NHTSA — Wheels: Rim Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles

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2001 Buick Regal wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 292006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles


I have had issues with low air pressure in the front right tire of my 2001 Buick Regal. There has also been significant corrosion on all of the chrome coated aluminum rims since my purchase. I have tried to resolve this issue under warranty during the first year of ownership with my dealership, GM customer service, and various tire manufacturers. All parties involved will not take responsibility for these problems citing reasons having to do with mother nature, and/or blaming each other to avoid the issue. I recently had a front tire change where the employee working on it informed me of a "cracked or "fractured" wheel. After contacting GM customer service and being sent to the dealership again, I was told that the crack must have come from either corrosion, or hitting a pothole. I disagreed with their assessment and demanded a new rim free of charge. This is the first time that I have ever experienced a crack in a rim. It is my position that this is a major safety issue, and could possibly cause a "death in the field". I will be replacing the rim at my cost, yet I need this issue resolved before the other three rims on my car possibly crack. Also, I need to find out how "common" cracked rims are on this model vehicle, and why they were never recalled.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

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