Car purchased new from a dealer in '08. It’s an EX 4 door sedan. Tires-GOODYEAR Eagle RS/A, P205/55R16.
At around 20-25k I noticed the rear tires were riding rough as if they were in need of balancing. When I took it to the dealer, they discovered one of the tires had a flat spot on it. They replaced the tire, as it was still under warranty. I purchased another tire so that I would have a matching pair of new tires. Now with about 52k, I am experiencing the same rough ride as before with the rear tires. And it appears that the worse one is on the same side that original ‘flat spot’ tire was found.
At the first service for this problem a service rep. had mentioned that an earlier model ('07) had an issue with a control arm, and that may be the problem with the '08 as well. Never heard anything else about it.
I don’t want to purchase new tires and have the same issue in 20k if the problem is mechanical and not tire related. Does anyone have any info about this problem?