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Mar 08, 2004 (7:06 am)
"I am not asking anyone to "buy into my story". Be a scientist for a moment and PROCESS that I have PICTURES AND TESTIMONY from credible people who WERE THERE."
OK, then why didn't the manufacturer take your side? Why didn't the investigator take your side? If you feel so strongly about all of this, why not spend a couple of bucks and have an accident investigator (on your side) look at the information and the scene?
As adamant and strong as you seem to be about this situation, and as willing as you are to bash the living heck out of the manufacturer and the dealer, you'd think you'd bolster your case with something other than witness claims from passers-by.
I think you have a long road ahead of you if you intend to hold onto your contention that this is the manufacturer's fault. You certainly haven't done your homework to back up your side of the story, and no judge or jury would point a finger based on he said/she said testimony and the car owner's version (who wasn't there) of how things happened.
#24 of 51 Where'd he go?
Mar 12, 2004 (5:34 am)
I still want to know:
Did the truck hit the curb, then buckle/lose control? or did the truck buckle/lose control, then hit the curb?
Where did the light pole come into contact with the truck?
Did the insurance company investigate? What did they find?
#25 of 51 All of that info
Mar 12, 2004 (6:30 am)
seemed conveniently "left out" - perhaps it conflicted with his conspiracy theory.
Mar 14, 2004 (8:49 pm)
"My wife, a Speech Pathologist/Teacher left her sister's (former Assistant District Attorney) home to travel approximately 200 feet before turning left into a public parking lot to get lunch."
I can't believe that GMC didn't take this vital evidence into account.
#27 of 51 Re: [rayk #17]
Apr 28, 2004 (8:47 am)
I read your dissatisfaction with GMC .I have been extremely dissatisfied with GM customer service. I assume they are related.
My car had a class action suit settlement due to the brakes and calipers. GM refused to recall the vehicle. 250,000 people got a tiny bit of money ,me less than $50.00 for over $800.00 in repairs( in one year).The thing is the car's brakes and calipers have broken without warning 6 times in 8 years. Go to www.recalls.org it will show you under automobiles service bulletins etc. on cars.You can also report any complaint you may have.I found this site by a local TV news station story two weeks ago. GM had 18 service bulletins on my car. It is too late they say my car is now " too old ."I never received the bulletins .I also was told by customer service that this site is for dealers only, which is not true. I told them the car hasd bene dangerous since day one and they dont'; care. I am lucky to be alive.
Apr 28, 2004 (11:44 am)
I was hoping the new post was from the original poster giving an update! Oh, well...
rinebird, do you have a Lumina?
My 91 Lumina was in a class action lawsuit for calipers, too. I got about $8.00. My rear calipers only seized up once, however. It cost about $300.00 to fix about 4 years ago and the brakes have been great since. Yours have continued to seize? That sounds more like a bad mechanic or bad parts than a GM problem.
#29 of 51 Personally, I'd never leave
Apr 28, 2004 (12:20 pm)
brake calipers or rotors on a vehicle for that long, working or not - seals and cables have a way of causing problems after 5-6 years.
I'd replaced the stock components within 3 years, broken or not.
Then, though, I wouldn't be able to (a) blame the manufacturer for a rubber sealed component not lasting 10 years, and (b) join in as cannon fodder for a lawyer's class action suit where I get next to nothing and they make a million bucks.
As an expert witness, I've certified three class action suits - all three were shaky at best, and I didn't get on a bandwagon over the causes, for sure.
Apr 28, 2004 (3:06 pm)
Are you aware that you can get rid of a car you don't like? You are not forced to drive the same car for your whole life.
And the lawsuit was over the rear brake caliper slid pins suffering from corrosion. Your lawyer settled the suit, accepting GM's money and GM's continued claim of innocence. Your lawyer never promised big money, you were told the maximum you would receive was 12.5% of your valid claims.
#31 of 51 Re: Dang! [mitzij #28]
May 09, 2004 (9:56 am)
yes my Lumina had dealer calipers that were under warranty but break just short of warranty or the opposite oen breaks.One dealer still refused to say it was the caliper under warranty. 5 of my 6 calipers broke while the car had under 60 thousand. So I don't understand people that think because the car is dated that you have put miles on it. My lumina to me has been dangerous since day one due due to the the fact these calipers were faulty or Gm would never have settled.
I am glad your car is ok 93 is the bad year.