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NHTSA — Tires: Tread/Belt Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172003

(reported on)


  • 55,000 miles


When traveling up a hill under wet conditions wheels slip. Consumer states it's the wrong tread design on the tire.

- Potomac Falls, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 262000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After 2/3 of the tire (general XP2000 size P215 70 R15) tread wore off the tires, the tire was not strong enough to travel a normal gravel road without the stones puncturing the tire tread. Nlm

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 022000


  • miles
Tire tread completely came off leaving only sidewalls on the rim. This happened instantly with no warning while driving at high speed. GM dealer says tire only warrented under the 36 month bumper to bumper warranty. General tire does not warrant tires that are ome. (tiresize: 215/70R15)( dot number: Tire size: 215/70R15 )

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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