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#280 of 282 constant tire leak but no hole?
Oct 30, 2011 (9:31 am)
I have a constant loss of air in one tire. I have to put air in the tire sometimes several times a month, to every other month depending on "i have no idea what"
I have been advised that there are no holes in the tire.
Why would I be losing air in one tire?
It's like pulling teeth, asking questions getting them to do anything to pursue the issue.
is something like this covered under warranty?
I am being told if it is what they think it is...wouldnt be covered under warranty BUT I have been taking the car to the dealer since I bought it for this very reason. So i feel it was a pre-existing condition.
#281 of 282 Could be a couple of things
by pf_flyer HOST
Oct 30, 2011 (11:01 am)
With no hole in the tire, it could be a corroded or otherwise damaged rim that's not letting the tire bead seal. Could be a leak at the valve stem. Or it could be that the bead on the tire is damaged or malformed and not letting it seat right on the rim.
It HAS to be one of those, because there's not much of anything else that could go wrong. I really can't imagine anything associated with a "wear item" like a tire being covered under warranty. If you go to a reputable tire shop, they should be able to figure out fairly easily where the issue is.
#282 of 282 Re: constant tire leak but no hole? [anan]
Oct 31, 2011 (8:12 am)
A second for there is a source somewhere, and someone needs to spend the time to find it.
No, this is not covered under warranty - and, pre-existing or not, that makes me think that your going to the car dealer is exactly the wrong thing to be doing. You should be going to a tire dealer. If they can't find the leak, they need to be in another business.
But you should be prepared to have to pay to get this fixed. It might be a simple puncture, but it could be that the wheels are leaking ($$$!)