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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:03:17 PM EST
[#1]
Yep a bubble... Its like a hernia for tires.  You need a new one.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:04:27 PM EST
[#2]
yes
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:03:51 PM EST
[#3]
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It's called an impact break. Unless it's brand new it was caused by a pot hole or hitting something in the road. The sidewall may hold up for a very long time or blow just sitting in the driveway. Replace asap.
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The last thing you want is a catastrophic sidewall failure at 80MPH on the interstate.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:06:45 PM EST
[#4]
Has anyone mentioned that you broke a belt in the sidewall ? It needs replaced.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:13:20 PM EST
[#5]
Tell the wife unit to stop hitting curbs...
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:14:54 PM EST
[#6]
Pot holes cause that.  Sometimes they are fine, other times they are not.  Replace it.

I have had mine on my car for 3000 miles now like that, all is fine. But I'm a risk taker...aka...stupid.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:15:21 PM EST
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I was rotating the Nitto Motivo tires on my wifes VW Tourag the other day and noticed a big bump coming out of one of the sidewalls. The tires only have around 20,000 miles on them....and are in great shape.

Is this a factory defect??  Will any type of manufactures warranty cover this....or am I screwed, and just need to buy a new tire??

http://i.imgur.com/jy8ucxRg.jpg
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Yes. You may have run the tire into a curb or pothole and damaged the tirewall.
It's gonna blow. Replace it now.

It happened to me. I didn't think anything of it. When it blew, it was pretty loud and the air pressure went to zero immediately. Fortunately, I wasn't going fast and I pulled into a Burger King parking lot and changed it with the spare.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:26:30 PM EST
[#8]
I've seen that before and it never got any worse.  YMMV
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:43:19 PM EST
[#9]
Yes.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:45:29 PM EST
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Sidewall failure.  No scuff that I can see, so probably OEM defect.  Return to where you bought it and they may help you out (likely best scenario is a pro-rated replacement).
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This.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:52:13 PM EST
[#11]
At least it is a bulge.  Mine was a three inch mesquite thorn hanging out of the sidewall on wife's brand new truck. It didn't lose any air.  $165 fixed it.  
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:56:19 PM EST
[#12]
Seen quite a few of those. Mainly on VW's Some resulted in accidents.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:06:07 PM EST
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The last thing you want is a catastrophic sidewall failure at 80MPH on the interstate.
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It's called an impact break. Unless it's brand new it was caused by a pot hole or hitting something in the road. The sidewall may hold up for a very long time or blow just sitting in the driveway. Replace asap.
The last thing you want is a catastrophic sidewall failure at 80MPH on the interstate.
I've experienced that too.  Entire sidewall ripped out and tread was next to the wheel when I got over on the shoulder. I was lucky. I was in a bit of a banked turn on the inside and it helped me to the shoulder a bit faster.
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