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Volvo XC90, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#35 of 166 Re: Volvo XC90 -- Unusual Tire Wear Issues [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 22, 2006 (5:35 am)
My wife picked up a nail on her 2006 XC 90. I looked at the front tire and noticed significant tread wear. The car has 14,000 miles on these tires and I doubt they will lat to 17,000 miles.
Needless to say I am not getting these Pirelli Scorpions again. ANyone have any recommendations on some good replacement tires. Durability is my primary consideration. My wife could drive o ver a mine field and not notice the bumps.
#36 of 166 Re: Volvo XC90 -- Unusual Tire Wear Issues [houstonken]
Oct 22, 2006 (11:02 am)
#37 of 166 Re: Volvo XC90 -- Unusual Tire Wear Issues [houstonken]
Oct 23, 2006 (2:34 am)
The michelins worked much better for me when i had my pirrellis replaced.
#38 of 166 Re: Volvo XC90 -- Unusual Tire Wear Issues [houstonken]
Oct 23, 2006 (9:21 pm)
You can find many choices at tirerack.com. Personally, I will consider Bridgestone Dueler G/L Alenza or Yokohama Geolandar. Both are inexpensive and have got some good reviews from XC90 owners.
#39 of 166 Call Volvo to complain
Oct 24, 2006 (5:43 am)
2005 XC90 V8 w/ michelins -- 22k miles -- uneven tire wear on outer edges.
Volvo Customer service can be reached at 800-458-1522. Please call to complain, maybe something will get corrected. The lady said Volvo definitely would like to hear from disatisfied owners.
I had the regional Volvo rep look at my '05 V8 XC90 twice because of my tire complaints. There have been four alignments in one year, but uneven wear continues. I will end up spending ~$1000 for michelins + alignment within 1.5years of owning the vehicle. That's $55/month just for tires!
I love the vehicle, however, the excessive tire wear (bald on outer edges, front tires) is unacceptable.
#40 of 166 Re: Call Volvo to complain [rashidi]
Nov 10, 2006 (10:06 am)
The right number for Volvo is 800-458-1552.
Pirelli contacted me regarding this issue. My car has 25.5k miles so they'll give me 50% prorate. I am not sure what they are replacing them with nor how much will be out of pocket. I'll update once it is all done.
#41 of 166 Re: Call Volvo to complain [rashidi]
Nov 21, 2006 (6:59 pm)
If you learn anything, let us know. Volvo hasn't fessed up to the many of us with the same issue. I am on my second set of tires and 4 alignments later with excessive outer edge wear on two different sets of Pirelli tires. I know it is not the driver since prior vehicles and SUVs have never had this happen. The car is driven at low speeds around town (averages 20mph) by a mom with two kids in the car. My solution is going to be simple. Sell the Volvo and buy the Audi Q7. This will be my last Volvo for awhile.
#42 of 166 Re: Call Volvo to complain [hoosbest]
Nov 21, 2006 (7:10 pm)
OK, I just picked up my XC90 from the dealership. They replaced all 4 tires with new Pirelli Scorpion Zero. Out of pocket AFTER the 50% prorate....$488!!!!! What a rip off. I don't even know why I did it. I had already bought 4 Bridgestones for $560 from tire rack plus about $100 to get them installed. Now I am going to return them so my savings are minimal. I'll keep a close eye on these ones. They also did the 2 recalls. We love the car and now with the new tires it feels great again, but they have to do better than this to keep us buying back from them. Good luck all!
#43 of 166 Re: Volvo XC90 -- Unusual Tire Wear Issues [houstonken]
Dec 16, 2006 (8:45 pm)
Update. Had front tires replace in early November with Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus. Odometer at a whopping 14,600 miles. My daughter's best friend's father is a manager at discount tire. He did not have kind things to say about the Pirelli Scorpions. Will probably replace the rear tires after Xmas.
I just can't believe an SUV with a $40K sticker has tires that won't even last 16,000 miles.
It will be a cold day in ____ before I ever buy a car with Pirelli tires on it.
#44 of 166 Re: Whining Noise - 2004 [guyf]
Dec 17, 2006 (8:18 pm)
Had the same problem at 55k and 6 months left on my lease. I'm not happy with the $900 repair bill along with the news that the vehicle is ready for its 3rd brake job. Also replaced tires at 25k. Can't wait to get rid of it.