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NHTSA — Tires: Temporary/Emergency Spare Tire Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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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2002 Pontiac Bonneville wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #1

May 142004


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My Firestone spare tire (T125-70R16 96M tubeless radial) exploded while still in its trunk compartment. My vehicle (2002 Pontiac Bonneville) was parked at the time. The tire blew outward with sufficient pressure to break the cover of the spare tire well, scar the well itself, and to shred and tear the carpet and padding covering it in the trunk. The explosion also knocked a few electronic components from their normal positions, but has appeared not to have permanently damaged them. The tire had been inflated to approximately 50-55 psi five days earlier. It is rated at 60psi. The tire had never been used.

- Norman, OK, USA

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