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Old 10-25-2012, 09:06 AM
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BMW Replaced 2 Goodyear 20s FREE*

I bought a new '12 AH7Li back in April mostly because of the enormous savings via BMW incentives and high dealer discount percentage. I miss the '11 550i, and feel BMW really got it right with that model. We are enjoying the room, luxury and I suppose "elite" status of the new car.
HOWEVER...
One bad LA pothole resulted in large bubbles on both right sidewalls. As they grew in size, so did the service mngr's concern. Yesterday he replaced each (they were $400+ front and $500+ rear BC of different rear width, 10"). Labor, state recycling fees, etc was another $100+.
*So the money I spent for BMW wheel/tire replacement (zero deductible) paid 100%.
Thanks Bimmerfest for the heads-up about Goodyear sidewall bubble issues, I've come within $100 of it paying for itself -- it's a shame Goodyear continues to market their defective tires. I'm waiting for the class action atty. notices that will no doubt arrive in the future and eventually reimburse me the $ initially spend on the warranty.
PS: The new 4 cylinder 328i turbo engine in my loaner yesterday is as impressive as its press.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:27 AM
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Would you have been covered under the Free tire warranty? http://www.goodyear.com/en-US/services/tire-warranty After the initial 2/32, credit is prorated based on usage.

" FREE TIRE REPLACEMENT

Any new Goodyear highway radial auto or radial light truck replacement tire, except Unisteel radial light truck tires, covered by this policy, removed from service due to a covered warranty condition during the first 2/32 in. (.16 cm) of usable treadwear, or 12 months from date of purchase, whichever comes first, will be replaced with a comparable new Goodyear tire at no charge, including mounting and balancing. (Without proof of purchase, the date of manufacture will be used to determine eligibility)"
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:38 PM
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Would you have been covered under the Free tire warranty? http://www.goodyear.com/en-US/services/tire-warranty After the initial 2/32, credit is prorated based on usage.

" FREE TIRE REPLACEMENT

Any new Goodyear highway radial auto or radial light truck replacement tire, except Unisteel radial light truck tires, covered by this policy, removed from service due to a covered warranty condition during the first 2/32 in. (.16 cm) of usable treadwear, or 12 months from date of purchase, whichever comes first, will be replaced with a comparable new Goodyear tire at no charge, including mounting and balancing. (Without proof of purchase, the date of manufacture will be used to determine eligibility)"
I wish -- I hit a pothole so it was my fault. Goodyear warranty excludes "road hazards." BMW is all-inclusive, and most importantly, EZ. No claims, no questions. And I'm sure it'll happen again if what I've read abt these tires in this forum is any indication.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:03 PM
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Road hazards example - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...8&postcount=54
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:24 PM
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Exactly the reason I negotiated for the warranty. G.Y. warranty also states:
This limited warranty does not cover the following: Road hazards (includes, but not limited to, punctures, cuts, snags, impact breaks, etc).
I figure the grand I gave the dealership made it worthwhile in time and ease -- I kid you not, I dropped off the car on the way to the studio, no appt, they said they'd take care of it, tires in stock, and I was back a few hrs later to pick it up. Let BMW deal with their third party vendors. BMW has treated me well over the course of my past 7 or 8 new models since '00. The also bought back one defective model, incl. all money I ever paid them for the car. After purchasing a few new models from them, BMWNA and local dealerships make it almost economical for some customers to switch out cars every 10K miles or so. I've a brother in law in the marketing dept at MBUSA in Jersey. He's forever trying to get me to "switch teams."
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:31 PM
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I didn't buy the tire insurance and already i've gone through 2 front Goodyears, same size like yours. I hope they stop getting bubbles becasue i'm not buying a third. Going non-runflat next. These tires are horrible and poorly designed. Car only has about 5k miles on it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:12 PM
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I also opted out of the tire/wheel insurance when I purchased mine. If I hit something that damages the tire and wheel, then my insurance would cover the wheel, but not the tire. Guess I am taking my chance. If I do develop any problems with the tires I will go non run flat next time. I am really tired of hearing of the low mileage, high fail rate of all the run flats.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:11 PM
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Got a bubble within the first two weeks. Goodyear replaced it, no questions asked.

Why can't these tires take a hit?
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Goodyear does cover road hazards on ROF tires. Direct from their website:

Free Tire Replacement
Any new Goodyear RunOnFlatŪ tire removed from service due to a covered warranty condition or rendered not repairable due to a road hazard injury during the first 2/32" (.16 cm) of treadwear or 12 months from date of purchase, whichever occurs first, will be replaced at no charge. Mounting and balancing are included. Repairable punctures will also be repaired at no charge during this period. (Without proof of purchase, date of manufacture will be used to determine eligibility.)
Prorated Adjustment after 2/32.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:25 PM
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Yes, that's what I thought, free full coverage for the first year. Can you wait until one year to purchase the BMW tire insurance?
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How many miles does it take to burn 2/32" (.16 cm) off your tires?
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:50 AM
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How many miles does it take to burn 2/32" (.16 cm) off your tires?
Of course your mileage will vary on driving style, but I would anticipate 2/32 seconds would be approximately 25% of however many miles you would normally get out of the tire.

By the way, what is the average miles people are getting out of this runflat tire?
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:55 AM
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Runflats = bad move by BMW. Doesn't take much to get a dreaded bubble. SA said tires had ruptures in the internal sidewalls. Need to reengineer these tires or return to traditional with full size spare IMO.
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