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GM Recalls 2009 and 2010 Chevy Impalas

Posted in Chevrolet, GM, Newsworthy, Recalls, Safety by Kurt Ernst | October 15th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

2010 Chevy Impala

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.

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  1. romke says:

    looking for 2010 impala

  2. Sheila Clark says:

    I just purchased a 2010 impala for my son. Is there anything we can so before the recall to make my son safe?

    • Kurt Ernst says:

      Sheila, I would recommend you pay close attention to rear tire wear. If you see premature tire wear on the inside or outside of the rear tires, it may be time to replace the rear spindle rods.

      Was the car purchased new or used? If used, how many miles are on it? Are all four tires the same brand and model?

      As long as your son checks the rear tires for wear on a regular basis (every two weeks or so), I don’t see this as a safety issue. It’s definitely a financial issue, since replacing rear tires at shortened intervals can get expensive, quickly. Hope this helps.