GM Recall of Certain Model Year 2012 Chevrolet Impala Vehicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—August 12, 2011.

Summary:  GM is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured fro April 19, 2011 through July 29, 2011.  The upper power steering hose may have been misrouted so that it can come in close proximity to and/or contact the catalytic converter. With the engine on, heat from the catalytic converter may melt the power steering hose.

Consequence:  Power steering fluid could flow onto the catalytic converter, and an engine compartment fire could occur.

Remedy:  GM dealers will inspect to ensure that the upper power steering hose is routed correctly and make the necessary repairs free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin on or before August 12, 2011.  Owners may contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438.

Notes:  GM’s Safety Recall Campaign Number is 11224.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov