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#4195 of 4353 Re: GTO SAFETY ALERT---EXPLODING TIRES by mparis1 [elias]
Feb 22, 2007 (7:04 am)
I do not recall reading anything about tires being torn-apart...............I have read about the 2006 leaking struts aand some 2004 suspension problems.......but this article effects all 3 years---2004/2005/ 2006.Is there a TSB from PONTIAC on this? Have you brought it to the attention of your GTO service Dep't? What have they done? Better yet what should be done? I wiil bring the car in and insist upon this fix before I KILL MYSELF
#4196 of 4353 Re: GMID certificates [hammen2]--ROBERT ,WE NEED YOUR ADVICE??BYmparis1
Feb 22, 2007 (7:10 am)
Robert , we need your assistance in this SERIOUS TIRE EXPLODING on GTOS!!!!
#4197 of 4353 inspect your GTO tires (front, especially)!
Feb 22, 2007 (7:34 am)
hi mparis1. i'm pretty sure the issue was mentioned in this forum repeatedly. same in any LS1/LS2 GTO forum. Yes I did bring it to local service dept. It took them over a week to re-align the car due to having to order some consumable-during-alignment bolts from Australia, shipped here apparently via outrigger canoe. They charged me $250 for the alignment since car had 15k (>12k). GM HQ later *insisted* on reimbursing me 100% for that. Reportedly others have gotten the alignment paid for plus four new tires under warranty.
You can inspect both the tires & struts yourself, after cranking the steering all the way to the right or left. I recommend you and any GTO owners do this early & often. If belts are visible through the two front tire treads, do not drive the car except maybe at 5mph to the nearest tire shop.
#4198 of 4353 Re: inspect your GTO tires (front, especially)! [elias]
Feb 22, 2007 (7:58 am)
DOING IT RIGHT NOW...........
WHERE IS GM IN ALL THIS??????
#4199 of 4353 Re: inspect your GTO tires (front, especially)! [mparis1]
Feb 22, 2007 (11:15 am)
leaving you stranded in typical GM fashion
Feb 28, 2007 (6:43 pm)
i have an 06 cyclone gray 17 with dark tinted windows with 4 auto. i am middle aged and the car has 3,000 miles on it. i have two other cars. it is 11 months old. garaged. i live in west broward county florida far from the ocean, no pot holes and the car is perfect factory fresh. i am thinking of going back to an suv. i would want more than $25k but if interested, let me know. rr70
#4201 of 4353 Re: inspect your GTO tires (front, especially)! [mparis1]
Feb 28, 2007 (6:53 pm)
i have been on this board from the begining. i drove 04,s, 05's, and bought an 06 last april.
the car has been great. fortunately, the build date put it after the bad front strut bushings and before the bad mcph. strut leak. so far, no rubbing of the tires. however, there is no doubt that the clearance on the cars w. 17s is very very small. what i don't understand is how some cars had incorrect camber and others had proper camber. i have seen this mentioned on other boards as well. i am happy to see that nhtsa has opened an investigation, since every gto must be inspected for camber and tire wear. it will be interesting to see how this progresses, since with fewer than 45,000 of these cars over three model years, the actual number of cars which eat tires is a large percentage of the total. we will see.
#4202 of 4353 Re: Not sure [paisan]
Mar 12, 2007 (6:58 pm)
I just have a quick question. It appears that they are still having trouble with the front struts?? Even the replacments are no good?? Is this true?? The NHTSA is opening an investigation on this problem. They have received 65 complaints involving this problem.....
#4203 of 4353 Shifting Automatic Gears 3-4 in City Driving
Mar 31, 2007 (9:20 pm)
Own '06 Cyclone Grey AUTO w/ 18" wheels and front grill inserts. Absolutely love the car. I live in hilly SF. I often drive the city streets in 3rd gear, trying to remember to shift to 4th if I will go over 35 mph for more than a few seconds. Of course I forget once in a while when I enter a freeway and might drive 60 mph in 3rd gear for a few minutes, but it is rare and does not last long. I also use 2nd gear when I climb or descend a steep hill. My manual recommends the lower gears for hills. Am I risking hurting the auto transmission when I shift while moving? If so, then why have lower gears at all on an AUTO?
#4204 of 4353 NY AUTO SHOW--GTO IS DEAD--bymparis1
Apr 04, 2007 (10:30 am)
BYE BYE GTO ...PONTIAC IS PUTTING ITS MONEY ON THE 4-DOOR G8......no mention of "any" GTOs.....GM is putting its money on the Camaro ..if they ever build it....bye bye little GTO....it was fun....See the new GT Mustang Shelby.....not the GT500 ...has nice factory stuff already in it..have you guys heard anything about it....Rumor has it Ford Delers are marking it up $20,000.00...like they did to the Shelby GT500..........furgetabout it.....no Pontiacs....no Mustangs....no Dodges.....Chrysler is being sold...or bankruptcy.............Thus Ford is asking $20,000 or their last Muscle Cars...end of story...