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1970-1980 Chevrolet Impala Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1980 Chevrolet Impala (8/19/1983)

Campaign Number: 83V077000
Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: ACCELERATOR PUMP LEVER RETAINING PIN MAY LOOSEN AFTER REPEATED HEAVY ACCELERATOR PEDAL APPLICATIONS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE THROTTLE TO BECOME STUCK IN THE OPEN POSITION.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALER WILL INSTALL A SPECIAL COTTER PIN, TO RETAIN THE ACCELERATOR PUMP PIN, AND A SPRING CLIP THRUST WASHER ON THE ACCELERATOR PUMP LINK.

1980 Chevrolet Impala (10/15/1980)

Campaign Number: 80V135000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE FRONT BRAKE PIPE AND THE ENGINE OIL PAN. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE BRAKE PIPE TO CONTACT THE LEFT HAND FRONT EDGE OF THE OIL PAN, RESULTING IN WEAR AND, EVENTUALLY, DAMAGE TO THE BRAKE PIPE. THIS COULD LEAD TO A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF BRAKES.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALER WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE PIPE, IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE.

1980 Chevrolet Impala (10/14/1980)

Campaign Number: 80V132000
Component Name: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: VEHICLES MAY NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS". THE TIRE RIM SIZE WAS OMITTED ON THE EXISTING LABEL.
Defect:
Corrective Action: THE OWNER HAS THE OPTION OF AFFIXING THE CORRECT INFORMATION LABEL HIM/HERSELF OR HAVING THE DEALER DO IT AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.

1979 Chevrolet Impala (11/13/1979)

Campaign Number: 79V247000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: THE HEADS MAY BREAK OFF THE FRONT OUTBOARD SEAT BELT ANCHOR BOLTS DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION EVEN UNDER NO LOAD CONDITIONS. THIS IS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF BOLTS USED, HIGH INSTALLATION TORQUE AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE BODY ANCHORAGE.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALER WILL REPLACE ALL ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT FRONT OUTBOARD SEAT BELT ANCHOR BOLTS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES AT NO COST TO OWNER.

1979 Chevrolet Impala (7/2/1979)

Campaign Number: 79V161000
Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
Description: A CHILD COULD OPEN THE REAR SIDE COMPARTMENT DOOR AND ENTER THIS COMPARTMENT. THE CHILD COULD BECOME ENTRAPPED IF THE DOOR WERE TO CLOSE, AS IT CANNOT BE UNLATCHED FROM THE INSIDE.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALER WILL REPLACE THE ORIGINAL COMPARTMENT DOOR LATCH, WHICH CAN BE LATCHED WITHOUT A KEY, WITH A NEW ASSEMBLY THAT REQUIRES A KEY TO LATCH AS WELL AS LOCK THE DOOR.