Sure, the 2012 Impala was just recently announced. That doesn’t mean it can’t already be flawed. Chevy has announced a recall for all 10,344 2012 Impalas it has sold so far. On certain units, there is an issue with the power steering host, which could cause the car to lose power steering.
New drivers probably can’t even fathom a car without power steering… I’ve only driven a few vehicles without it, and it sucks.