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just bought a brand new 2015 TLX found at dealer in Indiana car is new with full factory warranty price was 22,800.00 just noticed that the goodyear tires have severe sidewall cracking I am sure that tires being over 4 years old are why and once driven on is why the cracking but tire manufacture will not cover and I am trying to get dealer to replace but they refuse. I did not notice the cracking when I bought it 30 days ago
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What was the reason given for it not being sold before?

How many miles were on it when you bought it?

What color and trim package?


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As you might have guessed, in my line of work (Vehicle Forensics) I look at a lot of tires and many even get blamed for the cause of an accident.

First: When someone asks me as an expert to diagnose tire cracking, I pretty much ALWAYS tell them to replace the tires. Cracking is normally a sign of age and weather, often a combination of both. But this answer is the legal answer. If I told them it is OK to continue to use, I could get sued for offering bad expert advice should there be an accident. Replacing them is the safe answer for someone in my position unless Iím 100% sure the cracks are caused by a sidewall coating that has cracked and has nothing to do with the actual tire.

Second: You also run into the bias problem. No, not tire bias. If you go to a Goodyear dealer and let them examine the tires to get their advice, they most always will do their best to sell you a set of new tires. Their incentive is to sell you new tires. Thatís the bias. So, going back to the Goodyear dealer still wonít give you a correct answer.

How deep is the cracking? Is it just the outer sidewall? Inside sidewall? Tread? Inspect the tires carefully and try and check the depth of the deepest cracking. This is the first step.

Often you can actually repair this minimal cracking problem by using a good silicone spray and massaging it into the tire sidewall. Normally, if the cracking tends to go away, the cracks were superficial / cosmetic and you should be good, but remember, my legal advice was to replace the tires.

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it is black V6 with tech package sh awd had 900 miles the dealer had 5 new 2015 and 2016 tlx's on their lot. The dealer called today and has agreed to replace all 4 tires.
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it is black V6 with tech package sh awd had 900 miles the dealer had 5 new 2015 and 2016 tlx's on their lot. The dealer called today and has agreed to replace all 4 tires.
Highly unusual for a dealer to have that many, let alone one old model year on the lot, especially 3 to 4 years old. Did you probe the dealer as to why they have these? Absolutely sure they're essentially (you mentioned 900 miles on yours) brand new?


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dealer said try just haven't sold although the dealer was part of a large dealer group it seemed very mismanaged, the service guy told me they were going through all new management and were only selling 4-5 cars a month I did confirm it was a never titled car and in service date shows the day I bought it
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Where are you located?

With 900 miles, it sounds like a "Factory Program Car" but they normally get sold within 2 years.


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I am in Liberty Ind bought car in Fort Wayne
did get tires replaced, full synthetic oil change, and wiper blades replaced no charge.
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