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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 400, Lexus GS 430, Lexus GS 350, Lexus GS 450h, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#42 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [chucko3]
Jan 23, 2008 (10:51 am)
I didn't know how bad the Run flat tires on my 08GS350 AWD until yesterday. I got a screw at RR. My car is only 10 days old with 300 miles. How unlucky I am! At the near local tire store, they can't fix it because of run flat tire. My wife took the car to the Lexus dealer, at the beginning they said they can fix the tire. Later on, they said they can't fix it. It has to be replaced and it won't be free because there is no warranty. The cost is about $400 for just one. How ridiculous with the cost!! It is more than twice cost with conventional tires. They wear out much faster than conventional tires. And they can't not be fixed or replace to conventional tires. Why does Lexus have this bad tire design on GS? I researched online and I found out there are a few other car brands with run flat tires having problems since 2005. They are Toyata Sienna AWD, Honda Odyssey and BMW 3 Series. As far as I known, there are class action lawsuits going one with them. I should research this before I purchased the car. If I knew this, I would not consider to purchase the car.
Does anyone have any bad experience on these Run Flat tires?
#43 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [kcwlee]
Jan 23, 2008 (11:35 am)
Different car, but lots of not so great experience with the RFTs being discussed here: BMW 3-Series Run Flat Tires.
I'm sorry. If you do a Forums-wide search you'll find other discussions on the subject as well.
#44 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [pat]
Jan 23, 2008 (12:14 pm)
I did read other discussions before I posted mine. I can't seem to find any discussion for Lexus GS350 AWD. That's why I posted it here.
#45 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [kcwlee]
Jan 23, 2008 (4:25 pm)
Posting here is good. Let's see if we can get other owners to participate.
#46 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [kcwlee]
Jan 23, 2008 (5:35 pm)
Sorry for the loss. The tire warranty does not cover road hazards.
Since the tire is only 10 days old, I would call Dunlop at 800- 321-2136 to
see if anything they can do.
#47 of 92 Replacement tires GS350
Feb 07, 2008 (12:36 pm)
What are the best replacement tires for 2007 GS350, which came with Dunlops. I want a quieter tire, but still good handling. I prefer Michelin, but I'm not sure which specific tire. Any suggestions?
#49 of 92 18inch g spider wheels
Feb 23, 2008 (6:04 am)
Just got new GS350 and it came with 17 inch wheels. I would like to find 18 inch G Spyder wheels and trade mine.
#51 of 92 Re: Tire Problems - Lexus gs350 AWD and Run Flats [kcwlee]
Mar 11, 2008 (4:32 pm)
I had/have the same problem. I just bought my IS 250 AWD and it barely has 400 miles on it. In the last 3 days, I've gotten 2 flats and a badly scratched rim...driving SLOWLY! I admit, i do live in a rough area, Boston, but i don't think Run Flat tires should be that susceptible to flats and punctures. Apparently, I did not do enough research before buying this car. I got a good deal when i bought it, but am losing money on repairs. Even with the road hazard and tire warranty, I am not covered if the tire is still 3/32 of an inch thick and if the rim can still hold air. I am tempted to trade this car in for something else...how unfortunate.