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Old 06-29-2013, 12:58 PM
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DSC/TPM/shredded tires

After recently replacing rear breaks in local shop I started noticing that even on non sharp turns, the ones I've taken for 6 years, the DSC have started to kick in. I actually dont think I ever had DSC kick in before. The sound and feeling of dragging one side is very weird.

Today during a drive I heard a flapping sound from the back and stopped at a gas station - the manual pressure monitor tool showed hardly anything in rear tires. The front were ok.
But the TPM never kicked in - it used to work before... So I filled the tires with air, but flapping continued. Until I stopped at next service station and after taking left wheel off - the inside of the tire was shredded with a long piece still attached.

The local mechanic there does normally work on BMW, so he just checked the other side out and mentioned that it shows signs of similar wear but not as bad. He thought may be alignment was out of whack as both tires were being trashed.

So I drive to closest firestone where I have life-time alignment and left them a spare tire I had to replace the badly worn one. Waiting on their verdict on the other tire.

My question - could the DSC and TPM failure be due to inadequate rear break change? It feels like DSC only kicks in on rear. And could the unwarranted DSC lead to this type of tire shredding?

Any advice? I am going to a dealer after tires are swapped for a full check most likely. So far independent shops are not cutting it...

Thank you!
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:23 PM
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First - you don't have "breaks", you have "brakes". Unless of course your brakes are broke, then you have "brokes".

But the general rule is this: if something goes wrong after having work done, go back through whatever was done and make sure it was done correctly.

My guess is that there is something wrong with the brake work and that it has caused the problem. Whether the shop that did it owes you a tire may be hard to tell, depending on the age of the tires and their condition when you brought it to them. However, if your tire was indeed shredded, they would have seen it when removing the wheel.

Also, if your TPMS didn't sound a warning, something is wrong with that system - and you need to find out what. You need a shop that knows BMWs.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:53 PM
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After recently replacing rear breaks in local shop I started noticing that even on non sharp turns, the ones I've taken for 6 years, the DSC have started to kick in. I actually dont think I ever had DSC kick in before. The sound and feeling of dragging one side is very weird.

Today during a drive I heard a flapping sound from the back and stopped at a gas station - the manual pressure monitor tool showed hardly anything in rear tires. The front were ok.
But the TPM never kicked in - it used to work before... So I filled the tires with air, but flapping continued. Until I stopped at next service station and after taking left wheel off - the inside of the tire was shredded with a long piece still attached.

The local mechanic there does normally work on BMW, so he just checked the other side out and mentioned that it shows signs of similar wear but not as bad. He thought may be alignment was out of whack as both tires were being trashed.

So I drive to closest firestone where I have life-time alignment and left them a spare tire I had to replace the badly worn one. Waiting on their verdict on the other tire.

My question - could the DSC and TPM failure be due to inadequate rear break change? It feels like DSC only kicks in on rear. And could the unwarranted DSC lead to this type of tire shredding?

Any advice? I am going to a dealer after tires are swapped for a full check most likely. So far independent shops are not cutting it...

Thank you!
Strange. Very strange.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:37 AM
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which shop?
you replaced rotor & pads with OEM stuff?
you might have driven on no pressure on RFT for too long that's why threaded.
Did you reset TPMS after filling up with air?
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:19 PM
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Just to come back with an update - I took the car to BMW dealer (with a friendly mechanic), paid for the diagnostic - they have found nothing wrong with the car. Everything is in tip-top form. Given I am out of warranty - they have no beef in not fixing something. So I trust the results.

I agree with you guys - I think somehow my tires got deflated and either I didnt reset TPM or reset it improperly. I am now checking pressure every other time :-)

Glad I have tire insurance...
Got the car updated to latest software since 2010 as well.
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