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NHTSA — Wheels: Rim Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,050 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.

2003 Suzuki Aerio wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Suzuki Aerio Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The right front rims have been replaced three times. The consumer stated the rims bend easily and allow air to escape upon the slightest impact on road surfaces.

- Bushkill, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 262004

Aerio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My car has 25,000 miles on it, went to get new tires put on for the first time to find out that 2 of my rims were cracked and bent. I don't drive far or on bad roads for this to happen.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 052004

Aerio 4-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
When driving over any type of bump or pothole in the road aluminum rim bent. The part was replaced twice, however the problem recurred.

- Bushkill, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 282004

Aerio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
My daughter was driving my 2003 Suzuki Aerio with my infant grand daughter in the car and the rim snapped in 2 pieces and the whole wheel fell off and the car slip 175 feet on the rotor. When taken to the dealer for repair I was told that this was not a defect and I had to pay out of pocket for all the damages including the body work. I was without a vehicle for over 30 days no rental car and my daughter's back was injured in the accident. Also the brake light keeps randomly lighting up and going out and no one seems able to figure out why.

- Bushkill, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 152004

Aerio 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 14,250 miles
Aluminium rim failure on 2003 Suzuki Aerio - rim manufacturered by enkei.aughter realized something did not feel right on car and told her to take it to local tire shop we trade at.tire shop said she could have got in a serious accident if she had not taken it in.rim cracked on inboard side and chunk came off.tire dealer said appears rim had stress crack and piece came off, recommended that we have it checked by a metalurgist.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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