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#1 Hum

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 00:17

NEW YORK – General Motors is recalling at least 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police vehicles in North America because the lower front control arms could break, creating a possible crash risk.

A Reuters report says the recall covers 36,413 police cars in the U.S. and 1,713 more in Canada, according to GM as well as documents filed with the National Traffic Safety Administration. It includes cars from model years 2008 to 2012. Non-police versions of this Impala are not affected.

So far, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, according to GM.

NHTSA documents say a fracture of the control arms-- which support a vehicle's wheels-- can lead to loss of control of the car. The documents also suggest that if there is a fracture, some tire "squeal'' or "chirping'' may be heard when turning at low speeds.

GM discovered the problem after receiving several reports from two police fleets of front lower control arms that had fractured, according to the NHTSA documents. The automaker says the recall-- which entails replacing both front, lower control arms-- should begin on August 21st.

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#2 Growled

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 00:32

Does no one make decent products any more?

#3 Dan~

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:20

Geez, 38k police cars affected? Sure thats more than the whole entire fleet of UK rozzer cars!

and I'm sure the rozzers in America use other cars too



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