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Old 10-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Blow out on front tire!!!! 1000Miles!

Driving down the freeway today...boom...psssssssss. Out of no where tire blows out the side wall. 1000 miles. Looks like the side wall separated.

Calling dealer Monday to raise hell. Must be a defective tire.

Luckily didn't damage wheel

Any one else have problems with goodyears?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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Look it over well, if you had a nail and it came out and went flat it can cause the same defect. GM does not build the tires, but if it is a tire problem GM will take care of it. I was a service manager once long ago, if customers raised hell, I did not help, a little honey goes a long way. Treat others as you want to be treated...
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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Totally agree. Not their fault. I should have said I will have the service manager raise hell. Haha

Just pisses me off that a brand new tire would just blow out. No sign of any rocks, nails nothing. But I do notice a separation just above the blow out. Like it was bursting at the seems.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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More pics. What do you think? Defect or bad luck road damage?

In the second pic you can see where the line goes from sharp edge to a rough area just above where it blew out. Coincidence or related?
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:31 PM   #5
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good luck on getting that replaced, and I mean it in a sincere way..it's hard enough getting legitimate warranty work done on these cars..
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:21 AM   #6
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More pics. What do you think? Defect or bad luck road damage?

In the second pic you can see where the line goes from sharp edge to a rough area just above where it blew out. Coincidence or related?

looks like road dmg looks sliced.You can see a finger NAIL
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:05 AM   #7
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Looks defective to me which is covered under warranty. Bring it to the dealer for inspection.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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The most important thing is that you are ok, a blowout at any speed can be real bad. Looks like a cut, but who knows, takes a few feet to stop and more damage can be done to an already flat tire. It needs to come off the rim and be looked at from the inside.
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When you replace your tires you way want to consider these.

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When you replace your tires you way want to consider these.

tell us why....
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:24 AM   #11
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Question. What were the outside temperatures? These tires are not designed to be used below 40 degrees.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:30 AM   #12
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even if the dealership wont "warranty" the tire out the manufacturer will. they will pick it up, and then send you a check. it might take you 2 weeks. but they will do it. they will send you a check on how much the replacement tire cost. hopefully theres no nail or any type of obstruction
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When you replace your tires you way want to consider these.

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tell us why....
Yeah , why ? Just want to know .
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Nice to know SY was a manager that didn't listen to customers complaints... Guess he wasn't a people person and wasn't worried about a paying customer issue, nice going....
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More pics. What do you think? Defect or bad luck road damage?

In the second pic you can see where the line goes from sharp edge to a rough area just above where it blew out. Coincidence or related?
No Tire expert, but it appears to be defective tire, as the way it's tearing apart from side to side.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #16
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Question. What were the outside temperatures? These tires are not designed to be used below 40 degrees.
Show me where it says they will explode when driven under 40 deg temps. Any ultra high performance tire will say not to use in low temps due to the tire compound not being able to provide the intended grip at those temps until warmed up. Its the same with super sport motorcycle tires, they suggest care when riding in cold weather due to lack of grip.

I was driving my zl1 this weekend with temps around 35 on the interstate and had no probelems, but the lack of traction.

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OK: just read the buliten posted up here http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187045, looks like there might be some merit to that but we do not know if that is when abusing the tire or just driving normally.

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Actually I was quite the opposite, I would bend over backwards to help people.....
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #18
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looks like you hit somethe the rim looks bent on the fist pic mybe you didnt feel it
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #19
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sorry its the tire didnt look right
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