Chevy Impala Tire Problems: Class Action Lawsuit Filed

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of owners of 2007 and 2008 Chevy Impalas. According to the lawsuit, these vehicles were produced with a defective rear spindle rod that is causing wheel misalignment, premature tire wear and the needs for costly tire replacement and repairs.

The named plaintiff in the class action lawsuit claims that the rear tires on her new 2008 Chevy Impala needed to be replaced within 6,000.  Then, the Impala wouldn’t pass state inspection without another set of  replacement tires, despite having fewer than 25,000 miles on the car.

The lawsuit claims that GM failed to disclose the rear spindle problem to Impala owners, and the result is forcing owners to eat costly repairs and loss of resale value.

According to news reports, GM claims that the problem is not with the faulty manufacturing of the rear spindle rods, but faulty design.  Media reports also say that the company is denying responsibility because  “new” GM (the company formed after the bankruptcy processing against “old” GM) only agreed to  warranty obligations of cars assembled before 2009.