Recall Alert: 2012 Chevrolet Impala

2011 Chevrolet ImpalaGeneral Motors is recalling 10,344 2012 Chevy Impalas over a potential power-steering failure, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

On some models, the power-steering hose wasn’t assembled correctly, which can cause the hose to melt due to its close proximity to the catalytic converter when the engine is on. If this happens, there could be a loss of power steering. Power-steering fluid is flammable and could also cause an engine fire.

GM dealers will inspect the hose and make necessary repairs, free of charge. The recall will begin today. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 or NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.


Anonymous Coward

Did they repurpose hubcaps from a 2001-2005 Impala for the 2012 model?


Yeah - I think I saw those hubcaps on a Lumina!

Seriously, though... GM - I grew up as a Chevy guy. I love GM cars/trucks and I want you to succeed.

You've been making this same car for many many years - so many most folks think it needs to be replaced. It seems out of place if you have a recall for something like this. Making these exact cars is not something new to you.


New engine and transmission this year means everything under the hood has been repackaged.


Those wheel covers were on the old Impalas, as well as the 2006 Impalas. I could be wrong, but I don't think they were used after 2006.


2000-2003 Impala had these kind of wheel covers. I wonder if what on the picture is alloy wheels this time?


What a bland ugly looking car.


Yeah those are some old hubcaps, almost look like something you can buy at Wwalmart. I don't think those are alloy wheels, can barely make out the steel rims behind the caps. Still though I'd rather have an Impala over a Camry any day.


Those are the previous generations hub caps. I've seen them applied in real life only once on the current generation. It was on a police detectives cruiser.


This is what they call the NEW GM... seriously


one Impala before looked better to me, had more character.

The impala seems to be getting simpler and simpler over time. I love the rest of GM's cars, but the current impala is not for me. If they took the time to redesign some of it, like chrysler and its 200 and 300c models (although i personally wouldn't buy a chrysler), the impala would sell way more and would attract a broader audience.

Jeff Sanders

Those outdated wheelcovers are used specifically on the 9C3 Police Undercove/Detective models of the Impalas, and have been in use since around 2000. The marked Police Package units (9C1) have the little covers over the center of the black wheels.




GM put a good engine in a plain, outdated car for the last year and a half for this Impala, makes no sense to me. That engine should have been put in the Impala back in 2006 when it was new. The one made from 2000-05 looked better and at least it had some character to it. The 2006-2013 Impala just looks to plain and boring. I am kind of in the middle, I don't hate the look but I really don't care or it. It looks like a modern Chevrolet Lumina from 1996-2001.


Those wheel covers in the picture were used only on police model Impala's. The police version from 2006-11 used the previous generation 2000-05 steel rims with a choice of a full wheel cover or a police center cap. The reason for that is that the LS models wheel covers are different and won't fit the previous style steel rims. It was a way for GM to cut cost. Most police models I see have the center caps. For 2012-13 the police models get 17 inch steel rims w/center caps only.

Bosah B.

My daughter drives a 2011 Impala that is scaring us to death, anytime she is on the road. She loses control of the steering, as the car often shuts down on the highway. We are looking for the right people to contact for a fix. This is like driving a death trap. Please can someone help by emailing and pointing me in the right direction. I am a desperate father.

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