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Anyone had any issues with these tyres on the rear of their Tiguan R-Line that' s the 20" Contisportcontact 5 ContiSeal tyres .

I Just had the front 2 replaced for £540 which I thought a bit steep anyways, the tyre fitter pointed out that the rear tyres were out of shape having badly worn down on the inside while on the outside wear is minimal.

I always check tyre the pressure and the car is never overloaded.

Any help out there.

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You don't say whether yours is a 4wd model, but I do know it is possible to have the alignment adjusted. Worth taking it to a specialist with a 4 wheel alignment jig and having it checked.
 

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Sorry yes its 4wd. Its going to VW next week for a service so will raise it with them.

Just wondered if anyone else had noticed anything.

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Out of interest, what mileage did you get from the fronts, assuming they were worn out. Bear in mind, with a 4wd in normal mode the power is split 90/10 front/rear so the rears will always be subjected to more wear than a normal 2wd car.
 

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18000 miles from front tyres. I thought that was ok. What do you recon ?

I think its the level of the unevenness of the wear that surprised me I have had 3 previous 4 X 4's and not experienced this on them.

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18k is pretty good and about right.
I would certainly recommend a 4 wheel alignment check at a specialist (not someone like k#fit).
Have you been generally happy with the car otherwise? Any issues with the active cruise/emergency braking?
 

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Hi our Tiguan has been great. Not a problem at all. its returning about twice what our previous Jeep Cherokee delivered measured on spend on an average week for similar miles. We have been up to Edinburgh a few times 370 miles one way and it was really comfortable. We do a regular trip to visit in Taunton down the M5 about a hundred miles there and thats pretty good.

Around our area mostly b roads and poor repair the ride is great thats most days 10 miles to train stain and back then again at night there and back. We both still love it and are glad we bought it really.

A real mixed bag of journeys and I think it copes well with everything thats thrown at it.

On Active cruise it can be a bit odd when a car in front turns left and you are going to drive past easily the car then seems to brake hard almost to a standstill while the other car has left the road but am used to it now so give it some gas and its all ok. The emergency braking has been fine I drive down a lot of twisty country lanes with trees and hedges right at road side every day in fact and no problems there.

Price of the tyres was a bit of a shock to be honest but they do seem good in winter, summer, rain and dry so maybe thats just how it is now.
 

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That's good to hear. Glad you are enjoying the car.
The only reason I mentioned problems with the acc and emergency braking was that it had been suggested there was a link between 4 wheel misalignment and problems with these systems.
Still worth getting a check before you pay for some more tyres.
 

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HI There

You are right, definitely worth a check as you are right the tyres are pretty expensive and I would want the second set of rears going the way of the first set.

Its a real pain as there are loads of tread left on them.

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Could well be a tracking problem, somebody recently did post that he had seen a mk2 tiggys crabbing :eek:
 

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MinchVW said:
Hi There

Anyone had any issues with these tyres on the rear of their Tiguan R-Line that' s the 20" Contisportcontact 5 ContiSeal tyres .

I Just had the front 2 replaced for £540 which I thought a bit steep anyways, the tyre fitter pointed out that the rear tyres were out of shape having badly worn down on the inside while on the outside wear is minimal.

I always check tyre the pressure and the car is never overloaded.

Any help out there.

Thanks

Moray
Common problem with VWs. Passat has had problems for years. Just google "uneven rear tyre wear vw". I have just had to replace my two rear tyres. 6mm still on tyhe middle and outside but bald on the inside. Booked in for 4 wheel computer tracking with ATS. £65!
 

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Well WalkingWizard funnily enough I did check with the tyre guy later this afternoon and he said exactly that on VW's. He also said he has seen uneven wear on cars with spot on tracking that is bad wear on the inside of the tread when the middle and outside are good. Doesn't seem good to me especially at £270 a pop.

I will get the tracking checked and report back.
 

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For tyres to wear the way yours have- especially at the rear- would need them both to have incorrect camber angles where they are constantly tilted in at the top and running on the inner edge of the tyre. It is not just a case of alignment in the accepted sense for front wheels, ie toe-in or toe out- but a full geometry check is needed to see if the car is set up according to VWs parameters.
 

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You say you've had the fronts replaced on a 4WD. Can I just check my understanding, as I was advised (by my dealer) that on a 4Motion if one tyre needed replacing, then the whole 4 would need doing, even if the others we ok (ish) - something to do with the way the 4WD needing all 4 tyres to be within a certain tread depth of each other. Clearly I'd want good rubber on all four wheels, but have I misunderstood, or was I given duff info?
 

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What they are suggesting is 'best practice' on a normal 4wd car. Even VWs manual only mentions replacing in axle pairs and keeping them all the same type. Imagine this- if you damaged a single front tyre-would you change both front ones? I think that unless VW have a good technical reason otherwise, I see nothing wrong with what you have done.
 

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Well WalkingWizard funnily enough I did check with the tyre guy later this afternoon and he said exactly that on VW's. He also said he has seen uneven wear on cars with spot on tracking that is bad wear on the inside of the tread when the middle and outside are good. Doesn't seem good to me especially at £270 a pop.

I will get the tracking checked and report back.
Talking to a specialist today it is the CAMBER of the tyre and not necessarily the tracking. BOTH should be checked but it is probably the Camber.
 

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I was wondering if camber angle was affected by wheel size?
 

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I appreciate my reply is late at night and after a few beers, but I reckon it's worth keeping to reality sometimes with what is being quoted for replacement tyres. Whoever said tyres should be replaced as a set was totally taking the piss. I've heard this mentioned before and can see absolutely no reason for this what so ever. I'm amazed at what some people are told and then fork out shed loads of money for tyres that don't need replacing. Come on guys and girls, if you scour the internet even the original tyres can be sourced for a lot less than some of these prices quoted here.
Mostly if tyre warring badly it will be down to driver fault, either by kerbing wheels or running over object in road. Perhaps the odd balancing fault from beginning, but nothing a Kwik fit balance wouldn't sort out.
 
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