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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2002 Chevrolet Impala

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 Chevrolet Impala, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ALLEGED HEADLIGHT FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE06017

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 15, 2006
    • Date Closed: October 25, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights:Switch

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA02030

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

    Summary: Allege backfire during engine starting may result in fracture of the plastic intake manifold with the potential for severe engine compartment fire.

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