The National Highway Traffic Administration is investigating 60,000 2014 Chevrolet Impala sedans after a report was filed saying the emergency braking system malfunctioned and has been linked to a crash, The Detroit News reports.
According to the filed complaint, the driver “alleges that the driver assist system inappropriately activated emergency braking bringing the vehicle to a complete stop under what the driver considered to be full braking force.”
The incident occurred on March 11 in a rental Impala with 2,500 miles on the odometer. There was no police report filed and no injuries connected to the incident. The dealer and GM were notified of the complaint.
The official complaint stated the driver experienced the malfunctioning braking system more than once. In one incident, while travelling about 40 mph, the driver “heard 3 to 4 beeps from the forward collision avoidance system. This was immediately followed by an autonomous brake activation resulting in their vehicle being struck from the rear by another vehicle.”
GM spokesperson Alan Adler said the company is cooperating with the NHTSA’s preliminary investigation. We’ll keep you updated as the story develops.