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NHTSA — Tires Problems

3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,810 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.

2008 Pontiac Torrent wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 202013

Torrent

  • miles

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

I had to replace my tires very early on due to premature wear (I think about 35K miles) so that is the first issue. After changing my tires, I noticed the vehicle's traction control seems to fail. I will be at a dead stop and go to accelerate when my tires slip and the traction flashes. I had my tires looked at and they were deemed to be fine. Now that it is snowing, it was at its worst today. It was fishtailing while I was driving on snow/icy roads and the tires won't grip the road at all for the first 400 feet or so every single time I go from a stop. This is ridiculous and I shouldn't be afraid to drive my vehicle. I felt more comfortable driving my Pontiac vibe or Grand Am in snow than this and they didn't have traction control!! nobody is taking this seriously, but I see other reports. There should be an immediate recall!!!

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102012

Torrent

  • 83,620 miles
I purchased a new set of Bridgestone tires in February 2010 that were rated at 80,000 miles. I had them rotated on a regular basis. I just went in for another tire rotation which discount tire refused to perform due to the unsafe condition of my tires. I only got 36,982 miles out of the Bridgestone tires, which were supposed to be rated at 80,000 miles. In addition to the fact that I did not get even close to the number of miles rated on the tires, I found out that Bridgestone had changed the rating on the tires to 0 miles. I am disappointed that Bridgestone did not inform me, as the customer, of this quality/safety concern on the tires. Instead I had to hear of the problem with the tires from discount tire at the time of rotation. Lastly, the fact that Bridgestone changed the rating on the tires from 80,000 miles to 0 miles is an acknowledgement from the Bridgestone company that there is a wear concern with these tires. Discount tire informed me that Bridgestone would only give me credit for $37 toward the purchase of each new tire. A wear concern such as this would make me expect a recall notice and new tires would be provided to me at the expense of Bridgestone. This is a safety issue and I am appalled at Bridgestone's conduct. Obviously Bridgestone does not stand behind their tires. I have done my part and rotated the tires on the schedule: Rotated: September 2010 at 56,018, rotated:March 2011 at 64729, rotated: May 2011 at 67,866, rotated: September 2011 at 74,296, new tires purchased: March 2012 at 83,620.

- Fenton, MI, USA

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