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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Saturn SL wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 141998


  • miles


Consumer was driving approximately 35-45mph each time this incident happened. The first time was July-98, second time was Nov-14, 1998, as consumer drove the wheels began to malfunction for about 4-5 seconds, consumer lost control of steering. The second time, the wheels malfunctioned for approximately. 2-3 minutes, sounded like something fell off or jammed in the wheel area. Consumer lost control, vehicle ran off road into a shoulder on passenger's side, and the driver side wheel is leanning outward. Also, there is a smell in the wheel/brake area.

- Batton Rough, LA, USA

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