NHTSA — Tires: Tread/Belt Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 miles

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2005 Buick LeSabre wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172006


  • miles


On August 17th, 2006, while driving 65 mph on the New York state thruway in the passing lane, I felt a severe vibration in the rear of my 2005 Buick Lesabre. Soon after, there was a very loud thumping and banging on the driver side and the car lurched upward. While struggling to maintain control of the vehicle, I was finally able to make my way to the right shoulder. I then discovered that the tread has separated from the casing and the shredding rubber caused extensive damage to the wheel well, bumper, paint, rear sensory wiring harness, and leveling control to the left rear shock. The tire never lost air and there were no punctures and the tire was only half worn and rotated on a regular basis. The tire was a general ameri-GS60.

- East Aurora, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 022005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Left rear tire lost all tread and did several thousands of dollars damage. Thank goodness no injury occured. The tires were general tires. This is the third time I have had problems with general tires. They are quite unsafe. Back bumper had to be replaced as well as wiring loom and wheel well. This was on 2005 Buick Lesabre limited. It has been in shop since 6 Sept 2005 in las cruces, New Mexico. It will be at least two more weeks before I get it back. I have to make a second trip to N. mex. To pick it up.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

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