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NHTSA — Tires: Sidewall Problems

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,275 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 Montana wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 302006

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,477 miles

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

Goodyear assurance triple tread---P215 70R15 sidewall blew out ---25000 miles---vertical straight line failure-- inside out in nature.

- Pantego, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 282006

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 65mph, on newly purchased snow tires, road debris was noticed. The vehicle was pulled to the side of the road for inspection and all four tires showed tread separation on the sidewall. After replacing the tires with the same brand, the vehicle began to operate roughly. While the vehicle was traveling 50mph, it rode as if the tires were uneven. At the local repair shop, the mechanic noticed bubbles on all four tires. The tires were returned to the tire dealer where the tires were traded for a different brand. The tires are made of recycled material and are manufactured by green diamond. The tire size is 215/70/R15.

- Reynoldsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 312005

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,347 miles
Upon washing my 2002 Pontiac Montana minivan today, I noticed that the right front tire (general XP2000 GT - P215/70R15) has approximately 14 inches of sidewall separation. I commute 2 hours to work each day on the interstate and would not have noticed this if I had not been washing my tires. My husband inspects the tread and air frequently. I shutter to think what may have happened to me or any of my four children had this gone undetected. I bought this vehicle last fall from a used car dealership. My husband specifically asked the dealer about the tires and was told that the vehicle was GM certified and had at least 50,000 miles worth of wear left on them.

- Chillicothe, OH, USA

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