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Old 11-04-2002, 10:29 AM   #1
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I picked up my new 2002 SSEI on October 1st. I noticed some minor things they had to do but I also noticed a vibration in the tires, less at low speed, more noticable at high speed. The dealer forced balenced the tires and found two would not balance so they ordered two ne tires for me. When they came in I had them put the new ones on the back and the two original tires on the front. I dont think the vibration is as bad as it was but its far from gone. I drive at highway speeds for long distances and I still get tires bump or vibration that seems to be better or worse at times, but still pretty consistant. The dealer wants to force balance them again now that we have the two new tires on the car. Any thoughts out there??
Anybody else go through this?
Jsut as a side note, I had one 2002 SSEI already this year that was damaged by hail that I traded for the one I picked up new in October. The first SSEI I had earlier this year rode very smooth so its pretty easy for me to tell the difference between the way its supposed to be and the way this new car rides.
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You may have gotten a bad batch of tires. See if the dealer can replace the other two older ones. Have them check the rims for bends or excess metal somewhere. If this still doesn't work, try taking the car to a good tire shop. The guys are better trained on the equipment and they may find something the dealer did not.

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