Lutz may be trying to remind us why the GTO failed as a car in terms of sales, but the NHTSA may soon be trying to remind us why it failed in a more serious way. The Center for Auto Safety called on the NHTSA to investigate the Holden Monaro-based GTO due to 65 complaints involving tire wear caused by the cars struts scraping against rubber. At issue is the width of the tires in America. According to the CAS, the strut was redesigned in 2006 so this applies to 2004 and 2005 models.
CAS Calls For NHTSA Investigation of Pontiac GTO Tire Failure [Center For Auto Safety]
What Happened With the GTO? Lutz Speaks [Internal]