DETROIT July 6, 2011)—A class action lawsuit has been issued against General Motors Co. in Michigan, claiming that GM's Impala cars from model years 2007 and 2008 suffer excessive tire wear.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court Eastern Michigan by Donna Trusky on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated.
Trusky claims the vehicles from those two year were sold with common defective rear spindle rods that cause wheel misalignment and premature tire wear, according to court documents. She said GM knew about the defect, but failed to remedy it.
Trusky bought an Impala in February 2008, fitted with Goodyear tires.
“Within the first year of ownership and within 6,000 miles of travel, the Goodyear tires were unserviceable, as the tread had worn so quickly on the tires that they had become questionable to use any further,” Trusky said in the court filing.