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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-28-2020, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Chirping OEM Tires

We have had our 2018 Clarity for 16 months with 23,000 miles. The first tire rotation went well but after the 2nd we had a lot of road noise coming from a car that so quiet before. I had the car serviced a week ago was was told the inside tread is chopping and the tires should be replace the rest of the tread is 4/32 and in good shape.

These are Michelin Energy Saver A/S 235/45R18 and the recommend tire for the car. It seems to be a highly rated tire by most users I have read.

Has anyone else had a similar experience? I have used Michelins for many years and always had a great experience with 60,000 plus trouble free miles and find this very frustrating. Makes me wonder if this is a special deal for Honda on new cars and not the same tire I would buy as a replacement.

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I also have 24,000 miles after 11 months with my 2018 Touring model and have noticed similar tire noise. My study of this indicates the OEM tires are worn, i.e. "prematurely" compared with aftermarket quality tires. I had exactly the same or similar problems with OEM tires on two Civic Hybrids at 24,000 and 30,000 miles with replacement tires lasting 100,000 miles. Interestingly, the OEM tires on my 2018 Accord Hybrid were still legal and performing well at 94,000 miles.
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Take it to a tire shop for a second opinion. Sounds like a possible alignment issue (particularly if there is uneven wear), but not sure what you mean by "chirping". When accelerating? Turning? At steady speed?

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What OEM tire is on your car? The guy at the Honda dealer did not call it chirping but said chopping on the inside tread...cause truck tire like road noise.

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At study speed...any speed...just sounds like a truck tire. The guy at the Honda dealer called it chopping of the inside tread...I just called it loud road noise...sorry for the chirping comment don't know where I got that!

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Chopping with this few miles on the tires indicates you have an alignment problem. Get a four wheel alignment. Unfortunately, once a tire starts doing this it won't recover.
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Thanks I will look into that.
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Chopping with this few miles on the tires indicates you have an alignment problem. Get a four wheel alignment. Unfortunately, once a tire starts doing this it won't recover.
Yes, sounds like a camber alignment is off causing premature inside tire wear.
With 4/32" left, you will have to replace the tires.

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