GM is recalling 36,413 model-year 2008-12 versions of the Chevrolet Impala large sedan because of problems with the control arm, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only police versions are affected, though many of these cars will eventually wind up for sale to the public on used-car lots.
The affected vehicles have a faulty front lower control arm. A fractured control arm could lead to a loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of injury.
Chevrolet will notify owners on Aug. 21, and dealers will replace the affected parts free of charge. Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.