NHTSA — Tires Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,675 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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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 272015

Grand Prix

  • miles


While driving with my daughter and attempting to change lanes on highway, the front passenger tire popped and car began sliding. As I turned steering wheel to avoid hitting concrete barrier car continued sliding and spinning uncontrollably from the far right lane across other two or three lanes into median ditch, bouncing out onto service road, still spinning until it hit something and spun around finally slowing, which is when I applied brakes to stop car. We were literally in middle of service road. I saw that car had hit curb. I put on flashers, and after taking a moment to gather myself I got out to look at car. The rim was exposed and literally on the ground with tire partially on top. When it was safe I moved car to curb side of road and called for roadside service. I then slowly drove car about 50 feet to enter a shopping plaza where I waited for service representative. The spinning and bouncing of the car left me shaken for sometime, still not totally settled, with bruises; stiff neck; and aggravated already strained hip, leg, and back. My daughter has not given any injuries beyond emotional distress.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 052010

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles
I am writing this complaint, for one reason. I went online to find out if there was any more recalls on my vehicle since owning it. It was called in for the first one in Mar. 2007 right after I purchased in June 2007 and there has been 5 more since and never notified me. Also my tires are showing steel belt thru them in seams on all 4 they only have 50,000 please contact [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #2

Sep 082004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
We bought a new 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix in April 2003 with Goodyear rsa's that came on it. In September of 2004 noticed front end noise and rough ride. Took it to dealership to get it checked out. They rotated and balanced tires, checked everything out and still noise was there. I was advised to get the tires checked out, that may be the problem. Went to sears and right off the bat they found that one of the tires had a factory defect. Knowing that buying just one tire would not be the right thing to do (others with only 1/2 tread), had to buy 4 new tires. Sears did give me some credit for the defective tire, (but not enough to cover price the new one) but because of the defective one had to purchase 4 new tires and needless to say did not purchase Goodyear. Sears did say that tires.

- Mt. Gilead, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 152004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles
The windshield wipers worked intermittently. This occurred during a rain storm. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer on 3 occasions and the problem was resolved temporarily. The wiper would not go far enough towards the A-pillar. The dealer readjusted the left wiper arm. The vehicle engine stalled. While driving 40 mph and above the vehicle would vibrate. The technician determined that the driver's side front tire was out of balance and the passenger's side front wheel was out of round.. the cd player stopped working while it was playing. The turn signal switch broke off the steering column.

- Forest Park, GA, USA

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