General Motors is recalling 8,989 Impalas for passenger-side airbags that can fail to turn off if an infant seat is in the front seat.
The recall covers 2014-15 Chevrolet Impalas equipped with front vented/heated seats, a report on NHTSA’s website said.
The automotive occupant sensing system in the vehicles may contain a glitch that fails to deactivate the front passenger airbag when an infant seat is placed in the front seat. In the event of a crash, airbag deployment could injure the child in the infant seat.
GM said it is not yet aware of any injuries or fatalities linked to this issue.
The occupant sensing system glitch can be remedied by preconditioning the passenger seat and resetting the occupant sensing software, GM spokesman Alan Adler wrote in an email.
The fix can be made for free at any GM dealership.
Of the nearly 9,000 recalled Impalas, 5,493 are in the U.S., 215 are in Canada and 3,281 are exports.