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Tire Problems??

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by stoneface, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    stoneface

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    Question - I dont know if I have the worse luck in the world or something is wrong with my Tires. (note - I am not a mechanic and dont have a lot of knowledge with working with vehicles)

    I have a new 2011 Tacoma - I live in PA which everyone knows its winter. I did have the tire pressure light come on several times, I know there was a recall but when I took it to the dealership the stated "yours was not of the recalls on the part".

    Two weeks ago I had a flat tire in the front right. - ( Decided to take advantage of the Road Side Assistance - lol - First person who came did not know how to lower the spare tire, said it was a malfunction. He told me I would have to get it towed to the dealership - so when I was on the phone with Roadside again, he came over to me told me he is leaving etc... Thought Nothing of it - until I seen my truck up on the jack and my tire leaning against my truck, - opps, to late - he is gone!).

    Second guy came from Roadside - Towed my truck to the dealership - they were able to get my spare tire down within a minute. First Roadside Assist should have used the "Hook" side instead of using the square to turn it down.

    Anyway..... I just was on the way home from work today - BOOM - Flat tire in my driver side rear tire now. When they fixed the first flat the dealership said there was a hole in the tire, most likely from a nail.... the truck is now at a Jack Williams Tire and Auto Center getting fixed. I will get the truck back tomorrow - is there any problems with these tires? or..... do I just have the worse luck to get two flat tires within a weeks time....

    Appreciate any feedback or help...........


    Stoneface!
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    They pulled this out of my tire:

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    Piece of Shale - Hard to believe it went right through the tire and they only have about 16,000 miles on the tire!

    Stoneface
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    What brand of tires? IF Dunlops, get rid of them as fast as you can.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    Yeah, bad luck most likely
     
  5. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    BFGoodrich tires! Bad Luck for sure!
     
  6. Feb 5, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Maticuno

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    Bad luck.

    My old F-150 had an aging set of BFG A/Ts. I was off-roading in this one area and put a piece of shale similar to yours through the sidewall. Replaced all four tires since they were wearing thin. Testing out the new tires in the same off-roading area I put another piece of shale through the sidewall of the same position tire. Had to replace that one with another new tire. Needless to say, I don't go to that spot anymore.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    Yeah - just trying to make it a 2 week period without a flat tire, lol - guess you just have to keep on keeping on!
     
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