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Nissan Pathfinder, Tires, SUV
#21 of 40 Re: MICHELIN: Do the Right Thing !! [almatti]
May 22, 2008 (4:50 pm)
First, thanks for your response to my tire post. My tire guy suggested that I go with the Toyos again & I decided to follow his advice. Next time I'll switch if I get lousy mileage with these.
Re your Michelin problem: My initial act would be to send them a demand letter with copies of all the documentation you have. Make sure you sign & date the letter and give them 30 days to respond. If they fail to respond or do so in the negative, find out if they are members of the Better Business Bureau. If so, file a complaint with the BBB and see if they respond favorably; if not, file a complaint with your local district attorney's office & wait for Michelin's response.
Should you fail to receive any satisfaction from initiating these steps, then you may want to consider litigation. You can check out your state's dollar limitation amount for filing a claim in small claims court. No attorneys are allowed there and it's just you against Michelin. From the facts you have mentioned in your post, it appears that you have a good case and I wish you the best of luck.
By the way, I have a new inquiry for any reader who cares to respond. I recently discovered that the sway bar on my '01 PF LE has broken in half - that's right, clean in half within the curved section & not near the bushings where greater stress occurs. I talked to my factory-trained mechanic about this as well as a friend who is a former Nissan service manager, and both have never heard of this happening. I'm thinking this is a design or manufacturing defect rather than a mere worn-part repair situation. Granted, the vehicle has 200K miles on it now, but I hardly ever take it off road and have never hit anything that would initiate this breakage.
Has anyone ever heard of this happening?
#22 of 40 Re: MICHELIN: Do the Right Thing !! [alkc]
Sep 27, 2008 (6:03 am)
Soryy for getting back to this forum so late.... Never rec'd any satisfaction from Michelin or NHTA with the complaint. Michelin shipped the damaged tire back to me with the same response: Driver error - inadequate tire pressure!!! I contacted some local BBB - to no avail. I had to eat the expenses incurred for the damage to Pathy: Tailpipe, mud flaps, etc. but again to the benefit of COSTCO - they replaced the tire without question...
I guess I will rethink a Michelin purchase in the future. I just Thank God that my son didn't "flip over" in the Pathy with a blow-out like that at 65MPH!!!. says something significant about the Pathy too!! There is no traction control or ESC system on the 2001.
#23 of 40 Re: MICHELIN: Do the Right Thing !! [almatti]
Sep 27, 2008 (4:22 pm)
glad to hear that no one was hurt....... i am very concerned about tires blowing up or having an accident due to tire failure or hitting some object on the highways...... while i own a 2005 xterra, i changed the oem tires at 44,000 miles with bf rugged trails "E" load range...... most will say the tire is overkill for a small suv but for what its worth, we are all not tire experts and i felt that by placing a heavy load range tire on my small suv it will eliminate any fears on the highways ...... i just wanted to give my input on tires and what us customers should consider.... i have seen these tires on the internet for around 119.00 a piece..... but they also sell the regular load rugged that many owners are not pleased with its thread life..... i just rolled 100,000 and still have plenty of thread on each tire..
#24 of 40 WHAT'S THE COORECT TIRE INFLATION
Oct 07, 2008 (6:10 pm)
I HAVE A 1995 NISSAN PATHFINDER AND I REALLY CONFUSE WHAT'S THE CORRECT INFLATION OF MY 235/75R15 TIRE. ACCORDING TO MY PLACARD IT IS 26PSI BUT IT TURN OUT TO DAMAGED MY TIRE THE INNER SIDE. THEN WHEN I BROUGHT TO TIRE SHOP FOR RE ALLIGMENT THE TECHNICIAN SAID MY TIRE HAS A LOW PRESSURE THAT CAUSE THE DAMAGED AND IT SHOULD BE 40PSI. BYTHEWAY MY OLD TIRE HAS A MAX OF 45PSI. BUT WHEN I ASKED THE DEALER THEY SAY THE RIGHT INFLATION IS 32PSI SO WHERE'S THE 26PSI THAT IT INDICATES ON MY PLACARD OF MY CARD FOR THE RIGHT INFLATION. PLEASE HELP ME.
#25 of 40 Studded Snow Tires
Nov 30, 2008 (3:33 pm)
My son has a 1995 Pathfinder.
In addition to the more or less stock tires he also has 4 studded snow tires (in my garage) which he has no need for.
He want's to trade/sell the regular tires and the snow tires (rims and all) for oversized rims and tires.
I won't go into the merits of what he wants to do, that's his thing. I am interested in getting the snow tires out of my garage as quickly as possible. He has agreed to let me post them on Craigs list.
The tires are radial WINTER KING P235/75R15 108Q M+S. The rims are (factory) painted white enamel with a red and blue pen stripe around the circumference. I don't think either the rims or the tires have been used much. The rims are in very good to excellent condition and the tires have excellent tread and, as far as I can tell, no missing studs.
Is $350 a fair asking price?
#26 of 40 Spare Tire Lock?
Dec 12, 2008 (5:08 pm)
I see several other folks have also had their spare tire stolen. Anyone have any advice as to how to prevent this? Have called a couple dealers and they have not been much help. I have an '08 Pathfinder S. Thanks.
#27 of 40 Re: Spare Tire Lock? [ctom]
Dec 13, 2008 (3:18 am)
How about a cable type bike lock?
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#28 of 40 spare tire lock
Dec 14, 2008 (12:38 am)
the spare tire can be stolen in 2 seconds with a flat head screw driver....the U clip can be broken in 2 seconds. the perfect lock is the metal cable type because when you lock it its visible to possible thiefs. also place some duck tape where you place the key to keep dust and dirt.
#29 of 40 Re: Spare Tire Lock? [ctom]
Dec 15, 2008 (12:16 pm)
Many thanks for the tips - am going to use a rubber-coated steel cable with a weather-resistant Master lock. I'll let everyone know how this works out....
Dec 18, 2008 (10:05 pm)
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4x4 (Although never used as 4x4) located in South Fl. I have previously reported many problems with this truck.
Latest, I just took truck to dealer "Coral Springs Nissan" from hell, 30,000 mile service, and actual miles 29,500 mile. I ask them to rotate the tires, they say really not enough tread, three tires have at least 4mm, 1 has 3mm. I know why odd, when I constantly had tires rotated. This truck had the classic problem of, every time he hit a twig or bump, the front wheels shook, I told them several times. Eventually 22,500 miles they found tracking had a problem & needed an extended bolt. They now tell me need new set of tires. 29,500 "Need new tires", outrageous. Should get 50k on tires. Anyway, I pay & insist on rotate tires, they sell me another balance deal. Oil & Rotate $95.
Surely tires should do better then 29,500 miles.
I also tell them rear trunk lid, needs new struts, does not fully open, so constantly hit head. Service writer from hell says "no it’s fine". I refuse to deal with this writer, they get me another one. End of day, they oil struts, "See if that works, if not we will see about replacing”
Is Coral Springs Nissan a bad dealer or is it an institution Nissan thing. Try to never fix the problems.
Of course I still have the Tranny problem, rattles in doors, front windows that don't open properly, noisy wipers, tinny woofer.
Reg. Frank R.