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#253 of 282 Re: Tire Control Arm Issue [74apollo]
Feb 10, 2009 (10:03 am)
74apollo...it is probably your new tires that caused a drop in MPG. Different brands/types give different mileage vs. traction vs. ride comfort. My new tires are softer, quiet, and smooth, but I lost probably 3 MPG. They are also wearing better and longer, though. The Honda OEM tires were horrible, for me. (read previous posts)
#254 of 282 Tire Control Arm Issue [mgrantaz]
Feb 10, 2009 (3:03 pm)
The new tires they put on were the very same as the old tires.
Feb 10, 2009 (3:46 pm)
Mine has gone down too. The gas is crap since November. They are spiking it with at least 10% ethylnol. Also tires should be at 40PSI. It may be other issues on mine as well as I have had 4 hybrids and this is this first one to drop like it has. I could be that the gas it making the computer wacky.
#256 of 282 Inside tire wear
Mar 03, 2009 (11:56 pm)
Just wanted to throw in my two cents. If anyone can suggest a way to better deal with this than lumping it , please let me know. I'm getting ready to buy my second set of tires for my 06. The outsides tread looks great, the inside is completely gone. I took it in to the dealership where I purchased it after the first set failed and they told me although that part of the alignment was borderline out of spec. , it was not adjustable. At the time I had custom rims and tires on it. So, giving this may be the problem, I switched back to the stock tires and rims. Now, I am experiencing the exact same problem with the inside wear. Also, it has always pulled to the left. People at the dealership don't seem to believe this , claiming it should pull to the right if anything,but I know it is true. I've taken it in three times to have it checked and I am always told it is fine. I don't really know what to do next and any suggestions would be great.
#257 of 282 Re: Inside tire wear [hchowner1]
Mar 04, 2009 (7:07 am)
Have you had the control arms replaced?
#258 of 282 Re: Inside tire wear [hchowner1]
Mar 04, 2009 (11:45 am)
go back to my previous post. my claim number for the 4 new tires honda bought me is listed. use it. get rear control arms replaced first. my local dealer did mine free - and - a 4 wheel alignment. complain to consumer reports and any other consumer agency you can think of.
#259 of 282 Re: Inside tire wear [hchowner1]
Mar 04, 2009 (5:22 pm)
In addition to the other advice you are getting here, if you have to buy new tires, don't buy the OEM make (I forget what they were). Buy Falken 912's--I love them and have 9K miles on them now (see message #94, July 2008, before/after). And find a good frame shop that does alignments--NOT the dealer. You want (and need) an unbiased opinion. I asked Discount Tires for a recommendation on a good shop a couple of years ago and they are great (I'm in Phoenix). Then you'll really know if your Honda is aligned properly. If done properly, the inside tread should not wear. I had alignment problems with a Nissan 300ZX that caused inside tire wear--twice--so I traded it in. My Falken's are wearing fine: no inside wear, no cupping, no vibrations, smooth as glass at 35 PSI.
#260 of 282 Re: Inside tire wear [aue]
Mar 04, 2009 (7:52 pm)
No, I havn't had the control arms replaced. I will call my dealer tommorow. Thank you also for the tire claim number. I will try to use that. If not I will definately not buy the oem's anyway. They are horrible when it rains here in So Cal. Thanks !!
#261 of 282 2008 HCH rear tires
Mar 25, 2009 (1:20 pm)
Took hch to tire shop to rotate ad balance tires because of excess vibration. The rear tires are worn out on inside and the toed out. The honda dealership in Tyler Texas just said you need new tires without even looking at it. It has 16k miles on it. honda says it isn't in the service bulletin. Is this the control ams? I guess the fight is on.
#262 of 282 Re: 2008 HCH rear tires [rkbates]
Mar 25, 2009 (2:59 pm)
My story started the same way...noise, rotation, balance, but it did no good. Got louder and louder, wore out uneven, and shook. Dealer looked at everything, said all was okay, just replace tires. I did, but not with same ones. See my other posts here. Good luck.