Impala recall begun by GM for seat belt safety concerns

Photo of an Impala.

Chevy has made another recall, this time on the Impala. CC by IFCAR/Wikimedia Commons

General Motors has begun an Impala recall. Possible seat belt defects are the cause of the 300,000 car recall. Belts may come apart in collisions because of improper mounting. There are only two affected model years. General Motors will contact owners of the affected model years.

Impalas recalled

More than 300,000 cars are going to need to be repaired by General Motors, according to the Impala recall because of the seat belt defect. There are only two affected model years of the Chevrolet Impala, according to USA Today. Owners of a Chevrolet Impala from the 2009 or 2010 model years should contact their nearest Chevrolet dealership or General Motors directly. The phone number owners can call to get information on the Impala recall is 800-630-2438. If your car is being recalled, you will be notified. Dealerships and GM will send out notices. Owners of the recalled cars won’t have to pay anything for the defective seat belt, and it is easy to fix.

Seat belt defect leads to recall

An division of General Motors is there specifically to make sure that nobody is hurt or killed before these problems are caught. CNN reports that no injuries or deaths occurred because the seat belt defect was there. The front seat belts are defective in the Chevy Impala. The problem is that the belts might not be properly anchored to the lap belt pretensioner. A crash might result in the front passengers not being securely held in. The mount and belt may separate from one another.

Routine repair makes this lucky

There started to be a lot of warranty repairs on seat belts. This caused General Motors to investigate the situation. The recall was announced just as a precaution since nine claims had come in by June 2009 and 32 had come in by August 2010. No reports were of injury or death. By the end of October, all owners should have their cars inspected.


USA Today


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