Agreed. When TPMS ultimately alarms, you're already out-of-spec. Also, TPMS does not give an indication how quickly the rate of change was that brought the alarm. Further, one could be driving for some time with an object in a tire and never know, until conditions change and things go south.This is why I manually check my tire pressures once a week, regardless if the TMPS are fully functional.
Thanks, that does look very similar. Did you get any resolution on the tire failure? I am starting a claim against General Tire.OP, glad you're OK.
That tire failure is nearly identical to one I had on the right rear of my '07 GT500. I was told at the time it had to have been a manufacturing defect. The only warning I had was a bit of sudden vibration before it blew catastrophically at highway speed, no TPMS indication whatsoever until it went. I had checked pressure the day prior to this trip, which was to a car show.
I did not. Good Year didn't seem to be interested in doing anything at the time, and I didn't press the issue. I replaced them all and moved on. The theory at the tire shop was that it was a ply separation where the carcass met the sidewall. IIRC, the tires had only about 10K miles on them and were only 3-4 years old (OEM fitment). I shudder to think about if it had blown on a spirited romp versus at highway speed with the cruise on....Thanks, that does look very similar. Did you get any resolution on the tire failure? I am starting a claim against General Tire.
I'm not sure you'll get far with a claim against General. What happened to your tire is not a defect. It was caused by driving on it for an extended period with low, or no air pressure in it, which caused the rim to cut through all of the cords in the sidewall, and when it had cut through all of those, there was nothing left to hold it in place.Thanks, that does look very similar. Did you get any resolution on the tire failure? I am starting a claim against General Tire.