fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,650 miles

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problem #2

Jun 102011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
I am in the process of financing a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe that has Bridgestone dueler ht tires on it. This car has 29176 miles on it. I took it to a well known place to have my oil changed and tires rotated. They changed the oil but informed me that none of the tires were going to be able to be rotated because of uneven tread wear and the existing tire tread is less than 2/32nds of an inch on each tire. I purchased this car with only 7 miles on it and have only had it for 1 1/2 years so the tires should not have to be replaced. I have already had to have an alignment on this car and have had the tires rotated regularly so uneven tread wear should not be an issue at this point. I have also read reviews on this tire online and all of the reviews say the same thing about the uneven tread wear, some even say that the tires have exploded. Such a costly tire of this caliber should not have to be replaced at such frequent intervals. I was reading my owner's manual and it recommends that tires be replaced every 6 years depending on driving habits. These tires should be recalled immediately and replaced at no cost to the consumer. They are putting innocent people in danger everyday. (tread wear as listed on my receipt: Driver front-2/32, driver rear 5/32, passenger front 3/32 and passenger rear 5/32).

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 212009

Santa Fe

  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that there was a factory decal indicating that the load carrying capacity was reduced. He contacted the dealer and was told that they did not put the decals on the vehicle and had no knowledge how to update them. The manufacturer was also unable to assist the contact on how to correct the decal. The vehicle also hydroplaned while driving the vehicle in the rain which caused him to be concerned about the tires. The tires were Bridgestone dueler H/T tires size P235/60/R18. The dot code was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 3,400. The failure mileage was approximately 300.

- Palmyra, PA, USA