General Motors announced on Tuesday it is issuing a recall for 38,000 Impalas purchased by police agencies across the US and Canada. The recall involves Impala sedans from the 2008 to 2012 model years, in which a part in the front suspension that can crack and cause a crash. Impalas sold to the public use different suspension parts, and are not affected by the recall, the company said. The company noted that it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries stemming from the problem, but did receive a series of reports from police fleets reporting the issue.
GM is asking police departments with Impalas involved in the recall to contact a local authorized GM service center in order to schedule repairs. Parts are available at most GM dealers, the company said, and repairs will be made at no cost to the police agencies. GM began investigating the issue in February, and identified the defective lower control arm, the part that can crack, in July.