10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,892 miles

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problem #14

May 112008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,062 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The vehicle has Bridgestone insignia sl, size P/205/75/R15 tires. While driving 65 mph, the contact heard a strange sound coming from the vehicle and the engine began to lose power. He pulled to the side of the road and had the vehicle towed to a local auto shop. A professional technician noticed that the tread from the passenger side tire had completely separated from the tire. As a result, the tread from the tire became trapped underneath the vehicle, which damaged the engine and fuel pump system. The vehicle is currently being repaired at the cost of $1,900. The contact has pictures of the failed tire. The failure mileage was 28,000. Updated 05/29/08.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #13

Jun 102006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
2000 Buick Lesabre tire tread came off while driving down the highway causing damages to the vehicle. The consumer stated he experienced a vibration while driving. When the tread came off the tire, it caused damage to the fender of the vehicle. The right front tie rod end was loose, which was replaced by the dealer.

- Bonne Terre, MO, USA

problem #12

Jun 112006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
: the contact stated that the tire tread separated from the tire on two occasions. The first incident was with the right rear tire, while traveling in clear dry weather, at 40 mph. The second incident was with the right front tire while traveling in dry clear weather, at 55 mph. The service dealer suggested that the cause of the tread separation may be due to dry rot from the vehicle sitting too long. The manufacturer was contacted, but has not responded. The tires were replaced at the owners expense. Updated 8/16/20 -

- New York, NY, USA

problem #11

Jul 252005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,500 miles
When starting the vehicle the consumer noticed a light illuminated on the dash panel that read check tire pressure. The consumer drove to a gas station inspected the tires and discovered that the right front tire was low. The consumer added air to the tire but suspected there was a slow leak because the tire would not hold sufficient air pressure of 30/30 psi. The consumer drove to the dealership where the vehicle was purchased. These tires were the original tires that were purchased on the vehicle. The dealer noted that the steel was coming through the tread, but would not replace the tires. Dealer suggested that the consumer go to a general tire dealer because the tires were manufactured by general. The consumer went to redwood general tire dealer and they agreed the tread was coming through on the right front tire and suggested a replacement. The tire was replaced at the consumer's expense. The tire service shop said they would send the tire to the manufacturer for investigation. The consumer became concerned because he never received any further information about the tire so she decided to call the manufacturer. The manufacturer claimed that they never received the tire and that they would contact the tire service dealer. Some time later the consumer called general and they finally did agree to some reimbursement for the tire. The dealer informed the consumer the tread was separating.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 212003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,776 miles
While driving one the tire tread on the consumer's 2000 Buick lasabre separated form the tire.

- Ingleside, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 132000

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,145 miles
While driving 70 mph, the consumer felt a severe vibration on the drivers side of the vehicle. Soon after there was a loud explosion on the same side. After pulling over to the shoulder, the consumer discovered that tread separated from the tire. The tread damaged the left front fender and the headlights. The remaining three tires showed signs of tread separation.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 172003

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,700 miles
While traveling at highway speed (65 mph), tread separated from right front tire, causing extensive damage to quarter panel, headlight, undercarriage.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #7

May 292003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,692 miles
Within one week, both the left-rear tire, then the left-front tire experienced tread separation.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

Aug 202002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving two front general tires had tread separation. Dot # unknown. Both occurring on the same day. Consumer requested an investigation.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 082002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,611 miles
While driving the vehicles tread separated from the right rear tire which caused the vehicle to veer into a guard rail. Other problems are as followed: Drivers side and rear windows are inoperative, cruise control switch is inoperative and after it rains there is a water puddle on the driver side floor.

- Bridgeport, WV, USA

problem #4

Aug 202002

LeSabre

  • miles
Consumer stated that the two tires on the same vehicle seperated at the same time. (general tires) the check tire pressure sign came on and the vehicle began to shake at a speed of 20 mph due to tire separation. Dot # A3M3 AB7 389

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 202002

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on dirt road then entering onto black tar owner received a message on console to check tires. He checked tires, and they seemed to be okay. Once driving again vehicle started vibrating. Currently two front tires belts are separating inside the tires. General tires dot# A3M3 AB7 389.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 012000

LeSabre

  • miles
Steel belt separation. (tiresize: P215/70 1R)( dot number: Tire size: P215/70 1R )

- Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012000

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Following inability to balance right front tire thompsons sent me to linville bros. In sacramento where they determined that the right front tire was separating its tread. Tire was replaced on warrenty by Buick. Are my other tires likely to fail?( dot number: Tire size: P225/60 P )

- Garden Valley Ca, CA, USA