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Old 12th July 2010, 14:58   #16
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I think he's referring to the inside wall (towards the engine), not the inner surface
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You mean runflat tyres are more prone?
Yes I mean't RUNFLAT. Sorry about the typo.

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I think he's referring to the inside wall (towards the engine), not the inner surface
Yes, this is what I meant. I see the that side only when the tires are being rotated and that's only once in 6 months.
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Besides the topic, Gilead's post actually has a valid point. We drive on, oblivious to a bulge that might have formed on the inside.

Anyway, my big problem is that atleast today and the car has to be used like the usual, because there isn't another car available. Hopefully I can ground it tomorrow.

I hope something good comes out of this.
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Guys, there is a small bulge on the Yokohama C Drives on my Innova. And the car has done just 10k kms.

Now, should i go to the dealer about this problem?

Any other solution can be recomended by the gurus out there?
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Guys, there is a small bulge on the Yokohama C Drives on my Innova. And the car has done just 10k kms.

Now, should i go to the dealer about this problem?

Any other solution can be recomended by the gurus out there?
Yes you need to go to the dealer and if the bulge is not due an impact (in which case the inside of the tire will have impact damage as well as some lining residue floating around, they should be able to replace the tire.

A bit of followup helps. Also see THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO.,LTD. : Subsidiaries and Affiliates for some addresses.
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Old 13th July 2010, 10:24   #22
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Guys, there is a small bulge on the Yokohama C Drives on my Innova. And the car has done just 10k kms.

Now, should i go to the dealer about this problem?

Any other solution can be recomended by the gurus out there?
Chances our such damages will not be claimed under warranty. But there's only one man that will help you out more than the dealer, Mr.Chatterjee-Sales head Yokohama- +911166099555
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My advice, its still not to late, sell all the runflats and get tubeless or you will land up with many more such bulges.
You will be the best person to answer this one :

IF in case I decide to take this route, will they crib about my warranty? Just like your 525d, I have the 5y / 100k BSI on my car.
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You will be the best person to answer this one :

IF in case I decide to take this route, will they crib about my warranty? Just like your 525d, I have the 5y / 100k BSI on my car.
Not at all. You worry too much
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Not at all. You worry too much
Haha. I sure do. Don't know where I would have gone with half my questions if it wasn't for your BMW FAQ-on-call !! Thanks man.
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@flyingspur - This is a manufacturing defect and will be happily replaced by BMW or the supplier of RFT. Please report this to BMW. I got the same issue addressed with Hyundai in my Accent CRDi back in 2005.
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You mean runflat tyres are more prone?

Will keep you guys updated. The letter is going anyway, it's worth a shot because I genuinely didn't put that car into any such situation wherein the tyre might have taken a sharp hit.
Definitely worth a shot. Though my hyundai dosnt have anything to do with tyre problems , our persistent mails to them have now got them budging off their seats ! they are responding positively and m looking forward to some positive step in the next few days. Similarly im expecting BMW to respond positively and take some action promptly.

By the way, Sahil's idea makes sense. Investing in tubless right now will give you utmost piece of mind and you can drive around with a bit more ease. Just that im wondering, getting a set of tubelesses means a spare. Does the boot of your beemer have any place atall for a spare ? if not, that could be an issue.
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...getting a set of tubelesses means a spare. Does the boot of your beemer have any place atall for a spare ? if not, that could be an issue.
Go see my thread yaar. I just bought a space saver a last week Screw the boot space.
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At the workshop, having my tyre ''inspected'' so lets see how this goes.
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No point. As Sahil indicated, there was no point in trying to get a replacement. Wasted half a Saturday, and finally decided to get regular tubeless tyres and dump the RFT's, as we cannot afford to have this happen every now and then (this car is in regular use and is clocking away...) so here is what finally happened.

I got an estimate for 17k (inclusive of labour and everything) for repairing one runflat. I paid a little bit more and did this instead. And boy am I glad.

Resolved. Request the moderators to close this thread. Thanks to all members for their help in this matter.

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