Bummer, SaintedNine. There seems to be some of the faulty axles still out there. I've not had any real trouble with mine. I think mine was a early Summit, IDK but it does have the tires without the raised lettering.
At any rate, to the point of the OP, I've mostly been charging batteries. I did set up a battery charging box in the basement and ordered some parts (body, wheels, tires, new battery connectors) but haven't had time to mess with them much.