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2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA Recall - Campaign #12V377000

 
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2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA RECALL - #12V377000

RECALL FOR SUSPENSION : FRONT : CONTROL ARM : LOWER ARM

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.

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Vehicle 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 8/3/2012
Influenced by GENERAL MOTORS LLC
Owners Notified on 8/21/2012
# Affected 36,413
Recalled for SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
 
Description 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.
Consequences A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective action GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace both front lower control arms, free of charge. The safety recall began on August 21, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.
Notes GM's campaign number is 12104.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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Comments

4/7/2013 - Ashanti
I have an Impala and I'm having some of the same problems as some of the others that I have read. It makes a humming noise whenever I turn my car on or when I turn. I have change my gas pedal also and after two weeks of driving the car stop giving a starting disabled service throttle. After that message then another pops up that the engine is not getting enough power. I have took it to get check out and have three different problems. I refuse to keep making payments on a car that don't drive.


2/5/2013 - Richar Smith
I have had problems with this car since purchasing it. Both rear locks have went out twice, dealer want over $300 dollars to replace. Car is going on 5 years and right now I am getting ready to be on fourth set of tires. I have had alignments and rotations and even put Michelins on which is supposed to be one of the best, still wearing down on the inside. Also the air acuator went out, vehicle wouldn't go out of park one time. Dealer told me it was wear and tear, doesn't that sound crazy. This was my dream car, want be purchasing another model of this type.


11/27/2012 - Amanda
I have to replace the rear tires two times a year, as they get worn on the inside only, enough that steel is hanging out. I also had to replace the accelerator pedal, apparently there are censors on them, and after about the tenth time my car just shut down on its own while I was driving (the last time was on a skinny two lane road and nowhere to pull off, and my kids were in the backseat, I had to just sit there for 5 minutes waiting for it to reset), I took it to the dealership and there are problems with the censors and the whole pedal has to be replaced, but of course it has not been recalled yet. Now I am having problems with a whining noise when I am at an idle, and the noise gets louder when I accelorate. It sounds like the power steering, will be taking it into a shop soon to see what that will cost me. The transmission is also slipping and jerks hard when I put it in drive sometimes. There is a problem with the headlight wires, and sometimes the headlight will go out, but if I

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