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Old 10-21-2011, 04:17 PM
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nail/screw in tire...what to do?

Luckily, i haven't lost any air pressure. Took the XM5 to my local dealer and he says they won't repair the runflats--and it has to be replaced ($529!!). I asked him about a road hazard warranty and he was very dismissive saying "they don't cover road hazards". Checked on tirerack.com, and its the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DSST Run Flat--and IT DOES HAVE A ROAD HAZARD WARRANTY. The warranty says to take it to a dunlop/goodyear dealer and they inspect it, decide if it can be repaired, and if it can't, you get a prorated (depending on how much tread it left) price for a replacement.

Any of this happen with anyone--I'm planning to take it to goodyear place tomorrow morning, and hopefully won't have to deal with the Richard at the dealership who wants me to just shell out $500 without asking any questions.

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Old 10-21-2011, 05:37 PM
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Most runflats can be repaired, with the following qualifiers:
  • The tire manufacturer issues instructions for repairs, which must be followed. Different tire manufacturers have different procedures and levels of risk tolerance.
  • The hole must be in the tread, and not the sidewall.
  • The correct patch/plug combo must be used. This is not a plug inserted from the outside, it is a 'mushroom' shaped inside patch with a plug attached (the stem) that is pulled back through the hole.
  • The repairer must be satisfied that the tire structure has not been compromised from excessive heat due to you driving on it while deflated. That often can't be determined visually, and it is the reason many repair requests are denied.
I have had run flats repaired (Bridgestone). No problem. You need a tire dealer that understands the repair process. Dealers aren't in the tire repair business any more than they are in the tire sales business. Well, actually they are sort of in the tire sales business, as you found out.

My tire store asked how low the tire had gone, how far and how fast I had driven on it. Since I could answer those questions, they were fine with repairing it. If I had said I drove 100 km at high speed, for example, they would have declined to repair it, and rightly so.
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I had a nail and lost pressure in my other X5 35i and Goodyear Tire patched it for $50 no problem. The nail was in the middle of the tread so it was okay to repair. Same Dunlop tire.
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well, my story got more interesting with some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that my tires are actually Bridgestone (rather than Dunlop), which has no manufacturers road hazard warranty. The good news is that after driving home from the BMW dealer, i can no longer find the screw in my tire, and my pressure has not changed.

Problem solved. If only everything worked out like this.
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well, my story got more interesting with some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that my tires are actually Bridgestone (rather than Dunlop), which has no manufacturers road hazard warranty. The good news is that after driving home from the BMW dealer, i can no longer find the screw in my tire, and my pressure has not changed.

Problem solved. If only everything worked out like this.
the good news is the Bridgestones are almost half what the Dunlops cost. At least on the Tire Rack site
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