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I think I've narrowed down the vibration problems I am having at highway speeds to the Continental tires.

Does anyone have any experience at trying to get Nissan and/or their dealership to replace the tires with a different brand?
 

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shirleyujest said:
I think I've narrowed down the vibration problems I am having at highway speeds to the Continental tires.

Does anyone have any experience at trying to get Nissan and/or their dealership to replace the tires with a different brand?
How did you come to this conclusion? I'm curious because I've read many poor reports of the Conti's in this forum, but I am yet to experience any real issues...even in the snow/slush of New England a couple weeks ago.
 

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How did you come to this conclusion? I'm curious because I've read many poor reports of the Conti's in this forum, but I am yet to experience any real issues...even in the snow/slush of New England a couple weeks ago.
1. The vibration only happens between certain speeds- approx. 55 to 65 mph.

2. The vibration occurs only on highways made of cement (no kidding!). When I drive on an asphalt highway there is no noise or very little.

3. There is no vibration in the steering wheel. Rather it is a vibration throughout the cabin.

If it was anything other than the tires, I think I would hear the vibration at a any highway speeds. And, if it was in the drivetrain, I would feel it in the steering.
 

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i have vibration too

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1. The vibration only happens between certain speeds- approx. 55 to 65 mph.

2. The vibration occurs only on highways made of cement (no kidding!). When I drive on an asphalt highway there is no noise or very little.

3. There is no vibration in the steering wheel. Rather it is a vibration throughout the cabin.

If it was anything other than the tires, I think I would hear the vibration at a any highway speeds. And, if it was in the drivetrain, I would feel it in the steering.

our 2004 se offroad vibrates on the highway as well. but we have the bf goodrich tires. we feel the vibration mostly in the accelerator pedal. dealer can't reproduce this of course. i think it is something to do with the drive train only because one day we had no problem, the next day we had an obvious vibration. we didn't bang a curb or anything in the interim so i'm thinking drivetrain. :thumbdown
 

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shirleyujest said:
I think I've narrowed down the vibration problems I am having at highway speeds to the Continental tires.

Does anyone have any experience at trying to get Nissan and/or their dealership to replace the tires with a different brand?
Factorys do not warranty the tires on there cars. Tires are only covered by the OE manufacturer. As I went through my owners manual funny enough the Conti are the only tires offered on nissans that don't appear to have a warranty...go figure. Please if my information is incorrect provide more accurate information.
 

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shirleyujest said:
I think I've narrowed down the vibration problems I am having at highway speeds to the Continental tires.

Does anyone have any experience at trying to get Nissan and/or their dealership to replace the tires with a different brand?

So thats why your dealer said they all do that sir ;) I also find the ride worse on cement roads, and the tires follow every ripple on the road.

Good luck in getting some free replacements, but I don't think you will have any. Most new cars come with cheap OE tires as it saves cost and keeps the sticker price down. I don't find mine that bad that I want to pay for replacements just yet, I will swop them out after next summer though or maybe earlier if they become real bad.

Have had similar problems for years with motorbikes, but normally change them after 3-5,000 miles for something much better.

IMHO Nissan are right on the limit with the brakes, tires and suspension with this truck and could have done with spending a bit more to build in some breathing room. Not dangerous just not much spare capacity.
 

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Factorys do not warranty the tires on there cars. Tires are only covered by the OE manufacturer. As I went through my owners manual funny enough the Conti are the only tires offered on nissans that don't appear to have a warranty...go figure. Please if my information is incorrect provide more accurate information.

There may be no express written warranty, but I belive there would be an implied warranty of merchantability unless it was expressly disclaimed. I will check, though. I find it hard to believe that there is no written warranty.
 

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Shirleyujest, I experience the same symptoms you outline 1-3. It's either the roof bracket issue that has been discussed in various threads or the tires. The cabin/roof vibration isn't severe but is certainly annoying.
 

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husker1 said:
Shirleyujest, I experience the same symptoms you outline 1-3. It's either the roof bracket issue that has been discussed in various threads or the tires. The cabin/roof vibration isn't severe but is certainly annoying.

I knew I wasn't going crazy (not about this, anyways!).

I just drove my wife's Volvo which has HR speed rated- low profile Dunlops...and it was much more quite than the Armada. Quite disappointing.
 
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