purchased 4 of this and SEARS at Baltimore (Security Blvd) install them. The manager there was nice and checked alignment for me. so far no problem with this stable tires if i can have the $70 rebate back.
I had purchased the Michelin Defender in October of 2013 and only got just under 15,000 miles and had a blowout. I took it back to the retailer that I purchased it from to get it replaced because of the 90,000 mile warranty and they informed me there was no warranty and I had to purchase another new tire. Needless to say I feel that I have just been scammed and personally I don't know Michelin would do business with someone that doesn't uphold their own company warranties. I deserve my money back for the second tire so what are you going to do?
Bought Michelin tires 5 years ago and have been very happy. One of the front tires was damaged from a pothole and so new tires were needed. I may have been able to get another year from the tires but didn't want to just replace the one damaged tire. I bought 4 new tires and the car rides much better ... still drove nice with the old tires but the new once ase soo much better. Very good tire ... quite the entire 5 years which I could not say of theprevious brand before Michelin ... it was so noisy after the second year I had to replace. Only Michelin from here on!!
Was frustrated when the OEM tires on my 2010 Odyssey only made it 40k miles. So I went for the top of the line 90k mile tires, with high hopes for a better experience. Made sure to keep them inflated and rotated properly. Haven't even gotten 50k miles out of these and need to replace them. Absolutely would NOT recommend these.
After 71,000 miles of highway driving on my 2014 truck, I opted for the next size up because the tire shop did not have my factory size. The Michelin Defender is a fantastic tire for better traction, ride comfort, road noise and looks. Only time will tell on how long they last. They don't squeal in tight turns or slip on take off from a stop like my factory tires did. I should have ordered the factory size because I immediately noticed a little over 1 mile per gallon drop in mileage because the computer sensed the resistance from the taller tires and is in 8 cylinder mode more often than before.
We just put them on my daughter's 2009 Altima last night and as I drove home there was NO tire noise like the previous tires were doing. I even noticed better stopping power and acceleration. All of my cars ride on Michelin.
We could feel a difference in the ride. It's all the good things quieter, smoother, solid steering, better handling in the rain.
I love Michelin products, but these tires didn't last as long as expected. I was told more city driving decreases the total miles the tires will last. They did last me 4 years which is a long time in the Texas heat. But they are down to 2/32 and had to be replaced. I will say that while I owned them there was never a problem. Just would have liked them better if they had lasted longer.
I have 26000 miles on these tires and they are already down to 6/32. This means that in about 19000 or much less (the thread is going much faster now) more miles, or a total mileage of less than 45000, I will reach the "replace tire" level of 3/32. This car is mainly driven by my wife who is a very gentle driver. These are my second set of Defenders with the same problem. I believe I will not buy Michelin next time.
I have put on 45k miles, my tread depth is 6. I purchased the tires in Nov 2015, my main requirement was "quiet tires". Previous tires (not Michelin) where very quiet. My dealership was running a tire sale, the service person assured me the Defender would be quieter, he was wrong. I have a hybrid, so keeping the overall noise level of the Highlander low is important to me. I drive city and with several 3K+ mile trips every year. I won't buy these tires again, and it looks like they won't even last the full 90K. Everything the add said these tires would do has not occurred for me.