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Hi Friends,

My GLC 300 which drove around 9000+ miles is already due for two front tires to be replaced. Considering same Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat Tires for now. But any ideas about Continental Cross Contact LX Sport All Season Run Flats?

Appreciate your inputs.

Thanks,
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Tyres not avail in Oz.
Have you looked at Vredestein qatrac 5 tyres ?
You should get better km from tyres, try rotating , wheel align and running at 36psi.
We are now running Goodyear All Season run flats with excellent results so far.
I’m hoping for around 45000km from them.
 

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2016 GLC Replacement Tires

My wife has a 2016 GLC with about 15K miles and during our last vehicle maintenance visit they suggested we start looking into new tires before the winter. I have to say I was shocked that a car like this would have tires that lasted less than 20K miles. Before I go ahead and buy new tires I wanted to know what peoples thought was on re-installing run flats on the car and if keeping the same Pirelli tires is worth it. Thanks again
 

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new tires 10K miles

i too need new tires after only 10,000 miles on my glc300 run flats. not getting run flats, will need to buy an extra spare & rim but better to get at least 30K-40K miles on them than what MB provides. what a rip off.
 

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New member here, wanted to chime in. I happen to stumble upon this forum after doing a Google search on the GLC300 Tire problem. The search did show a good amount of reported issues regarding this topic. I was expecting to see more on this forum besides the 4 posted above (unless I'm looking in the wrong place). Around 9,500 miles I started noticing a vibration that was noticeable in the brake pedal. As time went on, it became increasingly worse. Extremely noticeable in the steering wheel. I was driving home from vacation at the beach and I had a hard time controlling the car at highway speeds. I knew I had an appointment with my Mercedes dealer in two days for my 10K Service A. In 2 weeks it will be my 1 year anniversary with my GLC with 10,400 miles. While at my service appointment, I explained exactly what I was experiencing and told them the car is not safe to drive. After inspecting, they said the tires are shot and need to be replaced, they stated they were "Feathering". I had never heard that term before, but I have been reading a lot about it. My advisor told me the Pirelli Scorpion's are junk and they do not recommend using them as my replacement tire. They quoted me a price using Continentals or Michelin's. Well at 10K miles and under 1 year of ownership, I SHOULD NOT BE BUYING TIRES. I did not replace the tires yet, I wanted to do a little digging and research, PLUS, I don't have an extra $1400 on hand.
My 4th Mercedes, I really don't want it to be my last.

A couple of questions:

Is it true you have to put on or use MB approved tires?

Anytime I have bought a car (I've bought a lot too), there was always a tire warranty booklet in the packet of documents, there is none for the Pirelli's, should there have been or are they not warranted?

If Pirelli does not stand behind their product, does Mercedes stand behind theirs?

Any recommendations for replacement tires...

FYI, I did open up a ticket with MBUSA this afternoon, I actually did this because the vehicle is unsafe to use, so if something should happen, I wanted it on record.


One more question...

Do I have the option of NOT replacing Run Flat tires with standard tires? It's not leased, financed.
 

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I only have a humble 250d but though I very definitely don't drive it like a granny :smile2: my tyres look pretty decent.

They are 20" Vredestein all season NON runflats and after more than 8000 spirited miles they are reading between 6.46 and 6.89 across all four tyres.

Got the car early November so they've gone through our crap winter, hot summer and usual Uk roads full of potholes.
 

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My GLC is in for new tires again. 30k and are on my 3rd set of tires. Every time MB service said the tires were cupping / feathering. Service rep said it's happening to a lot of the GLC's. This time they are going to replace them with non run flat tires. Like my rep said how offen do you have to replace and if you do your going to call Mbrace anyhow and they will take care of it. But if Mercedes knows there a problem they need to fix it. They check the car over every time and alignment, struts, balance all are fine. Not sure who to take this problem to seeing that Mercedes or Pirelli don't seem to want to do anything about it.
 

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i too need new tires on my glc with 10K miles run flats. i intend to not buy run flats, nor do i get my oil changed at the dealer, i do use mb recommended oil & filter. my question is where does the spare go when i switch over, certainly not in the cargo space, no way would it fit. any suggestions from anyone.
 

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If you go with non run flat tires, it's a crap shoot. I've been driving for 40 years and haven't had to change a tire yet. With Mbrace you call them and have them come out and take care of it. Mercedes needs to address this problem as it is not normal.
 

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useless tires on GLC, I am tired of the sound coming out of this tires.. Its a money grabbing business for sure..One thing I can't understand is tire rotation is done only at service B (40000 Km) some smart people behind this rip off
 

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useless tires on GLC, I am tired of the sound coming out of this tires.. Its a money grabbing business for sure..One thing I can't understand is tire rotation is done only at service B (40000 Km) some smart people behind this rip off
I have the MB A-B-A service plan and it does not include tire rotation, which i find amazing
 

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I changed all 4 of my 20" tires yesterday. I got 48,000Kms out of the original Pirelli run flats after 2.5 years.
However, I decided to go with regular tires. I hated the ride on the run flats and I have to say, my GLC now rides as I expected it to.
I don't have a spare, yes, I'm taking the risk, which is against my nature.
Went with Michelin Pilot Sport.
 

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I just bought my 2019 GLC 300 SUV the other day. The tires brand that's on it is Continental Crosscontact LX Sport. This is the first time I ever had run flat tires. I understand the concept of how run flat tires work. The question I have is that if you have a nail in it, can the service shop service the tire like the do with normal tires where they remove the nail and patch up the hole? Or does the tire have to be replaced?
 

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I plugged my run flat rear tire with the standard black twist string. Roofing nail caused slow leak. Drove it for weeks adding air every few days. Nail was in the second tread line from inside. Probably have 3000 miles on the repair, 21000 plus on tires. Looking to replace current tires.
 

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We got the 2018 with run flats. Now have 25K miles and the tires are shot and very noisy. I drive carefully and some rough dirt roads here. But I never thought we'd have to buy all new so soon. Did creep a mile into town on two pounds of air once. If that killed the tires, run flats are a joke. Anyone else think run flats are a benefit. Mbrace might be worth the cost for my wife since she won't stoop to change a tire. Thinking to go for non-run flats this time. Will return here and let you guys know.
 

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New member here, wanted to chime in. I happen to stumble upon this forum after doing a Google search on the GLC300 Tire problem. The search did show a good amount of reported issues regarding this topic. I was expecting to see more on this forum besides the 4 posted above (unless I'm looking in the wrong place). Around 9,500 miles I started noticing a vibration that was noticeable in the brake pedal. As time went on, it became increasingly worse. Extremely noticeable in the steering wheel. I was driving home from vacation at the beach and I had a hard time controlling the car at highway speeds. I knew I had an appointment with my Mercedes dealer in two days for my 10K Service A. In 2 weeks it will be my 1 year anniversary with my GLC with 10,400 miles. While at my service appointment, I explained exactly what I was experiencing and told them the car is not safe to drive. After inspecting, they said the tires are shot and need to be replaced, they stated they were "Feathering". I had never heard that term before, but I have been reading a lot about it. My advisor told me the Pirelli Scorpion's are junk and they do not recommend using them as my replacement tire. They quoted me a price using Continentals or Michelin's. Well at 10K miles and under 1 year of ownership, I SHOULD NOT BE BUYING TIRES. I did not replace the tires yet, I wanted to do a little digging and research, PLUS, I don't have an extra $1400 on hand.
My 4th Mercedes, I really don't want it to be my last.

A couple of questions:

Is it true you have to put on or use MB approved tires?

Anytime I have bought a car (I've bought a lot too), there was always a tire warranty booklet in the packet of documents, there is none for the Pirelli's, should there have been or are they not warranted?

If Pirelli does not stand behind their product, does Mercedes stand behind theirs?

Any recommendations for replacement tires...

FYI, I did open up a ticket with MBUSA this afternoon, I actually did this because the vehicle is unsafe to use, so if something should happen, I wanted it on record.


One more question...

Do I have the option of NOT replacing Run Flat tires with standard tires? It's not leased, financed.
I have a 2019 GLC 300 and the same problem with Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season. I find unacceptable that I have to change tires so soon. I owned Nissan Muranos and Jaguars and never had this kind of issue. The car is definitely not safe. Any suggestions on what kind of tires is better than Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-Season? Thanks :)
My first and last Mercedes for sure, and I plan to look for another car next year.
 

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New member here, wanted to chime in. I happen to stumble upon this forum after doing a Google search on the GLC300 Tire problem. The search did show a good amount of reported issues regarding this topic. I was expecting to see more on this forum besides the 4 posted above (unless I'm looking in the wrong place). Around 9,500 miles I started noticing a vibration that was noticeable in the brake pedal. As time went on, it became increasingly worse. Extremely noticeable in the steering wheel. I was driving home from vacation at the beach and I had a hard time controlling the car at highway speeds. I knew I had an appointment with my Mercedes dealer in two days for my 10K Service A. In 2 weeks it will be my 1 year anniversary with my GLC with 10,400 miles. While at my service appointment, I explained exactly what I was experiencing and told them the car is not safe to drive. After inspecting, they said the tires are shot and need to be replaced, they stated they were "Feathering". I had never heard that term before, but I have been reading a lot about it. My advisor told me the Pirelli Scorpion's are junk and they do not recommend using them as my replacement tire. They quoted me a price using Continentals or Michelin's. Well at 10K miles and under 1 year of ownership, I SHOULD NOT BE BUYING TIRES. I did not replace the tires yet, I wanted to do a little digging and research, PLUS, I don't have an extra $1400 on hand.
My 4th Mercedes, I really don't want it to be my last.

A couple of questions:

Is it true you have to put on or use MB approved tires?

Anytime I have bought a car (I've bought a lot too), there was always a tire warranty booklet in the packet of documents, there is none for the Pirelli's, should there have been or are they not warranted?

If Pirelli does not stand behind their product, does Mercedes stand behind theirs?

Any recommendations for replacement tires...

FYI, I did open up a ticket with MBUSA this afternoon, I actually did this because the vehicle is unsafe to use, so if something should happen, I wanted it on record.


One more question...

Do I have the option of NOT replacing Run Flat tires with standard tires? It's not leased, financed.
Looking for similar information, please pass on what you learn. What I learned was the the run flats seem to shudder when I encounter even small anomalies in the road like pot holes and cracks in the pavement. My after market mechanic told me to consider a lower than recommended tire pressure. I looked in the book and the door frame with nothing offered. But behind the gas cap door, there was an alternate pressures recommended. The car generally tells us to use (I think) 42 lbs but the door has a pressure allowed of 32 lbs. under normal conditions. If towing or carrying a heavy load the recommend more. Wow, what a difference that has made. I am thinking of getting donut and using non run flats but my wife wants to keep run flats. We will see. At 36,000 it is now in need or a 3rd set. Hummmmmm.
 

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New member here, wanted to chime in. I happen to stumble upon this forum after doing a Google search on the GLC300 Tire problem. The search did show a good amount of reported issues regarding this topic. I was expecting to see more on this forum besides the 4 posted above (unless I'm looking in the wrong place). Around 9,500 miles I started noticing a vibration that was noticeable in the brake pedal. As time went on, it became increasingly worse. Extremely noticeable in the steering wheel. I was driving home from vacation at the beach and I had a hard time controlling the car at highway speeds. I knew I had an appointment with my Mercedes dealer in two days for my 10K Service A. In 2 weeks it will be my 1 year anniversary with my GLC with 10,400 miles. While at my service appointment, I explained exactly what I was experiencing and told them the car is not safe to drive. After inspecting, they said the tires are shot and need to be replaced, they stated they were "Feathering". I had never heard that term before, but I have been reading a lot about it. My advisor told me the Pirelli Scorpion's are junk and they do not recommend using them as my replacement tire. They quoted me a price using Continentals or Michelin's. Well at 10K miles and under 1 year of ownership, I SHOULD NOT BE BUYING TIRES. I did not replace the tires yet, I wanted to do a little digging and research, PLUS, I don't have an extra $1400 on hand.
My 4th Mercedes, I really don't want it to be my last.

A couple of questions:

Is it true you have to put on or use MB approved tires?

Anytime I have bought a car (I've bought a lot too), there was always a tire warranty booklet in the packet of documents, there is none for the Pirelli's, should there have been or are they not warranted?

If Pirelli does not stand behind their product, does Mercedes stand behind theirs?

Any recommendations for replacement tires...

FYI, I did open up a ticket with MBUSA this afternoon, I actually did this because the vehicle is unsafe to use, so if something should happen, I wanted it on record.


One more question...

Do I have the option of NOT replacing Run Flat tires with standard tires? It's not leased, financed.
I have a 2019 GLC300 . When I purchased the car I told the dealer I would only buy the car if they replaced the run flat Pirellis , with standard Michelins.
  1. Then I went on EBay and bought a rim , space saving spare tire, jack and lug nuts . All fit under the floor board in the cargo area.
 
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