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Old 07-21-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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Discount Tire valve stem advisory/recall...

Advisory letter...

After doing a tire inspection on my truck, I found a bad valve stem from the set of tires I got from Discount Tire last year on April 2, 2007.



Looks like I'm paying Discount Tire a visit...
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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Interesting information...I bought a set of tires there in November '07...haven't received one of those letters, and I probably don't have one of those stems, but I am going to keep an eye on them....
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:58 PM   #3
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Discount Tire Regions that Sold Dill Brand Valves
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Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Michigan
New Mexico
Texas
Tennessee

Northern California (1 Store)
8881 Greenback Ln
Orangevale, CA 95662

Arizona (4 Stores)
1709 E Southern
Tempe, AZ 85282
2240 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85015
2422 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
3701 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
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Well, fortunately I am not affected by that (maybe if I were in the MoHave desert rather than the MoJave desert...) but I'm still going to keep an eye on them anyway...
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:17 AM   #5
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I work at another National tire chain part-time, and we've had some bad valvestems also.

Everyone should have a look at their valvestems.

The good news is that they typically cause a slow leak (as opposed to a blowout), and when the person goes to add air they notice something funny with the valvestem. Of course it doesn't always happen this way, so check your friends' valvestems also.

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I took my wife's car down to Discount Tire as she had valve stems as part of the recall. She actually had a slow leak in one tire. It would drop about 1 psi a day, but there was no visual clue to tell me the valve stem was bad. They tried to sell me a new set of tires while I was there because one of her tires was down to 5/32 tread depth. I can't blame them for trying to make a buck.
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I just checked mine (bought in Feb '07) and they're fine.
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I've never bought anything from that site, or from those regions, but I've had quite a few different sets of tires get dry-rotted valve stems after a year...

Quite a pain in my opinion.
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two flats in a day!

yesterday, as I was headed to the Detroit airport on I96, I couldn't control my Explorer so I pulled over. My passenger side rear tire was so low it was about flat. After a good soul helped me change it, I went to the airport to pick up my family. On the way back home, on I96 again, I start losing control again. I had to pull onto the exit ramp at Novi, at RUSH HOUR, and my driver's side rear tire was so low it was flat. I just bought these Michelin tires last year from Discount Tire. My car had to be towed on a flat bed to Belle Tire and they fixed both tires for free and showed me the dry rot...I shudder to think of what may have happened if I didn't recognize the "shimmy" in the steering. CHECK YOUR VALVE STEMS!!
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:33 AM   #10
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Luckily, I've never had that problem. The tires on Rusty are so old... Lets just say I bought them at Montgomery Ward... I had just put new tires on my Buick about 2 years ago, but the old tires I replaced were about 10 years old. I might have replaced them sooner, but Goodyear was no longer making the wide whitewalls that I used to keep on it.

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