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I bought 4 new Michelin Defender tires. A few days later, On 6 March 2019, I went for the front end and rear end alignment and new shocks, where the mech says to me... "Where did you buy these tires?" I said why... He said "you sure have a lot of weight on these front rims!" And showed me 15 and 12 (1/4 ounce weights) on my 2 front tires. He said further "since you just bought them... I'd bring 'em back. That's too much weight!!!"
F150 SuperCrew truck 2014. 36k miles, RT front tire delaminating on shoulder. Called Michelin... Described the issue of danger and told to DRIVE vehicle to a dealer... Reminded the call taker of the...tire homicides in the 1990s. Said she pass the info up the chain and get someone to call.
Purchased 4 new Michelin Latitude Tour P245/65R 17 tires for my Honda Pilot with a 6500 mile warranty. The tires now have 40000 miles on them and are 5 years old with plenty of tread left. The problem is the tire tread is separating from the tire casing and the sidewalls are severely cracked. Michelin wants to give me a credit towards new Michelin tires which I don’t want. These tires were $60 more than other comparable tires and no way will I buy Michelin again as they are a poor value.
I have had Michelin Defender tires on my cars for years without a problem. I purchased a full set of tires in mid January, 2019. Within 3 weeks, I had tread separation while I was driving on a major highway. It was a scary situation as I was in the left lane and had to cross three lanes to get to the shoulder. The tire was replaced at no charge. However, today, less than three weeks later, I had tread separation on that new tire. It was so severe that the rubber was only on the far right and far left on the wheel, with no tire at all in the center. Costco will replace that tire, but I wonder if I should get another brand.
Driving 70 mph on a 2 lane freeway underpass, the left front tire with 28k miles on it blows. I have 8 children and my wife in the vehicle. We survived. Tire was shredded. Last week left rear tire went flat for no reason. Odd?. Change to spare, drive home, air up flattened tire to find leak and I see the leak is a sidewall leak through dry rot. What? Quick review of the car and yep. Dry rot. 28k and dry rot. Take vehicle to tire store only to find out tires are out of warranty by 1 month. Worst tires every. Surprised people haven't been hurt or killed due to these tires. Do not buy them.
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Just bought new Michelin Latitude Touring Hp to replace Eagle F1 Asymmetric which were good tires after 38,000 miles for my 2016 Range Rover HSE. I wanted quiet, comfort, great handling and traction wet and dry. I got it with these new tires. Very quiet smooth rolling tires. Just had in light snow, no issues at all. Mpg has improved by 4mpg or 20% which is great. I researched reviews and prices and these tires consistently rated highest in almost every category for my Rover with Pirelli as good second. Highly recommend the tires. I bought thru Costco which took 2 weeks, bs local shop or online stores. Saved about $400 for 4 installed, if you don’t mind the wait.
Michelin is attracting customer by warranty. They will never offer you replacement but want you to buy tire from them.T he price is skyrocketing and quality is same as other brand. I paid 500 for 4 tire and after 30000 the tire performance is greatly decline they put 90000 mile warranty but then want to charge me money to put tire almost same price.I went ahead and replaced tire from Walmart at fraction of cost . Can you believe it? Only 140.00 for 4 tire with 45 k warranty.
Please please do not get caught into this warranty thing. Tire is rubber and will deteriorate after 3 year. No rubber is strong enough to last enough. Michelin is French company. It is making money on initial capital. The cost of production is high 40 percent, profit goes to manager and marketing walmart and Amazon is direct buyer from manufacturer, they buy from company where cost of production is very low and pl make sure without depart of transportation safety rating, that mean minimum standard establish by department of transportation. No tire can be sold into us market.
So anyone who is selling in market have to follow those guidelines ,those guidelines are very strict and no one can sell tire in market without passing those minimum standard. So in other word walmart is more honest because they realize a tire is made with rubber and will deteriorate after 3 to 4 year and they put only 45k warranty but they price their tire 1/4 price than Michelin. Amazon too but general public is in this impression that micheline will be best tire.
For 3 year all tire is good that is why Michelin understood this thing and making fool to customer. They will charge 500 at first place and if you want to honor warranty they will ask you to inspect tire from dealer and dealer will work around and try to offer deal and play game around here and there.I f you are smart pl do yourself favor do not put that extra money into pocket of Michelin marketing associate and manager instead of that just buy some toy or computer or any other thing for yourself or your family member. Think a difference 500-135 is 365 you might able to buy a good iPad or anything. They are making is from one customer so imagine how much money they are making by fooling like this.
This is proven and 100 percent true. This statement is true for those who want to spend smartly. I fooled around myself for quite long time period and realize that they all have standard set by department of transportation.N ow imagine if there was any safety issue will not dot restrict wall mart or amazon to not sell them.A nd if you see review a general public review wall mart tire and amazon tire have way better review than Michelin. A tire is rubber and good for 3 years depending on weather condition, it will crack after that. Hope this will help and make you wise. I whish I would have learn lesson way before.
I purchased a new 2018 GMC Terrain June, 2018. The vehicle came with Michelin Premier LTX tires. (225/60R/18) Just returned from grease/oil/rotate and was told 3 tires are at 4/32 and 1 is 5/32. Vehicle/Tires has 18,900 miles on them. Service Tech informed me there is NO Warranty on these tires and they have seen other cars with the same issue. Truly disappointed in what I had always believed that Michelin were "quality" tires. Not the case.
We have a 2017 Ford Escape, when I bought it, it had 14 miles on it. Long story short, we're at 30,000 miles and all four of our tires are bald (all the exact same amount and evenly worn). The tires are supposed to last a minimum of 55,000 miles. I feel so cheated. We called to see what could be done because they lasted half of what they were supposed to and they basically told us too bad. We rotated our tires and take care of our vehicle considering it's BRAND NEW! Since they refuse to rectify this situation, that's the cause of this review.
I purchased a brand new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S for my 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. I cannot get traction between 0-80 mph. I use 275/30 20 on 10 inch rims on the front and 305/30 20 on 11 inch rims on the rear. While driving on the interstate at 80 mph if you floor the gas pedal, the car slides all over the road. The road noise was extremely loud and ride quality of these tires was terrible as well. The tires are extremely sensitive to the road and it caused the steering to require maximum focus which may be fine under race conditions but for daily driving conditions it was exhausting. I used these tires for 2 weeks in temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees and tire pressures between 35 and 50 psi. I have since switched to the Continental Extreme Contact Sport and have had none of these issues. I do not recommend Michelin Pilot Sport 4S for Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
We have used Discount Tire for many years on all of your car and the service has always been good. This last visit we came in because of a $70 (for purchase 4) rebate on Michelin Tires. I am certain no one at Discount Tire was trying to deceive us. But the end result was we did not get the rebate as advertised $70 rebate and no one takes any responsibility and the system is set up to defeat us from the start. One rebate never showed up after may attempts to get resolved and was instructed by Michelin rebate center that Discount Tire was not participating on this promotion. After looking online I can clearly see they participate regularly with rebate program. I like the tires and the people but this just leaves a sour taste in you and this will probably be our last visit. Bottom line...
I purchased a set of Michelin Premier LTX for my Ford Explorer. Approximately 2 weeks and 360 miles later one of the tires developed a sidewall bulge and leak.
Michelin will not warranty sidewall bulges, and claims they all come from road hazards. One dealer said you could drive over a crack to cause a bulge. What kind of tire is this? My last set of Michelin tires ever!
I purchased a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD DRW, that came with these tires, I noticed my front right tire showed excessive wear on the outer edge. I took it the vehicle to get checked and the alignment was true with no issues. I only had 15,000 miles. I have taken it to the dealer for normal rotations, I did not find any recalls on this issue. I currently have 20,000 miles on them and am ready to replace them due to bald edges. So much for the warranty they come with. Has anyone else had this issue.
Feb 2014 I purchased a set of Michelin tires for my 1/2 ton H.D. GMC. I NOW HAVE 31,225 mi on the tires (about 50% of tread left) and they are seriously cracking. I was told that 4-5 yrs is expected in this climate. I get no credit for cracking. So why pay a premium for a "good" tire when you can save $300 - 400 on a tire that will last as long???
I have had nothing but good experience with Michelin Tires. I very much appreciate the durability of the tire traction and performance has been good. I usually pay a little more for them but value is good.
Sidewall Defect Aug-2018: New set of Michelin LTX M/S2 275/55 R20 113H on a 2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 2x4. At 3200 miles a tire blowout at freeway speed. Sidewall tread separation and blistering not caused by road debris or other hazards. Seems to be the same issue they had with this tire group in 2013/2014 when they had a national recall. Been a loyal Michelin customer most my adult life - maybe time for a change.
This overrated tire is the worst tire I have ever owned! I tow a small trailer (RV) and get all kinds of sway that I never got before with the last set of Michelin LT tires. Also the tread design picks up all kind of gravels and slings them everywhere. I talked to others who have had the same problems with this very bad design. If you want your truck to handle more like a car, never go on gravel roads, and never ever tow even small loads it might be good enough. Otherwise avoid this tire like the plague. I'm hoping for a recall!
I drive a Toyota 4Runner 4wd and replaced my Michelins with new LTX M/S 265/16's. They have been a fantastic purchase and would recommend. If you drive a vehicle hard, fast turns, you can prematurely wear out any tire.
Michelin Defender tires should be named Indefensible instead of Defender. Overrated and overpriced. Just had to replace set on daughter's Honda Accord at 33,000 miles. The treads were down near the 3/32 minimum and two had separations in the sidewalls causing bubbles which were ready to pop. The tires are kept inflated to specs all the time, rotated every 3000 miles and the alignment checked regularly. Have a set on my Buick LeSabre with 20,000 miles on them and it will be a miracle if they make it to 30,000. Would not even consider Michelins on a skateboard. Very poor cost per mile ratio.
I was told by a Ford dealership first part of July that my Ford Escape Titanium 2015 needed 4 new tires. I was quite surprised as the car had less than 35,000 miles. The vehicle had the original Michelin tires on it and had been rotated and serviced according to schedule. With an upcoming road trip, I was a bit worried about the tires. I called Michelin Customer Care on July 11, 2018 to express my disappointment in tires that had all worn out in the same place.
I was asked to hold on until they made a call to Virginia Beach which was to Merchant’s Tire on Independence. They came back on and gave me the tire center I needed to go to and speak with Jim. When I arrived I wad told Jim was out but anyone could do the inspection. No price was given to me. Only told, "Yes your tires are all worn out in the same place. We will pass the info to Michelin and they will be in touch with you." Never received a call from anyone so I purchased my own tires on July 20. My point very poor customer service on the part of both as well as very poor quality tires that didn't make it for their 35th birthday. My recommendation is don’t buy Michelin tires. No accountability for getting back with dissatisfied customer and basically could care less.
Michelin Light Duty R265/60R18 LTX MS2 Tires - Purchased 4 tires in late 2013 for $298.00 each. These were supposed to be the top of the line tires from Michelin. 35,000 miles later, chunks of rubber, low air pressure, dry rot. Plain and simple. Manufacturing defect that Michelin will not accept. The same recall on a different DOT number. I have always purchased this brand, but NO MORE. Quality has gone downhill. I will definitely do research before my next set of tires. I do no recommend MICHELIN to NO ONE. Replaced the 2 back tires for the same defects in late 2017. I will say one thing to the customer care employees: they are trained very well to support a bad product.
I paid big bucks for 2 the steer tires (Michelin RV truck tires XZE 245/70R 19.5) and the 4 rear drive tires and Michelin has produced a failure tire. Sidewall cracking beyond believe of these tires even though I covered them in less than 2 years it showed considerable cracking and have removed them from my coach and will do the same with the backs as soon as I can. PAID $3500. cdn dollars out the door for (I thought was the top of the line). They are NOT worth the hype... Based on my experience I DO NOT recommend Michelin. I believe these tires are made offshore now... DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.
The first time I bought Michelin tires I noticed how they stop in shorter distances, ride better, and last for longer mileages. I would recommend them and would only trust them on my family cars and trucks. I know they’ll perform in any situation as I’ve used them for over 40 years. Trust Michelin!
These Michelin Premier LTX tires came as Original Equipment tires on my 2018 Chevy Equinox. When I took the car to the dealer for an oil change at 19,000 miles, they informed me that one of the tires had only 1/32nd inch of tread and the other 3 were at 3/32dn's, and all needed to be replaced. Michelin rates these tires for 60,000 miles treadwear, however they changed their warranty in August 2017 to exclude any tires that come on new vehicles as Original Equipment. I have had good performance from Michelin tire in the past, but I will never buy them again. Buyers of new cars BEWARE!
On June 29, 2018 my husband and I were traveling to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Halfway there I heard a pop and then another noise. I noticed a black thing hitting the driver's side mirror. Then we spun twice on the interstate and down the median. Spun again before stopping. We bought the best Michelin Tires. They are made so poorly the tread peeled off, hit the underside panel then shot up and hit the mirror. Do not buy Michelin tires. This could have been so much worst. This was so scary. Michelin has not excuse to make such garbage tire. Everyone of the tires were in the process of peeling. I had to purchase four new tires. I am taking this one step further since there was no recall. Just not right!
I purchased 4 Michelin tires 2 mos ago for my Lexus ES 350 which I bought at BJ's warehouse. I got a nail in one of my tires 2 wks after that & brought it back to BJ's where it was fixed at no cost to me. I'm very happy with the tires and warranty.
These tires were expensive and loud and mushy. I felt every bump and can't understand why they were recommended. I drive a 2009 RAV 4 and this brand was recommended for this vehicle. Michelin tires are overrated.
I would only trust my family to Michelin, I only purchase Michelin tires, and never ask for anything but Michelin. The tires by Michelin wear the best, perform the best, ride the best and give you peace of mind.
This tire is great, which the price is too expensive. I have to buy two tires at a time, if I find a coupon or promotion. I'm looking now to store them before I hit the highway.
I have used Michelin Tires for years and I have been very pleased with performance. As to warranty I usually purchase them from COSTCO and they are very great with manufacture warranty as well as their own. As to value they are on the higher end of the spectrum of price.
Michelin expert review by Lauren Fix
Michelin is a global company that produces tires in nearly every category. Michelin operates several tire plants in the United States and has been in the tire business for over 100 years.
Beyond cars and trucks: Michelin offers a full range of tires, including bicycle, motorcycle, agriculture and commercial tires.
Availability: Michelin tires are available through major tire retailers as well as through stores such as BJ’s, Sam's and Costco.
Michelin Promise Plan: For light truck and passenger tires, Michelin offers a comprehensive satisfaction plan. It includes a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, 3-year flat tire changing assistance and a limited mileage warranty.
Find My Tires Tool: Michelin's search tool is easy to use and comprehensive, allowing search by vehicle, tire size, tire name or tire category.
Michelin Travel: Michelin has long been known for its comprehensive and global travel guides.
Best for: Sports car and high-end vehicle drivers, extreme performance, touring, winter, run-flats, light truck and SUV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers.
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