NHTSA — Wheels Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,693 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.

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2007 Buick Lucerne wheels / hubs problems

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2007 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #14

Dec 232014


  • 56,000 miles


This vehicle has defective chrome peeling wheels and has a track record of this reported all over the internet. Not only is it a defect but a safety issue as the chrome flaking off cuts like a razor as I found out my self cleaning the vehicle

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #13

Dec 102013


  • 42,329 miles
I had to take the car to a gas station in the area because my tires were going flat constantly. I was continually putting air in the tires. I would lose 10 to 15 lbs of air per day! after talking to the mechanic, he told me that the bad rim was the problem. These rims were no good and a problem that is dangerous! I was told at that time that this was a constant problem with the chrome wheels. I had gone into a ditch last year because of the loss of air in a rear tire and had another car been coming at the time, I may have been killed. I just now replaced all four tires at the Buick dealership here, brenengen auto, with new tires which match the original tires for this car. They found "heavy corrosion on the left rear rim" and they recommended replacing the rims to fix this problem. The cost of new rims is prohibitive! the tire to road is the most dangerous thing to go wrong!. I strongly demand you investigate these poorly made rims and declare a recall before someone is killed!

- La Crosse, WI, USA

problem #12

Oct 092013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Problems with keeping tire pressure at proper level. Lately has gotten worse. Losing up to 10lbs over the period of a week in one of the tires. Two other tires leak slowly. After reading the other complaints on this site, I will certainly be elevating this with the dealer I bought the car from to see what can be done. Poor construction of wheels causing dropping pressure in tires is a serious problem.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #11

Nov 202012


  • miles


The chrome plated wheels become corroded and leak air around the bead of the tire. I have had all four tires remounted and sealed several times. Now it looks like I will have to buy new wheels GM dealer won't replace them having to pay for new wheels. The front passenger wheel now leaks about 10 lbs of air a day, which in my opinion is a safety factor not to mention that it is now winter and is a real pain having to put air in them every day.

- Faribault, MN, USA

problem #10

Aug 152011

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
Chrome plated wheels are corroding and/or peeling causing loss of tire pressure.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

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problem #9

Aug 272014


  • 50,000 miles
Chrome wheels become defective when chrome starts to flake causing tire not be sealed properly with rim causing tire pressure to leak and tire to go flat if not reinflated. I have never ad this problem with any other car I've owned and feel M should replace as they are defective.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #8

Oct 222011

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • 36,803 miles


On this date I had to take the car to trio tire, the local auto repair store to correct a flat tire. After several tests, I was told it was a rim flat due to the deterioration of the chrome wheels on the car. A bead sealer was made on the rim to seal the tire. On 12/23/10, mileage was 37415, another rim flat was repaired at the burns Buick. All four tires were resealed. I was told at that time this was a constant problem with the same chrome wheels, but there was no recall. The problem continued and on 6/20/2013 I replaced all four tires with new Michelin P235/55R17 which matched the original tires for this car. On 6/30/2014 trio tire had to remove "heavy corrosion on right rear rim" and recommend replacing rims as they deteriorated substantially. The cost of new rims is prohibitive and does not dismiss the same events occurring again. Within 2 1/2 years my rims have dissolved causing a potential hazard while driving at any speed. I request you investigate these poorly made rims and declare a recall before someone dies.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #7

May 012013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I wish to file a complaint regarding the flaking of the chrome rims on our 2007 Buick Lucerne cxl. I think it is a safety issue since the tire pressure drops. When I purchased the tires in may, 2013, at flynn tire in pittsburgh, it was pointed out that the chrome clad finish was coming off the rims, and they even had trouble balancing the new tires. My tire pressure drops so I have to put air in the tires every 3 to 4 days. We have only owned the car since January, 2012. It was purchased at colussey Chevrolet in bridgeville. It was a certified vehicle so I feel they should have checked it out and realized the wheels were starting to flake. I spoke to GM rep. At 1-866-790-5700, ext. 21733 in August, 2013, and was assigned GM file no. 71-1235298454. She spoke to the service mgr. At colussey, and he was going to give me refurbished wheels for my car at an approximate cost $300 a wheel. He said through GM they would cost about $480. I have called numerous times and left messages, and no one has called back to get this resolved. I know I am not alone, because online there are a number of GM owners with the same problem on GM vehicles and GMC trucks. I believe it is a GM defect issue and I shouldn't be expected to pay $300 a wheel. I understand they were replaced at no charge on Cadillac. This is not our first Buick. I've owned GM's since 1976. I've had similar wheels on several of the vehicles and never had a problem even though the cars had higher miles and were older.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 082013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 178,069 miles
The wiper pump stopped working out of no where and the tires keep losing air in them.

- Conneaut , OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 012012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
There is a slow leak of air from 2 of the 4 the aluminum alloys wheels. The wheels are original equipment on the car. Also these 2 wheels have chrome flaking off. This should be a recall or covered on warrenty because it is very likely a manufacturing or material defect.

- Mt. Pleasant, WI, USA

problem #4

Dec 272012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles


Have had repeated issues w/dash warning light saying right front tire pressure low. Just came from tire shop. They told me them chrome is peeling on the inside of the rim causing a poor seal at the bead. From what I am seeing on different sites, this is not an single isolated incident. Tire shop also said wheels similar to mine were recalled on Cadillac models.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 172012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 59,500 miles
I took my vehicle in for new tires, over the next few days I noticed my tire loosing air. Went back to dealership and they removed the tire to find the rim had corrosion on the inside. They had to grind out the corrosion to see if they could get the tire to seal. I believe this weakened the rim. I notified GM and they want to cost share the same type rims. I believe these rims have defective metal and said I was not willing to put the same rims on. They declined further possibilities. This vehicle has always been garaged. I feel others should B E notified of this problem. Thank you, any help would be greatly appreciated.

- Watertown, SD, USA

problem #2

Jun 202012


  • 51,000 miles
I keep getting an error message that my air bags are not working I take my car in and they say my air bags are "bad". the seats heaters/coolers stopped working about 6 months ago I checked into getting them fix and it is going to cost a lot of money. Now I went to put air in my tires and I am getting an error message to have my systems for my tires checked. This is the third time the tire gage has been broken.

- Mound, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 122009


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lucerne. While parked, he noticed the "check right front tire" warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. After inserting air into the tire the warning indicator turned off. The vehicle was taken to a tire shop on two separate occasions for the identical failures. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the aluminum chrome wheels equipped on the vehicle. The aluminum chrome was peeling from the wheel while causing gradual air pressure loss in the tire. The front passenger wheel was replaced. The front driver wheel exhibited the identical defect. The failure and current mileages were unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hazelton, IA, USA

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