Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires cracking that are only 18 months old. Warranty as described by Tire Rack says Michelin is not responsible for cracking due to age. I replied this is a manufacturer's defect in material and I did not pay for top tier tires to have them crack. They said to send picutres with mileage and tread remaining to see if a good will jesture will be made. What tire should I buy now? I did like the performance with the Michelins but not thrilled by the cracks that can fit a business card and puts me and my family at risk. I am going to inform the department of transportation since they did recall tires for this issue in the past. I only noticed it because a friend of mine had the same problem so I decided to look.
1st reg. 2005 (born 27/4/2004) 530D Tourer, auto, Titanuim Silver, Black Dakota Leather, DMS to 260bhp & 413 lb/ft, Bluetooth Phone, Advanced aircon, auto dim mirrors, folding ext mirrors. 6CD Changer, Progman 25, Winter set up Conti-wintercontact 810 225/50/17 on 138 rims, Summer Pirelli P Zero Rosso's 245/45/17 on 122 rims. Osram Silverstar halogen upgrades. E60.net Clings.
Must be something with their all season compound. I have experienced cracks on the original and replacement sets of Michelin Cross Terrains on my MDX, but I don't recall being able to slide a business card into them.
__________________ E60 2007 550i : Titanium Silver, M-Tech Rear, M-Tech Side Skirts, M5 Trunk Spoiler, Black Dakota Leather, Steptronic, Sport, Premium, Nav, Sat. Radio, Logic 7, Comfort Access, Rear Sunshade, RPi GT Axle Back Exhaust, K&N Air Filter, Charcoal Filter Removed, 3M Clear Bra, 50% 3M Window Film, Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec.
Had a cracking and wear issue on one of the front A/S. It was on the both edges were the tread met the side wall. This tire was older (about a year) than the other 3 which were on the car when I purchased it. I called michelin and complained. They sent me to a local dealer who gave me a $60 credit towards a new tire. The tire had 9/10 tread remaining. It was obviously a manufacturing defect.
04 545i, Titanium Gray II just getting started!
95 e36 Cosmos M3 with CIA,chipped, pulleys, and Xbrace
I'm on my second set now on my 08 550i sport, no cracking issues on either set that I can see. I drive 25K per year but got
33K on the rears and 42K on the fronts , so I Change them out every 15 months. Sorry to hear your problem