GM says bankruptcy excuses it from Impala repairs

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    :lol:yea thats the way to build cred. we were told that if we let GM go the traditional chapter 11 bankruptcy the earth would scorch, people would have their warranties possibly voided, parts would be scarce etc etc ...well?



    GM says bankruptcy excuses it from Impala repairs

    Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:47pm EDT

    New GM said not responsible to fix Impala made by old GM

    * Suspension problem said to cause excessive tire wear

    By Jonathan Stempel

    NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy.

    The lawsuit, filed on June 29 by Donna Trusky of Blakely, Pennsylvania, contended that her Impala suffered from faulty rear spindle rods, causing her rear tires to wear out after just 6,000 miles. [ID:nN1E7650CT]

    Seeking class-action status and alleging breach of warranty, the lawsuit demands that GM fix the rods, saying that it had done so on Impala police vehicles.

    But in a recent filing with the U.S. District Court in Detroit, GM noted that the cars were made by its predecessor General Motors Corp, now called Motors Liquidation Co or "Old GM," before its 2009 bankruptcy and federal bailout.

    The current company, called "New GM," said it did not assume responsibility under the reorganization to fix the Impala problem, but only to make repairs "subject to conditions and limitations" in express written warranties. In essence, the automaker said, Trusky sued the wrong entity.

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    GM said an argument similar to Trusky's failed this year in a case involving its OnStar security and navigation product.

    "There are no specific factual allegations that New GM -- as opposed to Old GM -- did anything at all in relation to her vehicle," Jeffers wrote. "Plaintiff here is trying to saddle new GM with the alleged liability and conduct of old GM."

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    Should have bought a Ford

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    I was thinking of getting an Impala during that time, good thing I didn't!

    By the way, my Fathers first new car was a 1965 Chevy Impala 396 that he bought at Cormier Chevrolet in Long Beach.
     
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    well, I am a ford guy, since ...uhm...1972;)
     
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    Gov made GM pay union pensions but not customer warranties. We see where loyalties are.
     
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    They will be in bankruptcy again soon. No one want to buy Volts. The fact they lied last time means we are less likely to believe their lies next time.
     
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    You that if VOlts get recalled for some reason GM can say "We don't have to fix em' because no one bought one"? :lol:
     
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