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Old 4th July 2008, 12:39   #1
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Just noticed this morning while coming to office, front left tyre has a cur mark on the side wall ..... i am attaching a pic, well not clear but will try to take a pic from digicam when i get back home and post. these tyres have done only 5k kms

model is yoko AVS ES100 195/60 R14

i am going to the dealer from where i bought these in the afternoon ? is it risky to drive with this tyre, i will get it replaced soon but will be doing some driving in town today .
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Old 4th July 2008, 12:49   #2
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Rahul
The pic isn't very clear.. How deep is the cut?
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It does look a little deep considering how wide the opening is. Best is to take it to your dealer. Is it under warranty ?
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John but does the warranty cover such damages ? What if the damage is caused by carelessness or reckless driving.

To me it looks like this has been caused by some sharp object.
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It looks like someone has deliberately made a cut....!
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Unfortunately, I do not think that the dealer will cover this!

But, is this cut on the side wall of the type? If so, then in now way will it have been caused due to running over something. Also check if the cut has a smooth curve, this would mean that it is a manufacturing defect, since if cut by a knife or by hitting something, the 'cut' will not be smooth.

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Old 4th July 2008, 18:51   #7
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Here is clear picture of the cut ..... the dealer has said no warranty , anyways i have send a mail to yokohama official lets see. otherwise i will get a new tyre next week.
saw the tyre from inside and its very deep, so running on the spare tyre right now
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It's impact damage so no warranty is applicable.
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my colleague had a similar problem on his Skoda.
he too is using a spare tyre.

The dealers and manufacturers do not consider them under warranty as it does not look like a manufacturing defect.

Get a new tyre asap, the tyre cut does look pretty deep.
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It's impact damage so no warranty is applicable.
Yes, it looks like you've driven over some sharp object. Manufacturers do not give warranty to such issues AFAIK.

But you could always try your luck. Where did you buy it from?
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It doesn't even look like someone could have deliberately done it.

It has to be some sharp object hit on the sidewall while driving, maybe an iron rod found on roads under maintenance.

Needs to be replaced for sure. There aint any reliable treatment for fixing it.
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Forget about any reliable treatment, there is no treatment available at all. You can't even vulcanise at that place. Too risky to even think of repairing. Replacement is the only solution.

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I had a similar problem in Turanza tubeless within one month. but a sardar friend is the dealer of Bridgestone, so he changed it unconditionally.

Also when i bought the set of five, i got a pressure guage, and tubeless repair kit free. A brdgestone official offer on tyre purchase of more than 4.
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That definitely looks like a damage caused by a sharp stone.

I've got a very similar cut on my Goodyear (Stock), which was caused on Doddaballapur road (When it was under construction).

Dint get a replacement from in spite of trying hard.

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Old 4th July 2008, 23:41   #15
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Rahul,

Don't even dream of getting this one fixed. The tyre is a goner.

And it does look like it has been cut due to running over something - fast run over an object causing the type to be pressed very (very) hard against the rim and thus causing this cut. No warranty! :-(
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