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> Pirelli Replaces 4 Tires As Goodwill Gesture, XC90 Has only 14000 Miles
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post Sep 2 2006, 10:06 AM
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All four Pirelli Scorpion tires bald at 14,000 Miles.. Dealer Contacted Pirelli and were replaced same day as good will gesture... no quetions asked... however they replaced with Scorpion STR (Different Tread Pattern)...

Pirelli knows they have a major problem with the performance of the tires... Am dissapointed that Volvo continues to deal with known defects..

Kudos to the Service Manager for getting this resolved fast!
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post Nov 1 2006, 05:34 PM
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I've seen a lot of reports about short tyre life - and am amazed that so many seem to suffer.
I've had my Xc90 for 2 years now and although SE spec - I opted for the 17 inch rims with the Michelin Synchrone tyres after some careful research about tread wear as I didn't want to be changing 4 tyres every year.
I just changed all four at an astonishing 42,000 UK miles with just under 3mm left - but with winter approaching and some horrendous rain recently they were definitely overdue. No sign of uneven wear either ....

I had an XC70 prior to that with Pirelli Scorpions and got just over 50K per pair. Is it just me ?
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Your are so lucky, I have 40,000 miles on my XC 90 and is already on my third set of Michelins, third set of front brake pads and third set of front rotors. and second transmission. When they replace the transmission, they put the drive shaft back crooked and destryed the front hub. Now the brake squeals like a girl even with new pads and rotor.
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post Nov 28 2006, 02:28 PM
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Hello,

We have a 2004 XC90 that has 36000 mi. The dealer replaced the Pirelli Scorpions at 15000 and the dealer was great about how short lived they were so they made it fine. But now, a year later we have to replace them again but of course the dealer says its our turn. The dealer suggests trying a new brand of tires. Any suggestions? We have liked the way the Pirelli's ride and the stability in the snow, but the short life span is killing us ... don't want to have to replace our tires every year!

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What is causing this rush of blood from berhala to report these postings?
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look until we figure out what is going on, this post is closed. end of story. what, all of a sudden it's the flood of bad tires.
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