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NHTSA — Tires Problems

6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,333 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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2004 Saturn L300 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Saturn L300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152006

L300 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Noticed loud rumbling sound from tires. Had car in for oil, tire rotation and balance and was told the tires on the rear are wearing in a wavy manner. Was told this is a common problem with this model. Could feel waves on tires when felt with hand.

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 072005

L300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2004 Saturn L300. Around 34,000 I noticed noises coming from my tires. I took the car to the dealer, which is still under warranty and they told me I needed a four wheel alignment and four new tires. This would not be covered under the factory bumper to bumper warranty and would cost me over $700. I never had to get a four wheel alignment this early on a car and I take car of my cars. I think this is insane, I called Saturn in Tennessee complained, they stated that tires and alignments are preventative maintenance. Well how about that. I even paid the extra fees, included in my payments to cover oil changes and alignments. If there was a problem, they should have caught it when the car was being serviced. Anyway, while doing research online, there are other cases of this out there, lots of them. Check out www.saturnfans.com, www.automotiveforums.com and even this site, www.NHTSA.dot.gov. so much for people first. I plan to post this information on other forums. Please let me know if anyone else is having this problem. Gravis346@aol.com

- Griffith, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 112004

L300 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recently prurchased a new Saturn L300 wagon with Firestone firehawk gtx tires (standard). The road vibration from these tires is concerning, it can be felt through the body of the car and steering wheel particuliarly at highway speeds. Occasionally a tire may also feel as though it has a flat and rides rough, upon inspection it is fine. I have brought this to the attention of the dealer three times, they have been balanced twice, and told by the dealer that this is normal for these tires. They have even stated per their district manager that other Saturn's are even worse than mine!!!! I give up. I have also sent an E-mail to Firestone with no response!!!!! all I want is resolution so I can feel I am driving a safe car with my children in the back seat.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

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