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NHTSA — Wheels: Rim Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 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.

2002 Pontiac Grand Am wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 162007

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


Rims on 2002 Pontiac Grand Am have the chrome peeling causing a poor seal and air to leak from tires. Tire service center had stacks of these rims in the back from people who have had to replace all 4 rims.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #1

May 012003

Grand Am

  • miles
While driving at low speed a noise was coming from the front tires. When moving at high speeds consumer could not hear it. Tires continuously deflated. The inside of the wheel cracked, which punctured the tire. Consumer had to replace the front rims. However, the noise did not start off loud, it got louder as driving. Whenever it rained and the vehicle was wet consumer would not hear the noise. Pontiac was aware of this problem.

- Garnerville, NY, USA

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