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#652 of 793 Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles
Mar 02, 2011 (4:47 pm)
Can someone please help what tires should I replace on my Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport? It has only 22,000 miles but the front tires are already worn out. I understand only choices are TOYO and Bridgstone in 19'' and both are NOT good based on reviews. It is a new vehicle I bought and it is surprising that I have to do this in 1.5 years. Do I get any credit from OEM TOYO company?
#653 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [georgeb10]
Mar 02, 2011 (5:40 pm)
My recommendation is the Hankook Ventus AS RH07, which IS available in the original 245/55r19 size, but is VERY difficult to find in that size. You won't go wrong with an upsize to 255/55r19 in the same tire, which is almost always readily available, especially through an online retailer such as Tire Rack.
This different size is only 10mm wider and WON'T cause any clearance, rubbing or warranty issues, despite what some will have you believe. Wet traction and light snow/ice handling have been supurb for me so far and even deep snow traction was above-average in Chicago's 22" blizzard about a month ago.
#654 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [georgeb10]
Mar 02, 2011 (6:12 pm)
I went with Toyo H/T Open Country replacements and find them to be very good esp in the heavy snow we've had this winter up here in the Northern Plains. 13,000 miles on them and they look (still) brand new. 60,000 mile warranty, too. FWIW.
I can't help you on getting a credit from TOYO.
#655 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [georgeb10]
Mar 03, 2011 (2:43 am)
I second the Toyo H/T's great tire and in my opinion should have been on the vehicle in the first place.
#656 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [georgeb10]
Mar 03, 2011 (6:06 am)
I put Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max on Highlander.Have 2000 miles ,so far very good-quiet,handling/traction fine.Mileage may have improved,but not noticeably.
#657 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [mdhutton]
Mar 03, 2011 (9:11 am)
Don't mean to be "rude" to you post regarding different tire sizes you noted in your post and warranty issues. Give a call to Toyota and ask to speak with technical advisors on the matter. Also, I got straight story from reputable Toyota guys in two different States on the matter. For the most part, it depends on your "relationship" with Toyota dealership and how far they are willing to go to bat for you in event of transmission failure, AWD issues, or other matters. For the most part, you must follow warranty to the letter of the law and be sure to read FINE print in your warranty book. If you only plan on driving vehicle another year or so, it is mute point. However, down the road if you develop warranty issues and do not have "actual" sized tires on vehicle as specifications dictate, you are out of luck. Not my story, but story summarized by technical advisors and Toyota head mechanics at (2) dealerships. My Toyo tires (OEM) wore out at 24,000 and got on phone with Toyo. Received good credit from Toyo as others did in this thread. Have the H/T tires on vehicle now for about 1.3 years. They are ok.. NOT great, but ok. Will NOT buy another set and hope Michelin or Goodyear have right size tires out when next purchase comes my way. They handle OK in snow and rain, but still not the best tires I have ever owned. Yes, in "olden" days you could mix and match oversize tires on cars when you were 16 and had "race" tires on your car. But now, every manufacturer is out to cover their own "butt" and will stick it to the owner of the vehicle any chance they can.. UNLESS you have good Toyota dealer and head mechanic that can work some "magic" with Toyota warranty departments. Should not be an issue because it is a "Toyota after all"... But if you have issues down the road with any front end or tranny problems all I can say is "beware"...
#658 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [georgeb10]
Mar 03, 2011 (8:15 pm)
I had the bridgestones and they were only sightly better than the Toyos. Check with Toyo...I heard of a tire recall recently, but didn't pay much attention since I don't own them. I switched to a Hankook and have been pleasantly surprised (considering I'm a huge Michellin fan). Good luck.
#659 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [damifinomike]
Mar 03, 2011 (8:18 pm)
I switched sizes, but I'm no longer under any warranty except maybe powertrain. My 2008 has over 60,000 mi.
#660 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [damifinomike]
Mar 05, 2011 (2:46 am)
Appreciate your thoughts, but I spoke directly to Toyota USA HQ in California and have been told warranty won't be an issue. Also have an excellent working relationship with local dealer. Only time will tell if and when I have any issues, I guess.
#661 of 793 Re: Need advice on worn out Toyota Highlander 2009 TIRES AT 22,000 Miles [georgeb10]
Mar 07, 2011 (3:39 pm)
Thanks to everyone who responded. I have decided to go with the TOYO H/T and went to the dealer and ordered a pair last week. The wear was due to a an alignment issue and did not qualify for any credit. The back tires are in good shape. And I was told it was going to cost me $304 per tire. I agreed assuming it is TOYO H/T tires. Today, I got it replaced at the dealership. To my surprise, they put TOYO A20 tires. When I complained about the price, after argument, gave me a credit for $35 on each tire. So, I still paid, $269 per tire for TOYO A20. Looks like I wasted about $120! Planning to complain to the dealershipo management. What else a poor customer can do?