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Posted: 8/23/2017 1:43:44 PM EDT
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??


Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:45:25 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:45:26 PM EDT
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Pic not working for me.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:45:38 PM EDT
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Your pics don't work.

Why wouldn't you go to the place you got the tires and talk to them about it?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:46:00 PM EDT
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For some reason the damn Imgur link is not working for the pic.....working on it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:46:32 PM EDT
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Yep seen it, did you smack a pot hole? Or maybe run over a protester?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:46:40 PM EDT
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Can't see the picture, I'm assuming it it's a bulge in the tire on the sidewall.
Buy a new tire. 
I've had it happen and seen it happen. Bet you your wife hit a large / deep pothole and didn't think anything about it after the fact. It can weaken the tire enough to where it eventually balloons out.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:46:46 PM EDT
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Pics of pimple on tire not loading..
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:47:07 PM EDT
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yes
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:48:27 PM EDT
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Yes. Not uncommon.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:49:03 PM EDT
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Hit a pothole or rubbed up against the curb.

It's also possible that the tire was defective, I've had that happen spontaneously with Cooper Tires, and the replacement Coopers.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:49:04 PM EDT
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According to my wife ...she hasn't hit anything, but who know.    I don't see any wheel damage, or any damage to the tread that would indicate a hard impact to the tire.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:49:35 PM EDT
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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).
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:50:19 PM EDT
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Yes. Not uncommon.
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Yes what? Yes I'm screwed and need to buy a new tire....or yes it should be covered under the manufactures warranty and/or the installers road hazard warranty?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:50:23 PM EDT
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According to my wife ...she hasn't hit anything, but who know.    I don't see any wheel damage, or any damage to the tread that would indicate a hard impact to the tire.
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If it's a newer car the TPMS will typically go off if you hit something hard enough to bubble the sidewall.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:50:51 PM EDT
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When tires are brand new, they're often bundled with nylon straps and the tires on the ends will often have grooves from the nylon straps. I don't know if this is true or not, but I've heard that those two end tires with the strap grooves are usually the ones that form the tire bubbles like that.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:50:55 PM EDT
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Looking at the picture, if that appeared after 20k miles, it's probably not a manufacturing defect.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:51:08 PM EDT
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Yes.

Drove over a board on the highway.  It popped up and smacked the sidewall incredibly hard.  Bulge was smaller but had to replace the tire ASAP.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:51:11 PM EDT
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Golf ball sized lump on the sidewall.

I've only had a cheap ass Chinese tire to that me before I knew better about buying cheap ass Chinese tires years ago.

Nitro is a reputable manufacturer and it could just be a defect, I would assume they would covered under warranty.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:51:26 PM EDT
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My tires did that the last time I drove in the grass.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:51:30 PM EDT
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Happened to my truck when brand new, less than 75 miles on it and I had hit nothing, and the bastards didn't want to warranty it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:52:32 PM EDT
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I've done that to two tires. Both were from potholes where the sidewall was pushed against the side of the hole.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:52:39 PM EDT
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Golf ball sized lump on the sidewall.

I've only had a cheap ass Chinese tire to that me before I knew better about buying cheap ass Chinese tires years ago.

Nitro is a reputable manufacturer and it could just be a defect, I would assume they would covered under warranty.
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I know a genuine Magnetbox, Panaphonic, & Sorny when I see one.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:55:36 PM EDT
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Buy a new tire.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:56:17 PM EDT
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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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What I would have done when I saw that...

Google results for sidewall bulge


Then get the receipt for the tires, and gone down to tire shop for free replacement.

I wouldn't start a thread, I would actually put my  energy into solving the problem, not talking online about the problem.



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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:56:54 PM EDT
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Years ago my ex did that with her Ford Explorer, after hitting a curb at warp factor three.

Your bride needs a new tire. Hope everything works out. Good luck
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:58:09 PM EDT
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That tire is FUBAR
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:58:16 PM EDT
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It is a broken cord in one of the belts..needs replaced..if the car is under warranty still go see the dealer..they may or may not cover it because normally its caused by hitting something(curb-pothole) but many times they will at least pro rate it...you can also see if the full size spare is a match and move it to there.....
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:59:18 PM EDT
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Golf ball sized lump on the sidewall.

I've only had a cheap ass Chinese tire to that me before I knew better about buying cheap ass Chinese tires years ago.

Nitro is a reputable manufacturer and it could just be a defect, I would assume they would covered under warranty.
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I had a top of the line goodyear tire bulge on me that was about a month old.

They refused to replace it.

Fuck goodyear.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:59:33 PM EDT
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If it's a newer car the TPMS will typically go off if you hit something hard enough to bubble the sidewall.
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According to my wife ...she hasn't hit anything, but who know.    I don't see any wheel damage, or any damage to the tread that would indicate a hard impact to the tire.
If it's a newer car the TPMS will typically go off if you hit something hard enough to bubble the sidewall.
LOL, no.

Tire PRESSURE monitoring system

Not

Tire IMPACT monitoring system

Picture is of broken body cord material.

Impact, pinch, puncture are most likely. Cord material loose at the turn up, damaged during mounting are possible.  Factory defect is low on the list.

Damage from impact or low speed curb encounter would not be visible in that picture.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:00:27 PM EDT
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It is a broken cord in one of the belts..needs replaced..if the car is under warranty still go see the dealer..they may or may not cover it because normally its caused by hitting something(curb-pothole) but many times they will at least pro rate it...you can also see if the full size spare is a match and move it to there.....
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The car is a 2010.....I had this tires put on at the local Big-O Tires store.....got the road hazard warranty, I guess I'll get to see how that's going to work.  Either way it sounds like the tire needs replacing.

Thanks for the info guys.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:00:49 PM EDT
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At least we know you cut your grass.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:04:07 PM EDT
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Yep, broken belt.  Terminal.  Replace.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:06:04 PM EDT
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Question answered

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:15:55 PM EDT
[#34]
Hit a pothole or curb side really hard.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:16:27 PM EDT
[#35]
Yup, about a year ago we had one of those.  New tire time.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:17:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:21:10 PM EDT
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If it looks like that ............. it ain't "in great shape".

Hie thee to the shop where you bought it, and get a (free) replacement.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:23:14 PM EDT
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Yup, dangerous to drive on.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:23:20 PM EDT
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Quoted:
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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This is indicative of the finest Chinese manufacturing quality.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:25:49 PM EDT
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I've had it happen a number of times.

Of course, I drive Jeeps and think curbs are my bitches.  

I also always buy the Road Hazard Warranty whenever I buy new tires.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:26:19 PM EDT
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Sidewall separation

Get it off the car yesterday. It's dangerous to drive on.

It's a warrantable defect.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:27:34 PM EDT
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Curb?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:27:55 PM EDT
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Yup, dangerous to drive on.
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Yep, tire is toast.
Probably hit a curb, and even if not that is what will be assumed.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:28:34 PM EDT
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Do not drive an inch. The car may literally explode.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:30:02 PM EDT
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Appears to be a willpop. Happened to me a few years ago. As others have said, new tire time.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:35:46 PM EDT
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You're screwed. Fuck Nitto. My last set of Terra Grapplers had 26k of light use on 1/2 ton truck, big bubble in sidewall.
They wouldn't replace even with my tire place calling and saying the side wall failed...
I had ran them for years.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:37:14 PM EDT
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According to my wife ...she hasn't hit anything, but who know.    I don't see any wheel damage, or any damage to the tread that would indicate a hard impact to the tire.
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Yep seen it, did you smack a pot hole? Or maybe run over a protester?
According to my wife ...she hasn't hit anything, but who know.    I don't see any wheel damage, or any damage to the tread that would indicate a hard impact to the tire.
The never do whatever it is you're asking about. Then, when the evidence is inescapable, it's minimize or deflect....
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:39:31 PM EDT
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Sidewall ply failure.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:42:43 PM EDT
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Yes, on a brand new Cooper Cobra. It was replaced for free. Once itwas off the rim you could feel where there was a belt missing and when inflated it bulges out.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:56:28 PM EDT
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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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