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2003 BMW 330 wheels / hubs problems

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2003 BMW 330 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012012

330 6-cyl

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2003 BMW 330xi. Consumer writes in regards to spontaneous catastrophic tire failure the consumer stated the tire failure occurred on his daughter's vehicle in may of this year. The entire sidewall of the tire failed, creating a void around the outside circumference of the tire, about mid-way between the bead and tread lines. The consumer stated it appeared the sidewall piles simply gave way and without that internal structural integrity, the tire suddenly lost air. The consumer took the vehicle to a local discount tire store for an inspection. The technician did not observe any road trauma or external reason for the sudden failure. The tires were virtually new. The technician concluded, the failure was due to a manufacturing defect on dunplop's part. Dunlop refused to investigate the failure, because the consumer was not the original purchaser and the tires had been purchased by the original owner more than six years ago.

- Edmonds, WA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Nov 102006


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

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 182004


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Problems with Michelin tires on 2003 BMW 330 ci. The consumer had a damaged Michelin tire replaced but only four months later the new tire is exhibiting the same symptoms as the old tire. The consumer believes the tires became too hot therefore creating 3-4 inch bubbles around the wall which caused the tire to lose air.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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