General Motors have recalled more than 289,000 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala owing to an issue related to airbags. In the past, the makers have faced similar issues. About a year ago, General Motors recalled the 2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Impala owing to issues with passenger detection systems. The flaw did not allow the car to detect whether an adult or a child was riding the car, resulting in flawed release of airbags in case of a crash. According to the reports, the recalled 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala cars are also experiencing a similar sort of issue.
General Motors have announced a recall for more than 289,000 cars this time. The reports suggest that the wiring of the passenger detection system is under scrutiny. The passenger detection system’s wiring might come in contact to the wiring of the front seat passengers leading to some sort of flaws. Over the time, the wiring might get completely damaged leading to unresponsive airbag release in a situation of an accident.
General Motors have also pointed out that depending on the nature and the extent of the flaw, the wiring issue might have some serious effects as well. In a worst case scenario, all the protection systems in effect might end up inactive leading to some serious risk for the driver as well as the passengers riding. General Motors will be mailing the recall notices to all the owners and they will be asked to take the cars to the nearest dealers for services.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated, “dealers will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary, free of charge.”
The recall will be for the Chevrolet Impala manufactured during the time frame of April 2008 to February 2010. According to the estimation, the number of cars to be serviced is 289,254.