GM Recalls Chevrolet Impala Patrol Cars

August 15, 2012

WASHINGTON - General Motors is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Impala patrol cars in North America because the lower front control arms could fracture, increasing the risk of a crash, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The recall affects Impala police vehicles from model years 2008 to 2012, including 36,413 in the United States and 1,713 in Canada.

A fracture of the control arms, which support a vehicle's wheels, can lead to loss of control, according to the NHTSA documents. Some tire “squeal” or “chirping” may be heard when turning at low speeds after a fracture.

The recall is expected to begin August 21.

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