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NHTSA RECALL: 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala


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Vehicle Make / Model: CHEVROLET / IMPALA
Model Year(s): 2009-2010
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Mfr's Report Date: OCT 13, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V480000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 303100

Summary:
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 CHEVROLET IMPALAS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, ¿SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES.¿ THE FRONT SAFETY BELT WEBBING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY SECURED TO THE LAP BELT ANCHOR PRETENSIONER MOUNTED TO THE SIDE OF THE SEAT NEAREST THE DOOR.

Consequence:
THE SAFETY BELT MAY NOT RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT AS INTENDED DURING A CRASH, WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELTS FOR PROPER INSTALLATION OF THE ANCHORS TO THE PRETENSIONERS AND, IF NECESSARY, REINSTALL THE ANCHORS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 26, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Notes:
GM SAFETY RECALL NO. N100312. 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV . rule