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Toyota Highlander, Tires, SUV
#425 of 788 Re: It just got worse [gopcs]
Nov 11, 2009 (9:35 am)
I'm sorry for being a skeptic----but I think it's absolutely NOT TRUE that the Toyota people don't know about the Highlander tire issue, I think it's just good politics to pretend when asked that you know of no litigation/complaints, etc. I "played dumb" and asked the Toyota dealer I bought my 2008 Highlander Hybrid about any "tire concerns" on this car and he said he hadn't really heard about that issue....and then I responded that I knew of a Highlander owner who had serious tire problems who came to them and told them she was going to work on developing a "class action suit" as she knew of many other Highlander owners who had serious tire problems including one who had an accident attributed to worn tires. He sort of turned white and said, "oh, you mean that tire problem". It's just B.S. that they don't know---they know the same as most producers who have a bad product that they have to represent and they're only going to respond to serious inquiries---and not volunteer they know anything other than that. So, good luck with your tire/rim change; sounds pretty ridiculous of having to go out and by new tires/rims for a brand new car. Wonder why you didn't consider first trying the Toyo HT's that everyone on this site seems to feel is the best solution at a reasonable price.....with the expectation that some other manufacturer other than Toyo will eventually produce a reliable tire for this vehicle/rim size?
#426 of 788 Re: It just got worse [steve1979]
Nov 11, 2009 (2:11 pm)
I don't know about Toyota response above mentioned "classic action suit".
It may be concerned with that or not, Toyo Tire contact me yesterday. I contacted and complained about the premature ware out tire but they just play the game with me by sending me out to no Toyo Dealer. When I got to the tire shop or garage which was the agent gave me to go and check my tire and I ended up to hear that they are not Toyo Dealer and no responsible for that.
Then I reported to BBB but nothing happen again. I finally give up and change my tires to Duler.
Now they contact me and they want my invoice of new tire and after they got that receipt they will reinvest 38% of the cost.
Why this one pop up after 6 months of complaint? Any idea? Anyway I'm a little bit happy with reinvestment.
#427 of 788 Seems like they're available now
Nov 11, 2009 (5:55 pm)
For what it's worth, I ordered a set of H/Ts earlier this week and they are on the way.
Has anyone else ordered them lately to confirm that the national backorder situation has ended?
#428 of 788 Re: Seems like they're available now [400e]
Nov 11, 2009 (9:44 pm)
yes I rceived the H/T tires last Friday and they seems to be fine.
#429 of 788 Re: Tire Pressure sensors/indicator [doubles3]
Nov 11, 2009 (9:55 pm)
In my Camry, the tire sensor lighted up, but when I checked the tire presure, all 4 tires were at the required presure. The guy at the Toyota service told me that upon the cold weather, the air presure reduced during the night and causes the sensor to show low presure. He suggested to raise the presure by a couple of lbs from 32 to 34, and this will prevent the problem.
#430 of 788 New Toyo HT's
Nov 12, 2009 (6:55 am)
I posted a few weeks ago about installing my new Toyo HT's. I have taken two trips since having the new HT tires, and I want to tell you that they are much, much, more quiet than the A20's , and the ride is very smooth.
I am very pleased with the difference in the ride, as I was concerned it might make the ride rougher.
Since I have read many post with people complaining about the ride and noise with the Bridgestones, I am glad I made the decision to go with Toyo HT's.
The HT has a great warranty, so I would recommend that you stay with the Toyo tires until more choices are out there.
To those who ask if I would buy another Highlander due to the tire situation, the answer is YES. I have had many Toyotas, and the Highlander is the best I have had, and I love driving it. To make sure of warranty issues, that was also a reason for not switching tire sizes.
#431 of 788 Re: It just got worse [ebroaded]
Nov 12, 2009 (6:59 am)
YES, as I posted about my new HT's, yes, I would buy another Highlander. I have had many Toyota's, and I love the Highlander. Mine is an 08 Limited. since having the HT tires installed, the ride is actually more quiet and smooth. I recently took two trips with the new tires, and it was awesome ! Now, I am ready for whatever winter brings, and feel very comfortable with these tires. They also have a great warranty.
Hope this helps.....
#432 of 788 Re: Tire Pressure sensors/indicator [as48]
Nov 12, 2009 (8:45 am)
I'm not sure of the Camry but I had a Sequoia and I have a Highlander - check the spare. My tire sensor came on and in each case it was the spare. All 4 tires were on or close to the recommended pressure but the spare was low. Once I filled the spare, the light went off.
#433 of 788 Re: It just got worse [ronn]
Nov 13, 2009 (8:07 am)
Thanks for letting me know that you would still buy the Highlander in spite of the tire and rim size issues. I hope that the new HT tires are better in the snow and last longer as well. It is reassuring to know that there is a solution to the tire issue and that you love the vehicle.
Nov 14, 2009 (6:41 am)
Just like everyone else, I was amazed this past summer, when I noticed that tires on my 2008 4WD Limited (Treadwear rating of 300) were wearing out at 28,000 miles. Especially after rotaing them every 5,000 miles. Who would have thought you would get a set of cheap tires on a $40,000. vehical. My local dealership quoted me a price of $1,500 plus tax ($120.) $1620 to replace with a new set of Toyo's. It's always a pleasure doing business with my local dealer. You can always count on them to treat you fair and give you the best possible price available (not!). So any way, I started checking around for a set of Toyo P245/55R19 Open Country H/T 103S (Treadwear rating of 640, 60,000 mile tire). They seemed to be on backorder everywhere, but I finally went with "Treadepot.com" because I had done business with them in the past. After about 4 weeks, they finally came in. Paid $151.00 each, a set of 4 was $747 delivered to the door, including the 36 month Road Hazard and shipping. I then went to my local allignment shop and had the tires mounted, balanced and a front and rear alignment for $143. That's a total cost of $890. A savings of $730 over my local dealer. I've only had them a few days, but they seem to ride great, milage is the same at approx. 23 mpg and they look good.
PS. Don't get me wrong, I love my Highlander, wouldn't trade it for anything. Just wanted to talk about the tire issue.