Engine oil may leak from the valve cover area, which can cause a burning odor and increase risk of fire. Dealers will replace the spark plug wire retainer to redirect the dripping oil on affected vehicles, and will replace the left valve cover gasket on vehicles with the 3.8L V6 supercharged engine.
Chevrolet Impala Recalls
The rear brake pads may stay partially applied after the parking brake is released. The electronic parking brake actuating piston may not fully retract. Dealers will reprogram the electronic parking brake control module with new software free of charge to resolve the concern.
A software failure in the parking brake system has resulted in incomplete disengagement of the parking brake pads from the rotors, causing excessive brake wear and heat leading to a potential fire hazard. Increased heat in the brakes limits the ability to stop effectively, and accelerating under braking can cause damage to the transmission. Dealers will reprogram the braking module with new software to remedy the problem.
The chassis electrical module can short due to internal contamination. This can result in the vehicle stalling. Dealers will replace the chassis electronic module free of charge to resolve the concern.
The parking brake actuation arm may stay partially engaged when the parking brake is deactivated. This can cause the brake pads to stay partially applied and overheat, resulting in a fire hazard. Dealers will update the electronic parking brake software free of charge to resolve the concern.
The module that controls the functionality and operation of the air bags may have been set to "manufacturing mode" when leaving the factory. This would prevent normal air bag deployment from occurring in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) free of charge to resolve this concern.
The center storage console may not stay latched in the event of a collision. Dealers will replace the console storage compartment door inertia latch free of charge to resolve the concern.
The power steering system may fail due to a faulty electrical ground to the power steering control module (PSCM). Dealers will clean paint from behind the ground stud nut and update the PSCM software free of charge to correct the problem.
Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.
The bolts fastening the steering intermediate shaft to the steering gear and the lower ball joint to the lower control arms may not be properly torqued. This could cause the components to separate, resulting in the loss of control of the vehicle. Dealers will inspect and tighten these components as necessary free of charge to resolve the problem.