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Hi, I have a 2008 kIA Sportage Titan it has done 23K miles and very shortly will require second set of rear tyres. The tyres are waering unevenly across the tread (outer edge in) on bothe rear wheels. The car has been back to Kia on mumorous occasions and they say all is well. The last time it wnet back it had the 4 wheel alignment checked, only minor adjustment to the front, rear wheels can not be adjusted - KIA should have known this! Currently waiting for After Sales Director to contact me for next step, i'm convinced there is a fault with the rear of the car.Is anyone else having the same problem?
Also previous posts about stutter at loaw revs mine has had this since new. No solution from KIA at any of its services - So much for 7 Year warrenty!
 

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Hi All,


I have a 2009 2wd sportage,i have noticed that the rear tyres have been wearing more on the out side edge than the inside plus the rears are slightly worse than the fronts yet it is 2wd?.



I have only covered 10000 miles so a replacement set of tyres is some way off,i will get them to toe out more to see if this slows the wear?



As to the previous post for the hesitation of your car there is a software upgrade from kia to help this,i should ask the garage you use if it is a kia one they should know of it.



Cheers.
 

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I have sportage crdi 4x4 58 with 12500 miles done 3 tyres will soon need replacing uneven wear in rear worse than front witch were slightly out of alignmentdon't know if hankook are that good a tier but we had a bad winter which wouldn't help I may try pirelli next time
 

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Make sure the vehicle is 100% aligned . yes a Good 4 wheel alignment. Theres no reason for them to wear other than that unless your beating it up. or someones driving it and beating on it.
 

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ps. I haven't seen any alignment issues with KIA s that couldn't be corrected. I wonder if it was over tightened on the boat, truck or train? Ive seen rear toe issues from that.
 

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Just for comparison - we have a 2000 model petrol sportage which has done well over 20000 miles on one set of tyres, and I drive a Ranger pick-up which has done 30500 on the original tyres (which I am just about to change).
I would be very disappointed with tyres wearing that quickly.
 

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Hello Forum Re Tyre wear sportage.

I have also a 2001 model and it has 100,000 miles and I am getting
at least 20,000 miles from tyres. present set of Falkens (im in Qatar)
expect to get more the way they are at the moment. They are also quiet and go round corners well. Very dry here most of the time and quite hot.

Just had timing belt done and it still feels good and uses no oil.

Replace vacuum hoses for 4x4 front hubs recently otherwise my only gripe is 21mpg

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HI. I am having to replace both rear tyers after 15,000 & 25,000 told at dealers just keep changing round i am disabled and it would be difficult for me my car is kia sportage xs crdi 4wd i need the 4 weel drive it snows a lot where i live. The first thing the dealer said its not the car what chance the 7 year warranty its the first car i had that the rear tyers wore on one side about to buy a new car have to think which kind although i liked the sportage pity
 

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I got my dealer to rotate my tyres at 6000 miles when they gave it an oil change (part of my purchase deal) and have now covered over 19000 miles. They are still legal and wear is even but all 4 will need replacing around 20 to 21000 miles. Despite the uneven wear, if you had rotated the wheels youmight have achieved close to 20000 miles perhaps?. If so then the tyre lifespan would be quite acceptable to me. Not sure if I am understanding your post correctly, but if you are saying a second set of new rear tyres only lasted 10000 miles then I would be worried.
If your dealer can't come up with a solution he might at least rotate the wheels for free at service intervals.
 

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my Qashqai would only go 10,000 on a pair or 8 tyres in 30,000 miles
 

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Conclusion to the rear Tyre wear was that the car had the wrong rear camber set up from new. KIA corrected the settings to the correct one. The problem went away after that and normal wear was resumed. After Auto Express got involved, plus a report in one of the issues, a refunded for the cost of the second set of rear tyres was made by KIA. So if owners are still having a problem then get KIA to correct the rear camber settings. I am now enjoying my second Sportage - KX3 Sat nav.
 

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have a 2010 13000 miles 1 x rear tyre outer edge going badley , its a motabilityb car , have ust started the ball rolling to try and get KIA to repaier the problem " throwing tires @ it wount fix" Has anyone found out what the cause is or recived any help from Kia cheers
 

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Hi there all,just looking at the tyre posts with regards to the Kia Sportage. I have a 2010 Kia Sportage 2 Ltr 2 WD. I have covered only 9400 miles and I need a full set of tyres. Kia have checked and found adjustment needed on all four wheels but refuse to do it under warranty.(Although that is the German way, not enough people complain in Germany, everyone thinks the dealer is right). Alsohad there been no fault in mine why was there any need to make adjustments. I have also had to pay for the tyres, although no bill has been sent to me yet. One other thing that might be of note, the dealer here could not do the job, the car was sent to Euromaster to be checked and adjusted. Came back with a mixture of tyres and a damaged wheel. I have to say though, thatthese things have been sorted and a new wheel fitted. The car is fitted with Hankook tyres, anybody had an experience with these tyres. My wife has a 2010 Ceed limited edition and and it came with Micheln tyres and they show only a little wear after 17,000 miles.

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My Sportage 4x4 came with Hankook tyres They lasted about 22k. Wear was very even on them. I also use Hankooks on our Ford Fusion and I think they are decent tyres.

Seems like you are one of the unfortunate few with wear issues. I would think it was a warranty issue but you would have to be extremelypersistentto get anywhere I would imagine.
 

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I have the exact same problem on my 2008 sportage. rear tires wearing out on outer edge in about 20,000 KM. tire pressure is always correct. my mechinacs are baffled and I am frustrated.
if anyone has a solution let me know. I can't afford to buy new tires every third oil change.
 

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get your car a 4 wheel alignment check, after my 2 wheel drive scrubbed out a set of rear tyres in 15KFound rear wheels out by 3 deg!
Front tyres which are now on the rear at 46,000 miles and still 3 mm of tread.
Have heard that rear suspension linkage was used to anchor some cars in transit which bent the suspension linkage and altered the tracking?
 

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I have the exact same problem with my 2008 sportage. I have to replace rear tires every 3 oil changes and the back keeps going out of alignment. tires wearing from the edge of the tires in. I return to the kia dealer for all my repairs but they are just as baffeled.
 
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