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GM's Failure to Recall More Than 400,000 Impala Resulted to a Lawsuit

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Topics:  General Motors, Chevrolet Impala

GM's Failure to Recall More Than 400,000 Impala Resulted to a Lawsuit

Marty Vergel Baes
July 8, 2011

Author: Marty Vergel baes

GM faces a lawsuit filed in a Detroit federal court last week by Dona Trusky of Pennsylvania due to the failure of recalling its Impala with defective rear-end spindles.

The suit was filed by Trusky which serves as the sole plaintiff after having a hard time in maintaining her Chevy Impala. According to her, she brought the Impala just like the other car finders in February 2008. However, after driving just about 6,000 plus miles she was forced to replace the vehicle's tires due to premature wears.

The Chevy dealership which also provides auto financing deals to car finders in Pennsylvania and where the vehicle was purchased paid for the tire-replacement and the re-alignment of the front-end of the Impala. However, they failed to inform her regarding the issue of the rear-end spindle.

After a few months, Trusky was again forced to have the rear-end tires of her Impala replaced. This is because the annual check-up of her vehicle revealed that the condition of the rear-end tires are not good and this would cause the vehicle to fail when subjected to inspection.

The second replacement of her vehicle's rear-end tires caused Trusky to spend $289.77 which eventually prompted her to file a lawsuit against GM. The suit questions the company's failure to recall their Impalas despite the fact that they are already aware of the defective rear-spindle issue.

With this, the lawsuit filed by Trusky just last week claims that "General Motors has not recalled the subject cars, which has required affected class members to pay the cost of fixing the defective spindle rods as well as for replacement tires and realignment."

What makes this issue interesting is that GM has previously issued a recall order of the Impalas used as police cars that was also caused by the same problem, yet they did not issue a recall order for the Impala used as subject cars.

When asked about their reaction or possible action towards the lawsuit filed against the company, Alan Adler which is the current GM spokesman only answered "We routinely do not comment on matters in litigation."

With this statement from the spokesperson of General Motors, it is quite clear that the company will surely be undergoing legal battle as a means of addressing the allegations included on the lawsuit filed by Trusky which also includes the 16 other complaints thrown against the Impala that were obtained online.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/cars-articles/gms-failure-to-recall-more-than-400000-impala-resulted-to-a-lawsuit-4999841.html

About the Author

Marty Vergel Baes is an SEO Content Writer for three years now. He has been an expert in writing automotive related articles. Among the topics that he specializes on includes car buying guide, car maintenance tips, auto financing, and bad credit auto financing guides for http://www.carfinderservice.com/, http://aboutcar.com/ and http://www.autofinancing.net/. He is also good in conducting SEO research and article distribution with anchor texts on the body.

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