Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,000
Location: Erie, IL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Goodyear Fortera HL Edition
Follow-Up Review: 20,200 miles on tires
I really should have waited to submit a review until I had driven more miles. As I said in my early review, these were the OEM tires that came on my 2011 Pilot. For the first 10,000 miles, these were some of the best tires I've had. Things went downhill fast at the 10,000 mile mark. The tires became very loud, traction in rain and snow became horrible. Tread ware seemed OK, but when I took it in at 19,000 miles for its third tire rotation and I was informed that two of the tires are cupped and the other two are starting to cup. I asked my mechanic if I'm not rotating the tires enough, and he said no, every 7,000-10,000 miles is enough. Just yesterday, I had these replaced with the Continental Cross Contact LX 20. My Pilot was also checked for alignment at that time and all areas were found to be within acceptable range.<br><br>Simply stated, these tires are junk and I replaced them at 20,200 miles! I wouldn't put them on a vehicle even if they were given to me for free. I've had one other set of Goodyear tires before and I wasn't happy with them either. Add these to the list and I will probably never buy Goodyear again.<br><br>Also, the guy that sold me the Continentals said his wife had these same Goodyears on her Jeep, and they replaced them right around 20,000 miles too due to cupping, noise, and tread ware.
Initial Review: 1,000 miles on tires
These are the OEM tires that came on my Pilot. I very much disliked Goodyear tires before this set. They have been great in snow and I have no complaints so far. Will follow up when I have logged more miles.