New steer tire blowout causing damage

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  1. gilknight

    gilknight Bobtail Member

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    I replaced my steer tires exactly 3 months ago. 40k miles on the tires. The right side blew up, actually all the threads came off when I pulled over the tire was still inflated. Checked the tire pressure and it was at 100 psi and there were no air leaks. The tire blew up caused damage to bumper and fender.

    I firmly believe that the tire was defective. Can I file a claim against the tire shop or the tire company for all the damage caused by the tire?

    What to do in this situation?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
     

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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I doubt it. 40k miles is a lot of use. If the tires have a warranty you might get a new tire or a prorated price on a new one. As for the damage you'll probably ended up eating that. That's truckin'
     
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  4. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

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    So much can be pinned on the driver not properly caring for the tire that you will have to prove that the tire is defective so I will say no. I was taught a long time ago to run a gloved hand over that tire as much as possible to find a broken chord because they are small so you do not see them easy but then your glove gets a snag which means something going wrong. They said to use silk gloves but I only use whatever I have.
     
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  5. MM71

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  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    4 months of driving til that tire popped? I think you may have to eat that cost. They are going to say you caused that damage
     
  7. gilknight

    gilknight Bobtail Member

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    Bridgestone Ecopia 283A
     
  8. Snakeschasingcars

    Snakeschasingcars Heavy Load Member

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    Looks like a retread gone wrong
     
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  9. gilknight

    gilknight Bobtail Member

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    3 months 1 day.... that’s probably what they’ll say. I checked every other day and maintain psi at 100. Actually I checked the tires yesterday and they were all good. The left steer is in very good shape. I guess you’re right I’ll have to eat the cost to repair it
     
  10. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    I have the same thing happened on my pick up truck with some BF goodrich tires.

    I took him back to discount tire and told him what happened, but they denied any liability.

    Good luck trying to take them to court, tire companies have more money than Bill Gates almost
     
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  11. MM71

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    Tread separation like that on a Tier 1 tire is unlikely. I would run it up the ladder.

    Doubt you will get anything for the damage to your truck. But, Bridgestone/Firestone auto has a giant 6.5 million tire recall going on for tread separation. So you may make some headway ... not from the retailer, but from Bridgestone.
     
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