Sunday, August 12, 2012

GM recalling 38,000 police cars due to crash risk


General Motors is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police cars in the U.S. and Canada because a part in the front suspension can crack and cause a crash.

The recall affects police cars from the 2008 through 2012 model years. The lower control arm in the suspension can fracture, causing sudden changes in handling that could make the driver lose control, GM said in documents posted Saturday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

Impalas sold to the public have some different suspension parts and are not affected by the recall, spokesman Alan Adler said. "We tested for durability on the civilian Impala, and we believe there are no issues," he said.

GM doesn't know of any crashes or injuries from the problem. If a fracture occurs, a squeal or chirp is likely to come from the tire area at low speeds, GM said in the documents.

The company will replace the lower control arms at no charge to police departments. Parts are available, and departments can call dealers to schedule repairs, Adler said.

The problem was discovered after GM got reports from several police fleets that the lower control arms had cracked near a bushing sleeve. GM began investigating the problem in February, and in July, GM engineers had traced the problem to lower control arms that the company started using in the middle of the 2008 model year, the documents said.

All the cars were built at GM's factory in Oshawa, Ontario.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

The rear defrosters are fucked up too. Know of several ISP Impala defrosters that went out.

Anonymous said...

Too small what am i a clown?

Anonymous said...

What year was the piece of shit that Sgt. Alan Haymaker lost his life in? Weather conditions aside, you never know if this recall problem could've been a contributing factor.

RIP, Sarge - (EOW: 22 Feb 10)

Anonymous said...

Thank God that Chief Jack Garcia of the SAO will be safe! His ego wouldn't fit in one of the smaller Chevies so the county had to buy a large Ford for him.
We, who do the work however, make do with the small Chevies.

Anonymous said...

Govenment Motors strikes again. Obuma touts GM as his big achievement. Too bad GM still owes the taxpayers $42 billion dollars. I mean too bad for the taxpayers because we will never see it. It's easy to report a few billion in profits when all of your debt was wiped away and you are given billions of dollars of taxpayer money. How do you make a small fortune in the GM car business? Start with a big fortune.

GM should have gone through bankruptcy like any other company or person would have to do. Then they would have had to fix the underlying problems in the business for the long term. All that was done a couple of years ago was put a bandaid in place, pump in billions and leave the problems in place. GM will not be around much longer.

Anonymous said...

Haymaker's ride was a "993" pressed back into service...

How many rebuilds are rolling around today?

Front end shimmy?

Front and rear wheels out of alignment?

Cocked steering wheel just to go straight?

Who bullshitting who?

Anonymous said...

How do you fix niggers jamming their shitty rap tunes and hear no sirens?

Anonymous said...

Government Motors-- the Pols spent all their time screaming at Toyota.

Anonymous said...

i always knew that car was a POS

Anonymous said...

What year was the piece of shit that Sgt. Alan Haymaker lost his life in? Weather conditions aside, you never know if this recall problem could've been a contributing factor.

RIP, Sarge - (EOW: 22 Feb 10)

NO, that was tom byrnes decision too not salt LSD.

Anonymous said...

The new Impala was a shitty police car to start with.
Bring back a product improved Ford Interceptor

EMMD Retired said...

Those Impalas the CPD bought were the brain child of Glenn Tatara and Mike Picardi when fleet management took over EMMD from the police department. Those two jag offs wanted to leave their mark on the CPD so they switched the fleet from Ford police interceptors to those shit box Impalas. That experiment FAILED! I won't even get into J-fled and the Tahoe experiment, also a FAILURE!

Anonymous said...

Orders from commisioner of streets and san. NOT to salt streets and LSD....Trying to look good saving money. Salt intersections when necessary...Well commish, by the time they are at the intersection its too f*ckin late to stop safely. Thats what happens when a policeman trys to run one of the countrys largest sanitation dept. and snow operation. Remember Lake Shore Drive?? His call also...

Anonymous said...

All GM did was take our baiout money and give it back to that rotten sob obunghole. Don't buy a thing from this commie company. They are part of whats trying to undermine this country.

Anonymous said...

Ya know what else dosent work.... The steering wheel and accelerater operator........

Anonymous said...

The GM (Government Motors) took billions of our tax dollars in bailouts to move their factories to China, Brazil, Korea and many other countries. What do you expect from this company? Piece of shit cars that are NOT made US. One guy told me I am un-American because I drive a Toyota and he's got an Impala. I asked him then where his car was made and he said Detroit. I laughed hard and pointed out that it's not the case and that Ontario is in Canada and not in Michigan. I also mentioned that my car which is Japanese was assembled here in the US by US workers and 80% of parts on it are of US origin. All this for pretty much the same price as his piece of shit Chevy that will fall apart at 50,000 miles while I'll be driving mine for decades until it hits 300,000 or more.

Anonymous said...

I would take a POS GM if it was free then sell it to some libturd cunt for a profit.

Anonymous said...

He was in an 05. Same turd different setup. Those cars have no business being patrol cars. Total turds

Anonymous said...

Your right. It was some kind of buy 5 get one free deal so they bought em to look like heroes. Idiots.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather drive a car made by 3 Japs than one made by 15 niggers.

I Voted For Obama said...

GM is Obama's big business story.....and it shows.

Anonymous said...

Government Motors. Built in Canada for you!

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

The GM (Government Motors) took billions of our tax dollars in bailouts to move their factories to China, Brazil, Korea and many other countries. What do you expect from this company? Piece of shit cars that are NOT made US. One guy told me I am un-American because I drive a Toyota and he's got an Impala. I asked him then where his car was made and he said Detroit. I laughed hard and pointed out that it's not the case and that Ontario is in Canada and not in Michigan. I also mentioned that my car which is Japanese was assembled here in the US by US workers and 80% of parts on it are of US origin. All this for pretty much the same price as his piece of shit Chevy that will fall apart at 50,000 miles while I'll be driving mine for decades until it hits 300,000 or more. "

NICE post! You are smart and he is a piece of shit.

He also drives a piece of shit as well.

Anonymous said...

So Canada builds shitty Government Motors cars now and has a surplus of nigger woes?

Canada is the new Detroit!!

Anonymous said...

Obama Motors, screwing up the Auto Industry too.

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder if this was really an "accident" when you consider all the assaults on police officers over the last couple of years.

Hmmnn....

Retired Ol' sixgun Sarge

Anonymous said...

I believe that Nissan is the most assembled vehicle in the US and employs the most Americans than any other company!

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

I'd rather drive a car made by 3 Japs than one made by 15 niggers."

Ha! Like you could get 15 Mondays to show up anywhere and build something...

Rape, shoot hoops, spend EBT money, go wilding... Sure. They'd show up and do that. Hell, they already do!

Build a car or a task on par with that complex assignment? Good luck fulfilling that fantasy.

Anonymous said...

Black ice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouc2mV3dNh0

Anonymous said...

Shoot the radio or the nigger!
Hell shoot the radio and the nigger

Anonymous said...

Look at the death traps they have us rolling around in for the violence reduction crap. The majority of the cars are barely functional let alone safe!! These mutts play with our lives on a daily basis.