Tires Keep Going Flat Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. they say i need to buy new wheels as originals are defective (1 reports)
2001 Pontiac Grand Am wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012010

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Well, I'm a college student and in the summer of 2008 I bought the car. Then when I came back to school in august 2008, I wasn't driving the car much, because I was on a sophomore and the school doesn't let you drive until you're a junior, but I started getting flat tires. I would go out once a week to start the car and drive it around the parking lot and I came out about 3 or 4 times to a flat tire. Then in October 2009 I sat out of school and I must have gotten at least 6 flat tires and I was only driving 10 minutes to and from work each day. All I kept hearing was that I had corrosion on the rim. Which I am from the north and they put down salt on the roads, but it was a bit much. So I started praying every time I would go to my car that there wouldn't be a flat tire and the Lord answered my prayer. I do still check the air about 1 - 2 times a month and fill as necessary, but it has given me experience working with my car and I can now help others.

- , Greenville, SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 272009

Grand Am

  • Manual transmission
  • 94,000 miles

I never had any problems with my tires until I decided to put new tires on in September 2007. In the two years since I put the new tires on my car, I have had 10 flat tires. What a nightmare. The tire shop tests the tires and can't find anything wrong. Once the tire goes flat, the seal between the tire and the rim is broken and the tire shop needs to fix it. I constantly fill the tires with air. Is anyone else having this problem? Is there a fix? The tire place recommended new rims saying they might help. I am ready to drive my car in the lake. Help.

- , Menasha, WI, USA

problem #1

May 152007

Grand Am V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

I am not sure who to go to. I had new tires put on my car in May of 2007 and ever since then they keep losing the air and going flat. I have taken the car back several times as I have a roadside warranty on the tires and they are now telling me the beads on the wheels are bad and that is why I am losing the air in my tires. In order to be able to remedy the problem I need new wheels because according to them it is well known that this a problem with the wheels on this particular car. Has anyone out there had the same problem and if so, is there someone I can contact or do I just have to shell out the cash to fix something. I did not have problems with the beads on the wheels with the old tires, they were just worn out and had nails and such in them. I did have the right front tire fixed on a recall for the hub, but they only fixed the front passenger. I do like the car, but the tire issue is really starting to push me over the edge. It is 1 degree here and I walked out to a flat tire this morning. I have had to invest in a portable tire inflator in order to be able to trust driving the car anywhere. You know air is not free anymore, it is at least 75 cents to air a tire up at the gas stations (AIR NOW COSTS MONEY). If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate the input.

- , Vincennes, IN, USA

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