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Abnormal Tire Wear?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by loganss, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. loganss

    loganss Spaceman

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    #1 loganss, Nov 7, 2013
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    I had my tires rotated at about 12,000 miles (or at least I think they were rotated) and I'm currently just over 20,000 mile but my TPMS started alerting me and :scared: the rear passenger side tire is not only slowly leaking air but the tread is so much lower than the other tires. Any ideas why? The car drives great without veering to one side, and I get good energy usage. Air suspension, tire defect, misalignment, unbalanced tire? I'm at a loss on this one. Never happened like this on my other cars.

    Driver-side Front Tire
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    Driver-side Rear Tire
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    Passenger-side Front Tire
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    Passenger-side Rear Tire :scared:
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  2. Zextraterrestrial

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    my passenger side rear wears more than my others too. Even when I rotate them every 1500 mi or so
    but more on the inner shoulder than all over
     
  3. 100thMonkey

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    take a good look at the inside rear tire for wear due to misalignment. the S seems to either come misaligned sometimes or gets misaligned easily early on. quite a few folks are having extreme tire wear. I've seen it myself and I know more than one other person who has gone through the belts on the rears. It's hard to see so often not caught until the tpms signals there is a leak. have your alignment checked for extreme rear camber and or toe out! A service center will likely check it for free, if you believe it was out all along, you may be able to argue a comped alignment.
     
  4. loganss

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    Thanks. Looks like this thread had the issue covered as well as many others:
    Abnormal Tire Wear
     

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