Recall Does Not Include Non-Police Impalas

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A nationwide recall of Chevrolet Impala police cruisers hits close to home.

The NYPD said about 1,600 cars in its fleet are impacted by the General Motors recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report said the recall included model year 2008-2012 Chevy Impala police vehicles. This safety recall does not include non-police Impalas.

GM said the front suspension could crack, which could lead to sudden handling changes and potentially cause the driver to lose control.

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

The new parts have come in but it will take until October to install them. Browne said the recall won’t affect the number of patrol cars on the streets.

More than 38,000 cars were recalled in Canada and the U.S. GM said there it’s not aware of any accidents related to the cause of the recall.

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