General Motors and its lawyers say the company isn't responsible for design flaws or defects caused by "Old GM," which refers to the pre-bankruptcy company General Motors Corp. (now known as Motors Liquidation Co.).

The company has asked that a lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman over faulty tie rods on the 2007-2008 Chevrolet Impala be dismissed on grounds that "New GM" is not responsible for the old company's gaffes.

The General's lawyers say the company is responsible for claims against warranties set up under the old company, but never agreed to take responsibility for defects. Slick move, boys.


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      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's horse s__t. Signed, An American taxpayer who helped bail your sorry asses out. This is the type of crap that would prevent me from EVER purchasing a GM product.
      notafan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, they got some balls. Not a smart move from a PR perspective.
      rluck
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am a life long GM guy, but I have to admit this is a COMPLETE BS move by GM. What a load of crap, Makes wonder if something goes wrong with my pre-bankruptcy 2008 Malibu, I am on my own. Might be time to trade it in on a Dodge or a Ford.
      joejoe509
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ha Ha. Wow. Mullaly is laughing his ass off right now. Ford is officially the best US domestic brand. GM - I get it. I really do. If I were one of your lawyers I'd probably recommend the same outcome. But you gotta know that this is some big B.S. and the public will not take lightly to this. You should have come up with a better solution than this...
      Ray
      • 3 Years Ago
      by that logic, if i legally go change my name after i killed someone, they can't come back and charge me with murder right?
        r_r
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ray
        No, you don't need to change your name. You just declare bankruptcy, then all your sins disappear.
      MJC
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty slimy, given that "New GM" is happy to collect the profits from the sale of this very same car, which had it's design, development, and infrasturucture costs already paid for by Old GM.
      Cody Wright
      • 3 Years Ago
      Typical GM.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, that seals it. I'm not buying anything from GM.
      Stix
      • 3 Years Ago
      How long will it take before the "New GM" suddenly realizes that this stunt will backfire horribly on them? Just because they have a legal reason (an extremely stupid one) to not support old Impalas made before the company's bankruptcy, this does not mean that old Impala owners are going to be content about these news. Hell, why stop at old Impalas? Why not just stop supporting or even troubleshooting almost every car GM has ever made before their bankruptcy? Seriously, this is so f*king retarded.
      aautoxr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome an article i can point people to that are thinking about buying GM. Why would any tax paying new car buyer want to support this company.
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Klassy move GM, this should go a long way to restoring confidence in your standing, post bankrupcy, in the minds of consumers. Like my brother who owns one, as well as a friend who also bought one right before your bankrupcy. I wonder if either will ever purchase GM products in the future when this news comes out. Lutz was right- product is the thing, and if you don't stand behind it, then neither should your customers." Save a buck and lose a customer"- GM you have my permission to use this slogan should you not do the right thing. S'ure it will cost millions, but how many customers have you lost by not doing right by the customer over the years?
      Jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      After reading the above statement why would anyone continue to defend and support this company?
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