really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,149 miles

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2002 Buick LeSabre wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 112016


  • 190,746 miles


Two kumho tires were installed in August 2015 at 178,000 miles. In August of 2016 at 190,000 miles vehicle began to vibrate. Returned to tire dealer and was told one of the tire was separating and needed replaced. Tires have 12,000 miles on them. No reason to believe the other one will not do the same thing. Made in china.

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 302015


  • miles
On August 30,2015 I was driving on the interstate when the treading on my tire came completely off while I was going 70 miles per hour in the middle of highway traffic somehow I managed to keep calm and not panic and I managed to pull the car over to the emergency pull off without spinning out or crashing or making contact with the oncoming traffic I had just purchased my vehicle on 8/28/2015 and the vehicle inspection was dated for 8/28/2015 as well. When I contacted the dealer they told me that the tire was a bad tire I contacted the state police and after an investigation they told me that multiple people had previously had the same problem with this particular brand tire and they stated that an recall would need to be issued. I'm writing this because this incident could have cost me my life if I had not remained clam or kept control of my vehicle I would like this issue and tire to be investigated/recalled because I am terrified to drive while driving I have flashbacks of this incident and have problems switching lanes crossings intersections and things that was normal for me prior to this incident the treading from the tire went under my car while driving so my car was totaled out due to this incident. American general tire size 21570R15 dot number A3M344H4399

- Va Beach , VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 222007

LeSabre 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact stated that she just purchased tires for the 2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact complained that the tire dealer, romano tires, where she purchased the tires did not have the proper form for her to register the tires, and stated that they were exempt.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 232005


  • miles
I would like to know if you have received complaints regarding republic tires. My invoice says 98H S2ult HP4 rad G road hazard protect (pro-rated R 225/60R1. I do not know if these are the proper numbers. 5/30/05 we requested a high quality Goodyear tire that would perform well on all the rain in Florida and be the best against hydro planing. The allied tire store sold us republic tires and said they were a better grade than Goodyear. I was in a very serious accident within weeks of purchasing my new tires. Please let me know if you have had other complaints regarding republic tires. We have not been able to find anything on republic tires in consumers reports, etc.

- Odessa, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 232003


  • miles
I have a problem, I would like to see if I could get any assistance or advice as who I might contact to help see if I can resolve this issue. I purchased two tires from big O tires-oceanside, 499 college blvd, oceanside, ca 92057 -760-940-1100. I was told that these were very good tires with low noise. ? 50,000 mile rated tire. I had them installed these two new tires on the front of my car, which replaced the original factory tires. I drive 500-1000 miles per week. After my first week the noise was like having a motorcycle in my car and I had extreme vibration in the steering wheel and in the seat of my car, along with incredible shaking, when I braked. I took my car back to big O, and complained about what happened. They said my rotors were warped so I paid to have them turned and said that it should take care of the problems. I was out on the road traveling the next week, another 800 miles and the noise seem to get worse. The shaking had been reduced, however there still remained more vibration than I had with the original tires that were just about to wear out. I now have about 2,000 plus miles on these tires and the noise is unbelievable loud, starting at 20-miles per hour. I took my issue to big O; they said that I could buy some new tires (I requested Bridgestone) pay for mounting the new tires, which would add about another $80. Even though I did not like this idea, I agreed to spend the additional money. I get there on Saturday morning 10/3 and I am told they will only allow 50% on the tires they had sold me. I started my issue with them from the very beginning with their so called solutions and it ends up costing me more money each time. The owner has not called me back. I would like to see if there is any other assistance in helping resolve my issue. Which big O tires my be defective and cause other problems to my car as well.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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