Continental (Conti-Seal) tires...all 4 "cupped" interior side - no other wear on tires (feathering, bulging, etc) 30,000 miles. Dealer says it's an alignment issue (based on visual wear of tires); independent source checked alignment and said no alignment required. Checked suspension and everything is fine. Suspect this is a tire issue?
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Question: Cupped tires
Answer #1overbys from Overbys Inc, April 26, 2011, 10:18Master
the dealer will not warranty the tires; don't waste your
breath. when you replace these tires, you really need to do some research of what tire may work better. many german
cars prematurely wear the inner edge and it's absolutely normal; it's the way they've designed the suspension and you cannot change that. if you got 30,000 miles on the original tires, you did very well.
ReplyVisitor, April 27, 2011, 17:44
Sounds like you work for Continental? 30,000 miles on a 60,000 mile tire is not well. Prematurely wearing on the inner edge is not normal for the average driver (this isn't a race car). I have owned more than 20 vehicles and have never seen this condition....ever. The German's didn't get this one right if that is what they want to call normal. You may be right that the dealer will not warranty the tires, but there needs to be a root cause defined. They have either spec'd the tire incorrectly for that vehicle or they are just junk tires.
Replyoverbys, April 28, 2011, 05:01Master
no, not employed by Continental, just have worked on german cars all my life and see it every single day. just because you've owned 20 car does not mean that you know anything about suspension unless you own a shop. perhaps your Honda or Toyota
will get 60,000 miles on a Rollmaster Sonic tire, but a german
car certainly will not. If you do own a shop, please sign in as
such, otherwise remain in your ignorance.
ReplyVisitor, April 30, 2011, 04:07
Then what is it with the "German" suspension that is different than other cars that causes tires to fail at low mileage?
Answer #2closer2000 October 11, 2012, 10:16Rookie
I had the same problem at 30K miles with the cupping. The dealer did not bring this to my attention on the 10K mile service but I discovered it on my own. The dealer refused to do anything about it saying it was a tire problem. I took the car to my mechanic and he checked it out and said that the 4 wheels were not aligned properly when I bought the car so I had them aligned. I contacted VW and they agreed and replaced 2 of the tires at no cost and I replaced the other 2. This is a VW problem so go to them directly and you could possibly get some adjustment.