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01-10-2011 04:40 PM  7 years agoPost 1
RayJayJohnsonJr

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These pictures are of the front tires (Goodyear Eagle F1's) of a 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT. Appx 30,000 miles, just shy of 2 1/2 years. Note the sidewall cracking. The left tire leaks a little. According to GM's warranty, tires are covered against defects in material or workmanship under the bumper-to-bumper warranty period. In talking with a couple of dealerships, it's almost impossible to get GM to warranty tires. I have an appointment in an hour or so with the one in town to take a look. But I thought in the mean time, I'd ask you guys. What do you think???

Thanks!

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01-10-2011 04:53 PM  7 years agoPost 2
GyroFreak

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I am no tire expert but that looks like the tire is about to have a tread separation. Very dangerous at highway speeds. Get them replaced, warranty or no warranty.
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01-10-2011 04:56 PM  7 years agoPost 3
GyroFreak

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Here is a link. Lots of info on Goodyear failures by web search.
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Here it is.
http://www.tiredefects.com/goodyear...vestigation.cfm

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01-10-2011 04:59 PM  7 years agoPost 4
JasonJ

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If you have a copy of your warranty, and it specifically says tires, they have to warrant it. I would be surprised if the warranty covered tires though since they are a wear item that is exposed to adverse environment. Those tires are bad and will fail eventually. Either through a sudden leak or even total sidewall failure. I would venture to say that the failure will just be a sudden huge leak that leaves you stranded, but I wouldn't take the change on a 70 mph highway run that it won't be worse.

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01-10-2011 05:21 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Diverig

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My experience is there is no warranty on tires they will always find a way out but give them hell anyway you might luck out

Let s know how it goes

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01-10-2011 05:25 PM  7 years agoPost 6
SSN Pru

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the problem here is how is it proved that those cracks are from material or workmanship?

I've had sidewalls tear like that from hitting potholes.

the one thing you have going for you is that it's in two separate locations. In my experience, pothole related tears usually happen at one spot.

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01-10-2011 06:29 PM  7 years agoPost 7
fla heli boy

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the best you can hope for is some pro rated discount for the tires. just my experience.

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01-10-2011 07:33 PM  7 years agoPost 8
RayJayJohnsonJr

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If it were damage from a pothole (or potholes, given how many cracks there are) wouldn't one expect to find perhaps a broken belt or similar damage? There's nothing to indicate a pothole or a curb strike, just these cracks. And if it were a strike, it seems like hitting something that hard would be memorable.

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01-11-2011 12:48 AM  7 years agoPost 9
bubba01

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Good luck!

Tires are generally covered by the tire mfg's warranty... not the auto mfg's.

I think the most you can hope for is pro-rated credit against replacement tires from Goodyear. Which of course would depend on the amount of tread remaining and whether they deem them to be damaged in any way.


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01-11-2011 12:58 AM  7 years agoPost 10
himaxkeith

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Thats called ozone cracking. Its not anyway related to Tread separation and most likely they will not warranty them for that with over 30K on them.

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01-11-2011 12:00 PM  7 years agoPost 11
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Ozone cracking (weather checking)

http://www.bridgestone.com.au/tyres...r/care/age.aspx

I've seen lots of weather checking, that is not what is happening here.

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