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NHTSA — Tires Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,087 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102008

Grand Vitara 4-cyl

  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Suzuki Grand vitara. Until recently, the contact has never used the tiger paw spare tire that came with the vehicle. While driving 60 mph on a busy highway, a tire blew out with a loud pop. The driver was able to maneuver the vehicle off of the road to safety. The fender was damaged due to the tire and how it detached from the vehicle. The tire size was unknown. The failure and current mileages exceeded 200,000. Updated 01/14/09.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 282004

Grand Vitara

  • 17,260 miles
While driving at any speed and hitting a bump in the road lost steering wheel control. Also, front tires were not aligned, and the inner part of the tires wore out prematurely.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 112003

(reported on)

Grand Vitara

  • 26,000 miles
Consumer states at 12,000 miles vehicle was taken in for an alignment. 5000 miles later, all 4 tires had cupped on the inside. At 15000 miles tires were replaced again. Consumer felt frame was defective and wearing the tires.

- Anderson, SC, USA

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