Product Recall

Aug 16, 2012 2:49 PM

1,600 NYC Police Cars Affected By GM Recall

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say about 1,600 Chevrolet Impalas in their fleet are part of a nation-wide recall by General Motors.

A part in the front suspension could crack and cause a crash.

Chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said mechanics discovered the faults in some vehicles during routine inspections.

The new parts have come in. It will take until October to install them. It won't affect the number of patrol cars on the streets.

Overall, 38,000 cars were recalled in the U.S. and Canada.

GM gave details in documents posted Saturday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration web site.

The lower control arm in the suspension could fracture. That could lead to sudden handling changes that could make the driver lose control.

GM doesn't know of any accidents.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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