Chevrolet is recalling 303,100 Impala cars in the U.S. for the good reason for the passengers. Impalas are recalled due to seat belts in the front seat may not be properly anchored and may not restrain passengers in a crash.
Chevy said that it will reinstall seat-belt anchors in the Impala for model years 2009 and 2010 that have the defect, according to a letter on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site today.
“If it occurs, the belt can separate in a crash, so it's obviously something we need to get taken care of,” Alan Adler, a GM spokesman, said in an interview. “It separates at the anchor to the lower part of the seat.”
No injuries are associated with the defect, which GM discovered through warranty reports, he said.
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PRESS RELEASE: GM Recalls Impalas to Inspect Safety Belt Anchors
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.