Took the Gran Prix for its state inspection yesterday, it's a 2001 with 23,000 miles and it failed because the tire rod end was shot. You could easily push it up and down,and side to side. The shop asked me if I still had any warranty. Being a 2001 I'm thinking GM will probably say well it's past it's 3 years deal with it, but I've got other ideas. In the first 20,000 miles this car has all four rotors and pads replaced twice due to warped rotors and now this. I have never seen a tie rod go bad in 23,000 miles so I think this is a defective part. Granted if the car had hit a curb or some deep potholes I might think differently but this car had been babied and driven 80% on the highway. What are your opinions?