Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Centennial, CO
Car Year: 2014
Car Model: Forester XT Touring
Tire Pressure Wrong from the Dealership (Merged Thread)
My new '14 XT Touring has ridden a bit rough from the day I test drove it (31 miles on it when I bought it, still had the shipping plastic on it when I test drove it). I had chalked it up to the stiffer suspension tuning lower profile tires, and didn't think much more of it.
It's been a bit cold here in Denver of late. Today, though, it got warm. 70F if the Weather Channel is to be believed. It was also Scout Show day, so my new ride got the chance to sit out in the sun for six hours for the first time since I got it.
After the show, I got in with the kids and set off for home. Imagine my surprise when the tire pressure light went on. The car wasn't handling bad that I could tell, and it certainly didn't feel like a tire was low. I didn't have my tire gauge with me (I know, bad geek, no cookie), so I resolved to check the pressure of the tires as soon as I got home.
Back-right tire: over 50 lbs of pressure.
Going over the scenarios in my head, I can only land on one conclusion: the dealer aired up the tires to the "max pressure" listed on the side of the tire (44 lbs) instead of the manual-specified pressure of 33 front/32 rear.
I'll be correcting the pressure tomorrow morning once the tires have cooled down and stabilized. I will also be calling the dealer Monday to log a complaint.
2014 Forester XT Touring - "Darth Geekmobile"