On account of the possibility that their front lower control arms may fracture possibly causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, General Motors (GM) is recalling 36,413 2008 through 2012 Chevrolet Impalas designed as police cars.
While Impalas are also manufactured for consumers, only the police models are subject to the recall. As reported by The Washington Post, the police models use different suspension parts than those sold to the public. In fact, the civilian Impalas have been tested for the defect and passed.
The problem was reportedly discovered after several police fleets found cracking in the lower control arms near the bushing sleeve in their vehicles. GM has stated that their dealers will replace the lower control arms without charge.
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