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General Motors Recalls 38,000 Police Cars

General Motors is recalling about 38-thousand police cars. As WDET’s Jerome Vaughn reports, the cars could have a serious suspension problem. SOQ

The recall affects Chevrolet Impala police cars from the 2008 through 2012 model years. The cars were sold in the U-S and Canada.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a faulty part in the suspension, called the front lower control arm, could fracture.

The federal safety agency says a broken control arm could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace both lower control arms at no cost to police departments. Affected owners will be notified by mail beginning later this month.

Impalas sold to the general public are not affected by the recall because they have different suspension parts.