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NHTSA — Tires Problems

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,850 miles

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1996 Plymouth Neon wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1996 Plymouth Neon Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 122006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,850 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On 01/03/06, I purchased 4 new dayton daytona hr tires (size 185/60R14) from reeves tire in joplin, Missouri for my 1996 Plymouth Neon. On 02/01/06, after approximately 1000 miles, the front passenger-side tire went flat while I was traveling on the interstate (approximately 70 mph). The cause was determined to be a broken bead, with no other damage to the tire. On 04/12/06, immediately after having my tires rotated, rebalanced, and my car realigned (again at reeves tire), my drivers-side front tire detonated, again on the interstate, again at approximately 70 mph. I had traveled, at most, 10 miles after having the work performed. After I stopped my car, I inspected the tire and found that approximately 6-8 inches of the sidewall of the tire was completely gone. There were no cords or fibers hanging from the tire. It was almost as if the side wall had been cut from the tire. The bead was still intact, but there was no rubber anywhere on it. It was just bare steel cords. This was approximately 10,000 miles after the original installation. Again, there was no other indication of damage. I am a factory-trained motorcycle technician, and I am very conscientious about maintaining my vehicles. I typically inspect the condition and tire pressure of my car tires once a week, and have never abused them or hit any road-debris, potholes, etc. The force of the tire explosion pushed the rear of the front fender into the front edge of the door and moderately dented the fender. I almost lost control of the vehicle when the second tire went out.

- Mount Vernon, MO, USA

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