First post and I have a little story to tell. I bought a used G8 V6 2 weeks ago with 13K miles on it. 2 days ago it suffered a pretty catostrophic failure. Right front suspension came apart. The strut came loose from the wheel assy. There are two heavy bolts that secure the strut to the spindle (wheel assy, whatever the technical name is). Top bolt completely fell out and nut fell off the lower bolt. This allowed the wheel to "fold" out from its vertical position all the way out 45 degrees.....while driving! Talk about to much F*** camber! My wife is very lucky this happened during a turn from a stop light in town instead of at speed on the highway.
This car came through a GM dealer/auction/corporate lease turn in. I have no way of knowing if the bolts have ever been touched since it rolled out of the factory. These bolts are intergral in the allignment process, so if the previous owner had alllignment issues, they would have been messed with then.
Anybody ever had this happen with a G8 (or anything else for that matter)? Ball joints break but damn, I'ver never heard of a strut coming unbolted.