DETROIT (WKZO) -- General Motors is recalling 38-thousand Police Interceptors, because a part in the front suspension, called the lower control arm could fail, causing the car to crash. The Police interceptor is built into the Chevy Impala frame and body. This particular recall effects the last four years of production. There are no reports of any crashes due to the defect.
General Motors says civilian versions of the car use a different suspension and there is no problem with that set up .
The problem was discovered because police cars get a lot more maintenance than typical cars and fleet mechanics began to spot the problem as it was occurring.
In documents filed with NHTSA, if there is a fracture, the tire will squeal or chirp at low speeds. GM says the parts are available, and departments can start calling dealerships to schedule repairs.