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contiki

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:44:58 AM

U.S. investigates automatic braking on 2014 Chevrolet Impala........

DETROIT -- Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning.

The driver says that in one instance, the Impala was travelling at 40 miles per hour with no one in front of it when the brakes activated. The car was struck in the rear by another vehicle. No injuries were reported.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the investigation to determine whether the alleged defect is widespread. About 60,580 Impalas of the 2014 model year are on U.S. roads.

NHTSA investigations can lead to vehicle recalls.
In an emailed statement, GM said it was co-operating with NHTSA.

The investigation is unrelated to GM's recent recall of 2.6 million older model Chevrolets and other cars for defective ignition switches.

U.S. investigates automatic braking on 2014 Chevrolet Impala............
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gvan
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 10:13:54 AM

I was trying to find any evidence of any automatic braking problems other than this one alleged incident and could find nothing other than the original news releases. Did anyone hear of any additional problems with the automatic braking system on the 2014 Impala?
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 7:41:28 PM

more to come I'm sure.
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 12:41:34 PM

Shoot....
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: May 7, 2014 3:53:53 PM

"Most of us do but they have to work correctly because if they don't the driver could be in a world of hurt and so could a lot of others."

I equate 'overresponsive' as 'functioning' regarding safety functions... For example - Until now, I have never heard of somebody complaining about 'overresponsive brakes'. This is usually something sought after through aftermarket upgrades.
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 12:50:48 PM

WEASELSPIT writes: Yes, who wants responsive safety critical functions? ;) <s>
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Most of us do but they have to work correctly because if they don't the driver could be in a world of hurt and so could a lot of others.
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eB40
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 9:47:59 AM

wow...
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:06:28 AM

"One complaint. Is that the definition of an alleged defect that may be widespread? Reading is the key.............."

LOL
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:05:56 AM

"I drove 1 of the new 2014 I'm not impressed with the electric steering. Too sensitive.
Brakes were also VERY sensitive"

Yes, who wants responsive safety critical functions? ;) <s>
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:50:09 AM

I drove 1 of the new 2014 I'm not impressed with the electric steering. Too sensitive.
Brakes were also VERY sensitive
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gvan
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:55:09 AM

"NOT WHETHER there is a defect.....but IF it is widespread......"

One complaint. Is that the definition of an alleged defect that may be widespread? Reading is the key..............

[Edited by: gvan at 5/1/2014 8:57:17 AM EST]
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:11:15 AM

Again, it is unusual for an investigation to be opened on the basis of ONE complaint.
Has anybody a link to show there have been any other reports? Even one more report?


[Edited by: rumbleseat at 5/1/2014 6:11:30 AM EST]
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 7:09:22 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the investigation to determine whether the alleged defect is widespread.

NOT WHETHER there is a defect.....but IF it is widespread......

About 60,580 Impalas of the 2014 model year are on U.S. roads.

NHTSA investigations can lead to vehicle recalls.

In an emailed statement, GM said it was co-operating with NHTSA.

Reading is the key..............

[Edited by: contiki at 4/30/2014 7:13:10 PM EST]
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 6:29:00 PM

"Something is said here when the NHTSA gets involved to see if this defect is worldwide................."

And here I thought the NHTSA was investigating to determine IF there was a defect.

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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 2:44:47 PM

will there be another recall?
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 2:06:37 PM

Let me take you back into the '80's concerning a similar problem with the Audi 5000.
Ed Bradley’s 17 minute “investigative report” aired on November 23, 1986. Between interviews of the teary-eyed “victims” (drivers) of unintended acceleration swearing their feet were on the brake pedal, CBS showed a clip of a driverless Audi lurching forward on its own
Wow a car that can do this, reminds me me of the Panasonic comercial "were slighty ahead of our time"
Viewers didn’t get to see the canister of compressed air on the passenger-side floor with a hose running to a hole drilled in the transmission. An “expert” had rigged the Rube Goldberg device to shift the big Audi into drive and, like any automatic-equipped car, move forward (unless the brakes are depressed).
The clip was blatantly deceptive AND totally irrelevant. Nobody claimed driverless Audis were taking off and killing kids and grannies. Mom was always at the wheel, pushing the 5000's “brake” pedal with all her might
In 1989, after three years of studying the blatantly obvious, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued their report on Audi’s “sudden unintended acceleration problem.” NHTA’s findings fully exonerated Audi and some other implicated foreign makes”.
So if you read between the lines, this is not a widespread situation, but as i posted in my previous reply.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 1:00:31 PM

My take on this situation is that the driver is a brake driver.Left foot always ready to brake and when he/she wanted to accelerate well, guess what, the right side of the brain made them hit the brake pedal.
Just another day in America so sue someone.

If that was the case than why has the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the investigation to determine whether the alleged defect is widespread.

Something is said here when the NHTSA gets involved to see if this defect is worldwide.................

[Edited by: contiki at 4/30/2014 1:02:22 PM EST]
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 12:27:19 PM

My take on this situation is that the driver is a brake driver.Left foot always ready to brake and when he/she wanted to accelerate well, guess what, the right side of the brain made them hit the brake pedal.
Just another day in America so sue someone.
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 12:18:42 PM

Interesting......Is there perhaps another GM recall on the horizon?
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 11:50:10 AM

Thanks for the update rumbleseat....you knew something I didn't know....

I can say with complete honesty that I have only posted as contiki and no one else..........

I honestly never knew that it could even be done......goes to show how much I know...lol..

If you think and seek the truth in life than honesty is always the best way to go......

That is how I see it.....

Now back to topic.....

Imagine the driver says that in one instance, the Impala was travelling at 40 miles per hour with no one in front of it when the brakes activated. The car was struck in the rear by another vehicle.

Your new Impala what are you thinking...what have I bought, must come to mind.....

[Edited by: contiki at 4/30/2014 11:54:09 AM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 11:22:36 AM

"Things never change with some....sorry guess it never will.......

Nothing changes....too bad ......so sad.............I for one accept change and some poster never will......"

contiki/Jabba tells on himself all the time. Hilarious.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 11:09:59 AM

rumbleseat says " Sure it can, I tried it, used a different browser, different e-mail address, easy peasy, another account, another username!
Did I use that account for anything? Nope, just did it to see if it could be done.
And if one wants to claim the system would recognize the ip address, I remind people it is easy to take a tablet, netbook, or laptop to Timmie's, or MacDonalds, or the mall, or any of zillions of places with free wi-fi.
Note I don't recommend it, I just know it can be done.
And I am also not stating it was done by you, by the way."

Thanks for the update rumbleseat....you knew something I didn't know....

I can say with complete honesty that I have only posted as contiki and no one else..........

I honestly never knew that it could even be done......goes to show how much I know...lol..

If you think and seek the truth in life than honesty is always the best way to go......

That is how I see it.....



[Edited by: contiki at 4/30/2014 11:15:33 AM EST]
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eB40
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 8:55:17 AM

more?
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2014 2:36:49 AM

"Weaslespit was not smart even to figure this can't be done on this forum...."

Sure it can, I tried it, used a different browser, different e-mail address, easy peasy, another account, another username!
Did I use that account for anything? Nope, just did it to see if it could be done.
And if one wants to claim the system would recognize the ip address, I remind people it is easy to take a tablet, netbook, or laptop to Timmie's, or MacDonalds, or the mall, or any of zillions of places with free wi-fi.
Note I don't recommend it, I just know it can be done.
And I am also not stating it was done by you, by the way.

Now back to the topic, I read the fault was reported on ONE vehicle. Every link on a Yahoo search says the same thing, "a driver", except for NY Times which uses "Based on a single complaint".
Odd to react after one complaint. I wager if they find it doesn't warrant a huge recall there won't be near as much publicity as the possibility has already been given.

And, food for thought, people seriously tried to make us believe the people with accelerating Toyotas were all at fault, but I bet nobody suggests this driver was at fault, because the car was a GM.

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 4/26/2014 2:38:29 AM EST]
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Jabba
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 5:11:54 PM

Things never change with some....sorry guess it never will.......

Nothing changes....too bad ......so sad.............I for one accept change and some poster never will......
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 9:00:11 AM

"Look in the mirror. I find it amazing that you do the same thing you complain about other posters but you don't recognize it. This is nothing new and has been pointed out before."

Isn't it amazing? It would be funny, if it weren't sad...
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:12:09 PM

"Things never change with some....sorry guess it never will.......

Nothing changes....too bad ......so sad.............."

Look in the mirror. I find it amazing that you do the same thing you complain about other posters but you don't recognize it. This is nothing new and has been pointed out before.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 4:31:49 PM

Things never change with some....sorry guess it never will.......

Nothing changes....too bad ......so sad..............
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 4:29:09 PM

"No personal attack about you but it is very hard to answer someone when they think you are someone else......"

Strange, I was always taught calling somebody 'stupid' was an insult.

"weaselspit I try to like you but you never encourage friendliness or truth about my person and anything worth anything at all"

LOL! I love hyperbole...

"My return to this forum came with many changes on my part which I wanted to do...."

And you have been - better.

"Weaslespit, This is my lasting reply to you until respect is achieved to what I see as respect and friendliness.......if not nothing changes..."

Sorry, but I call-out hypocrisy when I read it - and often your posts still fit the bill as you attempt to sell yourself as being even-handed with half of your posts, yet can't get over your disdain for the D3 with the other half.

Cheers.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 2:09:24 PM

Now you know why I never reply to your post.......only this time will you address you weaselspit ...............

No personal attack about you but it is very hard to answer someone when they think you are someone else.......

weaselspit I try to like you but you never encourage friendliness or truth about my person and anything worth anything at all

Things never change with some....sorry guess it never will.......

If you think I personal attack you I am sorry you thought that way as I really have the interest in doing so..............

Wrong on so many occasions and with posting I never answer anything you had to say......

My return to this forum came with many changes on my part which I wanted to do....

The posters who brought anger to me in the past and cause my absent on this forum for awhile will never get that whole of me again...

Weaslespit, This is my lasting reply to you until respect is achieved to what I see as respect and friendliness.......if not nothing changes....

Have a good day..........



[Edited by: contiki at 4/24/2014 2:14:55 PM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 1:46:20 PM

"Weaslespit was not smart even to figure this can't be done on this forum..."

Whoops - personal attacks, eh? Must have hit close to home ;)

"The moderators would love to know how Jabba who comes from Detroit can be contiki who lives in Ontario......"

Oh contiki/Jabba, it is very easy and you know it. The Gas Buddy website doesn't know where you are from - you have to enter your local area; which can be wherever you want.

"Well I can tell you I am not Jabba from Detroit......"

One need only go back to your Honda Hair thread to see you are the same person - it is silly to continue to attempt to deny it. Next time, don't pick a place in the same neighborhood as Ontario, eh?

"If the issue come up anymore I will go to the moderators again as instructed................"

Please do, I would like them to see your attack on me and have them ban your accounts again for violating the rules.

Cheers.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 1:11:36 PM

I wouldn't bet the farm it can't be done.

Well I can tell you I am not Jabba from Detroit......

The moderators know that I an only contiki.......as stated the last time I reported this issue..................

If the issue come up anymore I will go to the moderators again as instructed................

I play by the rules on this forum and I expect that same from other posters as well.....
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 1:06:23 PM

"The moderators would love to know how Jabba who comes from Detroit can be contiki who lives in Ontario.......Weaslespit was not smart even to figure this can't be done on this forum...."

I wouldn't bet the farm it can't be done.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 12:51:59 PM

You only need to consider the source to dismiss the editorial. After posting in seriousness about what a great feature the Honda Hair system would be (before realizing it was an April Fool's joke), I don't take any of his personal comments seriously that he includes after posting the story.

The moderators would love to know how Jabba who comes from Detroit can be contiki who lives in Ontario.......

Weaslespit was not smart even to figure this can't be done on this forum....

weaslespit carried this issue so much that I had to report him to the moderators but he still does not understand.......
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 9:13:42 AM

"Again, a problem with sticking to the facts."

You only need to consider the source to dismiss the editorial. After posting in seriousness about what a great feature the Honda Hair system would be (before realizing it was an April Fool's joke), I don't take any of his personal comments seriously that he includes after posting the story.

As smoke said - We are entering into new technology systems in vehicles and there are always inherent bugs to be worked out. Unfortunately any manufacturer of any commodity needs volume to discover low-ppm issues.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 8:35:33 AM

"I am sure there is a problem with the NEW 2014 Impala or NTHSA wouldn't be investigating this issue....."

Well then you should inform NHTSA to stop investigating to see if there is a problem since you already know there is a problem. Again, a problem with sticking to the facts.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 4:09:59 PM

Do you understand that just because someone "claims" to have a problem that it might...just might....not be true? That's why the NTHSA is opening an "investigation" to discover exactly what happened here. Until their investigation is complete, there is no problem with these vehicles. Period.

That sure sound like the OLD GM with talk about whether there is even a problem at all.....

I am sure there is a problem with the NEW 2014 Impala or NTHSA wouldn't be investigating this issue.....

I think some want injury or accidents before anything is ever done or even admit a problem does exist.........

Well a accident did take place and the car was struck in the rear by another vehicle.....

Even though there was no injuries that were reported that doesn't make it ok................



[Edited by: contiki at 4/23/2014 4:14:25 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 10:16:11 AM

"Lets hope GM sees that this problem need to be corrected.."

Do you understand that just because someone "claims" to have a problem that it might...just might....not be true? That's why the NTHSA is opening an "investigation" to discover exactly what happened here. Until their investigation is complete, there is no problem with these vehicles. Period.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 10:13:11 AM

Not surprising. More features. More things to go wrong.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:41:55 AM

Recalls help the consumer greatly..............

Lets hope GM sees that this problem need to be corrected and a recall of previous sold 2014 Chevrolet Impalas be done and also find the problem before anymore are sold..............
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:22:43 AM

"Government Motors should change their name to Recall Motors"

But then they would have the same name as other manufacturers, domestic and foreign, who have had huge recalls. GM is not the only manufacturer having recalls....it's just the latest in the news.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:50:00 AM

One might think that you're rooting for CR to downgrade them contiki, based upon your statements.

Actually 14smoke I could care less.....really........
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Government Motors should change their name to Recall Motors
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:09:07 AM

One might think that you're rooting for CR to downgrade them contiki, based upon your statements.

I'm personally surprised we haven't heard of this more often in more vehicles as they get into this adaptive cruise control and automatic avoidance controls that are being built into cars these days. The tech is still very new, and let's face it, needs the bugs worked out of it.

The old saying used to be, never buy a car in its first year of production, whether a new car, or a redesign...seems to be the case again, with the amount of tech involved.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:07:17 AM

One might think that you're rooting for CR to downgrade them contiki, based upon your statements.

I'm personally surprised we haven't heard of this more often in more vehicles as they get into this adaptive cruise control and automatic avoidance controls that are being built into cars these days. The tech is still very new, and let's face it, needs the bugs worked out of it.

The old saying used to be, never buy a car in its first year of production, whether a new car, or a redesign...seems to be the case again, with the amount of tech involved.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:40:40 AM

So much for the new technology in the new vehicles of today......

Consumer Reports was too excited about given such high praises to the 2014 Chevrolet Impala but there is a serious problem now....

Maybe next years Consumer Reports will downgrade the 2014 Impala like they did with all the technology problems that Lincoln had and it's ratings drop fast............
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:04:08 AM

The driver says that in one instance, the Impala was travelling at 40 miles per hour with no one in front of it when the brakes activated. The car was struck in the rear by another vehicle.

I think there has to be a issue here...........

It is good that GM is cooperating with NHTSA.......but why would they not since so much is riding on the new 2014 Impala to be great since Consumer Reports gave it such high praise..... before this issue was known......
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