- I just finished getting my tire replaced by the local Firestone
dealer. While waiting, he and I struck up a conversation regarding
my experiences and those of several postings from this group. He
called Firestone CC and was told that these tires need to be inflated
no more than 35/33. Any over inflation will cause excessive sidewall
stress and potential highway failure. He also told me that Firestone
is in discussions with Toyota regarding the numerous problems people
are having with the current tires on the Prius.
My suggestion to the group is to keep the pressure up on Toyota as
FIrestone developed these tires in direct consultation with the auto
manufacturer. Has anyone gotten any communication from Priusman
regarding the tires and what Toyota was going to do?
My last trip to Toyota for service resulted in the tires being
inflated 38/36 to try to even out the tread wear. Firestone stated
that unless this is not in keeping with the design specs on these
- Hi Group:
I was at my Toyota dealer for scheduled service and got to
talking to the Service Rep while waiting for the car. We got on
the tire issue and he said Toyota is/will be changing the
geometry of the front end slightly and Bridgestone will be
hardening up the tire rubber to increase wear resistance.
For what it's worth,