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Old 12th November 2007, 20:56   #16
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Since he is mentioning crack, I think its a rubber compound problem. Sometimes, tyres which are not used for a long time tends to get hard and crack. seen it with my first M800.
I had only one puncture and the tyre was not used for almost 2 years. When I took it finally, it had hairline cuts on the walls. But it ran until I sold the car.

Always do a 5 tyre rotation every 5000kms. People often forget the spare wheel and take it out when a puncture occurs.
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Old 12th November 2007, 21:19   #17
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How deep is the crack or is it just normal ageing crack?
What's the mfg date of the cracked tyre?
Please post a pic if u can.

Mods - Shouldn't this thread be in tyre section.
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Old 12th November 2007, 22:06   #18
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can happen:

Manufacturing defect.
Freak accident.
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Old 12th November 2007, 22:11   #19
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Inspite of all that, I still think its a non-common case of tyres cracking that early on.
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Old 12th November 2007, 22:59   #20
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dude what happened with you is bad i agree, let me tell you i got aug2005 manufactured tyres with my accent viva crdi, that i purchased in jan 2006(it is infact jan 2006 manufactured vehicle/model), i had a good argument with the hyundai dealer about this and still ended running on those tyres and presently completed 30k kms on the car, the tyres are still fine.

a few other details like the purchase month and year of the car and which month and year manufactured tyres came along with the car would help.

if the vehicle is only months old then, i think you go back to the dealer tyre or car dealer and ask him for a direct replacement of this tyre as you said the tyre is out of warranty, and two years old officially, how come did you end up with such an old tyre if the car is new that is?
if the car is older than a year then there is nothing to do but to buy a new one as its our mistake for accepting a old tyre from the dealer i would say. as i already mentioned i got aug2005 tyres in a jan2006 car, this is my point of view, according to my experience.

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Old 13th November 2007, 11:21   #21
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The tyres date of manufacture is mentioned in the owners manual too. This was done for my SX4.
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