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Old 08-20-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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GM sued for not recalling nonpolice Chevrolet Impalas to fix spindle rods - AutoWeek

And to think my mom and dad almost bought this car.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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and that is just one of the issues that we are going to have to deal with because of government interference in a normal bankruptcy proceeding. thanks obama, FOR NOTHING.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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Ford added gas tank gurds to their police car ebcause of reaerend car crqash but not to the civilian versio that had the same problem. Their is poltics i alot of things governant requires.Look now long it took to get tose Frod fires caused byt eh cruise controls recalled.,No congressiona; hearings either.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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The National Traffic Safety Administration only requires recalls for motor vehicle products which experienced a safety-related defect or did not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Something like this which only affects tire longevity is not a safety issue, so no recall is going to be ordered. GM should have done it voluntarily, since they didn't it's up to the owners to file a lawsuit and hope they win. Hopefully there will be more publicity and this will hurt sales so they learn from it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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When "new" GM bought the assets of "old" GM, they kept the GM identity because it had over a century of reputation and goodwill built into it. And now they want to punk out by saying "sorry, we're not the same GM"? What a cop-out. If they're not going to honor the goodwill tied to a century-old corporate identity, they should change their name to something else and rename all their marques. Not to mention they bought all the rights to patents, designs, parts inventory, you name it -- including the design in question. So stop hiding behind the bankruptcy and own up to the fact that you just don't feel like spending the money to do right by your customers.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Said it before and I'll say it again,...never buying another GM product ever again.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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said it before and i'll say it again,...never buying another gm product ever again.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix
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and that is just one of the issues that we are going to have to deal with because of government interference in a normal bankruptcy proceeding. thanks obama, FOR NOTHING.
Don't make this political; it's not. It has nothing to do with Obama or any other politician on either side of the fence. It has to do with a company trying to duck out of having to cut into their profits to right a wrong, which most companies will try to do given the choice. GM sees an out, and they're attempting to take it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:17 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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When "new" GM bought the assets of "old" GM, they kept the GM identity because it had over a century of reputation and goodwill built into it. And now they want to punk out by saying "sorry, we're not the same GM"? What a cop-out. If they're not going to honor the goodwill tied to a century-old corporate identity, they should change their name to something else and rename all their marques. Not to mention they bought all the rights to patents, designs, parts inventory, you name it -- including the design in question. So stop hiding behind the bankruptcy and own up to the fact that you just don't feel like spending the money to do right by your customers.

Huh?

I'm really wondering what kind of goodwill a company that NEVER really fixed anything ranging from a flimsy 4th Gen Camaro dash pad (esp 93-97 models) or ANYTHING with an intake manifold gasket in it (3100/3400/3800 v6s, ANY Vortec engine...) could have built up over time.

Standards, folks...invest in some. GM should have been sent out to pasture and shot long before it was if people didn't buy out of blind badge loyalty because...who knows why.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:34 AM
 
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never buying another gm product ever
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