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NHTSA — Wheels Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,267 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 182004


  • 32,000 miles


Tires "deflate" daily due to poorly manufactured rims. Tires won't seal and hold air. This has been occurring since I have owned the vehicle (6 years). Numerous sets of new tires have been installed with the same results.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 022006


  • 57,860 miles
ABS and traction control stopped working and right front bearing defective. Wheel would have fallen off and braking was very hard. Would have caused an accident, injury, and/or death if continued to be driven before repair. Right front wheel hub bearing w/ ABS sensor had to be replaced. Then again in December, 2006 and now may, 2009.

- Warminster, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 032008


  • 164,475 miles
My daughter owns a 2001 olds Silhouette, this past weekend, her front wheel became loose causing the wheel secure points to become oval. Upon investigation, found that the wheel studs show metal fatigue and one on each side of the vehicles front were broken off even with the front brake caliper. I asked around to a few mechanics they stated this was unusual. The vehicle now has 4 studs on each of the front wheels securing them to the drive line instead of the required five. Has there been any other occurrences similar to this?

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #2

Dec 312001


  • 0 miles
2001 olds Silhouette premiere model has defective wheels. They deteriorate causing flat tires. Outten olds at rt. 61 hamburg pa. Acknowledges GM has developed a method to correct the problem. However a recall should be made as GM hopes consumers wont have the problem until warranty runs out. Continual flats on my car. Problem for possible accidents, getting stuck in bad urban areas, elderly not able to fix flats on roadway getting hit by passing motorists. Outtens web site phone 610-562216. Jack williams tie in pottsville discovered my problem. I went to outten my dealer. They seemed regretful that GM refused to address the wheel problem.

- Frackville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 032003

(reported on)

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
All four tires were leaking air and deflating. This was caused by corrosion on the inside of the chrome wheel. The flawed plating on the wheels had white oxide on areas where the chrome had spalled.

- Medina, OH, USA

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