Thanks for the replies. I was informed by 3 different tire guys that they are shot.
I just called the service department where we bought my wife'* GTP Comp G. Best service dept. I've ever encountered. Unfortunately, they are 1.5hrs. away. They verified that the tie rods are covered. I have an appt. this Friday at the closest Pontiac dealer to me. Wouldn't ever use their sales dept. Never tried their service dept. We'll see.
The dealership where I bought the SSEi will never see my face again. I brought the car to them because of warped rotors at 21k mi. They charged me $450!!
I called Pontiac Customer Service and got a refund.