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#114 of 207 2 blowouts in 2 weeks
Jun 04, 2010 (7:55 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 207 Re: 2 blowouts in 2 weeks [thalv3]
Jun 12, 2010 (6:07 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 207 Re: 2 blowouts in 2 weeks [capriracer]
Jun 12, 2010 (3:59 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 207 Re: 2009 Honda Fit Sport Tires [maui4]
Jun 13, 2010 (9:05 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 207 Problems with Fit tires?
Jun 16, 2010 (3:46 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 207 bubble in Bridgestone Turanza Honda Fit tire
Jun 25, 2010 (7:33 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
#120 of 207 With less than 3000 miles on a new Honda Fit sport model...
Jul 26, 2010 (9:12 am)
I too... have a "bubble" in my brand new, under 3000 mile Hondo Fit Sport, right
front, 185/55/R16 Bridgestone tire!
I'm really upset at Coggin Honda of St. Augustine and Coggin on Atlantic in Jacksonville because they are essentially turning their back on the problem.
It's come down to it's my problem and Bridgestones... They did mention, after
I "complained" they were not being responsive and therefore I am now extremely dissatisfied with their level of "customer service"... that I needed to register my
car under "Nitro"... at a website listed ...it's suppose to be in one of the books I got with the car but I can't find it yet... nor can I find anything on the web...and they
"may" be able to reimburse me up to $150 (replacement tires at TiresPlus are $116)
but apparently I'm stuck with the same brand.
Any one heard of that?
It's really disconcerting at this piont... Honda's "attitude" that is. And if Bridgestone and Firestone are somehow connected... it's "Déjà vu all over again"
becuase I remember a very similar situation in the 70's with the "Firestone 500" line
of tires and total lack of concern until forced to respond about a "manufacturing defect" in the tires... only then did they offer to replace them at cost minus tire wear (usage) for same or similar tires... I did'nt take them up on it then and will "never" buy another Firestone tire...
Jul 26, 2010 (7:00 pm)
My 2010 Fit Sport came with Dunlop tires... Have they always used 2-3 different tire brands for the same model or do you think Honda started using Dunlop after the bridgestone debacle ?
Jul 28, 2010 (8:38 am)
I have a 2009 Honda Fit Sport. I've owned the car 1.5 years and have had two tire blowouts and a cracked windshield. I have the Bridgetones, and both times it was incredibly difficult to locate the tires, and also very expensive to replace them. One cost $230 by itself, and both times I used different auto shops. The dealer, (which I do not use for service or reapairs,) told me when I bought the car that I had to have "special" tires. I was so desperate both times to replace the tires, as I live and work between only major highways, that I paid the ridiculous price. The tow truck operator told me to find out if there was a different, less expensive, yet safe tire that could be put on the Honda Fit. Right now the model number I have is: 185/55R16. As you can tell I know little about cars, and I literally feel like I am being"taken for a ride" here. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
#123 of 207 Re: Honda Fit tires [sarbear565]
Jul 28, 2010 (3:50 pm)
My 2010 Fit Sport uses Dunlop 185/55 R16 tires. Upon searching mavistire.com - these all season high performance tires were listed for $ 82.00 each. Hope this helps !