General Motors Recalls Chevrolet Impala Vehicles Due to Electrical Problem

The front passenger seat frame may damage the wires enabling the vehicle to sense a passenger

General Motors Recalls Chevrolet Impala Vehicles Due to Electrical Problem
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July 21, 2016

General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of 289,254 model year 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala vehicles.

The front passenger seat frame may contact and damage the wires of the passenger presence sensor module. If the wires are damaged, the passenger presence sensory system may fail to recognize that the passenger seat is occupied, disabling the airbag. Damage may also cause the air bag fuse to short, resulting in a loss of all airbags and seatbelt pretensions.

Both conditions increase the risk of injury during a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary, free of charge. However, the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

For more information, owners can reach Chevrolet Customer Service at (800) 521-7300.