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NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Macpherson Strut Problems

2005 Pontiac GTO (Page 2 of 2)


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,272 miles

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2005 Pontiac GTO suspension problems

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2005 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Apr 092007

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


My 2005 Pontiac GTO is showing excessive front tire treadwear on the inside sidewall and tread. Also gets severe vibration/shimmie from the front when driving over 50 mph.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 052007

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Car has excessive strut rub on both front tires.

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 052007

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,700 miles
- the contact stated that on a routine tire rotation on the 2005 Pontiac GTO with 11700 current mileage the tire shop discovered that the front struts were rubbing against the tires. And the tires were worn on the inside. The contact stated that there were no failures. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, and the problem will be repaired soon. The contact was not sure what type of strut he had, he stated that was part of the original equipment. Updated 04/05/07.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 162007

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,019 miles


- the contact's 2005 Pontiac GTO with 20019 current mileage was in the repair shop being looked at to determine if there was a tire rubbing on the strut. After researching complaints he was concerned about this vehicle. There have been no failures to date.

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

problem #5

Mar 282006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
: the contact stated while inspecting the tires, it was noticed that both of the front tires were rubbing the struts. The strut bushings were busted and out of line. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they determined the tires needed to be rotated and the front end aligned.

- Branchville, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 162006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,690 miles
I reference claim ODI#10116796. I am having this same problem. My tires are rubbing on my front strut." My wife suffered a blowout on the front passenger tire. When I pulled the tire off, you could plainly see where the paint was rubbed off the strut. I then examined the tire and noticed the inner sidewall was slashed, as if by a knife, due to the strut rubbing against it. This is completely unsafe and needs to be rectified immediately! so far, my attempts at having the dealer correct the issue have been shrugged off.

- Itasca, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 152006

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 19,978 miles


: the contact stated the struts on the front end of the vehicle are rubbing on the tires causing premature wear to the front tires. This was noticed while the vehicle was on a rack having other repair work performed. The dealership determined this was an acceptable condition according to the manufacturer.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

May 012005

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Both tires on the front of the vehicle are causing wear on front struts and shock absorbers.the car has been realigned, but was still experiencing rubbing of the struts. Contacted dealer, who was suppose to contact GM of this situation. But currently no other repairs were done.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 212005

GTO 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 900 miles
Following an accident, had to replace, right front wheel and tire. Decided to replace both front tires with nitto 245-45-17, instead of O.E.M., B.F.G.kdws 245-45-17. Driving away from tire store, both tires[front], rubbing on top of struts, so badly, hard to turn steering wheel, and sidewalls on inside burning from friction, and smoking from wheelwell. Went back to tirestore, they said car unsafe to drive, and sold me 2 new front tires, yokohama 235-45-17, which fit and have adequate clearence in all driving conditions.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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