General Motors issued a recall involving 392,409 2009 and 2010 Chevrolet Impala models in the United States and Canada, over an issue with the safety belt anchors. They’re not sure exactly how many cars are affected so they’re recalling all of them to inspect and find what they say is “a small number of vehicles whose front seat belt webbing may not have been properly secured to the lap belt anchor pretensioner mounted to the side of the seat nearest the door.”
Vehicles with this condition may have an anchor that can separate in a crash, and therefore may not meet the anchor strength requirements of the U.S. and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that covers seat belt assembly anchorages.
So far there’s been on reports of injuries as a result of this condition. Nevertheless, dealers will inspect both front seat belts for proper installation of anchors to pretensioners and, if necessary, reinstall the anchors. GM will notify customers about the issue via mail in a couple of days.