NHTSA — Tires Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Pontiac Sunfire wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172008


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. The vehicle has cooper trendsetter SE tires, size P195/65R15. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate. As the contact attempted to slow down, the front driver side tire exploded and caused the side skirt on the vehicle to fall off. The tire failure also damaged the front bumper and the front driver side tire well. There was no crash and no prior warning. The tires have not been diagnosed by the dealer. The tire failure mileage was 4,000. The vehicle failure mileage was 90,000.

- Clark, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 042003

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
I went to look at my brakes and found that inside my treads as well as outside my treads the rubber is cracking. The tires are just over a year old with 25,000 miles on them. Place of purchase was contacted but due to a move I am unable to get to dealer have to find closer dealer that services the tires.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 252002

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
When driving vehicle for about 20 miles, consumer stated there was a smell of burning rubber coming from the rear of vehicle. Cause unknown. Dealer contacted.

- Honeyoye Falls, NY, USA

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