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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Are 2009 YOKOHAMA tires under warranty?

I bought my new 2009 Forester in April. The car has the YOKOHAMA Geolander G95 tires on it.
Are the tires under warranty, either for a year or a certain amount of miles?

The reason I'm asking is the tire light in the dash came on yesterday and I found a slow leak in the drivers side rear tire.
Took it to Wal Mart Tire shop to fix it and the guy said it had a nail in it and can't be fixed.
I will be going down to the Subaru dealer to see what to do tomorrow.

I sure don't want to pay $200 for a new tire.
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how many miles have your driven in the first place? cus you my be in for four.......and where is the nail?
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I would presume that the nail was too far up the side wall for him to patch. They will only patch or plug a tire if the hole is in the tread area, or pretty darn close to it. I can only surmise that it has to do with centripetal force and the patch/plug wanting to pull out of the sidewall. Maybe it has to do with sidewall integrity. Anyway, this is not a Yokohama warranty thing as the nail is not a manufacturing defect. If your dealer is nice they may give you a decent discount on a new one, but I doubt it. Nevertheless, it can't hurt to try for a free tire....

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how many miles have your driven in the first place? cus you my be in for four.......and where is the nail?
Just over 10K miles. The nail is on the top edge of the tire, right where the thread ends near the sidewall.
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it need be atleast 1 inch from the side so its 2 close to the sidewall to fix. next you need to get the tread depth of the 3 good tires and the tread depth of a new tire and go from there
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Just over 10K miles. The nail is on the top edge of the tire, right where the thread ends near the sidewall.
Well, you might find somebody to patch it if you begged. I wouldn't expect the patch to reliably hold, though. Nevertheless, it might get you by for a little bit.

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it need be atleast 1 inch from the side so its 2 close to the sidewall to fix. next you need to get the tread depth of the 3 good tires and the tread depth of a new tire and go from there
So, I'm gonna be stuck paying $200 for a new tire!
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it need be atleast 1 inch from the side so its 2 close to the sidewall to fix. next you need to get the tread depth of the 3 good tires and the tread depth of a new tire and go from there
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So, I'm gonna be stuck paying $200 for a new tire!
Yes and no. Yes, $200 if the three other tires are within tread depth spec of the new replacement tire. There are posts on here that warn of uneven treads and tires messing up the awd system.

No, more. You might be buying all four tires if the other three are out of tread depth spec with the new one. Or you might be getting the new one shaved to match the other three. Don't know really, just found it out in the other thread.

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Yes and no. Yes, $200 if the three other tires are within tread depth spec of the new replacement tire. There are posts on here that warn of uneven treads and tires messing up the awd system.

No, more. You might be buying all four tires if the other three are out of tread depth spec with the new one. Or you might be getting the new one shaved to match the other three. Don't know really, just found it out in the other thread.
Gee, the news is just getting worst...
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The Geolandars at a dealer are a ripoff, and i say that working at a Subaru dealer. Go with something else. For the coin you'd spend for four of those you can get some way nicer stuff.

But no, this would not be under warranty.
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