2008 Pontiac G8 wheels / hubs NHTSA complaints: Wheels

NHTSA — Wheels Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,000 miles

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2008 Pontiac G8 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Pontiac G8 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232010

G8 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


I first noticed this last year when I went to NY for thanksgiving. Everytime I turned to the left my car would shimmy and shake, I was told I was missing a weight on my rim so I didn't think anything of it. As the year went on it would only happen every so often and at times would do it at all. It started to act up again but wouldn't stop and even stepping on my brakes would cause it. I brought it to a local shop and they advised that my ball joints were shot and to bring it to a dealer. So I did this and then the dealership then tells me that my ball joints are shot, which then ruined my rotors (brakes are fine) and that my hub bearings could also be ruined. With that being said they said I needed 3 more tires...I've already went through 9 of them. When I talked to the guy at the first shop he said that I only need one tire and the rest are fine so not sure why the dealership would tell me this. It was over $1,000 to fix everything not including my tires so I brought it to the local shop whom said they could order the parts and have the job done for less than $600 (no including the one tire which is $170). I contacted GM about this due to seeing bulletin's posted on here for the same issues with this car but they wouldn't help or give me an inch and basically left it in my lap and said you have to take care of it. I have also found out that the parts for my car are getting low and that when GM runs out of them they will not be making anymore. Not all of this car has after market parts. As of right now just the rotors do and the windshield wipers have to be ordered as well. I was disappointed in GM service because the first guy I talked to said it was a faulty part then the next guy who took over the case said it wasn't.

- Lexington, NC, USA

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