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NHTSA — Tires Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
7,200 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 Pontiac Grand Prix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 062009

Grand Prix

  • 50,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I purchased two new Firestone affinity touring bl tires for a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix (front). Less than one month later, one of the tires developed a bulge in the sidewall. It was replaced with the same model tire. About one week later, that tire had a sidewall blowout. In both instances, the tire shop tried to say that we had hit something. In both instances, we had not. There was no damage to the car or rim. I believe that there could be serious sidewall defects with these tires. I felt that I should register this complaint in case this is an early sign of a serious problem.

- Earlsboro, OK, USA

problem #6

Sep 212001

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix engine oil leak, interior water leak at passenger door the dealer informed the consumer that the water leak may have been a result of the door being misaligned. The vehicle pulled to the left. The consumer was then informed the reason for the pulling of the vehicle was due to the inferior tires on the vehicle. The sticker in the trunk specified H rated tires, however the tires the dealer sold on the vehicle were Goodyear Eagle ls tires. The cd player was inoperative. The engine light illuminated. The egr valve and gasket were replaced. The sunroof was leaking and the alternator was replaced. The left front cv boot was leaking and the left front hub bearing was noisy. The ignition cylinder, parking brake, power steering hose, pump seal, rack and pinion and outer tie rod were replaced.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 302006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix right wheel separated around the rim, right front tire blew out causing vehicle to hit a guardrail. The consumer stated it was raining extremely hard and all of a sudden he felt the vehicle hydroplane.

- Syracuse, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 012006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2001 Grand Prix tire failure.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #3

May 242002

Grand Prix

  • miles
The consumers wife was stopped at a red light when a SUV crashed into the back of her vehicle, the trunk was pushed all the way to the drivers seat, the air bags did not deploy and the vehicle was knocked into a street sign pole and a fire hydrant, the consumers wife was killed in the accident, consumer stated the front and rear tires were cut when they hit the smooth edged curb and he felt the tires did not withstand hitting the curb, no specific tire information was given.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #2

May 242002

Grand Prix

  • miles
Airbags did not deploy when Grand Prix was hit in the rear by speeding SUV and air bags did not deploy when grandprix impacted on to the fire hydrant due to the crash. Trunk was compressed up to drivers seat. Tires were cut on impact with smooth edged curb.

- Sugarland, TX, USA

problem #1

May 242002

Grand Prix

  • miles
Airbags did not deploy when Grand Prix was hit in the rear by speeding SUV and air bags did not deploy when grandprix impacted on to the fire hydrant due to the crash. Trunk was compressed up to drivers seat. Tires were cut on impact with smooth edged curb.

- Sugarland, TX, USA

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