If you drive a 2009 or a 2010 Chevy Impala, you can expect to receive a recall notice from GM in the coming weeks. On some vehicles, the front seatbelt webbing may not have been properly secured to the lap belt anchor pretensioner. In the event of a crash, the anchor may not meet the strength requirements set by U.S. and Canadian law; in plain English, the front seat belts may not be as strong as they need to be.
GM points out that they’re unaware of any injuries or deaths stemming from this defect, but is recalling some 322,409 vehicles just to err on the side of caution. Dealers will inspect the front seatbelt assembly to make sure that the anchors are properly installed, and will effect whatever repairs are required. The recall is scheduled to begin on or around October 25, but Chevy Impala owners with questions or concerns can reach Chevrolet’s customer service at (800) 222-1020 in the U.S., or at (800) 263-3777 in Canada.