts per day: 0.31
Location: PALM BEACH FLORIDA

2005 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah, they'd rather be working on customer pay tickets than working on warranty recall tickets which pay zip. GARY

_________________
2005 9C3 IMPALA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pitch Black SS
NAIOA Owner / Founder
NAIOA Administrator
NAIOA Administrator


Joined: Mar 08, 2004
Posts: 12756
Posts per day: 2.56
Location: Tullahoma, TN

2004 Chevrolet Impala
1982 Chevrolet Malibu
2007 Chrysler 300C
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo


PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

9C3 wrote:
So I guess for me, they would have to replace the key, as I don't imagine the insert, or cover will fit on my Home Depot key. GARY


why would they cover a non GM part?

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
9C3
Resident
Resident


Joined: Aug 19, 2012
Posts: 591
Posts per day: 0.31
Location: PALM BEACH FLORIDA

2005 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Just got off the phone with my buddy at the dealer. If the insert doesn't fit my Home Depot key, they will give me a new GM key. My keys are fine, so I would only go for the recall so I don't get numerous recall notices in the mail. GARY

_________________
2005 9C3 IMPALA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
overlordspock
Resident
Resident


Joined: Jul 22, 2007
Posts: 517
Posts per day: 0.14
Location: Twin Cities, MN

2005 Chevrolet Impala
1998 Chevrolet Silverado
2008 Chevrolet Impala
2011 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 Pontiac G8
2014 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Grape wrote:
I know alot of companies are having issues the past few years, but I'm thinking I may have purchased my last GM product. 2 Cents


Your money, your choice. I seriously don't begrudge your opinion here. But, I have to think that all these recalls of late are simply GM overcompensating because of all the bad press they got. I'm not saying GM is perfect. Far from it. But, I can't think they're significantly worse quality and/or safety than most other manufacturers.

_________________

2009 Pontiac G8 GT - Sport Red Metallic, Kooks LTs w/ Cats, Corsa Catback, RotoFab CAI, HomeLink
2014 Impala 2LT - Black, No Mods
2008 Silverado LTZ Z71 - Black, Extended Cab, Spray-on Bedliner
2008 Impala SS - Precision Red, Magnaflow, Cold Air Inductions CAI, Overkill Tune, Front/Rear STBs w/ Don Rome Brackets SOLD
2005 Impala LS - Summit White, Front/Rear STBs w/ Don Rome Brackets, BBE Monte SS Cluster SOLD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Grape
Master Level
Master Level
Bronze Contributor (Amount: 1) Bronze Contributor


Joined: Dec 22, 2005
Posts: 3909
Posts per day: 0.9
Location: Dallas

2005 Chevrolet Impala
2004 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:46 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

overlordspock wrote:
But, I have to think that all these recalls of late are simply GM overcompensating because of all the bad press they got..
I concur.

It's not really an issue with the recalls that I have... it's the quality of product.
I have yet to have a problem with either of my 2000 Mitsubishis.
I have yet to have a problem with my 95 Taurus, or my 97 Cougar.
All of which have well over 200K miles on the OD

overlordspock wrote:
But, I can't think they're significantly worse quality and/or safety than most other manufacturers.


I had to replace the trans in my 05 Base Imp at 65k.
I had to replace the trans in the 07 at around the same mileage.
My Trailblazer's trans is now going and I'm at about 55k...
The window modules in all three cars have failed.
The Trailblazer window module caught fire Shocked ...
The Fuel Pressure regulator in the 05 Imp failed 5 times... 5....

Only the 05 Imp could possibly be from my bad habits. (trans & FPreg)

Unless I can afford a HD work truck with those Allison transmissions, I'm done.

_________________
**Formally GrapeJelly05**
*I might disagree with your religion, your politics and/or your use (or slaughter) of the English language. But make no mistake, I would still fight beside you in defense of freedom.*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
IffyG
NAIOA Moderator
NAIOA Moderator
Silver Contributor (Amount: 1) Silver Contributor


Joined: May 19, 2007
Posts: 13731
Posts per day: 3.61
Location: Nashville, TN

2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
2009 Chevrolet Malibu


PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

overlordspock wrote:
I'm not saying GM is perfect. Far from it. But, I can't think they're significantly worse quality and/or safety than most other manufacturers.


I agree with you regarding GMs newer vehicles. I'm thinking like 2007ish and later new models are certainly approaching the same level as the other automakers. Prior to that it's really hit or miss, but mostly miss.

_________________
helldorado wrote:
GLWTGFY. Big Thumbs Up

Dan wrote:
Protip: If you don't know what you're doing, don't do it.


d
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Impala_03
Resident
Resident


Joined: Feb 07, 2013
Posts: 603
Posts per day: 0.35


2003 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Grape wrote:
overlordspock wrote:
But, I have to think that all these recalls of late are simply GM overcompensating because of all the bad press they got..
I concur.

It's not really an issue with the recalls that I have... it's the quality of product.
I have yet to have a problem with either of my 2000 Mitsubishis.
I have yet to have a problem with my 95 Taurus, or my 97 Cougar.
All of which have well over 200K miles on the OD

overlordspock wrote:
But, I can't think they're significantly worse quality and/or safety than most other manufacturers.


I had to replace the trans in my 05 Base Imp at 65k.
I had to replace the trans in the 07 at around the same mileage.
My Trailblazer's trans is now going and I'm at about 55k...
The window modules in all three cars have failed.
The Trailblazer window module caught fire Shocked ...
The Fuel Pressure regulator in the 05 Imp failed 5 times... 5....

Only the 05 Imp could possibly be from my bad habits. (trans & FPreg)

Unless I can afford a HD work truck with those Allison transmissions, I'm done.
the problem is the tire size used 225/60/16 tire weighs 6 pounds more then a 215/65/16. this could make a significant difference on how long the transmission last over all.



That is why impalas with LARGER rims destroy the transmission.... because the rims weigh 75 pounds each

while a normal "stock" option is less 40-50pounds depending on the tire used
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pitch Black SS
NAIOA Owner / Founder
NAIOA Administrator
NAIOA Administrator


Joined: Mar 08, 2004
Posts: 12756
Posts per day: 2.56
Location: Tullahoma, TN

2004 Chevrolet Impala
1982 Chevrolet Malibu
2007 Chrysler 300C
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo


PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Impala_03 wrote:
the problem is the tire size used 225/60/16 tire weighs 6 pounds more then a 215/65/16. this could make a significant difference on how long the transmission last over all.


That is why impalas with LARGER rims destroy the transmission.... because the rims weigh 75 pounds each

while a normal "stock" option is less 40-50pounds depending on the tire used


Nope, not the problem at all. That trans was used on many platforms all running different wheel / tire combos. They all have issues.

While running a heavier wheel / tire doesnt help, its not the root cause of the problem.

Also, larger wheels doesnt mean heavier and the same size tire from different manufacturers will all weigh different

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NAIOA Impala Forums Forum Index -> 2000-2005 General Impala Discussion All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Forums ©
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. Comments and posts are property of the poster. All other content is © 2008 by the NAIOA.


Use of this site constitutes agreement with the NAIOA Terms of Service (TOS)


PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Server Local Time: October 19, 2017, 1:01:26 pm
Page Generation: 0.13 Seconds ( SQL 45:152 in 0.01 Seconds )