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#329 of 788 2008 Toyota highlander tires
Sep 16, 2009 (6:44 pm)
My tires are worn out at 35000 Miles, The Dealer try to tell me that the tojo tires intalled on new vehicles are always a bad quality tire, and I should be lucky that I did get 35000 Miles on them. He suggest that I by the same tire brand, and that they will be a lot better quality tire, and should last for at least 65000 miles.
should I believe them???
#330 of 788 Re: 2008 Toyota highlander tires [klaasvd]
Sep 17, 2009 (6:09 pm)
Heck no ! Why would same brand, same model tires give you MORE miles just because YOU are purchasing them. Another ploy from the dealer to ROB your checkbook and put inferior tires on your vehicle. I am getting Michelin Latitude Tour HP tires installed. One size bigger though: 255/50R/19. These are supposed to be good tires giving good ride, last much longer, and also good on ice and snow. Getting mine from Discount Tire in local Saginaw, MI area. Belle Tire can also get them. Stay away from TOYO and Bridgestone. Bad reviews posted on tirerack.com about the Bridgestone tires. My current TOYO tires have 31,000 miles and rotated every 6,000 miles since new. Now they are JUNK. Getting ready for Michigan WINTER.
#331 of 788 TOYOTA - TOYO TIRES AND WARRANTY ISSUES
Sep 18, 2009 (8:51 am)
I've begun the search for replacement tires for my '08 Highlander Ltd. Since the vehicle only has 30K miles and TOYO tires are about shot one must be careful about voiding the TOYOTA warranty for this vehicle. Toyota tells me if I go "any" size bigger on the tires other than the P245/55/R19, it will VOID my vehicle warranty from Toyota. It also discusses this aspect on the TOYOTA website and confirms the dealership tire guy. He has seen some instances where owners did this and TOYOTA did indeed NOT honor the warranty on the vehicle. So that really limits choices from which to choose.
Tirerack.com does NOT give the Bridgestone Duelers a very favorable rating and TOYO are the next choice . .. That's it. Anyone else having same issues or hearing the same thing from the TOYOTA folks, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.
#332 of 788 Re: Replaced Wheels and Tires on '08 Highlander Sport [pseudolefty]
Sep 18, 2009 (8:57 am)
I hope you understood the ramification of doing this task? Voids the warranty on vehicle from Toyota. That is unless you have more miles on vehicle than I do... See Toyota website or call dealer service dept. They'll confirm for you. Same issues with 19 inch tires and going up a size. I've been told to wait until vehicle is out of warranty to make a change and still keep the warranty intact.
#333 of 788 Re: TOYOTA - TOYO TIRES AND WARRANTY ISSUES [damifinomike]
Sep 18, 2009 (4:36 pm)
Can you get 6K more miles on the current tires? Then, your warranty is gone anyway and upsizing won't matter.
#334 of 788 Re: TOYOTA - TOYO TIRES AND WARRANTY ISSUES [mdhutton]
Sep 18, 2009 (6:49 pm)
I still have 11K left on the warranty and 19 H/T should last as long and more. With more and more cars coming out with 19, I am pretty sure Michelin will be there next time around,3+ years from now...
Again, I would caution people again getting A20 as replacements, since Toyo will not warrant these tires on vehicles which ship as OEM with these tires. The H/T have at least 40K warranty.
I have H/T mounted week from tomorrow. Will provide update.
#335 of 788 Re: TOYOTA - TOYO TIRES AND WARRANTY ISSUES [damifinomike]
Sep 18, 2009 (7:56 pm)
I doubt if voiding the warranty on the entire vehicle due to different sized tires being used would ever stand up in any court. Maybe if they could prove that some component was damaged due to an oversized tire, Toyota could come out a winner. Me, I ran 235/60-18s on my '06 for 3 years and never had any problems. With the reliability built into these new Toyotas, chances are very good nobody else will have problems either.
#336 of 788 Re: TOYOTA - TOYO TIRES AND WARRANTY ISSUES [2010sel]
Sep 19, 2009 (6:18 am)
Probably not. However, courts take time and in meantime most people need a car. You will also need to get expert witnesses, lawyer etc. If you ever have an issue in the wheel area (like breaks,suspension etc) you better believe that the dealer will blame this on your over/under size tires.
#337 of 788 Re: TOYOTA - TOYO TIRES AND WARRANTY ISSUES [damifinomike]
Sep 19, 2009 (2:31 pm)
What Toyota actually says is:
"Toyota does not recommend modifying the vehicle in any manner, including changing the original tire size or the suspension. Toyota vehicles meet all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards when they are originally distributed, and modification could affect the safety and/or operation of the vehicle and remove it from compliance with specifications and standards mandated by the Federal Government. Additionally, should a condition occur on the vehicle that can be attributed to any type of modification, the warranty on the affected components may be impacted or voided."
The caveats they express are reasonable as some people will seek to drastically modify tyre sizes which can affect safety or alter handling characteristics. Try calling Toyota and finding whether they have knowledge of tyre changes that are permissible.
#338 of 788 Re: TOYOTA - TOYO TIRES AND WARRANTY ISSUES [grahampeters]
Sep 19, 2009 (3:06 pm)
That's no where as bad as "automatically void the warranty on the vehicle" like some other people were led to believe by their dealers.