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New GM Says It’s Not Responsible for Old GM’s Bad Impala Suspension Parts - WOT on Motor Trend

The class action lawsuit, which we’ve previously reported on, was filed by owners of model year 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Impalas. Those years of Impala suffered from faulty rear suspension rods, which meant that tires wore down prematurely. The suit explicitly named Impala owner Donna Trusky of Blakely, PA, whose rear tires wore out in only 6,000 miles.

The problem also extended to the Impala model used for law enforcement purposes, but Chevrolet recalled those models and fixed the suspensions free of charge. Chevy told civilian owners that because the Impala PPV has different suspension parts, regular Impalas were exempt from the recall.

The class-action suit tried to compel GM to install suspension fix kits on all of the affected cars, but recent court filings by GM counsel says that solution is a no-go. Because all of the affected cars were made before General Motors’ bankruptcy and subsequent bailout in 2009, they were technically made by the “old” GM, the firm that became Motors Liquidation Company and has since sold all financially stable assets to General Motors.

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BY Ben Timmins on August 18 2011 3:30 PM

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