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NHTSA — Tires Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,818 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.

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 242010

Grand Prix

  • 108,389 miles

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

We were driving down I40 to little rock and the tread on the tires separated and caused major damage to our vehicle. The tires first started making a clicking sound and then all of the sudden the tread came loose and cause what sounded like an explosion. The ground effects, bumper, gas cover and gas cap were blown off. Any other damage is not known at this time due to it not being looked at by a shop yet.

- Dover, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 172009

Grand Prix

  • 55,000 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) I have had problems with my douglas tires size 225/60/16 inch, the tires are developing leaks at the point where the tread meets the sidewall. It has not caused a accident but the tires are fairly new with about 8/32 tread left on them, but are unsafe to use and are not repairable. Any help with information on company recalls would be helpful. [xxx]

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 062008

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The outer tie-rod on my 2006 Grand Prix needs replaced. My vehicle has less than 50,000 miles and I also had to replace my tires after around 45,000 because of the tie-rod problem. All together this is costing me around $700 which is a lot to spend on a problem that I feel is a result of improper manufacturing.

- Fitchburg, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 302007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Outer tie rod ends for both front wheels failed at 39,000 miles probably even sooner. Tires were worn out very quickly and had to pay $300 to get tie rods replaced. Mechanic said the tie rod ends may have come from the factory without being greased and the did not have grease fittings on them like the new ones he put on. Failure caused tires to jump and sloppy steering, which could of been dangerous. The consumer stated tires were worn out at 35,000 miles which could of happened because of the tie rod end failure. Updated 10/24/07

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #1

May 112006

Grand Prix 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the inside tread of the vehicle's tires were prematurely worn. As result, the tire penetrated the strut mounts when the vehicle struck a bump in the road while traveling 15 mph. This was confirmed by the rubber debris on the strut mounts. The contact referenced service # 010232001 on the service bulletin, NHTSA item # 618086. The damaged tires tread depth was 1/4 inch. The dot number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 15,700. The consumer stated information above is incorrect, ODI has received 69 complaints that allege a front tire to front tire interference in 2004 to 2006 models. The complaints include tire sidewall wear, tire failure to struts, tire failed at 40mph or more, and one crash. The consumer stated that the defect is macpherson struts and not the actual tire. Updated 06/08/07

- Grain Valley, MO, USA

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