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NHTSA — Wheels Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,358 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.

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 042016

Grand Prix

  • 130,000 miles


The traction control feature is unsafe. When it comes on it causes the wheels to lock, prevents braking, and proper steering. This always happens in the rain. It has in the snow and even when it is dry. Once pulling into a parking space the wheels locked causing me to slide into the vehicle parked in front of me. When it happened in the snow it caused me to lose control and slide across the entire intersection luckily no other vehicles were present. And yes, I know how to drive in the snow. I was only going about 15 mph and lightly tapped the breaks at the stop sign. When I remember to turn the button off after starting the vehicle it does not happen but sometimes it is hard to remember since it is automatically activated when the car is started. The times this has occurred I was either turning on coming to a stop and speed does not seem to make a difference. It has happened on a city streets, freeways, parking lots, neighborhood stop signs, and driveways. This has been randomly happening the entire 5 years I have owned the car.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 032013

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 89,075 miles
I purchase mic 73391 defender tires and they are cracking on the sides, I was told they could get a blow out. Is there a recall on this tires. I purchased them Jan 2013 at tire choice auto car care. I also would like to know about the steering knuckle on my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #1

May 092009

Grand Prix

  • 40,000 miles
ABS, traction control, variable steering effort warnings came on all at once. Turned out to be a bad wheel hub/bearing. Have replaced two wheel hubs, one at 40K miles and the other at 61K miles. The car is a Grand Prix gtp, for the money paid for the vehicle, it should have held up better.

- Wheeling, WV, USA

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