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NHTSA — Tires: Tread/Belt Problems

5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,250 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.

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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 172010

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix with Goodyear Eagle ls tires, line size P225/60R/16. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance at 36,000 miles and the dealer informed the contact that the tread had separated from both rear tires. The contact purchased two new tires but they continued to exhibit a loud, abnormal thumping noise. The contact then replaced all four tires. The dealer advised that the tires were molded incorrectly which caused the abnormal noise. The manufacturer of the tires was contacted where a complaint was filed. The failure and current mileages were approximately 36,000. Updated 10/13/10 the consumer stated two of the tires suffered tire separation. Updated 10/14/10

- Whitelake , MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 082007

Grand Prix 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Update on 10192218 and 10192426. 2007 Grand Prix gxp dealer attempted repair transmission. Per gms tech support, dealer pulled transmission, replaced final drive gears, and bearings. Problem not resolved. Dealer then replaced transmission, but with GM re-manufactured"part. Also, dealer stated they could not obtain a brand new transmission for any repair because the factory saved new transmissions for the production line vehicles. 15 days at dealer. And was told car ready for pick-up. Drove the car around the parking lot and noticed gear shift did not lock into place in any gear but manual. Reverse, didn't work, and transmission shifted itself into neutral going down an incline. Brought vehicle immediately back to dealer, who had to replace both front Bridgestone tires due to out of round and irregular wear. Latest set of tires were also defective, ordered two new Bridgestone's under warranty. Second set of replacement tires did not help. Dealer told me there was nothing wrong with the replacement transmission, despite drive line shuddering. Dealer stated operated as designed.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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