Recalls for 2012 Chevrolet Impala

There are currently 2 recalls for your car.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 12V377000

Recall Date: 08/03/2012

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA POLICE VEHICLES BECAUSE THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY FRACTURE. THIS SAFETY RECALL DOES NOT INCLUDE NON-POLICE CHEVROLET IMPALA VEHICLES.

Consequence: A BROKEN CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON AUGUST 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER AT 1-866-694-6546.

Recall Number: 11V398000

Recall Date: 08/05/2011

Problem Summary: GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 19, 2011, THROUGH JULY 29, 2011. THE UPPER POWER STEERING HOSE MAY HAVE BEEN MISROUTED SO THAT IT CAN COME IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO AND/OR CONTACT THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER. WITH THE ENGINE ON, HEAT FROM THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER MAY MELT THE POWER STEERING HOSE.

Consequence: POWER STEERING FLUID COULD FLOW ONTO THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, AND AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.

What Owners Should Do: GM DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO ENSURE THAT THE UPPER POWER STEERING HOSE IS ROUTED CORRECTLY AND MAKE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

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What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer for repair. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way.
If a recall is issued, contacting a nearby service center can help you get more information to fix the repair, possibly even free of charge.