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2003 BMW 318 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 BMW 318 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 022007


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On March 2nd 2007 around 10:30am I was driving my 2003 BMW M3 East bound on interstate 40 from chapel hill nc to raleigh nc. Approaching exit 292 my rear tire which was a Michelin Pilot sport size 255/35zr ripped on each sidewall inner and outer. The center of tire came completely separated while the outer of the tire was still connected to the inner and outer of the rear left tire. From what I can tell the tire simply shredded on the inner and outer sidewall causing me to swerve, gain control of car and pull over on the shoulder. The car was towed to performance BMW in chapel hill. I am expected there to be rim damage as well. At this point and time nothing has been done to correct the failure. BMW advised me that they will not be able to look at the car until Monday. I will keep all paperwork.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 102006


  • miles
Tire failure--total disintegration of toyo proxes T1-R 97Y zr 23545R17 purchased on 2/11/06.

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

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