Lawsuit Claims GM Failed To Repair Defective Chevy Impalas

(Detroit-WWJ) A lawsuit filed in Detroit claims General Motors fixed a defective part on Chevrolet Impala police cruisers but did not correct the same problem in thousands of other Impalas.

According to the class-action suit, 2007 and ’08 model-year Impala sedans have defective spindle rods, which connect the car’s suspension to the rear wheels. The defect can make the tires wear faster.

Plaintiffs claim that GM instructed dealers to replace the spindle rods and tires on affected police vehicles but did not offer the same remedy to civilian Impala owners.

General Motors sold some 423 thousand Impalas during the 2007 and ’08 model years.

There was no immediate comment from GM.

(Copyright 2011 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press Contributed To This Story.)


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