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#83 of 282 2008 HCH TIre noise and MPG
Nov 17, 2008 (4:49 pm)
Recently bought a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid with unusual tire cupping/feathering/noise. The tires were Dunlop. The dealer said I had the correct upper arms and he realigned the car twice and put two new tires on. The noise continued. Then he called Honda and they agreeded to put on New Michelin® Primacy™ MXV4and my mileage dropped 20%. From an average of 42.5 to about 35.5. I called Michelin and they are going to replace the tires. I was below he 30 day guarantee. Will keep you posted.
Note: The noise went away and the car rode better with the Michelin but the mileage dropped as noted.
#84 of 282 Re: 2008 HCH TIre noise and MPG [stripe2]
Dec 06, 2008 (5:48 pm)
Mileage increased >38 to 41 with Michelin from Sears. They were a S rated tire. Noise went away and rode better then the MXV4 tires.
We are now into cold weather driving so will have to wait for summer to see where we are with these new Sears tires. Have only 14000 miles on the car and 3 sets of tires already. Not sure the Hybrid is worth it?
#85 of 282 Re: Best Tires for the Honda Civic Hybrid HCH 2005? [hchybrid]
May 16, 2009 (10:21 pm)
What kind of Yoko AVID's did you get exactly? And what is your average MPG?
#86 of 282 still an issue...
May 26, 2009 (11:31 am)
I have an '08 HCH, I was having problems with the alignment after having the car for only about 8 months. The dealer then told me that there was a part I could have replaced and it would fix it. So I got the rear control arm replaced, but at that point my tires had already become too unreversably worn. The wear only increased. At this point, a few months later, my tires are all worn and bare on the inside and two have very bad cupping. I need to replace my tires and am not sure which tires to replace them with. Has anyone had the control arm replaced and then gotten new tires that meet the same mpg? Are new tires wearing just as badly even with the control arm fix? Thanks.
#87 of 282 Uneven wear and cupping
Jul 01, 2009 (12:45 pm)
I own a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid. I have had the car serviced at the dealer as per the manual specifications. I check the tire pressure with each fill up and have never had a tire below recommended PSI. In 2005 at 3100 miles I had to replace the original tires due to uneven wear and cupping. I purchased Sears tires with 75,000 mile warranty. In 2008 Sears replaced one tire and balanced all tires at no charge due to excessive wear and cupping. Honda then realigned the wheels. Now, at 98,000 miles the Honda Service Center tells me the alignment is out again and I need to replace all tires due to uneven wear. Where should I start? Should I go to Sears and ask them to honor the warranty? Or, should I press the Honda Service Center to trouble shoot the cause of the wear? Should I write off these tires as a bad choice and buy a different brand? Is it time to trade?
#88 of 282 Re: Uneven wear and cupping [phbmrgn]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jul 01, 2009 (8:17 pm)
One thing I don't see you mentioning is rotation. Are you rotating the tires every 5-6,000 miles? It's pretty much a given that there's no such thing as a "perfect" alignment and tires have to be rotated to avoid unusual wear patterns and make them last longer.
#89 of 282 Re: Uneven wear and cupping [pf_flyer]
Jul 04, 2009 (12:54 pm)
Yes, the tires have been rotated as per the Honda Service Manual schedule and the tire manufacturer's recommendations. So, the latest set of tires were rotated by Honda in January 2008 and again in June 2008. No mention of unusual tire wear in their inspection report. In July 2008 Sears replaced at no charge one badly cupped tire and aligned the wheels. In June 2009 (this month) Honda rotated the tires again. The inspection report noted uneven wear and recommended replacement of all 4 tires. How could the tires deteriorate so quickly?
#90 of 282 Re: Uneven wear and cupping [phbmrgn]
Jul 05, 2009 (1:35 am)
Rotation only delays the problem a little. My new tires with the new suspension are starting to have a very faint noise but still have 90% tread. I have rotated these at Sams and I am about to conclude to leave the same tires on the back and when the noise gets so bad you can't stand it rotate them off the car.
As far as fuel mileage is concerned, my mileage went up with the two OEMs on the back and then dropped with non OEMs on the back. Weird! The Goodrich are good cheap tires but now I suggest you go another route. Get the new Michelin fuel savers or Goodyear fuel max if you can find them at a reasonable price.
#91 of 282 Uneven wear and cupping HCH 2008
Jul 24, 2009 (3:32 pm)
I own a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid and am experiencing uneven rear tire wear and cupping. The tire life is reduced to 20,000 miles.The car came equipped with the upper rear control arm that was supposed to fix this problem. Obviously, that did not fix the problem. I'm on my second set of tires now. I've read the messages on
this forum and it appears this problem has existed at least since 2003. Does
anyone have the solution to this problem?
#92 of 282 2007
Jul 25, 2009 (2:09 am)
They replaced mine on my 2007 and I am starting to get road noise again. Most likely it is weak struts and shocks from the factory.
My last Honda ever. The quality is after profit for these guys as evident they made a profit when everyone else is going down the tubes.