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Tire Warranty Advice
So we purchased a 2010 RAV4 Sport at the beginning of February of this year...about 2 weeks ago, while driving down the back alley into our garage, a nail punctured the tire and deflated the tire...by the time we noticed it we at most, had driven 30 feet...we weren't driving fast as we were close enough to have already pushed the garage door opener...Anyway got the spare put on and took it to my dealership to have the tire repaired.
The service tech came out about 10 minutes after removing the punctured tire and said that the tire was done...destroyed.
The tire only had 2800km on it...so practically brand new. When I asked him if the nail had gone through the side wall etc. he said "Nope"...the nail went through the tread and that it was repairable...but that the sidewalls were destroyed....and were no longer safe to inflate.
My question is...how could having only driven at most of 30 feet at a very very low speed had destroyed the side walls? The service tech even commented that he could tell that it wasn't driven very far flat as the side walls were still clean and the fact that there was no damage at all to the rim...I wonder what would of happened if this had happened at highway speeds...would the tire of completely shredded and caused an accident??
The OEM tires are Toyo A20 Open Country 18"...I realize that OEM tires are not usually the best...but I just wanted to ask if anyone else had this problem and if they had any success with the tire manufacturer or dealership with any type of warranty...I know tire manufacturers have every little detail so that warranties can be voided...
Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.