General Motors Co has recalled over 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police cars in North America. The recall was issued because the lower front control arms could fracture, significantly increasing the likelihood of an auto accident.
The recall includes 36,413 cars in the United States and 1,713 cars in Canada, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers vehicles from 2008 to 2012 and does not affect non-police versions of the Impala.
The control arms support a vehicle’s wheels and a fracture can lead to loss of control. If the control arms have been fractured, squealing or chirping of tires may be audible at low speeds.
GM will replace both front and lower control arms on the recalled Impalas. The recall is anticipated to begin on Tuesday.