2014-'15 Chevrolet Impala Recalled for Front Passenger Airbag Concern | Edmunds

2014-'15 Chevrolet Impala Recalled for Front Passenger Airbag Concern

WASHINGTON General Motors is recalling 5,493 2014-'15 Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. because the cars could fail to deactivate the front-passenger airbag if an infant seat is placed in the front seat, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall covers Impalas equipped with front-vented heated seats.

"If the front passenger airbag deploys with a child seat in the front passenger seat, it increases the risk of injury to the child," NHTSA said in its recall summary.

Moisture introduced during seat steaming in the seat-assembly production process could cause a calibration error in the electronic control module.

GM spokesman Alan Adler told Edmunds there are no crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.

This is part of a larger global recall of 8,989 Impalas, including 215 in Canada and 3,281 in export markets.

The affected Impalas were built from April 15, 2013 to June 19, 2015.

Chevrolet dealers will precondition the empty seat and reset the electronic control module. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealers. But caregivers should be aware that all automakers and federal safety regulators recommend that children sit in the backseat, if possible, at all times.

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