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Have you folks that have been driving your cars for a while noticed any unusual tire wear? I have been concerned about foot note #7 in the brochure which states tire mileage might be substantially less than 20,000 miles.:confused:
 

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Have you folks that have been driving your cars for a while noticed any unusual tire wear? I have been concerned about foot note #7 in the brochure which states tire mileage might be substantially less than 20,000 miles.:confused:
Nothing yet.. but I only have 2,700 miles on it so far.

When the car came in I saw a sticker on the window, which they didn't include in my paperwork and regular wndow sticker, that the tires on this vehicle normally will last 20K miles. I'm sure it's a real soft performance compound to get the sporty feel. Who ever thought we'd get to the point where we wouild see Michelins last only 20K miles :(
 

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Maybe it has to do with the "green", low rolling resistance tire? Pretty sure that's what these tires on the CT are all about. I'm amazed at how little rolling resistance there is and how much you can coast down a hill on the highway or even on flat terrain!
 

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I don't know the alignment on this car, but it looks odd from the factory. Negative camber in the rear, almost zero up front, usually its the other way around. A better alignment might help tire wear.
 

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Nothing yet.. but I only have 2,700 miles on it so far.

When the car came in I saw a sticker on the window, which they didn't include in my paperwork and regular wndow sticker, that the tires on this vehicle normally will last 20K miles. I'm sure it's a real soft performance compound to get the sporty feel. Who ever thought we'd get to the point where we wouild see Michelins last only 20K miles :(
I can't see how these tires would last only 20K. Having a look at Michelin's website, (Primacy MXM4 | Michelin Tires), they describe this tire as having a 90,000Km (55,000 mi) warranty. It would seem odd that the dealer would say that about these tires.
 

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After reading this posts I called Michelin USA and told them the story I read here. The lady I spoke to told me that according to the model (2 models) the tires should be good for 70,000 or 90,000 KM. The only way to get the real numbers is to call Lexus USA.
 

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I can't see how these tires would last only 20K. Having a look at Michelin's website, (Primacy MXM4 | Michelin Tires), they describe this tire as having a 90,000Km (55,000 mi) warranty. It would seem odd that the dealer would say that about these tires.
The dealer didn't say it... It was an actual Lexus window label on the car.
 

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I am up to 6,500 KM and hav not noticed anything. I think dealerships have introduced that notice because there was a period of time when manufacturers were putting on very soft tires and they were not lasting very long and customers were looking to the dealers to replace the tires due to earlier failure. I know I complained on my last vehicle and I got the long story about driving habits and road conditions means the like expectancy can not be predicted. So given it was a lease I pulled off the original tires before they were shot and bought a new set. I switched them back out just before the lease was up and keep the good tires and gave the crap back to the dealership.
 

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Tire Wear

Well, I finnaly got a reply from Lexus. You can expect to get 20,000 or less miles on the tires. It kind of reminds me of my Mini Cooper bought new in 1959. The original tires were gone in 10,000 miles. I replaced them with Michelins and was able to get 20,000 mile out of a set. The fact that the Mini had 10 inch wheels didn't help tire wear.:(
 

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Well, I finnaly got a reply from Lexus. You can expect to get 20,000 or less miles on the tires. It kind of reminds me of my Mini Cooper bought new in 1959. The original tires were gone in 10,000 miles. I replaced them with Michelins and was able to get 20,000 mile out of a set. The fact that the Mini had 10 inch wheels didn't help tire wear.:(
Ok, sorry, I'm not following and now a bit confused. When someone called Michelin (above), they stated the rating/mileage that can be expected, but then said to call Lexus? Why/how would Lexus be the ones to determine this???? :confused: What am I missing here?
 

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Tire wear as it relates to a individual automobile

Using my 1959 Mini Cooper as an example, I got 80,000 miles out of the rear tires and during that time used 8 front tires. The wear was caused by small wheels and mainly the front wheel drive.
If the CT200h is really wearing tires at that rate, and Lexus says it is, you will eventually see an * next to the Michelin warranty excluding or reducing the mileage on the CT200h.
 

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Using my 1959 Mini Cooper as an example, I got 80,000 miles out of the rear tires and during that time used 8 front tires. The wear was caused by small wheels and mainly the front wheel drive.
If the CT200h is really wearing tires at that rate, and Lexus says it is, you will eventually see an * next to the Michelin warranty excluding or reducing the mileage on the CT200h.
Agreed. By the way, were you not able to rotate the tires on the Mini?
 

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Tire wear as it relates to a individual automobile

I did with the original Dunlop’s, that’s how I was able to get 10,000 miles, I never did with the Michelins. Of course I drove a lot harder in 1959 than I do now:rolleyes:
I keep saying 1959, it was a1962 Mini Cooper, our first family car.
 
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