NHTSA — Wheels: Lugs/Nuts/Bolts Problems


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1998 Isuzu Amigo wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Isuzu Amigo Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 312001

(reported on)


  • miles


I have had my car for only a year, and have had a flat tire as many as 4 times within the year due to all kinds of circumstances. Each time that a tire is taken off for repair, or replacement, the tire stud strips and has to be replaced. This has happened to me each time a tire is removed. When I initially contacted a Isuzu dealership to inquire about the defect, I was told that there is no bulletin from the manufacturer and there was a big problem with the studs in the past but it has been resolved. When I informed that I have been experiencing the problem on all wheels, they started to blame the other tire repair shops, stating that they use to much torque when taking off/putting on tire. I could see this happening maybe a couple of times but more than three, everyone couldnot be making the same mistake. For example, I had a flat tire on 12/15/01, I changed the tire myself and made sure knowing the previous problems with wheel studs that I put the studs on correctly, when I went to have the tire replaced, the wheel stud was stripped once again and spins. Again I have to have the wheel stud replaced. I find that the tire happens to blow out while driving, I run the possibility of being unable to remove the tire because the studs keep stripping and it will leave me on the highway stranded. I also went to dealership to see if the manufactor has another lug to replace the existing one, I was told that there is no other wheel stud for this vehicle and if the manufactor doesnot post a bulletin stating a defect there is nothing the dealership can do to resolve this issue. I donot feel that as a cosumer, I should have to get the run around. I am sure that if a test is done on this vehicle, a defect on the wheel stud where the thread strips, will be found. I have had the vehicle for a year and have had the engine replaced due to a recall on the timing belt, in addition to 3 other recalls on this vehicle that I was told that was already done.

- College Park, GA, USA

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