General Motors said today it is recalling 322,409 units of the Chevrolet Impala from the 2009 and 2010 model year 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” GM said in a statement.
“The safety belt may not restrain the occupant as intended during a crash, which could result in a injury to the occupant,” said the NHTSA on its website.
To fix the issue dealers will inspect both front seat belts for proper installation of anchors to pretensioners and, if necessary, reinstall the anchors. Customers will be notified on or around Oct. 25 by mail to bring their vehicles in free inspection. Any fixes will be done for free. Customers can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or visit www.gmownercenter.com
– By: Omar Rana