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Old 07-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #15
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For the record, tires are covered under the 3 year / 36K miles Bumper to Bumper warranty. True it does not cover wear and tear, rather workmanship and defects.

Having said that, your initial post is problematic as you mentioned that you had the tires rotated in February, noticed a vibration after the service, but chose to do nothing about it.

If you noticed a vibration then you had a duty to mitigate your damages. You can't get let a problem fester and expect the dealer to pay when the problem comes to a head. You have an obligation to maintain the vehicle, which means bringing it back and resolving whatever issue caused the vibration. What you can not do is drive the car for 5 months, then ask for new tires as a result of something you noticed but took no action to correct.

Based upon the way you described this, you're out of gas, sorry. Chalk it up to a leson learned, buy new tires and move on.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:21 PM   #16
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I'm confused too!

You noticed an issue five months ago and now after getting a flat tire you're going let the dealership know about it?


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Old 07-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #17
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Judging by the photos... looks like OP doesn't pay much attention to detail regarding his vehicle in general. I regularly look at my tires for signs of irregular wear and, if I see/feel a problem I address the issue right away. It's my responsibility as a driver and vehicle owner.

Suck it up. Get some new tires. Get your alignment, camber, toe-in, etc. checked by a good tire shop, and pay attention to your vehicle's condition. Tire, especially, can cause serious safety issues.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:20 PM   #18
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Who installed the lowering springs?

If they didn't realign the wheels then the camber will be wrong and wear the inside.

Suspension / Brakes / Chassis
IMHO Comrando gets the A+! Lowering typically results in a positive camber that must be corrected with an alignment. Left uncorrected, the inside edge will wear excessively.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #19
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If it was both sides, then it would be caused by underinflation. But it looks like it's only one side, which means that it is caused by poor alignment.

OP, since you after overdue, and did not alert your dealership at the start of the vibrations, then I believe the ball's in your court.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #20
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My question to you is how many miles did you have on the tires before the rotation?.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:49 PM   #21
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You had your car lowered? It sounds like TC doesn't know what he is doing and is blaming the dealer unfairly.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #22
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Damn lucky a flat tire caused this to be discovered before a highway blowout happened. That tire looks like it's about 25 more feet of travel before BLAMMO! Chalk it up to good luck, get new tires, have the alignment work done, and from now on, at least glance at the tires every few weeks or so.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:04 PM   #23
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That tire looks older than hell.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #24
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That tire looks older than hell.
Agreed!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:03 PM   #25
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Had the same type of thing happen on a Taurus once. It was the alignment, nothing to do with tire rotation. Bought new tires and an alignment.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:11 PM   #26
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Judging by the photos... looks like OP doesn't pay much attention to detail regarding his vehicle in general. I regularly look at my tires for signs of irregular wear and, if I see/feel a problem I address the issue right away. It's my responsibility as a driver and vehicle owner.

Suck it up. Get some new tires. Get your alignment, camber, toe-in, etc. checked by a good tire shop, and pay attention to your vehicle's condition. Tire, especially, can cause serious safety issues.

Agree totally...with tire wear that bad it would be easy to spot 10 feet away long before tires were rotated,unless one is totally oblivious.

That kind of wear took many thousands of miles to occur and if not the car probably wouldn't have steered straight at all.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:45 PM   #27
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Hard to believe it was only a little vibration and no pull.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:04 AM   #28
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Not a tire rotation or balancing issue what so ever.

That being said, that tire was pooched the day they did your rotation. I would start by putting some fresh rubber on the car, all around, then I would get a full 4 wheel alignment and go from there.

Now if you think I'm full of shit and just taking the dealers side, I'm not, they should have told you your tire/tires were finished, and if u post up your pre alignment specs, ill tell you exactly what's wrong, why this happen and what needs to be adjusted to achieve a good alignment. And if this happen to one tire, maybe the one tire was faulty but I highly doubt it by the picture that was displayed in your post.

And to everyone who thinks tires are covered under bumper to bumper, they are not.... they are only covered if u purchase the tire road hazard extended warranty (might not be exactly what it's called) when you purchase the vehicle new I believe (In Canada, not sure about US). Other then that sorry your out of luck. If u get tires covered at your dealer without tire protection warranty, keep going there they have a great service manager lol.
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