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#33 of 108 NEW CAR - bald tires
Mar 31, 2012 (9:14 am)
My 2012 Sonata had a several recalls - now my car has bald tires - Hyundai claims the air pressure had nothing to do with it - Even though I am under 100% warranty thee claim it is not their fault - Air pressure light came on weekly, I put air in my tires weekly - Allen Laguna Niguel states it was just a sensor problem. They reset my sensor system and completed a recall on the alignment. Steve Blaker now refuses to work on my car. They ordered a new guard but decided I have to go elsewhere. I spent 28,000 on July 5, 2011 at Allen Hyundai in Laguna Niguel- what happened to 100% warranty? This is only the start.......
#34 of 108 Re: NEW CAR - bald tires [lorisola]
Mar 31, 2012 (9:39 am)
The 10/100,000 mile warranty is clearly labeled "Powertrain Protection". I'm not so sure the "what happened" comment should be applied to the Hyundai side of the equation here.
If there's a problem with something else (other than wear items), your warranty is 5/60,000.
Wear items like tires and brake pads are not warrantied. If you did, in fact, air your tires every week, I'd have to agree with the dealer that the air pressure had nothing to do with your tires wearing out. Most car manufacturers install whatever tires they can find at a good price on their new cars. That generally means the original equipment tires won't last a long time. You haven't said how many miles the tires lasted. Your driving style is very important in tire longevity along with the tire compound. Just as a guess, if you're not getting good gas mileage on the car, your driving style is probably affecting both the tire and gas mileage.
I certainly don't agree with the dealership not wanting you as a customer unless, of course, there's been some unpleasantness in the relationship.
#35 of 108 Re: NEW CAR - bald tires [lorisola]
Mar 31, 2012 (9:50 am)
dealers do not warranty the tires-the tire manufacturer does.
#36 of 108 Re: NEW CAR - bald tires
Apr 01, 2012 (6:37 am)
In most cases, OEM tires (the tires that come installed from the factory) carry no treadwear warranty. They have a warranty that is different than the warranty for "replacement" tires.
For example, Kumho and Hankook both have a specific warranty for "replacement" tires that you would purchase from a tire dealer. The warranty for their OEM tires is totally different (and is limited to what is in the Kumho or Hankook booklet that comes with the car when you buy it.)
For tire issues, check out the booklet that the tire manufacturer included with the the vehicle and work directly with the tire manufacturer or one of their authorized tire dealers.
As far as a Hyundai dealer refusing to work on your vehicle, that is something you should address with Hyundai Consumer Affairs. Call them and calmly explain your situation. They may be able to make a couple of calls on your behalf and help get the dealer issue resolved.
#37 of 108 Re: 2011 Sonata Tire Problems [skip1744]
Apr 01, 2012 (8:28 am)
Yes - I just replaced mine up here in Canada at around the same mileage to the new Michelin MXV4's, V-Rated tires. No Problems at all. The Factory Michelin rubber is garbage. The suspension I was worried about as well, so I had the front brakes tightened up a year ago and have never had a problem. From what I've read on other forums you can swap out the suspension for a more sport tuned package, but this something that could ultimately cause traction issues. Ultimately this is a 50/50 shot unless you can find a reliable suspension place to deal with.
Had this car on the highway yesterday trimming 190 km/hr with no problems at all. Had to test out the tires ... lol ...
#38 of 108 Re: 2011 Sonata Tire Problems [lceven]
Apr 02, 2012 (8:37 am)
Same exact problem what did you end up doing?
#39 of 108 Re: 2011 Sonata Tire Problems [abdob]
Apr 02, 2012 (4:38 pm)
I had all 4 wheels aligned at the dealer and installed 4 new Michelin tires. Dealer actually had a deal with Hyundai and Michelin and he had the best price I could find. that was a year ago and no problems since.
#40 of 108 Re: 2011 Sonata Tire Problems [abdob]
Apr 03, 2012 (6:26 am)
Dropped $600+ on four Goodyear Assurance, 20K miles on them and no issues to date.
I will not take my vehicle to the dealership for any non-warranty service, ie oil change, alignments and such.
Moreover, as I consider my next vehicle purchase, I will be putting Hyundai, towards the bottom of the list.
#41 of 108 Re: Bye Bye Hyndai [targettuning]
Apr 07, 2012 (8:50 pm)
Hey targettunig, can you see now why I got out of the tire and auto service biz? I could not stand trying to educate the growing # of morons flooding the auto market. The more info there is out there for us, it seems, the less educated people seem to be.
#42 of 108 Re: 2011 Sonata Tire Problems [skip1744]
Apr 20, 2012 (5:17 am)
I have had similar problems. My 2011 Sonnata now has around 32k miles but I noticed the road noise about 6k miles ago..........I have rotated my tires about 3 times they are due for a 4th but I am going to buy new tires and have my car aligned. I went to my dealer and he told me the noise was from the tire cupping most likely the alignment is off. I don't know if it is just the alignment or something else. I guess I will find out after I have an alignment done and put a new set of tires on. I work for a tire company and the guy's here suggested the Yakohama OPTIMO #1010865. Good Luck