Chevy Impala Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Against GM

Jul 5, 2011 Full story: The Car Connection 30

Do you own a 2007 or 2008 Chevrolet Impala ? Have you gone through an alarmingly high number of rear tires since you've owned the car? If so, you may want to look into a class-action lawsuit filed against General Motors that alleges the automaker knowingly ignored problems with the rear suspension spindle rods on civilian versions of the Impala.

Full Story
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
alan rector

Des Moines, IA

#1 Jul 21, 2011
i own a 2007 impala, i,ve spent a lot of money
on alighnment,balances,tires .now i,ve learned
gm fixed the police version and replaced sets of
tires BUT gm says to us TOUGH
this isn,t right i,m asking anyone who knows
how to get on the lawsuit list please let me know
at alanrector@mediacombb.net
thanks
Rick

Berkeley, CA

#2 Jul 21, 2011
Why don't Chevy Impala owners also file a class action lawsuit against GM for the poorly designed rack and pinion steering units? The owners also need to file a class action suit against GM for the cracks in the welds on the front subframes too. I have a 2003 Impala, and have been through four rack and pinion steering gear units in 30,000 miles. Another Impala owner also told me he has been through four rack and pinion steering gear units in 70,000 miles. Numerous Impala owners also have been through front subframe replacements due to the faulty welds which cracked.

My 2005 Impala also is needing a new rack and pinion steering gear unit. My 2003 Impala has also had a front end subframe replacement under what GM calls "a customer satisfaction warranty" after the bumper to bumper 3/36,000 mile warranty ran out.
Cheri

Danville, CA

#3 Sep 11, 2011
Rick wrote:
Why don't Chevy Impala owners also file a class action lawsuit against GM for the poorly designed rack and pinion steering units? The owners also need to file a class action suit against GM for the cracks in the welds on the front subframes too. I have a 2003 Impala, and have been through four rack and pinion steering gear units in 30,000 miles. Another Impala owner also told me he has been through four rack and pinion steering gear units in 70,000 miles. Numerous Impala owners also have been through front subframe replacements due to the faulty welds which cracked.
My 2005 Impala also is needing a new rack and pinion steering gear unit. My 2003 Impala has also had a front end subframe replacement under what GM calls "a customer satisfaction warranty" after the bumper to bumper 3/36,000 mile warranty ran out.
I'm in the SF Bay area and I'm with you on the law suite! My issues are :2002 Chevy Impala
1. steering doesnít always work
2. breaks donít always work
3. reverse lights donít work
4. emergency break broken; boot non existent
5. traction turns on and off intermittently while driving causing driving issues
6. Dash notification symbol lights turn on and off during driving
7. onstar turns on and off during driving
8. Some interior lights work sometimes other not often
9. cruise control blinks on and off during driving
10. hazards lights work sometimes after I work at them
11. turn signals work sometimes after I work at them
12. passenger seat heater electrical burnt hole in seat
13. passenger door handle fell off
14. motor makes sounds when driving
15. power steering box leaks fluid
16. gas tank meter doesnít work (I never know how much gas I have)
17. power steering makes noise
18. driverís side window works sometimes for going down not often going up
19. heating works sometimes after working at it
20. air conditioning works sometimes after working at it
21. motor makes sounds when AC is on when car is started
22. trunk hydraulics broke off at the same time!
23. Doors make noise when opened and closed seem saggy
24. Passenger wheel makes sound similar to a rock rattling around in a can
25. power seat bump and clunks when adjusting seat
26. fabric pulling away from moon roof
27. Other minor issues such as trunk light wire hangs down into trunk (Iím afraid I will rip it out) and loose door panels
28. when we first purchased the car we had the running train
Buck knife

Marion, MI

#4 Sep 13, 2011
oh no not an American car no way. If you read the Detroit papers the little 4 autos are better than all others. Sales are climbing, up 45%, a V6 ecoboost that has the power of a V8....that means they are lying about something..either the V6 specs are bogus or the V8 is under powered....its probably both.....RIP little 4!!!!!!!!!!See ya, going for a fide in a dependable auto...Toyota!!!!!!!!!!1
Rick

Berkeley, CA

#5 Sep 13, 2011
My 2003 Impala is also going through tires. The last set of tires were supposed to be 50,000 mile tires. The tires have been rotated every 5,000 miles, and alignment checked. Each time the dealer has replaced the rack and pinion steering rack they have also had to align the wheels in the front. The last set of tires was supposed to last 50,000 miles. However, the tires are worn out after putting 29,000 miles on them with rotations every 5,000 miles.

This problem and class action lawsuit applies to later Impala cars for the rear tires. GM has had a problem way before the 2007 and 2008 model year.

The new GM is operating just like the old GM did after the bankruptcy and reorganization. I also own a FORD and have had absolutely no problems.
Buck knife

United States

#6 Sep 17, 2011
Where are the cops? How many auto workers are growing pot? Do they take drug test? We know the answer!
eagz28

Moorestown, NJ

#7 Jan 1, 2012
watch out ur gas pedal doesnt stick
omaozark

Saginaw, MI

#8 Jan 10, 2012
We also own a 2008 Impala and are going thru tires (rear). How do you get in on the law suit?? Something needs to be done!
omaozark

Saginaw, MI

#9 Jan 10, 2012
We went to dealer today and car will be fixed for free (2008 Impala) DEC.16 2011 G.M. said that they will not only fix police cars BUT personnal cars too. THANK GOD!!! GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!!
kiala71

Edmond, OK

#10 Sep 4, 2012
2003 Impala is breaking the bank for me. Yes i bought it used but come on it shouldnt break down every six months with the same issue. Had a tune up done last October and now the engine light is back on and it drives sluggish. I have had numerous times replace the sensors when they blew. Had to put in a new transmission, manifold gasket replaced and radiator fan replaced rocker bolts replaced rotors changed and much more. Im not putting any more money into this car. I love chevy but i feel that if there is a recall on any model Impala they should all be recalled in Im scared for my children and my self while driving this car now because it could stall out in the middle of rush hour traffic and be killed because of a defect that could have been prevented. Cars use to last longer when i was growing up what happen to product of safety.
damien

Atlanta, GA

#11 Sep 8, 2012
I just bught a used 2011 chevy impala, and te second week of having it my steering tightened on me, the dealer diagnose it as a rack and pinion problem. F my luck, I've had 3 impalas, and everyone has given me problems. How to get in on the lawsuit?
wleaks

El Monte, CA

#12 Dec 10, 2012
I have a 2005 impala i have a bad power steering Leaks. Reach and opinion. Speedometer going crazy. This car us a trip. I hope gm starts taken in the Cars and replaceing them. Alot of help is needed. Come on Game wake up
Fix the problems
wleaks

El Monte, CA

#13 Dec 10, 2012
Come on GM help us fix our car problems.Manufature defect.
Smith

United States

#14 Jan 11, 2013
I have an 02 chevy impala and I am catching the devil. I have had a lot of front end work done it and it is still not happy. I have had tire rods, cv axles and motor mounts replaced. Soon after they got done with that my steering system began to lock. Now I have to get a new rack and pinion. I don't make a lot of money so this is frustrating. My car is also running hot because I guess the fans went out and to top it off my gas gauge doesn't work either. Is GM assisting any?
Johnson

Inglewood, CA

#15 Dec 13, 2013
I purchased a used 2011 impala in February 2013, that only had 49,000 miles and was under the 5 year/100,000 mile warranty. In March of the same year the transmission had to be rebuilt at the local Chevy dealership. After that repair I experience a problem one morning while driving the car lost power and the dealer said that a sensor on the gas pedal needed to be replaced and did repair it. I was continuing to have problems while driving the car would sometimes jerk and studded. I made several calls to GM through out my problems. I was advised by GM to take my car to a different dealer because the forts dealership personnel was very rude and had damaged my front bumper. So I did and was told that they flung nothing wrong with the transmission however the power steering rack and pinion module was leaking and they offered to fix it for $300 (the original cost would be $900). I felt that GM would and should cover all cost, however I was told that they would not. What the heck good is the warranty, if they will not honor it. Now I see other Impala owners have the same issue regardless of the year of the car. I agree that a class action suit must be filed.
Anna Hernandez

Milford, PA

#16 Jan 4, 2014
I own a 2007 impala ltz. I didn't realize there was a problem even though I failed inspection on my car due to tires. I had to buy 4 new tires. Next year again I was told I needed new tires. Again I bought 4 new tires. This year when I went to have them rotated, I was told that my spindle rod was broken and I had to pay for that. Now I see that the recall was about the spindle rod. I see one person here went to the dealer and they fixed it. How come no one told us that we can do that.
How can you get into the class action suit since I feel all that had problems should get some restitution.
Angie

Memphis, TN

#17 Jan 17, 2014
I have a 2011 Chevy Impala...this has to be the worst vehicle I have ever owned. Already had to take it back for the gas pedal. Now it seems to hesitate when I give it gas on occasions. Also I am going through tires left and right.
Cadillac Joe

Hope, RI

#18 Mar 20, 2014
I to have only driven Gm products but lately very very very disappointed have a 05 Pontiac Grand Prix gtp bad rack 06 cadillac Dts now on 3 rd rack when will Gm step up and take car of the people that keep them employed but instede they could care less I have had it with Gm I currently have 4 gm's a 2000 cadillac deville a 99 Yukon Denali 05 gtp and 06 cadillac Dts all being traded in on new Toyota maybe a Kia or Hyundai at least they stand behind their product not duck and hide like Gm
Blair

Montrťal, Canada

#19 Mar 23, 2014
Problems with key ignition In garage as we type. Not impressed with GM right now

2009 Impala
Blair

Montrťal, Canada

#20 Mar 23, 2014
Problems with ignition switck In garage right now as a type.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Automakers Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Facing a demographic dead end, bike manufacture... 7 hr bill 1
Happy Birthday MJ: How 'Remember The Time' Remi... Sat Rickey Bobby 74
Can You Guess What Countries Build The Most Cars? Sep 12 Go Blue Forever 3
Asia Stocks Widen Gains Ahead of US, China Data Sep 12 Alice 8
GM in talks to buy Chrysler Group (Feb '07) Sep 11 Shinichiro Takizawa 17
'GM Cares' week helps beautify Detroit neighbor... Sep 11 John Jeffery 1
Detroit Flails in Latest Effort to Reinvent Itself (Sep '06) Sep 10 real 6
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••

Automakers People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••