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#110 of 212 2009 Honda Fit Sport Tires
May 11, 2010 (2:18 pm)
I am currently shopping for tires after owning my car for a year and a half. Gee, I must be getting old, but I remember when tires had a 40,000 mile warranty. My car is about half that mileage.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Do 195-50-15 and 195-50-16 tires really work with this vehicle?
I can only find two tires the suggested 185/55R16 size in the world. Is this legal to make people search for tires like this? It seems that it is a monopoly type of situation.
Any help would be welcome. I do not plan on changing tires out once a year, that is simply ridiculous.
#111 of 212 Sort of like real estate...
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
May 11, 2010 (4:48 pm)
...except with tires it's rotation, rotation, rotation... and don't forget proper pressure.
I feel your pain on the tire size. It's even more fun if it's REALLY not a common size, because then they don't make a lot of them and the costs start to climb too beyond having a lack of choice
#112 of 212 Re: 2009 Honda Fit Sport Tires [maui4]
May 12, 2010 (9:06 am)
I just noticed Bridgestone has new Potenza G019 all season sport tires in 185/55/16. They have a higher wear rating than either of the stock tires, and I believe come with a 40K warrantee. Check your alignment. My rear was out and wearing tires twice as fast as the front. You may have a similar issue.
#113 of 212 Re: 2009 Honda Fit Sport Tires [1g2b]
May 25, 2010 (11:14 pm)
Thanks for the info. I went ahead and ordered the Bridgestone but I was told that the warranty is 50,000.
As a side note I called Honda and filed a complaint. They in turn gave me Dunlap's telephone number. Let me tell you Dunlap is zero in the customer service department. The woman at Dunlap told me I could only go to one of their service centers to have the treadware looked at. Then I would have to buy Dunlap tires if they say the wear is bad. My response was that I had only 25k on these which came with the car and I would NEVER buy a vehicle with Dunlap tires on it again.
I guess I will chalk it down as an experience to not have again. Live and learn!
#114 of 212 2 blowouts in 2 weeks
Jun 04, 2010 (6:55 pm)
We bought my daughter a 2009 Fit Sport in February of this year. She has the Bridgestone tires on it. She's driven it for 6K miles now and has had 2 tires blow out with 2 weeks. In the first instance, she was driving, the tire light came on, and the rear tire blew out within seconds (2 weeks after she went to the dealer for her first oil change and tire rotation). There was no apparent problems with the tire. Honda charged me $150 for a new tire, completely inspected the other tires, assured me it was safe, and said they'd report the problem to Bridgestone, who would call me. I've never heard from Bridgestone. Now, two weeks later almost to the day, she had another one of the original tires blow out. This time, there was no warning light and she was lucky to keep control of the vehicle.
Anyone else having similar problems?
#115 of 212 Re: 2 blowouts in 2 weeks [thalv3]
Jun 12, 2010 (5:07 am)
In all likelihood, the first "blowout" was a puncture that was run on until the tire was destroyed.
The second one might be the same thing - or it might be something different. But in either case, the vast majority of these are just simple "hazards of the roads" aggravated by inexperienced drivers.
So the first step would be to make sure your daughter knows how to check the tire pressure and that she does it regularly - monthly!
#116 of 212 Re: 2 blowouts in 2 weeks [capriracer]
Jun 12, 2010 (2:59 pm)
I have had more flat tires with my 2009 Honda Fit Sport than I did in my previous vehicle during the 10 years I owned it. I HATE these tires. I will never get them again. I'm just looking for a different alternative - a tire that is more readily available in case a replacement is needed, and something a little sturdier and beefier, but that won't mess up the speedometer or rub.
#117 of 212 Re: 2009 Honda Fit Sport Tires [maui4]
Jun 13, 2010 (8:05 am)
My 2007 Honda Fit Sport went 60k miles on its original stock tires when I replaced it with the Dunlop Signature Touring tire because it had a 60k mile threadlife warranty. The new tires has now run 48k miles with lots of thread left. 108k miles of problem free driving! Yay Fit! I have no complaints. I actually stopped a few inches from hitting a minivan last winter. Icy hill. Whew. I didn't notice any mpg changes as well - an important factor for me when changing tires.
#118 of 212 Problems with Fit tires?
Jun 16, 2010 (2:46 pm)
If you are having any problems with Fit tires and safety, will you please report them to the NHTSA? In our case, Honda is refusing to admit there are any problems with these tires because they have no formal complaints filed, but as I cruise through various websites, I see constant complaints about blow outs, bubbles in tires, and sudden loss of pressure without visible damage. While this is an economy vehicle, they should be safe to drive under normal, real life conditions. Honda won't know there is possibly a problem unless it is reported through an impartial government agency.
#119 of 212 bubble in Bridgestone Turanza Honda Fit tire
Jun 25, 2010 (6:33 am)
With less than 3000 miles on a new Honda Fit sport model, we have already had one blowout, and now a bubble has appeared on the driver's side front tire. The dealer, over the phone, says they see 7-8 of them a day and they are caused by potholes. Odd that none of the other cars we have had for years in Omaha have had this issue. These tires must be much more fragile -- not quite comforting, eh?
Calling Honda customer service resulted in them suggested us calling Bridgestone direct, which I did. They put us in contact with a local factory store so we could take the tire in and have them inspect to see if it's road hazard damage or a defect, so we will see what happens.
Between the front windshield crack and now two tires needing replaced in the first few months of having this car, it sure is turning out to be expensive luck