• Oct 15, 2010
General Motors has issued a recall for 392,409 2009 and 2010 Chevrolet Impalas. The issue at hand lies with front seatbelt anchors. A number of Impalas may have front belts that were not properly secured to the anchor pretensioner mounted nearest to the door. In a crash, this could cause the seatbelt anchor to separate and not act very much like a safety feature.

There have been no reported injuries to date and GM is ready to fix this free of charge at your nearest Chevy dealer. Both front anchors will be inspected and, if need be, replaced. Impala owners will be notified of this recall by mail, on or around October 25th, 2010. For more information, take a look at the press release after the jump.

[Source: General Motors]
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GM Recalls Impalas to Inspect Safety Belt Anchors
2010-10-15

DETROIT -- General Motors is recalling 322.409 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2009 and 2010 model years to inspect for a small number of vehicles whose front seat belt webbing may not have been properly secured to the lap belt anchor pretensioner mounted to the side of the seat nearest the door.

Vehicles with this condition may have an anchor that can separate in a crash, and therefore may not meet the anchor strength requirements of the U.S. and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that covers seat belt assembly anchorages.

Dealers will inspect both front seat belts for proper installation of anchors to pretensioners and, if necessary, reinstall the anchors. GM knows of no injuries or deaths related to this condition. Customers will be notified on or around Oct. 25 by mail to bring their vehicles in free inspection. Any repairs related to this condition will be done free of charge.


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      MS AJ
      • 3 Years Ago
      I JUST BOUGHT A 2010 IMPALA, AND SO FAR I AM LOVING IT, A VERY SMOOTH RIDE.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a shame Chevy doesn't offer the SS anymore. I tested one in '07 and loved it. I almost bought one, but I passed it up for a Civic to please my then-wife. I'm now looking for a good used SS now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        maybe if it offered AWD but FWD V8 is meh..
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's even more amazing is 392,409 people bought Impalas.
      • 4 Years Ago
      One more comma here and there and I was thinking, crikey, one for every human on the planet. 400K seems like too many as well.
      Kim S.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a Chevy Impala 2008 and the gear shifter is stuck in park, I just wondered if anyone knows if there is a recall on this. It seems to me that a car 3 years old should not be having problems with either the gear shifter or the transmission. Hopefully there is a recall.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should recall all of them and just keep them, and do all of us a favor, including the owners.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The G8 would have made a nice RWD Impala. The GXP could have been the SS model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All modern impalas are lemons. Chevy needs to redesign it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Impala can't be super competitive new, but you can get a decently equipped one 1-2 years old around here for $13-15k which buys you a heck of a car at that price. They're big, comfy, get decent gas mileage (for their size) and the dual zone climate control is pretty sweet!
        • 4 Years Ago
        They should recall it over "faulty looks". Fugly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1

        This is one aged car that should disappear form their portfolio quickly
        I know this sells like 200k+, but if revised properly into the new platform it could sell even more

        it's basically garbage that's left over
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is this on AB? Toyota does not make the Impala!
        • 4 Years Ago
        gimme funny!
        *rollseyes*
        • 4 Years Ago
        this time they can't blame it on the germans.
        : )
      kevin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a 2009 Impala that has started a loud tapping noise in dash, does anybody have a clue?
        DanielS
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kevin
        Mine was a stuck AC blower door behind the dash. Here is more info. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1d5dce It could also be the actuator motor. My car has two of them. You can take off your glove box door to find both of these.
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