General Motors is recalling Chevrolet Impalas and Buick LaCrosse because the vehicles could have faulty steering hoses, according to news reports .
GM said it is recalling about 12,000 Impalas to check if the power steering hose has been properly routed. It is also recalling 4,293 LaCrosse 2012 models to check for a sensor malfunction related to stability control systems, according to news reports.
The Impallas could have a damaged hose, according to news reports.
"If the hose is routed close to the catalytic converter, the heat from the converter could melt the hose and the resultant fluid leak could cause a fire. The hose is expected to be replaced if found to be improperly routed."
The issue with the LaCrosse could cause stability problems.
"Not being able to correctly detect a problematic sensor could activate the stability control when it should not, and that could cause a loss of control ending in a crash. The problem is expected to be rectified with a reprogram of the electronic brake system module software," according to news reports.
So far, no accidents or injuries have been reported.
As a Greenville personal injury lawyer , I'm glad to hear no injuries have been reported.
While we don't handle this kind of recall we feel that it's important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact a Greenville personal injury lawyer who can help.