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Tyre wear rear drivers side tyre worn to metal on inside rest of tyre 5mm left. what causes this

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    2006 06 VW Passat 2L TDI estate Sport both rear tyres worn on inside edge after 20,000 miles . Dealer states will require 2 new tyres and then they will check the tracking at my expense as not covered. Friend with 55 plate car same spec has exactly same problem but VW still deny there is a problem. Have VW revised the settings or is this just a way to make more money out of the motorist.





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When this happens it means that you have a convergence problem. Go to a tyre fitter, mention the problem, and after fitting the tyre ask to perform a balancing and convergence setup on rear wheels, this should fix the problem.

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