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Uneven wear on tires

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#1 OFFLINE   Zilevets


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:09 AM

Hi, we recently bought a 2012 Flex SEL with AWD and silver vista roof (no ecoboost) and we love it!

The only thing that concerns me is that there is uneven wear on the inside of the front drivers' side wheel. The Flex has 73,000 miles on it and the tires have a good amount of tread left on them. This the first AWD vehicle we have owned and not sure what to do about it.

I have heard that you cannot buy one new tire, or otherwise have one tire with less tread; due to the fact that the AWD system will notice it spinning separately (faster or slower) from the others and will compensate. The tires are 235/60/R18 Firestone Destination LE2 . Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

#2 OFFLINE   mmsstar


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 08:06 PM

Posting the same question 3 times isn't going to get a response any better than posting it 1 time. You can buy 1 tire but you don't want different tread depths on the AWD. You will either have to try to find a good used tire with similar wear or buy 4. Whichever way you go figure out what caused the uneven wear and fix that too or you will be back in the same boat again.

Edited by mmsstar, 22 December 2014 - 03:39 PM.

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