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Hi there,
Just back from my dealers, car needed some warranty work, and I was in formed that my rear tyres were almost illegal!!! Surely this is not on as my car has only covered 9000 miles!!! They also pointed out that my fron tyres were on the way out.

The service manager suggested wheel spinning! To which I replied I do not drive the car in that way.


Has anyone else had tyres needing replaced at such a small milage??
 

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Have you had a look at the tyres yourself? Do they look worn?

Take your car to a decent tyre place and have them check them over - they'll check them for free. Perhaps there has been an issue with incorrect tyre pressures or steering geometry alignment that has caused the premature wear?

Normal driving shouldn't cause such premature wear.

Chances are that your Jag dealer uses a third party tyre specialist anyway.
 

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Neillbro said:
Hi there,
Just back from my dealers, car needed some warranty work, and I was in formed that my rear tyres were almost illegal!!! Surely this is not on as my car has only covered 9000 miles!!! They also pointed out that my fron tyres were on the way out.

The service manager suggested wheel spinning! To which I replied I do not drive the car in that way.


Has anyone else had tyres needing replaced at such a small milage??
That is amazing Neilbro :eek:
It would be interesting to all if you were to ask, in a new thread, Service's opinion on this matter at http://www.xfforum.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=37
I am off to examine mine, what with 11000 on the clock.
 

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Have posted for service's advice. I will take the car to get the tyres checked in the morning. I am not happy at all and will be contacting customer service tomorrow after the independant check.
 

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Pirelli, the service manager said pirrelli doesn't retail the tyre anymore and have replaced it with the Rosso. Different tread pattern.
 

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Pirelli, the service manager said pirrelli doesn't retail the tyre anymore and have replaced it with the Rosso. Different tread pattern.
Can you supply the full make and model of the tyre in question (it should be on the side wall of the tyre)? I have a very good tyre shop round the corner from me and I will check with them (and also on Blackcircles, who I highly recommend).

You shouldn't really mix different makes on the front and rear axles, certainly not on the same axle.
 

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Hi Roma I will post the make and model tonight. Once I have all the info I require I will be contacting Customer Services, the service manager gave me the number, and the dealer principal and I will be wanting replaced under warranty.
 

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Hi Roma I will post the make and model tonight. Once I have all the info I require I will be contacting Customer Services, the service manager gave me the number, and the dealer principal and I will be wanting replaced under warranty.
It states in your car warranty that tyres are warranted by the tyre manufacturer and it is with them that a claim should be lodged, with the assistance of the dealer. Make sure that the replaced tyres are still available for inspection by Pirelli.
 

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Neillbro said:
Pirelli, the service manager said pirrelli doesn't retail the tyre anymore and have replaced it with the Rosso. Different tread pattern.
What a load of nonsense. The Rosso is an old pattern and the XF in 18" and 19" runs the new Pirelli PZero pattern and in 17" runs the newish P7 pattern.
 

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Did some more digging. The 17" is a 235/55 17", Pirelli only list the P7 as available in this size, the rosso was always a performance tyre.

The new PZero even has it's own website http://www.pirellipzero.com. These are the tyres the XF wears in 18" and 19" (unless you have Dunlops).

Why do the dealers tell rubbish to their customers?
 

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d4ve, thanks that is what I thought. My wheels are the 18" Venus. but it is too dark to get the exact details off the tyre. I will take advice from my tyre specialists in the morning.
 

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I hope you haven't paid much more than this per tyre.
Who is selling them for £87.00? You will be doing well to get this class of tyre for £180.00! :cry: :cry: :cry:
 

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That's all very interesting, but if you search on the actual size of tyre the XF needs then on that same website the Dunlop SP01 is £160.
 

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A few years ago I had an Alfa 156 (2.5l) with factory fitted sports (lowered) suspension and that used to go through fron tyres every 3500 miles !! Yes it was quite nose heavy, front wheel drive and the sports suspension meant that there was alot more negative camber on the fron wheels so the inside edge wore out very quickly.

However I am amazed that an XF can get through a set of tyres in 8000 miles. The 156 was definitely a sports saloon, not a description I would apply to the XF. For the Service Manager to suggest that it was as a result of wheel spinning is outrageous. You would have to be trying very hard to spin the wheels to the extent that it would cause that level of wear !!
 

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I am just off the phone to Jaguar customer service and they have logged my complaint and are contacting the dealer. The lady suggested anything between 12,000 and 25,000 miles for rear tyres!! But I also detected a lack of understanding in her voice, suggesting that maybe it was my driving style!

In the past I have owned many performance cars including a GT3 and I got 15,000 out of its rear tyres!!!
 
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