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2014 Sonata Tire issues or something else?


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firemartinez80
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May 31, 2018, 6:55 AM

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I have a 2014 Sonata with 59,000 miles on it. About 6-7 months ago I started noticing a humming/roar in the rear of the car at lower speeds around 20-30 mph. I didnt think much of it at first and over time I guess I became use to it, however it is getting worse and louder.

I did some research and thought I had it narrowed down to the rear wheel bearings, so I scheduled an appointment at my local dealership for repair. After going over the car, I was told that the wheel bearings are fine and no issue there and the noise was due to the tires. They said I need an alignment and new tires.

The tires on it are original with now 59,000 miles and the tread looks good and no obvious issues, but I am no tire expert.

Question is, could the tires be the actual issue and not something else??

Once again, it is a humming/roar and it's noticed at all speeds really, but really loudest at around 20-30 mph.

Just want some opinions before I drop $400 on new tires if that wont solve the issue.


Discretesignals
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May 31, 2018, 7:03 AM

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Has this been in an accident?

Best way to tell if it is tires or bearing is to drive off into the grass while the noise is happening. If the noise is still there, it usually a bearing issue.

Might have plenty of tread, but if the tires are feathered or cupped you'll get that droning mud tire noise.





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Tom Greenleaf
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May 31, 2018, 9:46 AM

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Yes tires can do that as DS said. 59K is a lot for tires to be good almost can't be if you don't rotate them a LOT and "criss-cross" them if tire type allows every other.
Not a fan of tires past 1/2 wear myself the traction is junk vs better not worth the accident you can prevent,


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May 31, 2018, 12:12 PM

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That is a very common issue if the tires are not rotated frequently. It will always happen on the "non-drive" axle. FWD will do it on the rear and RWD will do it on the front but not as bad as the FWD because of all the weight in the front. If they are rotated frequently, the wear will average out and not set a deep pattern which is what happen to you.



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