Wallingford, CT - October 18, 2010 - General Motors is recalling 322,409 Chevrolet Impalas
from the 2009 and 2010 model years
to check front seat belt webbing and related parts.
The inspection is required to determine whether the belt is properly secured to the lap belt anchor pretensioner mounted on the side of the seat nearest the door.
Some of these vehicles may have an anchor that can separate in a crash, and therefore may not meet the anchor strength requirements of the U.S. and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that covers seat belt assembly anchorages.
Dealers will inspect both front seat belts for proper installation of anchors to pretensioners and, if necessary, reinstall the anchors. GM knows of no injuries or deaths related to this condition. Customers will be notified by mail on or around Oct. 25 to bring their vehicles in for a free inspection. Any related repairs will be done free of charge.