GM Recalls Defective Impalas

2009 Chevrolet Impala
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The Detroit Automaker has announced today that they will be recalling a total of 322,409 2009 and 2010 model Chevy Impalas due to concerns regarding the safety belt.

GM will inspect a small group of vehicles whose front seat belt webbing may not have been properly secured to the pretensioners. This suspected defect will cause the seat belt anchor to fail during a crash – not good news to Impala owners at all. Dealers will be called upon to inspect both front seat belt mechanisms and, if necessary, re-install the defective parts. GM claim they know of no injuries or deaths relating to this condition – yet. Impala customers will be notified by October 25, 2010 to bring their cars in. Of course necessary repairs will be conducted free of charge.

This is the fourth installment of a major recall this year, following Toyota dropping bombshells regarding the Matrix and Corolla, Lexus LS, Prius, and, of course, BMW Motorcycles with faulty braking systems. Is it just us or are the world’s automakers playing corner-cutting Russian Roulette with their customers’ lives?


Source: GM USA

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  (630) posted on 03.23.2011

For all the part, braking system of the Impalas has a the defect. Now, im questioning the safety of this car!

  (858) posted on 03.21.2011

Manufacturer should eliminate this kind of behavior. It’s a bit annoying on how these companies makes us drool love their product then later on make a recall because of the defective part!

  (702) posted on 03.17.2011

So don’t tell me that Chevy is now joining Toyota on recalling their product. It’s depressing to hear this kind of stories.

  (806) posted on 11.15.2010

It’s a shame Chevy doesn’t offer the SS anymore. I tested one in ’07 and loved it.

  (407) posted on 11.2.2010

What GM is actually doing is decreasing production because their low end Impalas aren’t selling, and focusing production more on the cars that do: the higher-end ones.

  (648) posted on 10.21.2010

I have to say, the new Impala is a decent looking car, I really like the fact that it has an optional V8, Even if not everyone gets it, it’s like the Chrysler 300, people see it and assume it has a V8.

  (806) posted on 10.21.2010

Oh no! GM on recalls...why does recall sad..

  (329) posted on 10.18.2010

I admit the Impala design is dated but it is NOT as bad as some of you are trying to make it out to be. It’s still a great car for the purpose of getting you to point A to point B. The current Camry body style dates back to 2007 and it is still the best selling car. This Impala style dates back to 2006.

  (460) posted on 10.18.2010

Impalas are actually really reliable and pretty nice to drive. I have a ’01 with 245k miles on it, only repair I’ve ever made was a radiator replacement.

  (570) posted on 10.18.2010

All modern impalas are lemons. Chevy needs to redesign it.

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