I have a 2007 Aveo with 70,000 klms, and just 2 weeks after the 5 year GM warranty, the right rear bushing started to clunk. GM said "no warranty as was outside of the 5 years, and would cost over $1,000 to fix it, because they don't supply the bushings. You have to buy the whole axle at $575. What a joke!
The bushings had enlarged holes. Because the aluminum inner self lubed bushing had worn out and the outside rubber came unglued from outer shell. The whole rear axle was able to move from side to side. Replaced the bushings with a new ones I ordered from online.
GM did not inform me of this (they are quite aware of the aftermarket bushings)
Can't GM not feel for all their customers suffering from their lousy workmanship?
Shame on GM for over charging their valuable customers to fix a problem they created in the first place. Should be a Recall. Bushings in Toyota's and such have held together for 400,000 plus klm, because they have used a steel shell in the middle. Those who purchased a new car from GM because they believed in their products will not be interested in another GM product in the future.
Shame on GM. They should own up to their own stupid idea and repair this problem with a set of new properly built bushings. The repair would take about 2 hours and the bushings would cost less than $5 each to make.
I will be buying a new car in the next couple years and I will not go near a GM dealership.
Friday, November 9th, 2012 AT 5:23 AM