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LBRW94
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May 4, 2022, 5:57 PM

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I got a used car (2018 Mazda CX5) 2 months ago. I allow someone else to drive it. Today this individual called me after experiencing a tire blow out they said it was from old tires the dealership gave me. I’ve never seen anything like this before. There are 4 large evenly spaced holes and they are all about the same size. I’m wondering if I’m getting the full story. Has anyone seen a blowout like this?


LBRW94
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May 4, 2022, 6:11 PM

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Edit: Reposting the picture but you confirmed my suspicion it wasn’t a blow out Unsure Resized image:




(This post was edited by LBRW94 on May 4, 2022, 7:16 PM)


Hammer Time
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May 4, 2022, 6:41 PM

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I had to delete your picture because it was way too large. Reduce the size by at least 50% and repost it. Our imaging software makes that very easy.

I also moved you question into the auto body category because this is collision damage. He hit a very sharp and high curb which tore up the edge of the rim and cut right through the tire by pinching it against the curb.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on May 4, 2022, 6:42 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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May 4, 2022, 9:41 PM

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Quote >"I’m wondering if I’m getting the full story. Has anyone seen a blowout like this?<"This
No - never saw that myself. This blamed on a dealer already AFTER this as old tires?
Kinda all seems fishy from the get go,


T



LBRW94
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May 5, 2022, 12:57 AM

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I also think it sounds fishy. They claim the tire just blew out and they didn’t hit anything. They believe it happened because the dealership sold me old tires. I’ve never heard of this brand of tire but they were in good condition before this incident.

There’s also damage to the back hubcap and moulding around the front tire and bottom of the door. I know this person will never tell me what happened. So I’m trying to figure it out. I’m taking the car to the dealership first thing this morning Unsure





EDIT: Hopefully better detail on the first image




(This post was edited by LBRW94 on May 5, 2022, 1:04 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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May 5, 2022, 1:34 AM

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That STINKS! Job 1 is not to let that person drive it anymore or again.

If insured that tire looks intentional (opinion) it's too neat for holes.

Wheel damage. Yikes - search out what this is adding up to I think with some body damage also this is insurance if goes way up there.

No cooperation from who did that try to deal with how much then proper repairs/replacement to get it back the way it was.

Bummer,

Tom



Hammer Time
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May 5, 2022, 4:44 AM

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I spent many years managing tire stores and analyzing tire failures and I guarantee you that is not a natural failure. That tire was pinched between a curb and the wheel. That is the only way sidewall damage like that occurs.



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LBRW94
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May 5, 2022, 8:45 AM

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That STINKS! Job 1 is not to let that person drive it anymore or again.


That was the first thing I did. They no longer have access to the vehicle.


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If insured that tire looks intentional (opinion) it's too neat for holes.


I agree the holes look neat but I’m not sure what you mean by intentional. I know this person is lying to me and trying to cover up what happened. A mechanic found two areas on the tire where similar holes were starting. Also, there is grinding damage on the donut. So I’m wondering if there was a second collision.


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Wheel damage. Yikes - search out what this is adding up to I think with some body damage also this is insurance if goes way up there.

No cooperation from who did that try to deal with how much then proper repairs/replacement to get it back the way it was.


They agreed to pay for the repairs. Hoping I can put this behind me soon and I won’t have to sue.


LBRW94
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May 5, 2022, 8:54 AM

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I spent many years managing tire stores and analyzing tire failures and I guarantee you that is not a natural failure. That tire was pinched between a curb and the wheel. That is the only way sidewall damage like that occurs.

The Mazda mechanics are also saying that’s probably what happened. Definitely not a blow out like I was told but the driver is still insisting that’s what happened. The dealership still has the car so I don’t know the final verdict.


Tom Greenleaf
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May 5, 2022, 8:59 AM

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It's a pic and appears like holes, similar size + rubber missing -right?
No telling what freaky things could cause that so precisely.

Seems for the most part it doesn't matter now driver won't fess up or help insurance now or pay yourself - that's your biz.

The molding low behind front wheel looks like some damage will be unknown till a very good look behind that if troubles also or what.

Too bad it's just an unwanted expense and damage on a fairly new car.

So onward I'd still be hunting wheels now also check repair of those if wild costly also have to suggest a full alignment it was damaged enough to screw that up no matter how it drives.

Get you insurance it's not your fault (IMO) should cover all damage maybe a rental if body work does come into play?

Good luck, Tom






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