Wheel Problems of Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 52 problems associated with wheel (under the wheel category).
#1 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The VIN of this vehicle was 2G1WD58CX8_. The incident date above is approximate but the first event with a tire center was a Saturday in March 2011. (although the tire pressure issue had been on-going during the warranty period, it did not appear to be related to the warranty. ) the car was taken to american automotive tire and services, stafford, va. The tire had been losing pressure. Several months later, on Feb. 1, 2012, my friend took the car to another tire service center along garrisonville road, stafford, va, where the service technician provided copies of gm bulletin # 05-03-10-003f: low tire pressure, leaking cast aluminum wheels (repair with adhesive sealant) - (Apr 27, 2010) and a technical service bulletin for the 2008 Chevrolet Impala ss. On Feb 2, 2012, radley Chevrolet, fredericksburg, va, (radley) found that "the left rear rim is leaking air" and "found inner rim leaking air on bead. " the technician followed #05-03-10-003f and verified the repair. On sept 12, 2012, radley's tech "found after letting rim sit in tank for period of time - very small leak coming from inside of cast aluminum wheel . . . " on oct. 11, 2012, radley cleaned the corrosion from the wheels and added adhesive sealant. The tire continued to leak. On oct. 22, 2013, ourisman Chevrolet, alexandria, va, found "ongoing loss of air from tires - possible bead corrosion; cause of air loss from left front wheel small leak threw [sic] rim in where rim has oxidised [sic] . . . Other wheels showing same oxidised [sic] marks. " gm agreed to pay 60% of the cost of one wheel replacement $330. 28. The dealer recommended to gm that all four wheels be replaced for $1088. 73. Gm authorized replacing one wheel. Gm's #05-03-10-003f applies to all prior years of all passenger cars & light duty trucks. Gm must resolve this long-standing dangerous safety issue. General motors should pay to replace all of my wheels at its sole expense. This issue happened on 03/15/2011.
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#2 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WT58KX7_. The tires are wearing terribly. This seems to be a alignment or suspension problem because the tires wear on the inside . There has never been an accident in this car. The rear tires seem to be the issue. About a year and 1/2 ago, I bought very expensive 80,000 mile tires top of the line unknowingly that there was a defect. The tires were completely trashed- the wires were sticking out of the inside of the tire when I brought them into my tire dealership. The manager there told me to check on a possible recall because he sees this happening with all the 2007 chevy Impalas that he works on. I am afraid that it could cause a accident or worse. . . . . This wheel issue occurred Mon., Mar. 3, 2008.
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#3 - Wheel problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Impala is 2G1WF52E63_. Traction active message comes on turn traction control turns and abs light comes on when I put car in reverse, pull forward turn wheels to right it makes a noise nit a grinding noise but close and when message comes up anc I apply brakes it makes that noise. This wheel problem happened on Oct. 11, 2012.
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#4 - Wheel problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The lug nuts on my vehicle seem to somehow loosen themselves. The front driver tire will make noise then I look at the nuts to find that they are loose. Then when I grab the tire iron to tighten them, they either a) came loose again later, or b) the nut completely comes off. . . With part of the part the nut goes on still inside. I mean the entire part breaks and can't be fixed without replacing the entire axle. As of right now there are only 3 of the 5 nuts holding the tire on and the others broke. It was Aug. 22, 2013 when this wheel issue happened.
#5 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. VIN of the vehicle was 2G1WT58K17_. When purchased, the vehicle exhibited rear tire tread wear on the inside of the rear tires only. We bought new tires in 2011 and had the vehicle balanced and aligned. In July 2013, we find that we need to replace our 70,000 mile tires (driven 20,000 miles in that two years) because of rear wear to the inside of the rear tires. Certified chevy dealer says nothing wrong with car. . . Tire company blames mechanical problems. . . No help from chevy as they indicate they stand by the certified mechanics. In reading histories on this vehicle, it appears that some 2007 models have had replacement parts issued by chevy, but not any vehicle not used for personal usage. It seems to be a significant issue as the tire wear could cause an accident. This wheel problem happened on Friday, September 30, 2011.
#6 - Wheel problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle was a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. I was driving home from work and the car started acting like it was uneven. I got to where I could pull over and found a balloon growing out of the side of my tire. The car is not that old and the tires in my past Impala's have lasted much longer. I am not happy with this. I had to call someone to help me so that it didn't explode and cause more damage. This wheel issue occurred July 18, 2013.
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#7 - Wheel problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved was a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. Crash was involved with this problem. While driving on a straight street past an intersection, a car ran the stop sign and hit the right sid corner of the passenger door and dahaged the right reat wheel causing a 180 spin and sliding into the curb damaging the left wheels and steering doing $10,000 damage. The problem I am writing about is that the airbags did not activate. I have to wonder why and are they going to activate if I have another crash. This problem occurred on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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#8 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Needed 4 new tires & cam bolts on 3 wheels due to excessive wear (down to thread) after only 22,348 miles. I was (at first) told it was because most of my driving was around town & that I made a lot of turns! tires had been rotated regularly since 2008. . . Dlr. Never mentioned known problem w/camber. (mechanic said he sees all the time for this make/model. ) saw that this model was recalled for police dept. Purchasers but not for the rest of us. My last chevy!. It was Tue., Jan. 19, 2010 when this wheel issue happened.
#9 - Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. I was driving on the hwy when the message appear on the boar "engine power reduce " I was scared because I have never had that problem. I when online and saw that people were having the same problem. It was weird because they all seen to be in the same month like if it was program to happen. So I want an explanation on what's going on with my car? what's the message about? do I have to change the motor ? I just don't know what to do anymore this car has a lot of problem I just want some answers . Thanks for reading. The failure date was Sunday, Apr. 7, 2013.
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#10 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. When my Impala first started to display the engine power reduce message. I was told that it was the accelerator pedal position sensor. So I change the gas pedal the engine light when off for about two weeks. Then my car cut off one day as I was on my way to work. When I went to get it check they told me it might be the alternator and then it was the throttle body. Then there was nothing wrong with it but my car is now park and refuse to stay running. It will start only to cut off a mile or so into driving. This problem occurred on Mar. 16, 2013.
#11 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala displays excessive wear on the inside of the rear tires. I am assuming it is the rear tires as online searches describe the same condition affect the rear tires. The tires were rotated every time the oil was changed, so the front tires show some wear but not nearly the same amount of damage. It is my guess this wearing started before the most recent tire rotation. The tires are worn to the point the cords are showing along the inside of the rear tires. The tire is very rounded on the inside edge of each tire while the outside edge of each tire looks like they did when new. The tires are michelin hydroedge tires with approximately 50,000 miles, they are rated for 90,000 miles. Online information says this is a problem with the spindle rods. There is a pending class action lawsuit against "new gm" to honor design problems of "old gm. " gm order a recall on all police Impalas from 2007-2008 withing a VIN range to replace the spindle rods. Bulletin no. 08032a. Also search document pic5406a for more information. This is a severe safety problem which could lead to tire failure while operating the vehicle. !!!. This wheel problem happened on Feb. 23, 2013.
#12 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Excessive wear on my rear tires. I have been told that the suspension is faulty and that excessive repair work had to be done to remedy this. I had to call aaa on one occassion because one of my rear tires blew out because of this problem. No injuries and I was lucky that I was driving in the city when this happened. On the highway, I could have cause great damage to myself and possibly to others around me. My car burns thru oil so super fast. It burns a quart of oil approximately every 750 miles. The failure date was 02/01/10.
#13 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2G1WB58K77_. Excessive tire wear, driver side rear tire inside wears abnormally. Suspect rear wheel spindle rod, which was recalled for police model but not civilian model for rear wheel misalignment. Danger of wear not being noticed since it is excessive on the inside of tire which could result in a tire blow out and crash. It was 01/01/2013 when this wheel issue happened.
#14 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. We purchased the car new from grand prize Chevrolet. At about 8000 miles I noticed uneven wear on the front tires and called the dealer. I was told that the warranty only covered wheel alignment for the first 6000 miles. Accordingly, I took the car to tire kingdom, a tire dealer, and had the car aligned. At 20,000 miles I again noticed uneven wear in the tires and took the car back to tire kingdom. They aligned it again and said it was ok. It wasn't. At about 35,000 miles it was aligned again by tire kingdom and I put in new tires. The store manager, [xxx] told me he had done the alignment himself and that all was within specs. At 52000 miles one of the tires failed. It was all worn on the inside edge where I had not noticed the uneven wear. I then took the vehicle to maroone Chevrolet who told me they could not align the car without the installation of what they call a "camber kit" because my 2008 Impala had no other way of having the camber adjusted. In summary: my 2008 Impala was misaligned when I purchased it and 52000 miles later is still misaligned because the manufacturer failed to include camber adjustment in the design. Neither the manufacturer or the dealer accepts responsibility for this defect, have not issued a recall and will not fix the problem unless we pay their blackmail. However, according to reports on the internet, a recall for this very same problem was issued by the manufacturer for police vehicles. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). The failure date was Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
#15 - Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. Crash happened when the problem occurred. Was driving 35 mph,in a 40 mph zone,steering locked up and hit a curve. . Could not steer,then after I hit curve . Steering went back to normal. . I'm not going to drive a car thats unsafe. . . It was Nov. 15, 2012 when this wheel issue occurred.
#16 - Wheel problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. I purchased my brother-in-law's car in March. In August, while I was parked outside a friend's home, the car caught fire. No one was in the car and the keys were with me. After online investigation, we found that the car had a recall on it in 2009. My brother-in-law was never notified so neither were we. Our first step was to contact gm who said there was nothing they planned on doing about this. We contacted the bbb who also contacted gm. Gm then called us and again said there was nothing they could do. I feel there is plenty they can do. What about if my daughter and I had been in the car? how about if I had needed time off from work? I had to purchase another vehicle I was not prepared to purchase. We have the recall information, pictures from the fire, and a letter from gm if you are interested. I feel there must be some sort of compensation for this. The recall was because of their mess up in the factory and they failed to notify my brother-in-law. If gm had done what they were supposed to do, the fire would never have happened. This problem occurred on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
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#17 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2G1WB58K97_. Rear wheels canter are out of spec and cannot be set properly resulting in wheel wear and tire replacement 5000 miles into new tires. Also the wear is on the inside of the wheel so there aren't any visual indications of wearing until the tires blew out. I have small children that cannot be put in that type of danger. This issue happened on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
#18 - Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. Had the car in for normal inspection and was informed I had uneven rear tire wear on rear tires. . They had to grind the rear spindle to get proper four wheel alignment 2011. 12 months late 2012 was informed in 2012 inspection had to replace all four tire and four wheel alignment and have two rear spindle bolt to complete job. There was never a mention of the class action lawsuit or if the dealer would stand hind the product and warranty the work done. This wheel problem happened on Thu., Jun. 21, 2012.
#19 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WB58K47_. I bought my car used with 40,000 mile on it. The tires were perfect when I bought it. 9,000 miles later, my front tires kept going flat. I looked at them and the entire inside of the tires were worn through. I took it to the local tire shop and they told me the tires wore like that due to a bad alignment. My steering seemed fine. The manager of the shop came out to tell me that many of his customers with Impalas have similar issues. A extra long factory installed camber bolt causes the vehicles to become un aligned, and causes excessive wear on the tires. The failure date was Monday, August 15, 2011.
#20 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. I purchased a 2007 chevy Impala 3. 5 lt in 2011. Soon discovered the back end shifts when going over rough, uneven roads and highways. It also shifts when going over manhole covers. When driving in mn snow and ice, it is very unsettling to have the back-end fishtail. I've complained to the local dealership, attorney general, and gm motors hq. I soon learned of the problems and exact same complaints that other 2007 chevy Impala owners are having with this car. The other day my son used my car to run an errand and even he noticed that the back-end is faulty. I've had this car aligned two times within six months. I am frustrated that the local dealer will not take the car back and also that gm motors hq will not fix this dangerous problem. I'm stuck with a car that's not safe, thus limiting any freeway driving, especially in winter. This wheel issue occurred 08/04/11.
#21 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle had a crash. Traveling down fm 247 south in huntsville, TX. @ posted speed of 60 mph around the time of about 1:10 pm, when my rear tires involuntarily swerved causing my vehicle to steer cross lanes and crash off road onto grassy and wooded shoulder. Crashed into debris including trees limbs, stumps. Crash caused personal injury and damage to vehicle. The consumer stated gm was well aware that the Chevrolet Impala's within the recalled VIN breakpoint were equipped with identical frame, chassis, suspension, spindle rods as the police package listed for the recall. Updated 08/09/12 updated 08/14/12. This problem occurred on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
#22 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Crash was involved with this problem. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WU58378_. I purchased a 2008 Impala on January 14, 2012 and the inner tires on the rear were worn almost to the metal cord. I slid off the road on February 26, 2012. When I took the car to the repair shop the front left wheel bearing was loose and also the outer tire rod on the front left was also loose. The auto repair specialist informed me that the suspension on the Impala is a common concern. I was also informed that gm recalled the 2008 Impala but only the police cars. This wheel issue occurred Feb. 26, 2012.
#23 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The VIN of the car is 2G1WU58R47_. I noticed things about my car but ignored them because I thought, this is a brand new car and it shouldn't have any issues. From the very beginning I would notice that my car would slide a lot when there was snow/ice/rain on the ground. As if it wasn't sitting on the ground properly. I would look at it from the rear at a distance and it always seemed to slant/droop at an angle. About a year and half of ownership while getting my oil changed a service tech from an authorized Chevrolet dealer informed me that I had excessive tire wear and stated that I needed all new tires. Note he never stated that I needed a wheel alignment or that there was a possible recall notice that we could fix while your car is still under. He just wanted to sell me tires. From doing my research it looks like I am not alone with the issue of excessive tire wear. Looks like gm is also aware of this issue. There is a gm bulletin 08032 but gm only states that government cars are affected. I know of several people that work on gm assembly lines and they will state that there is no difference, so why has there not been a recall on this issue. This is very dangerous for gm to knowing know that something is not correct on these cars and they are refusing to do anything about it. How many lives have been lost or have to be lost for gm to call a recall and fix the issue on these cars. Update 2/22/2012: I have gotten the "needed" "special" wheel alignment but am still constantly replacing tires that have been on my car not even a year. Will never buy a chevy again. Not reputable and doing the right thing which is to correctly fix over 400,000 cars. The failure date was Mon., Jun. 16, 2008.
#24 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. 2007 Impala ss that I have owned since April 2011 and bought with 24,000 miles. The problem is with rear tires on the car wearing witihin one month after replacing, the instalation of tires is followed by a professional alignment and the tires still wear down to the wires. I have been through several sets of tires and alignments since I purchased the car and have not yet found a fix other than tires and alignment. Documents have indicated that there are bad rear spindle rods on the rear of the car that gm has aknowledged are present and gm failed to repair them on all 2007-2008 Impalas with the exception of police vehicles (approximately 23,000 police duty cars out of 450,000+ affected). Gm will not replace these under warranty and I cannot find a repair for the issue. The car will slip out of alignment within a few days or weeks and cause very dangerous driving conditions if driven on rain, snow or any slippery surface, causing the car to sway in the rear, hydroplane and even lose control. This is an enourmous safety hazard for Impala owners and also other drivers that may have an accident due to this issue. It was 05/07/2012 when this wheel issue occurred.
#25 - Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. Service abs and traction control lights come on and front wheel grabs while vehicle is moving. It was Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 when this wheel issue happened.
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#26 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. In less than 30,000 miles, I've had to have wheel alignments each time I was force to replace 2 sets of rears tires on my 2008 Impala due to excessive wear. Before having to replace the first set of tire, I had the car into the dealership twice for car vibration at speeds of 50 to 65 mph. I was told the first time that all the wheels had to be re-balanced which did not make since to me. The second time I was told that nothing was found. Then the first tire failure and fortunately only at 35 mph. This first failure was at approx. 15,000 miles. One tire, but both were worn enongh that the dealer should have forewarn me before I left the dealership. The second set of the original tires moved to the rear, wore-out at approx. 28,000 miles. I have never in my 47 years of driving had tires and mulitple alignments as I've had on this car. This problem occurred on 07/19/10.
#27 - Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2G1WU58176_. My traction control, abs and service brake assit light continue to come on despite the fact that I have had the sensors replaced 3 times now. I will hear a growling noise when I put on the brakes or get a foul smell when I turn on the defrost, also when I get that smell the defrost doesn't work properly then later the abs, traction control and brake assist light will come on. I have had a chevy dealer and the dealer I bought the car from check the problem and say its fixed 3 times but the problem continues. It was Monday, June 6, 2011 when this wheel issue occurred.
#28 - Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2G1WT58K06_. Bought 2006 Impala lt used in June 2009 with 41,000 miles replaced the factory tires didn't like the way they rode. Started hearing a grinding noise that got louder with acceleration mechanic said all four tires were bad wearing on the inside. The tires only have 21,000 miles on them and most of my tires last me 40,000 minimum. Did some online research found numerous complaints about premature wear for tires on chevy Impalas. Looking at another $500 + for brand new tires if the place I bought them doesn't uphold the warranty which is for 50,000 miles/5 years. I really like this car but there a numerous problems major and minor gm needs to focus more on quality. This wheel issue occurred Dec. 30, 2011.
#29 - Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The VIN of this vehicle was 2G1WT57K29_. Front tires have excessive wear on the inside and outside of the tires only. Original goodyear integrity tires are still on the car. Rear tires are fine and look "normal". After reading about other issues like this it makes me believe there is some sort of issue with the allignment of the car. I am concerned about the safety of my vehicle. It will not pass inspection as it is. I will have to replace the tires because there is no tread on them except for in the middle of the tires which is really odd. Not sure how many people have this problem. This is my second Impala and I've never had these issues before. I haven't contacted the dealership yet about this. I will see what they have to say. This issue happened on Friday, Sep. 2, 2011.
#30 - Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle was a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The VIN of this vehicle is 2G1WT57N69_. I noticed some time back that when applying the brakes that I would get a rough vibration, such as with bad rotors. I took the car to the dealer that I purchased it at and they looked it over and stated that everything was fine. Since then everytime I hit the brakes the vibrations have only gotten worse, it's to the point now that it violently shakes the entire car and feels as if it's going to jerk the steering wheel right out of my hands. So I made another appointment for this issue and a new one; sometimes my dash lights will flicker and it will tell me it's 102 outside when it's only 70 and automatic tire pressure sensor is way, way off. I have also noticed recently that my front tires have become excessively worn on the outer edges to where there is only tread in the center and this shouldn't be a problem with only 21,500 miles on the vehicle; I should have been able to get about twice that out of the factory tires. At my last appointment they have still said there is no notable problems with my Impala. This problem occurred on Jul. 1, 2011.
#31 - Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WU57M99_. My 09 Impala ltz has already had a blowout on the driver's side front due to a gouging around the entire diameter of the inside of the tire. I checked the passenger side and there were wires showing on that tire, as well as the same gouging. The rest of the tread was fine on the front tires. The tires were replaced and the car was aligned. This past weekend, just before my wife left in the car to head on a 350 mile trip, I happened to notice that, again, wires were showing on these tires, also. Upon further inspection, I noticed that these tires also had the same gouging to them. I checked the rear tires and they have the same gouging, although not as bad as the front. The strut plate, attached to the strut just above the tire, is about a half of an inch above the tires. It is easy to see where the tires have rubbed these plates at all four corners of the vehicle. I have read online of other Impalas with the same problem, where people had cut or bent the strut plates, but this is something I would rather not do. It was Sunday, September 25, 2011 when this wheel issue occurred.
#32 - Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The VIN of this Impala is 2G1WT58K68_. Premature tire wear attributed to faulty rods in the rear suspension linkage suspension defect. This wheel issue occurred Friday, November 18, 2011.
#33 - Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2G1WT58K97_. My 2007 Chevrolet Impala was recently in Chevrolet shop for 30,000 miles maintenance. I was shocked when told I needed tires. I am the original owner and drive to and from work and an occasional weekend trip. I have my tires rotated every 10,000 miles. What gives?. The failure date was November 21, 2011.
Other Wheel related problems of Chevrolet Impala:
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|Wheel Rim problems||1|
|Wheel Cover/hubcaps problems||1|