Last post on Feb 16, 2011 at 10:16 PM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
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Nissan Pathfinder, Tires, SUV
#11 of 40 Re: Does anyone know the price? [denie]
Mar 20, 2008 (4:55 pm)
Did you ever hear back about this post (replies)? I recently had my spare stolen as well and am looking into options but keep hitting deadends. Can anybody help out with some info?
#13 of 40 Ride Quality Sucks - Running 20" x 8.5" with 285/50 tires
Mar 28, 2008 (10:28 pm)
Anyone have 20" wheels on their Pathfinder? I have a 2008 SE V8 that I put aftermarket wheels on. When I hit 60 mph and above and hit any uneven or bumpy roads my steering wheel likes to bounce around (shake, jump..just plain squirrely). Not a balancing problem cuz it rides fine on smooth surfaces. Dealer says steering doesn't have any problems that it is the new wheels, tire pros say that it shouldn't be the wheel. I'm confused and pissed off. Any ideas? Thanks.
#15 of 40 Armada / Titan Wheels on a Pathfinder using wheel adapters
Apr 03, 2008 (5:09 pm)
I want to put the OEM 18" Armada/Titan Wheels on my 06 Pathfinder. I know the bolt pattern does not match and will need to use wheel adapters. I have found several that would work but have not purchased yet. Has anyone tried this?
#16 of 40 02 SE 4x4 Path
Apr 13, 2008 (10:46 am)
Going to buy 3rd set of tires for my Path, my 2nd set is 265 60 R17, I'm not able to find that size anymore, I want to go to the 275/55R17, but I'm not sure if they will fit without using any spacers or adapters. If somebody can help me make my desicion I'll appreciate. Thanks!!!!
#17 of 40 Re: Looking for tire help [alkc]
Apr 28, 2008 (7:50 pm)
Alkc: I have a Pathy LE 2001, replaced with Michelin LTX-MS. Purchased from COSTCO. Great deal. Tire wear has been good. I have over 40K on them now. Mixed local and highway mileage. Smooth riding tire and good in snowy conditions, not great in snow, good. I would look at the Geolanders too. Highly rated tire. Had Yokohamas on my Mazda 6, what a difference form the Michelin Pilots in overall ride and price.
#18 of 40 MICHELIN: Do the Right Thing !!
Apr 28, 2008 (8:22 pm)
I purchased Michelin LTX-MS tires for my 2001 Pathfinder LE in 2006. With about 22k on the tires, while driving on the highway at 65-70 MPH, in July, the tire Blew and the tread separated from the tire wall. Very Fortunately, my son who was driving at time, was able to get the Pathy from the left hand lane over to the shoulder on the right. IT"S A MIRACLE THAT THE SUV DIDN"T FLIP OVER !! After I was called and was able to get to him (he was realtively close to home), examining the Pathy revealed that the tread - still intact - wrapped around the rear wheel mudflap and tailpipe - like a huge Rubberband. The AAA tow truck that responded to change the tire [btw, AAA memebership is worth every penny] said that in 24 years of dealing with cars and tires, he never saw anything like this !!
Brought the tire to COSTCO where I purchased the set of 4 tires. The service manager replaced the tire without question - it had to be ordered. But the damages to the vehicle had to be handled directly with Michelin. They required me to ship the damaged tire to them since their conversation with the Costco service techician initially indicated that it was "driver error" . I sent the damaged tire to Michelin. After their technicians inspected it, they contacted me and said the tire was a Run-Flat problem, not tread separation. Incredibly, they offered to pay a prorata share for a new replacement. I called them and told them how stupid they were, since Costco - backing the products they carry - replaced the tire for free immediately. I wanted to recover the costs to the dmaged tailpipe and rear mudflap from Michelin. Supervisors were contacted, but no chnage in their position. They sent brochures on Run-Flat tire damage. I don't have any expertise in tire failures, but I have been driving cars for over 35 years, and never experienced anything close this. Any intelligent person examining the tire (which I still have for I forced michelin to ship it back to me for further investigation), could see how the entire tread just ripped from the sidewall. This occured around the time that some of the Tire manufactures who produce the tire in China were experiencing major flaws. I'm not certain, but one of those Chinese tires was the Michelin LTX.
Does anybody know where I might be pursue this investigation - objectively?
#19 of 40 Re: MICHELIN: Do the Right Thing !! [almatti]
May 09, 2008 (10:14 am)
What a terrible ordeal!
First, check your maintenance records and see when the last time the tire pressure was checked and what the values were... Also it would be good to know what the tire pressure in the other three tires were immediately after the accident (but not essential). Be sure they were checked with a good tire pressure gage. I took mine to work to make sure it was calibrated, but some of the newer digital ones shouldn't need this (supposedly).
Second, check and see how often the tires were rotated and balanced, and what records you have of each event.
Third, compare the data you have collected against Nissan and Michelin recommendations. This is the first thing the manufacturers will do, if they start an investigation.
Take as many detailed pictures of the damaged tire and vehicle as possible, before anything is repaired. These will be essential for recovering costs later.
You may be able to take the tire carcass to an independent tire dealer for evaluation, but I would approach this diplomatically so the dealer doesn't think he will end up in court.
Hope this helps.
#20 of 40 Re: MICHELIN: Do the Right Thing !! [jeckles]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 09, 2008 (10:21 am)
You can file a complaint at the NHTSA too. If they get enough of them, they'll start an investigation.