Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cambridge IL - USA
This is disappointing tread wear for any vehicle type. Also it isn't because the tires are installed on a performance vehicle, as the OP has a 1.5 AWD. This combination shouldn't be capable of abusing the tires due to the amount of available power.
My first thought when learning of the rapid tread wear was that there must be an alignment problem, maybe a toe in or out issue.
Proper alignment and tire pressure should be the very first check a dealer should perform to determine the root cause of the excessive wear.
Has this been inspected prior to condemning the tires? A slight toe misalignment will erase the tread very very quickly as the tire is sliding sideways as it is rolling forward, often many feet sideways per mile.
If this excessive wear phenomenon has occurred on various makes/models of vehicles, using the same tire, then there may be a defect in the tire's composition and construction.
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