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2001 Chevrolet Impala
8 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2001 Chevrolet Impala
Official recall notices have been issued for the 2001 Chevrolet Impala by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Chevrolet service shop immediately!
2001 Chevrolet Impala ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #09V116000
Summary: General Motors is recalling 1,497,516 MY 1997-2003 Buick regal, MY 1998-2003 Chevrolet lumina, Monte Carlo and Impala, MY 1998-1999 Oldsmobile intrigue, MY 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles equipped with a 3.8L V6 naturally aspirated engine. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking.
Consequence: If the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.
Actions: Dealers will remove the spark plug wire retention channel at the front of engine and install two new spark plug wire retainers free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2009. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 or www.Pontiac.com or http:www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V116000 »
2001 Chevrolet Impala STEERING NHTSA Campaign #09E005000
Summary: Dorman is recalling 979 steering knuckles, dorman P/nos. 697-902 and 697-903, sold under dorman's "oe solutionstm" brand name, and Napa P/nos. 7-8502 and 7-8503 which were sold for replacement use on the various vehicles listed above. A potential material or design defect could result in the steering knuckle breaking in the hub area.
Consequence: A broken steering knuckle could result in loss of steering control and a possible crash without warning.
Actions: Dorman will notify owners and replace the defective steering knuckles free of charge and reimburse the repair facility or owner for labor. The recall began on February 23, 2009. Owners may contact dorman's toll-free hotline at 1-800-523-2492 and press 5. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E005000 »
2001 Chevrolet Impala STEERING NHTSA Campaign #08E063000
Summary: Dorman products is recalling 3,900 intermediate steering shafts dorman part nos. 425-151, 425-152, and 425-153, (sold under dorman's "oe solutions" brand name), balkamp #'s 7-3057, 7-3058, 7-3059 (sold under the "Napa" brand name), and platinum parts #'s 2425151, 2425152, and 2425153 manufactured during the month of September 2007. These replacement steering shafts can be used on the vehicles listed above. The weld connecting the inner tube to the outer tube may be defective.
Consequence: If the weld fails, loss of steering could result, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Actions: Dorman will notify owners and replace the steering shafts free of charge. The recall began on October 16, 2008. Owners may contact dorman toll free at 1-800-523-2492. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E063000 »
2001 Chevrolet Impala FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES NHTSA Campaign #07E021000
Summary: Certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, P/nos. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, and FP10027-11B1, sold after January 9, 2007, as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles listed above. The universal pressure regulators (upr) were produced without an O'ring and retainer.
Consequence: Fuel may leak, possibly resulting in a fire.
Actions: Delphi will notify owners and replace the upr free of charge. The recall began on April 23, 2007. Owners can contact delphi at 877-411-8770. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E021000 »
2001 Chevrolet Impala FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #01V136000
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with a 3.4L engine and non-antilock braking system (ABS). These vehicles fail to comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 301, "fuel system integrity." A fuel return line can become severed in a frontal collision, resulting in fuel spillage.
Consequence: If an ignition source was present, a fire could occur.
Actions: Dealers will install a brake master cylinder bracket that will maintain positioning of the fuel line in a frontal crash. Owner notification began June 29, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V136000 »
2001 Chevrolet Impala AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW NHTSA Campaign #00V371000
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. Some of these vehicles exhibit a condition in which the driver side impact air bag inflator separates from the air bag module during deployment.
Consequence: If the inflator separates, the air bag will not deploy properly during a crash and occupant protection would be reduced. If is also possible that a separated inflator could be propelled downward and could result in injury to a rear seat passenger whose foot is positioned approximately under the inflator module.
Actions: Dealers will replace the side impact air bag module. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V371000 »
2001 Chevrolet Impala AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #00V244000
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The air bag sensing and diagnostic modules (SDM) could experience a memory error resulting in the air bags not deploying in a crash situation.
Consequence: In a crash, a front seat occupant may receive more serious injuries.
Actions: Dealers will replace the sensing and diagnostic module. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V244000 »
2001 Chevrolet Impala SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #00V228003
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and mini vans equipped with TRW seat belt buckle assemblies. The buckle base of these seat belt assemblies were not properly heat treated and therefore do not pass the load bearing requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."
Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.
Actions: Dealers will inspect the vehicle's safety belt buckle assembly date codes and, if necessary, will replace any safety belt buckle assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V228003 »
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