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Old 02-10-2011, 12:55 PM
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RFT fails galore in NYC

my car has been at BMW manhattan since monday, there are MANY cars in the service department sitting and waiting for new goodyear ls2 RFTs, and my car has not been promised back until at least tuesday of next week. My SA said she has "no idea" what to do as the tires are on backorder with no real time for them to arrive.

be VERY careful as it appears a) Goodyear sucks and b) they are completely overwhelmed by bubbles/failure of their tires in potholes.

oh another thing. i went in with one tire having a visible bubble, turns out i am getting 3 tires swapped out. whenever they come

oh one more thing, yeah they have no loaners available.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:49 PM
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Same problems with the Dunlop RFTs. Just none available.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:55 PM
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Yea, I've had similar experience back in August. TPMS alerts me to low pressure in one of the tires which turns out to be a nail. I have the wheel/tire insurance so I'm feeling good about the prospect of utilizing this plan. When I get to the dealer they inform me that they don't have any tires in-stock, nor are there any within the region. They pressurize the tire to spec, order a new tire and send me on my way. Several days later the new tire arrives at the dealership. While replacing the tire the service tech discovers a bent wheel. Another part not in-stock so I need to make another round trip to the dealer after waiting several days for the ordered wheel to arrive. Mind you, these are standard wheels/tires for the 535i Sport F10. While on one hand the warranty is honored and 'saves' me on the replacement cost. On the other hand the process has a major flaw when the simple task of replacing a flat tire becomes much more of a hassle than it has to be. Fortunately, I had no imminent travel plans and the flat wasn't catastrophic preventing me from driving more than 100 miles. To see that this supply issue is widespread and remains an issue is unacceptable, in my opinion. For me, I'd prefer having the option of traditional tires with a spare in the trunk. Something about relying on others to solve my problems leaves me feeling uncomfortable.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:09 PM
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As expensive as it will be I'll be happy to have both winter and summer tire sets for my 535. At least I could swap them around if desperate.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:30 PM
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Same here in LA. Good Year Excellence runflat on staggered rim set up. Spoke to a Guy with a 2011 550i Sport. Said they rears are available and the fronts are non-existent.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:40 PM
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Wouldn't it be cool if they'd make a car with a spare tire? I wonder if they could do this...and then tires don't need to be run-flat!
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:44 PM
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Wouldn't it be cool if they'd make a car with a spare tire? I wonder if they could do this...and then tires don't need to be run-flat!
BMW...It's kinda like the hot girl that everyone wants. She basically does what ever the hell she wants and gets away with it. Such is life.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:47 PM
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BMW...It's kinda like the hot girl that everyone wants. She basically does what ever the hell she wants and gets away with it. Such is life.
passion means ups and downs. even keel department is covered by lexus...

but the downs suck.
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:21 PM
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Same here in LA. Good Year Excellence runflat on staggered rim set up. Spoke to a Guy with a 2011 550i Sport. Said they rears are available and the fronts are non-existent.
I have a full set of staggered 19" Goodyear Excellences with 7,100 miles on them that I will be selling as soon as I take pictures. THey are unmounted.

Let me know if you are interested.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:02 PM
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I have a full set of staggered 19" Goodyear Excellences with 7,100 miles on them that I will be selling as soon as I take pictures. THey are unmounted.

Let me know if you are interested.
I'm gonna put some PS2's or equivalent tires on them next, as the weather in LA allows that. Thanks for the look though.
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Check out this news and pics of NYC streets. Totally embarrassing sign of our collapsing infrastructure in the USA.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-552830?hpt=Sbin
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:05 PM
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Check out this news and pics of NYC streets. Totally embarrassing sign of our collapsing infrastructure in the USA.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-552830?hpt=Sbin
I lived in NYC for 10 years. The joke was that you needed an SUV not for carrying people, but for ground clearance. LA's not much better.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:16 PM
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I ordered and received the goodyears in 2 days from town fair tire in stamford ct.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:48 PM
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If you are changing two or more tires out of pocket, and have been having issues with GYs and Dunlops, I suggest you try Michelins. They seem to be working better than the other brands for the ones who are using them, including myself.

I am not sure, however, if the tire insurance covers for only the same brands.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:55 PM
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Check out this news and pics of NYC streets. Totally embarrassing sign of our collapsing infrastructure in the USA.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-552830?hpt=Sbin
That's why I don't drive to/in the Northeast.........roads there SUCK as much as the weather.

NY State has a pretty high fuel tax too, I wonder where all that $$$$ is going?
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:48 PM
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That's why I don't drive to/in the Northeast.........roads there SUCK as much as the weather.

NY State has a pretty high fuel tax too, I wonder where all that $$$$ is going?
yeah yeah some things you trade to live in the big city. who cares. is there anyone else here that has had their car sitting in the garage for an extended period of time for lack of tires?
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:58 PM
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Highyo, i noticed that you have the msport pkg. Didnt your come with michelins?? just curious as I thought all msport came with them. Anyone had issues with michelins?
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:18 AM
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Highyo, i noticed that you have the msport pkg. Didnt your come with michelins?? just curious as I thought all msport came with them. Anyone had issues with michelins?
no mine came with the Goodyears unfortunately, though i have heard negative things about the way the primacys feel. in any event, i just got an update from my SA. she has no idea when the tires will come in. and still no loaner.

looks like the people's limosine for me this weekend.
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I just found two bubbles on my M sport tires! One on each of the front tires. This sux, now I need a trip to the dealer. Worst part is I have not hit any jarring potholes you would normally associate with damaged tires/rims. I have hit my fair share of normal potholes though. Oh well, I only have 4000 miles, I was hoping to get to 15k or so miles and THEN have to replace them under warranty (I have the 5 year BMW insurance).
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:27 AM
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I just found two bubbles on my M sport tires! One on each of the front tires. This sux, now I need a trip to the dealer. Worst part is I have not hit any jarring potholes you would normally associate with damaged tires/rims. I have hit my fair share of normal potholes though. Oh well, I only have 4000 miles, I was hoping to get to 15k or so miles and THEN have to replace them under warranty (I have the 5 year BMW insurance).
oh yeah another thing, in times like this, having BMW insurance is really important. my gully insurance had to come out and take pics. 3rd party is the pits. i still havent seen my first check.

and by the way, i have gone through 5 RFT since i picked my car up on thurs dec 23. so u are WAY ahead of the game
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:46 AM
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and by the way, i have gone through 5 RFT since i picked my car up on thurs dec 23. so u are WAY ahead of the game
man, you're really scaring me. Just about to put an order in for the 550 and all this talk plus the fact we just popped a tire on the MB in NJ yesterday scares the bejeezus out of me. Not so much the fact of the RFT but the fact you don't even have your car for X amount of days while they wait for a tire.

What dealer is your car at? I'll make sure I don't go there for tire service . But I have a feeling it's like that all around town.

Edit: NM, saw it's at BMW Manhattan.

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Old 02-11-2011, 07:59 AM
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oh yeah another thing, in times like this, having BMW insurance is really important. my gully insurance had to come out and take pics. 3rd party is the pits. i still havent seen my first check.

and by the way, i have gone through 5 RFT since i picked my car up on thurs dec 23. so u are WAY ahead of the game
yes, my car has been at the same dealer since Monday too awaiting a replacement rim and tire (hit a pot hole last weekend on the Bronx River). Unbelievable. I can't believe you've been through 5 already. I'm glad I purchased the BMW rim and tire insurance (though they are telling me I need an alignment for $400).
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oh yeah another thing, in times like this, having BMW insurance is really important. my gully insurance had to come out and take pics. 3rd party is the pits. i still havent seen my first check.

and by the way, i have gone through 5 RFT since i picked my car up on thurs dec 23. so u are WAY ahead of the game
5????????? WOW. Is this a defect problem? That sounds like an outrageous amount. I still can't believe I have two that I know of. I am worried about what might be on the inside of the tires where you can only really see it on a lift. In 20 years of driving I have never lost a tire to a bubble/blowout (quite a few rims though), I am surprised to see 2 go so fast...
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That's why it pays to switch to winter wheels / tires, on AWD as well.
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That's why it pays to switch to winter wheels / tires, on AWD as well.
Except for when you have tire insurance. The tire insurance covers you for this but if you switch out the rims/tires you are on your own...
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