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Unusual tire ware and brake pad ware?

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Nov 24, 2012, 10:23 PM

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I have a 2011 Chrysler 200 touring with about 30k miles on it. I have had to replace the brake pads about 4 times already and the factory tires that came on it. I replaced the tires with 10000 mile tires that went bald within 13000 miles of use. The dealership will not help with this and says that nothing is wrong. Chrysler themselves will not do anything to help. And before people ask... I do not drive recklessly, speed, or drift. What can be causing this?

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Nov 24, 2012, 10:59 PM

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Please clarify some items. and give more info. You say you bought tires rated for 10000 miles and they lasted 13000 miles (TYPO ?) What kind of "wear" are you having , are tires wearing out even but premature.Are they wearing on one edge ,inside or outside are they cupping or a sawtooth effect ? On the brakes was it even wear on inner and outer pads . Was the calipers replaced, at brake job. Did all brakes wear out at same time or did one wheel trigger the brake work. HELP US HELP YOU.


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Nov 25, 2012, 12:12 PM

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the tires were rated for 100,000 miles and only lasted 13,000. Sorry for that typo. All 4 tires wore evenly. At first, the brakes wore more on the right ride of the car, so i replaced the brake caliper on the left thinking that it was faulty because it was not applying the brake pads. I haven't had to change the brakes again yet to see if that stopped the uneven wearing on the brakes. As a side note, the car only gets 17 mpg. Is that normal?

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Nov 25, 2012, 1:30 PM

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Listed MPG rating by EPA...........
2011 Chrysler 200 3.6 L, 6 cyl, Automatic 6-spd, Regular Gasoline or E85 Gas 19
City 22
Combined 29
Not Available $2,400
per year E85 14
City 16
Combined 21
Highway $3,050
per year


What is with 100,000 mile rated tires? Could be something new but what is the "treadwear" rating? That # is not the # of miles but rather the legal treadwear life compared to another #. Ratings are for anything from nothing to about 800. Basically that just means a #200 should last double what a #100 should under same circumstances not a mileage #.

You said you don't but sure sounds for about a 2 year old with 30,000 miles you are beating the hell out of it,


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Nov 25, 2012, 1:56 PM

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Something isn't adding up here. Even tire wire, so that means no alignment problems. Threads worn to limits at 13,000 miles. 4 sets of brakes under 30,000 miles. If the brakes were hanging you would notice a pull or smoking wheel. If brake balance was uneven, there would be a steering pull during braking.

If the car was getting 17 mpg on non E85 and driven conservatively, the check engine light would be on or the fuel trims would be near or over limits.

Everything is adding up to driver abuse unless this vehicle is used on a postal route.

Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved.

(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Nov 25, 2012, 1:57 PM)

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Nov 25, 2012, 5:23 PM

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The problem with treadwear ratings is that they are determined by the manufacturer themselves and are completely unreliable because they are used more for marketing than truth.


We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.

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Nov 25, 2012, 7:50 PM

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This is something you really need to be there to inspect the parts for yourself. As far as the tires go I didn't see anywhere where the OP said he rotated them and that is 101 for tire wear. 13k should be going on the 3rd rotate. You see it all the time on fwd cars, frt tires worn down to nothing and the rear tires still at 50% or more remaining...

As far as the brks go. The OP changed the wrong side if there is a wear problem. Then again you need to be there. If the outboard pad is worn then it's a slide problem, inboard and a caliper is sticking. If it's sticking bad enough to go thru that many sets of pads in that short of time I suppose it could kill the mpg & the engine would be in fuel control. I suppose you could look at the engine load % and it would be higher than normal

Like I said a problem like this, you really need to be there to inspect ALL the tires, brks & suspension or at a minimum at least see pictures of the components in question

(This post was edited by Sidom on Nov 25, 2012, 7:51 PM)

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