The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced a recall for the Chevrolet Impala Police sedans because of a problem with the front lower control arms.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2008 to 2012 Chevrolet Impala Police sedans will have to be driven back to the dealers because of an issue with the front lower control arms. The NHTSA is saying that the front lower control arms might fracture and separate from the handling bushing sleeves and this might lead to some sudden changes in handling and even reduced steering control, increasing the risk of an accident.
General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aren’t aware about any crashes or injuries related to this issue and no reports have been received yet. The GM dealers will inspect and replace the front lower control arms in the 2008-2012 Chevrolet Impala Police sedans and the company will start notifying the owners by mail starting on the 21st of August, 2012. It is estimated that 36,413 units of the 2008-2012 Chevrolet Impala Police sedans sold in the United States will be affected by this recall, which doesn’t include the non-police Impala models.