Anyone else have any problems with 2005 VUE tires going bald within a year. I went through two sets of tires in two years before Saturn identified that the tire arms were bent causing the tires to bald. Even though the tire arms were under warranty the tires were not so I have to pay for new tires myself, again. How is a consumer supposed to know that he/she bought a car with faulty tire arms. Is that not the repsonsiblity of the dealership? Shouldn't the dealership be responsible for replacing the tires free of cost or at least a hefty discount?
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Re: Tire arms wore out 2 sets of tires in two years
Unfortunately that's the way of the beast, they keep it that way to offset the cost of their warranty work. I'm sure if you raise a big enough stink with the head salesperson you'll get a discount or a oil change coupon but don't expect much from the dealerships because they are there to make money
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Not really. While it is recommended by most auto makers and tire companies to replace tires in sets of 2 or 4 it is not a requirement. As long as the tires are all the same size and style, you should be ok with replacing just one.
Sounds like you have bad front wheel hub assemblies... google it, GM won't admit there is a HUGE problem with them, but there is. Just got back from a trip, had to replace the driver side front tire, wore to the steel belt. Went in for an alignment after new struts and whala, once again I have a bad assembly on the drivers side. This is the THIRD time I have replaced it in less than 2 years. Don't pay the dealer to do it. Get the part at the auto parts store and do it yourself. You'll save big bucks and it will wear out before the lifetime warranty so your next one will be free (if you install it yourself).
2.5 degrees negative camber is not within spec. You need new control arms in the rear. These will set your camber back to the factory setting and reduce your tire wear on the inner edge. The first shop you went to is correct, the camber cannot be adjusted, components must be replaced to rectify the excessive camber. Ive done a couple of New Style C70 rear control arms for this very reason, if your vehicle is under warranty however, the dealer needs to be able to prove that the car needs it. So if you dont have wear on your tires and when the toe was set it readjusted the camber (when you adjust toe it affects camber and caster measurements) then they cant prove to Volvo that it needs the control arms. I hope this helps
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your problem is relatively easy to fix, stop the car by a tire barn or discount tire and have them reset the tpms sensor that is located under the valve stem, it is not working properly, or it is broke, you may need to have them check them after they reset them, if the light comes back on. there is a computer inside your tire that tells you when a tire is low, if the sensor is bad they normally run between 30-100 dollars depending on where you get it at. that should fix your problem, good luck and let me know
Cupped or scalloped tires can be caused by many things. Cups or scalloped dips appearing around the edge of the tread on one side or the other, almost always indicate worn (sometimes bent) suspension parts. Adjustment of wheel alignment alone will seldom cure the problem. Any worn component that connects the wheel to the car (ball joint, wheel bearing, shock absorber, springs, bushings, etc.) can cause this condition. Worn components should be replaced with new ones. The worn tire should be balanced and possibly moved to a different location on the car. Occasionally, wheels that are out of balance will wear like this, but wheel imbalance usually shows up as bald spots between the outside edges and center of the tread. Don't forget to check the control arm bushings and ball joints as play or looseness here can also allow unwanted gyrations in the wheel and tire as the vehicle travels down the road.