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post #1 of 11 Old 05-29-2017, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Tire blowout 18k miles

A couple of weeks ago my right rear tire blew out while driving on the freeway. Exited pulled into a parking lot and called AAA. The AAA driver pulled the tire off and saw that the hole was on the inside wall of the tire next to the wheel. He said to contact the dealer to see if it is covered by the new car warranty.
My Honda dealer has two service locations. One stand alone service center downtown and the other at the dealership. I spoke with service advisors at both locations. One SA said that it was highly unlikely that it was a manufacture defect because they would have caught it when they rotated my tires. the second SA said that they would have to send the tire to Michelin and have them inspect it to determine if it was a defective tire.

I've had my '16 Accord for almost 9 months and it has 18k miles on it and had two tire rotations. I wasn't buying either SA's stories, but didn't want to argue with them and decided to buy the tire from the dealer since they had one in stock and it was cheaper than the same tire at Costco. BTW, I did purchase an extended warranty, but it doesn't cover tires. The tire that I bought from the dealer comes with road hazard coverage.

What do you think? How likely was it that the tire was defective? Anyone have experience with a defective tire on a new car?


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18k it's very possible that the blow out was caused by some sort of road debris and not a defect




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18k miles is a lot for it to be considered a defect.
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Yeah, it was a road hazard of some sort. Nail, screw, piece of metal....

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All I heard was a 'whoosh' sound. Didn't feel like I ran over anything. When the AAA drive took off the tire, there wasn't anything sticking out of the tire. As i said in the original post, the hole was on the inside wall of the tire right next to the wheel hub. I wish I had thought to take a picture of it.

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But now you have a "mis-matched" pair of tires, in terms of mileage and remaining tread.

Shouldn't you have replaced them as a pair? Yes, I know that costs more $$, but will the mis-match affect handling, TPMS readings and/or traction control, especially when they get rotated to the front end?
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I think the Continental ProContact tires are POS garbage and I'm pissed about it. In the 6 months that I've had my '17 Touring, I've had 3 blowouts: 1 in March 2017, 1 in April 2017, and 1 just last weekend that had us waylaid for a several hours on a weekend trip down the Shore. It's gotten to the point that we've started to question whether or not we'll make it home when we do drive the car, which is a strange realization, as it isn't driven all that often (car just turned over 2500 miles during the last ill-fated voyage). I'm convinced the Accord with 19" wheels are under-tired - the sidewalls are too thin; the tires aren't wide enough. I installed the 19" HFPs with 245/45 19" tires on the '14 Touring I traded for this '17 and in the 2 years and 20K+ miles I put on those tires, I could drive all over the potholed paradises that are Chicago and NYC without having to consider how to go about changing a flat on the FDR in a suit. It's nonsense.

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First SA is baloney. So, if the mechanic purposely/inadvertently missed it, this incident implies your fault. I've never seen any dealer would find something wrong with the car and voluntarily fix it for free while the car was still under warranty. But, I've seen they would point out something wrong or not even wrong to get your money.
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Michelin, so I've heard, is a good company that backs their products.
As long as your tech can provide a reasonable argument for the tire failing and not a road hazard, you've got a shot, I'd say.

And just because the first dude didn't "see it" when they did a rotation, doesn't mean doodly squat!

There are plenty of people who almost died of heart attacks...when they got misdiag-ed at an ER and got sent home.
Crap happens.
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Michelin customer support is great, I'd recommend opening an incident. You can even do it online via Chat or the more traditional 800#, if you like.

I would typically say 'road debris' caused the sidewall failure too, but since it was a 'rear' tire and not a front, that makes it much more unlikely.

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Why should you BUY the story from the tow truck driver, and not the dealership?
I hate to break it to you, but the HUGE majority of tire blowouts are caused by running something over, not a defect in the tire.
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