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Old 09-19-2008, 07:46 AM   #11
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Re: Michelin tires dry rotted!

Weather checking vs. dry rot. It's a made up term giving them another reason not to honor a warranty. Otherwise what are the specific differences between the two and what conditions distinquish them?
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Re: Michelin tires dry rotted!

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My 07 had what I thought was dry rot too. It turns out that it was weather checking around the rims not dry rot. I was told by many tire salesmen that this is a normal occurence and to just keep an eye on them to make sure they don't get deeper or longer. If they start getting really bad then bring them in. Weather checking is not covered by our warranty.
My truck was bought new by its first owner in October or November of 07 and the tire date was 1207. To see this now was unexpected to say the least. My truck does sit out all year long in all types of weather so maybe that contributed to their cracking. Now that a garage is being built next week at least my truck will be inside from now on except when I am at work.
I would recommend that you contcat Michelin as my OEM tires were replaced for this very reason (Under warranty).
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:58 AM   #13
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I would recommend that you contcat Michelin as my OEM tires were replaced for this very reason (Under warranty).

On my 2008 RL I have the spider cracks around the rim on all 4 tires. I have compared my tires to my wifes 2007 CRV and my friends 2007 RL.
Mine are the only Michelins with this defect. I have contacted Michelin about this and will be dropping by a Michelin dealer ASAP.

I recommend you email or call Michelin right away..........
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:43 PM   #14
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Michelin said if I was unsatisfied with the answer that I should find another Michelin rep to look it over again. My only problem is that the only other Michelin place I can contact around here is the WallMart. They want just over $200 a tire for the stock LTX. I really can't afford new tires as I just had $303 worth of fluid changes in my Ridgeline. Even if I didn't have the fluid change I still didn't have more than $300 for tires.
I will have to wait until i get some spare cash for tires or more credit and I am thinking of just going with Toyo tires or maybe Cooper. I probably won't go with Michelin tires again.
Why spend upwards of $200 a tire for a tire that falls apart 18 months after it is made and has only been on the road for 10 months. This is from a tire with a 6 year and a limited lifetime warranty. Then if something goes wrong they make you pay for it.
If I am going to spend $848 for a set of tires I better not be buying tires every year just because of the Michelin name and because they won't cover weather cracking. Right now the tires seem to be harder than they used to be. I am feeling the bumps more and more every day plus I have actually spun the tires every now and then. I am thinking they will not make it through winter because they will be dried up anyway. I do have 6/32 of tread depth left and they are acting like old dried up crappy Pep boys tires you can get for $50 a tire.
At least I get 30 or 45 day trial period with some of the other tire manufacturers to find a tire I like just as well or better.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:08 AM   #15
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Re: Michelin tires dry rotted!

I took my RL to two michelin tire dealers and the honda dealership yesterday to resolve my tire problem. I have a 2008 RL RTL with less than 2,500 miles on it.

1st Glens Tire - Cocoa Florida.
There is definetly a problem with the tire around the bead within 1 inch around each rim. But he only deals in large truck tires. He sent me to Tire Kingdom which is owned by Michelin.

2nd Tire Kingdom - Cocoa FLorida
THe manager and 2 others inspected the tires and decided that my 2008 truck should have 2008 tires on it and not 2007. My RL was made in late 2007 so that is not an issue. He actually recommended I take it to Honda.

3rd Honda dealership-
Service manager called Michelin after inspecting the tires and the both of them decided I should pay 10% plus mounting and balancing of each tire which is almost $200.00. I disagreed and went home to rip Michelin apart on the phone.

4th try........Called Michelin myself and told them that they are defective and they should replace them free. They agreed and hopefully next week they should be replaced FREE OF CHARGE.................at Honda.

So if you have this problem.............DON'T give up............
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Re: Michelin tires dry rotted!

Will get a new set of Michelin Tires installed on my 2008 RL on Friday from my local Honda Dealer. FREE OF CHARGE..............
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Re: Michelin tires dry rotted!

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I saw a report on the news about out of date tires that have been sitting on the shelf for years and decided to look at mine and all 4 are dry rotted around the bead. I can't believe it 16,000 miles and they have hair line cracks around the bead radiate out from the rim about 2 inches. They have never been over or under inflated nor abused. Has anyone else had this problem.
It seems that almost all Michelin tires I've seen show a small amount of dry-rotting and cracking after they age a little and, believe me, I've seen lots of tires. My RL tires are showing the typical minimal cracking between the tread and on the sidewall. In seeing thousands of these tires with the same problem, I've never had one fail structurally, because of that cosmetic damage.
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Re: Michelin tires dry rotted!

Last year I had the same problem at 22,000 miles all 4 tires were severly cracked between the treads.
The Ridgeline was over two years old and they gave me 75% credit and I paid the dealer $48.00 per tire and they gave me all accessories and balance for life.

I now have 38,000 miles on the Ridgeline and 16,000 miles on the tires and they look new.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:15 PM   #19
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Re: Michelin tires dry rotted!

As long as your "new" tires are not older than 3 years old when you buy them you should be okay. When it comes time to replace my tires I am definitely going to replace them with BFG tires.

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/overv...-t-a/1163.html

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Re: Michelin tires dry rotted!

Yesterdays events.


Went to local Honda Dealer and had all 4 Michelin Tires replaced completely FREE of charge. New tires have no cracks and are 2008 tires.

Then I went and had my front windows tinted.


Looks even better now................
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