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Old 11-29-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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Sister drives an 06 Nissan Sentra 1.8S. Pretty nice little car. She was driving down the highway yesterday and heard a firecracker noise. This is why:




Surprisingly there was zero tire damage. Nissan wanted 600 to replace the wheel initially. I tthink they are going to cover it though, it has to get re-evaluated by someone higher up. I should be able to find a stock replacement online far cheaper if need be though. Weird thing is, my sister'* boss had the same exact thing happen to his Maxima last summer.
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Wow, that'* amazing. My friend has a sport Sentra (got the faster motor, I presume), and manages to lose traction in 2nd gear. Pretty quick little thing...
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A blowout on a '06 wheel, and they have to get higher-ups to approve a replacement??? If it were the tire, maybe, but the wheel????
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I'd seriously send pictures of that wheel to someone other than the dealer. NHTSA maybe?

A wheel failure like that has to be some kinda manufacturing/materials/design defect. I've NEVER seen a wheel break like that before. Ever.

Damn.
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Wow, that'* amazing. My friend has a sport Sentra (got the faster motor, I presume), and manages to lose traction in 2nd gear. Pretty quick little thing...
Were not trying to make the imoprts look good
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That'* rather un-nerving :o
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Look close.... That whell looks a little thin as far a material is concerned.. Could have also been a diffrent type of alloy... I'm supprised to see it that thin tho..

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Looks like a weakness in the part where the diameter changes. Seriously, how can they make a wheel out of metal that can't withstand tire pressure. That is sad.
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One of my profs was best friends with someone who while inflating a tire, a similar thing happened, and a piece of the metal went into his head and killed him. Scary
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Wow Scary!! If that happened to me, I would be swapping out those rims entirely. I would be afriad to drive it knowing that it could happen again.

Glad your sister is okay after it happened.
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