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1998 Chevrolet Malibu wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #18

Jul 092002

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states that the tires are cracking in between the tread, Firestone affinity, P215/60R15.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #17

Sep 042001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Replaced 2 front tires, due to cracking between tread. (tiresize: P21560R15)

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #16

May 222001

Malibu

  • miles
Tire tread wear was very low. Also, there was major cracking between tire tread ribs as well. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #15

May 242001

Malibu

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

All 4 tires have severe cracking between treads. (tiresize: P215/60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- Aberdeen, SD, USA

problem #14

May 232001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
All four tires have cracking between the tread ribs. (tiresize: P215 60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215 60R15 )

- Erie, PA, USA

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problem #13

May 232001

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
All four tires have cracking between the tread ribs. (tiresize: P215 60R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215 60R15 )

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #12

Oct 022000

Malibu

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving 25 mph, the right front tire blew out, because there was a bulge in the right rear tire, owner replaced all 4 tires. Tires were made by Firestone, affinity-touring, P21560R15 M&S.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #11

Apr 182000

Malibu

  • miles
Firestone affinity touring T-Z tire (P215 60 R15) experienced tread separation, the tire came off the rim and almost caused the vehicle to lose control.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #10

Oct 012000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone affinity tires (P215 60 R15) experienced cracking in the tread, consumer is requesting reimbursement.

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #9

Mar 101999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone affinity tires P215 60 R15 experienced tread separation, break in tirewall, and tires are out of round.

- Hobe Sound, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 232000

Malibu

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving about 55 mph vehicle will vibrate highly. Vibration will be felt on passenger's side as well as on driver's side, dealer has rotated the tires, replaced tires (no brand or size given), replaced plug wires placed a bolt in the suspension, and replaced rotors, the problems still exists.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #7

Sep 292000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • miles
Had taken vehicle in for inspection of the tires after hearing about problem on news. Mechanic indicated that the tires had cracks in and between the treads. Will not exchange the tires. Firestone affinity with 27,000 miles. Size was 215/60R15. Consumer has since replaced the tires.

- Clarksville, NY, USA

problem #6

Oct 141999

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires were getting stress cracks between the tread. After 14,784 miles, 4 of the tires were replaced. Do not have the tires. Firestone infiniti. Firestone dealer refused to provide upgraded tires when requested by the consumer.

- Milford, MA, USA

problem #5

May 272000

Malibu

  • miles
Complete tire # P215/60R15 93T MT5, tpc spec1139M6, #027487. Tire seperated/peeled off from right rear rim as I was driving on freeway at app 65mph. I replaced this tire with the same brand & size & am concerned because of what occurred on my car as well as the problem that Firestone is presently experiencing. Quite frankly I am wondering if these tires are safe and am concerned about a potential safety hazard. I have the receipt for the replacement tire.( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- W. Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 222000

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, Firestone affinity tire P215/60R15 dot W2mw experienced tread separation, causing damage to the left front aluminum rim.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

May 272000

Malibu

  • miles
Complete tire # P215/60R15 93T MT5, tpc spec1139M6, #027487. Tire seperated/peeled off from right rear rim as I was driving on freeway at app 65mph. I replaced this tire with the same brand & size & am concerned because of what occurred on my car as well as the problem that Firestone is presently experiencing. Quite frankly I am wondering if these tires are safe and am concerned about a potential safety hazard. I have the receipt for the replacement tire.( dot number: Tire size: P215/60R15 )

- W. Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 112000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE-00-020- original equipment on a 1998 Chevrolet, Malibu. Tires are 14 inches. Two sets of tires have been replaced, at 10 thousands miles one of the four tires went flate other three tires had developed cracks between the tread, second set of tires was replaced due to bad vehicle control. The cracked tire was replaced with new affinity tires which prematurely failed and had to be replaced with cooper cobra. The customer paid for both new tires. The customer is wants Firestone to reimburse the cost since the tires were defective.

- Willowick, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 072000

(reported on)

Malibu

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tread on the tires had started to separate. Dealer has replaced the tires three times. Firestone affinity P215/60/R15

- Port St John, FL, USA

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