GM Recalls 322,000 Impalas

Due to seatbelt issues that do not meet US and Canadian safety standards, GM announced they will be recalling 322,000 Chevy Impala vehicles made in 2009 and 2010.  According to GM, the front seat belts may disconnect from their base, making this recall vital to the safety of General Motors’ customers.  However, no injuries or deaths have been reported.

The automotive recall is expected to go into effect on October 25th and GM will contact owners via mail and ask them to take the affected Impalas to their local GM dealer for repairs.  The dealers have been ordered to inspect the seat belts and make necessary changes free of charge.

According to GM, only a small number of Impalas are “actually afflicted with the improper anchoring, but that it will inspect all 322,409 2009 and 2010 Impalas just to be safe.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states, “dealers will inspect both front safety belts for proper installation of the anchors to the pretensioners and, if necessary, reinstall the anchors.”