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I'll elaborate for him. :-) Things like adaptive cruise control, whatever it is that brakes for you, all of these "impact warning systems", etc. It all just adds cost to the car and is more that can go wrong with them.

That is one thing that I actually like about the 8th gen Impalas - they don't have all of this un-necessary tech. I can decide when to go and when to stop on my own, thank you very much - been doing it that way for the past 25 years and it works well for me - in fact, I enjoy it!

Same goes for the newer cars that park on their own - give me a break - it's completely unnecessary and most likely would never get used. Like I said, just more (expensive) things to go wrong with the car.

Just my opinion, of course. Like I said, I really like computers, but I think that computer systems are getting way to involved in our cars.
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I tend to agree. My 14 doesn't have the adaptive cruise control. With only one incident to investigate I think GM being under scrutiny for the ignition switches is playing into this. It's the NHTSA covering their tails.
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Well, it is a pretty expensive add on (2k)... pushes car MSRP without discounts from 39k to 41k...

It can't be more than a few % of total sales...
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I tend to agree. My 14 doesn't have the adaptive cruise control. With only one incident to investigate I think GM being under scrutiny for the ignition switches is playing into this. It's the NHTSA covering their tails.
Especially from an rental fleet vehicle with untrained driver...
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What do you mean by "an untrained driver"? Do licensed drivers now need "training" to drive a car? That is what we mean by "too much tech" - if you need training to drive a car, then there is too much tech!! :-)

I agree that GM's current recall-status is probably playing into this a little, but at the same time, I don't think they'd be doing this investigative work if they really thought the claim was total BS. I'm betting that they actually did see/find something that warranted a closer look... If I returned a rental car and claimed that it just stopped all on it's own for no apparent reason, I don't think there would be an investigation for that (other than the rental company test driving it) - I'm betting that there is more going on here than we know...
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I'll elaborate for him. :-) Things like adaptive cruise control, whatever it is that brakes for you, all of these "impact warning systems", etc. It all just adds cost to the car and is more that can go wrong with them.

That is one thing that I actually like about the 8th gen Impalas - they don't have all of this un-necessary tech. I can decide when to go and when to stop on my own, thank you very much - been doing it that way for the past 25 years and it works well for me - in fact, I enjoy it!

Same goes for the newer cars that park on their own - give me a break - it's completely unnecessary and most likely would never get used. Like I said, just more (expensive) things to go wrong with the car.

Just my opinion, of course. Like I said, I really like computers, but I think that computer systems are getting way to involved in our cars.
Exactly. I love technology too in computers and smartphones, but I don't need my car to be fully loaded with the latest technological advancements and have to figure out how everything works. There's just too many variables that can potentially go wrong.

I also like my 8th gen Impala because its simple to operate and easy to drive and stop. I like taking off the traction control when conditions don't require it. All the unnecessary technology is probably the reason the 9th gen Impalas are so much more expensive.

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a man on that, my mom got a 15 denali, its all digital, not sure how one fixes that when stuff goes bad, the wifes 11 denali has a lot of little push buttons and you have to tap them a few time to get it to work, where as my 01 sububran was twist dials and like 8 buttons to do the same job lol, and all of it still works like new, well a few of the bulbs are burned out..

Impala same way, my 06-08-09and 12, didnt change much, My 06 and 08 never had a message, except low fuel, the 09 use to tell me crap about my tires and random stuff, now the 12 scrolls crap all the time, along with some stibilitrac, something imobilizing, and the damn traction control comes on ever time i turn left from a stop, out of parking space, errrrrtttt, from a stop sign, parking lot etc.... but its only when turned sharp. and of course gm cant duplicate problem....

Also my other didnt have stock XM, i put in XM receiver that just plugged in, never an issue, now this 12 has it stock and once a month the head unit just turns off... no cd, no fm no XM, stop turn the car off and back on and it fixed it self...

So im with ya on the more stuff the more problems. but at the end of the day i still like the impalas,
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My MKS is ridiculously over complicated. Agree, simpler can be better. I bet half the owners don't know about or don't know how to use many features.

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I found these more detailed and several complaints at carcomplaints.com...

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Yeah, definitely looks like there is a pattern developing here... I sure hope they figure it out before someone gets hurt or killed. Besides the obvious bodily harm, a few more incidents like that (and the resulting lawsuits) is likely to put GM out of business at this point!
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I wish they would state weather this being caused by Adaptive Cruise/Collision Avoidance system or the electric parking brake that is on all Impalas.
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I wish they would state weather this being caused by Adaptive Cruise/Collision Avoidance system or the electric parking brake that is on all Impalas.
Found another website. Some complaints are repeated if they cross over categories.

There is also another ACC incident.

There is also a couple posts w/o ACC, but the crash avoidance system was going off for apparently no reason.

The one about snow accumulating in the wheels causing out of balance wheels was really something I've never heard of or have experienced myself.

There is also another interesting complaint of failure of the parking brake to release.

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Snow or heavy mud accumulating in the wheels is a common occurrence on just about any car made. I have had it happen when I drove through 14" of snow in my 01 Impala, snow gets packed in the wheels and causes it to be out of balance until it melts out or a quick trip through a spray wash. Tire shops here in Michigan see it all the time in the winter. This was not as much of an issue in the old days with steel wheels and hub caps.
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Is it "normal" for there to be this many complaints filed for a newly designed car?

The brakes seizing up is a huge concern to me....
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Is it "normal" for there to be this many complaints filed for a newly designed car?

The brakes seizing up is a huge concern to me....
That appears to be only related to the adaptive cruise control which is top of line add-on.

(unless you consider the parking brake issue).

I would say yes, this is so far normal for first year ...

You could look up other 1st year cars,.... malibu, cruze, etc.

I'm mostly concerned about the sealing and degradation of whatever gaskets that are causing the water leaks. That appears to be higher than normal.
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