DS7 eTense Tyre Wear

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DS7 eTense Tyre Wear

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We have two DS7 eTense Ultra Prestige ( so 20” rims ), is anyone else with a similar vehicle experiencing severe rear tyre wear?

We found this article which seems to suggest vehicles with 19” rims are affected but nothing concrete.

https://yrtnews.com/premature-tire-wear ... k-e-tense/

Pictures of my tyres after after 9350 miles attached.

Posting this more really as a heads up to other eTense drivers as we are being supported by our DS Salon and the issue is being investigated.

Our other vehicle has done 4000 miles but is heading the same way, so the issue isn’t isolated to one vehicle.
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Re: DS7 eTense Tyre Wear

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Crickey! Those are bad and on 2 separate vehicles smacks of a fault in the suspension geometry or a bad batch of tyres if the same make and type. Incidentally what is the tyre brand and model and are they the same tyres on both vehicles?

I don't have a DS7, but the Bridgestone Turanza tyres on my Aircross are disintegrating on the outer edge - the rubber is forming cracks and starting on the rears too at 10K. I'm having them taken off and Michelins put on tomorrow. But nothing like the damage on yours - they look as if a boy racer has had the car at Silverstone for a week!
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Re: DS7 eTense Tyre Wear

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They are Goodyear F1 Eagle, yes the same on both cars.
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Re: DS7 eTense Tyre Wear

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An interesting snippet here: (Do read the comments section - may need expanding)

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/feat ... de-quality
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Re: DS7 eTense Tyre Wear

Post by Iansel »

i only have a regular DS7 Prestige fitted with Continental tyres from new. I have done 18k miles and there must be at least 6mm left on the rears.

I also have a VW ID.3 all electric (RWD) and there has been a lot of chatter on the ID.3 boards about apparent short tyre life on the rear. This is being put down to three things.

1) Heavy right foot (instant power and goes like a rocket off the line compared to the DS7)
2) Overall high weight of the vehicle
3) Claims that the factory fitted tyres have lower starting tread depth than regular tyres.