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I have had my new Eclipse Cross for 6 weeks and am very happy with it. Today I had a puncture- a large screw or nail had gone through the wall of the tyre causing the "low tyre warning" lamp to illuminate on screen.
I took the car to my local Kwik Fit garage hoping they could help. I was informed that they did not have the required tyre size in stock, nor did any of their immediate stores within a 20 mile radius. They explained that this was a common issue with many new Mitsubishi and Mazda models. Apparently, the different features of these tyres means that they are not as readily available as tyres for other models are.
They also explained that the Yokohama tyres fitted need to be replaced like for like, if an alternative brand is fitted the "low tyre pressure" warning remains illuminated.
So, I now have to wait three or four days for a replacement new tyre.
Fortunately, we have another car in my family, but my concern is if I had a puncture in a relatively remote or rural area not close to a major city, I could end up stranded for days whilst a new tyre could be obtained.
I wonder if anyone else has experienced issues like this?
 

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Never punctured a tire before but this is really concerning since replacements are not readily available. I'm wondering if the "low tyre pressure" warning light remaining illuminated if you use an alternative brand is really true.
 

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I'm really hoping it isn't true! Apparently, there is an issue with the tread style either E50 or E70, if you fit the incorrect E number the system also triggers a tyre warning problem on the dashboard.
I have had to go back to the dealership to see if they can supply and fit a tire and am awaiting their call. I have been off the road for four days now....seems a bit ridiculous just because of a puncture?
 

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That sounds weird considering owners up North will need winter tires and there's no way they'll stick with Yokohama tires forever...

Now I'm curious to see if the warning really would come on with another tread, but getting your car on the road with no problems is more important. Four days and still no tire...No estimated delivery date from your dealer?
 

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How could the sensors possible recognize what brand of tire you're using? I have difficulty in believing that's possible. I don't see how the tread style could have any impact on the tire pressure required. You could always leave the TPMS illuminated and just monitor the levels yourself on a regular basis.
 

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How could the sensors possible recognize what brand of tire you're using? I have difficulty in believing that's possible. I don't see how the tread style could have any impact on the tire pressure required. You could always leave the TPMS illuminated and just monitor the levels yourself on a regular basis.
I agree, the only way that's possible is with a smart system where you have to enter in a computer the make and model of tire you have. But the industry hasn't got to that point yet.
 

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thank you

Thanks for your responses. I have spoken with the dealership and apparently, there are two different specifications of tread/ velocity rotation on the Yohama tyre in question (E50 and E70). I was informed that if three tyres are E50 specification for example, and an E70 is then used on a puncture replacement, this triggers a computer warning as the computer believes the wheel is rotating at a different speed. Fortunately, I have now had the correct tyre replaced, but it did take 5 days!
 

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Hi all just to let you all know that I have fitted a set of Bridgestone Weather Control A005 to my EC with no tyre pressure problems what so ever. They feel a lot better and better mpg job than the Yoko's which will be going back on when I change the car.
 

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I have a set of Zeetex WH1000 SUV 225/55R18 102 V XL Winter tires. We just had 19cm (7.5in) of snow yesterday and didn't have any out of the ordinary issues. Great tire!

You do not at all have to stay with the tire they put on the vehicle. They take the deal with a manufacturer who will give the best price for thousands of tires. You will find that each year you could see a different tire on the same vehicle.
 
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