2000 Cadillac Seville SLS North Star from North America
Pricey. However, fix the tire-vibration problem permanently and I would buy another
The ride had excessive vibration. Cadillac has 'cherry picked" tires, using a Hunter machine which each Caddy dealer is now buying, and my now car does not vibrate. It took over a month and five visits and three sets of tires to stop the vibration at 70 mph. The real problem still exists. The problem is the cars are built with a suspension which will not tolerate common tire manufactures tire tolerances. The overlap of the belts and radial ply causes hard spots on the tires which are transmitted through the car. GM thinks this is a tire problem. Goodyear and Michelin know about the "road force" measurements and tell me it's a car problem. I agree with the tires manufactures. I want GM to agree to furnish the low-road-force tires (at my expense) for the life of the car, and they will not agree. I can't get the local tire dealers to understand what "road force" is, and therefore believe that once my car is off the guarantee, I will be holding the bag. GM is trying to stick us with a car that will not accept standard off-the-shelf tires. I have filed a lemon-law procedure. I want the car fixed so it will take off-the-shelf tires or replaced.
I like the car.
The car is roomy and comfortable.
The power and performance is impressive. It has great acceleration over 35 mph.
Highway trips are a joy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th December, 2002
5th Mar 2003, 17:17
I have an 2001 Seville STS that has the same problem at around 70 mph. I too have notified the dealership and they tell me that it is a wheel balance problem. I have had the wheels re-balanced and the problem still exists. I was almost considering that I may have a bent mag or other suspension problem until reading this article. If anyone has any tire recommendations or other information please let me know also. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!