Earlier this month, General Motors (GM) announced plans to recall more than 36,000 Chevrolet Impala Police vehicles due to potential fracture of front lower control arms. This, according to GM, could lead to loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of a crash.
GM began its investigation, which led to the recall earlier this year when it received field reports of two incidents involving popular police cruisers. Computer-aided durability tests revealed that the lower control arms, part of the front suspension system, did not meet durability requirements. Further analysis isolated the problem to components manufactured by a new supplier beginning in 2008. Thus, the recall affects only police cruisers manufactured between 2008 and 2012.
If you have any questions about this recall, or would like to further discuss it with Scott King, BSME, please contact him at 215-659-2010 ext. 35, or via email at rsk@forensicDJS.com.