5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,400 miles

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problem #1

Jun 262016

RLX

  • 15,400 miles
3 sidewall separations on 3 different wheel locations in normal driving after hitting moderate potholes at between 30-40 mph. The mid profile Michelin primacy oem tires, 19 inch wheels, and suspension do not function safely on this heavy sedan. The risk of even a small pothole, expansion joint, or manhole is a danger since the sidewalls get cut without actually blowing out, so a blowout could happen at any time. It is noteworthy that I have never had this issue with a tire in a million miles of driving over 35+ years. To have 3 in 5 months screams of a safety issue which Michelin denies and Acura won't address. 1. turning right on an entrance ramp at about 35mph, separated driver front tire when I hit a pothole in the dark. 8,000 miles on tire. (Feb 2016) 2. slowing for a traffic light at about 20mph, separated passenger rear tire when I hit a pothole in the driving lane. 15,000 miles on tire. (June 2016) 3. just after turning right onto an entrance ramp to a highway, hit a pothole at 15-20mph. Passenger front tire separated. 15,400 miles on tire. (June 2016)

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA