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Speedometer incorrect lawsuit

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by rockbug63, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    rockbug63

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    I just put on my first set of replacement tires on my 17" Sport rims since new. Had 265/65/17 Bridgestones. Garmin readout always showed that the speedo was indicating about 2/3 mph too fast. Put on Michln. LTX MS/2 265/70/17 and the speedo is now spot on. On my '05 Accord it did the same thing, indicated too high. Another Accord owner took Honda to court and made them extend the warranty from 100K to 105K. I got a letter stating why and fleet wide Honda was proved to have done this to increase overall gas mileage figures. I wonder if we are being duped by Toyota the same way??If your truck with factory supplied wheels and tires does this(?) then I'd say we have a case!
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Here is the thing, the speedo is off but the odometer is spot on. I'm sure this is done to slow people down a bit. Since the ODO is spot on then MPG would also be spot on. After all you don't calculate MPG with the speedo.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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  4. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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  5. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    I would like to know how the speedo and odo can read different from each other when the source of info is a rotating tire or tranny part. How does the speedo slow down with taller tires but the odo remain unchanged, if true?
     
  6. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    The guy that took Honda to court should be shot for bitching.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    cc350

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    My speedo is also about 3 mph off, was told by many here that the speedo is indeed off by 2-3mph,but the odo was correct. Well after many many long trips and checking with mile markers and gps I can say for sure the odo in my truck is also off by 2.5-3 miles. Have checked it many times to be sure.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    That's not what he is saying he is saying with the factory tires the speedometer reads fast buts the odometer is spot on so a taller tire will make the speed correct but the odometer slightly off
     
  9. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    Sue !

    Americans are lawsuit happy :)
     
  10. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Seriously. It is lame.
     
  11. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    Speedo and Odo both offset according to 2 different GPS units with trip mileage function and speed readouts. Just something to consider besides your next witticism.
    P.S. The new tires are perfect, glad I went Michelin.
     
  12. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    I'd say get a life!
     
  13. Jun 8, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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  14. Jun 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Ditto.
     
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  16. Jun 26, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Looking at new tires so maybe that'll fix the speedo issue. Are the tires sized as labelled on the sidewall ? Speedometer is off by 3 mph at 30 mph. 5mph at 65mph and 12 mph at 140mph. ;) The ODO looked corrected but I didn't check with a long distance trip.
    Stock 245/75R-16 on the taco now. Going to go with the same size so nothing should change right? I'll still just drive like my hair is on fire.
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  17. Jun 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    ???

    I know that's what he is saying and that doesn't change my question in the least:

    "I would like to know how the speedo and odo can read different from each other when the source of info is a rotating tire or tranny part. How does the speedo slow down with taller tires but the odo remain unchanged, if true?"
     
  18. Jun 26, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Toyota would have had to program it that way. You are absolutely right, when the tire size changed, both the speedo and odo should change by the same amount.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    i know my truck goes 3mph slower than the speedo with the stock 215/70/15 on my truck.
     
  20. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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