Rear Inner Brake problems SS/TC
My left inner rear brake pad detached from it's backing on Sunday, causing a loss of pressure (and therefore braking power) throughout the brake system in my 2009 Cobalt SS (@ about 18350 miles). I inspected the entire vehicle's braking system less than a week before this occurrence (@ about 17850 miles), and everything was within normal limits and wearing properly. It was going to be at least another 10k miles before any of the brakes needed attention.
I was denied a repair under warranty by my local dealership, after a very brief inspection. Even their own mechanic, their best mechanic, agreed that it was a warranty issue, but was afraid to get in trouble for doing so.
So after appealing to corporate GM, again I was denied.
Thanks for s***ing on the little guy GM. I appreciate that. Oh, and thank you for treating me like an idiot. It was obvious that this was a repair that should be covered under warranty, but because I could not prove without a shred of doubt that it was a sudden failure, I was denied coverage. Furthermore, this is a serious safety issue. Sudden brake failure on a car that is only 6 months old, with less than 20k miles is not something to take lightly, but according to GM, it's "routine maintenance" or "regular wear and tear".
It's not like I bought the vehicle in May of 2009 to help bail GM out in their time of need. And it's not like this is my fifth Chevrolet out of the 6 cars I've owned. It's not like I've done them any favors. I guess good service is not part of their commitment to good customers.
I bought an American car, to help an American company, when everyone is selling out our country to Japan and China. While I still don't agree with doing so... I'll seriously consider my next vehicle purchase being a Honda.