NHTSA — Wheels: Rim Problems


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2001 Saab 9-3 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 182003

(reported on)


  • miles


Request for reimbursement for problems recurring with pirelli tires and factory rims. Saab refused to provide a warranty explanation on the consumers tires and rims that were replaced and refused to offer any types of explanation on the integrity and safety of these specific tires and rims. The consumer received one payment but wants to remind Saab about the remainder of payments which he was entitled to. The consumer stated the left and right front tires ballooned out 12 inches on the inside. The consumer had to replace the rims and the tires. The check engine light illuminated.

- Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052002


  • miles
This vehicle has been nothing, but problems since day one. The rims have bent on two occasions, the rear struts had to be replaced, brake fluid needed to be added and the brake pads had to be replaced all within one year of owning the vehicle. There is a class action law suite concernig the wheel rims. Everytime the vehicle is driven we are fearful that the wheel rims are going to bend again. This causes problems on the wear and tear of the tires as well.also the fuel tank is linking fluid. This vehcile is a lemon. It looks good, but it is not safe.. the wheel problem has caused the two front tires to wear out.

- Rockville, MD, USA

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