Excessive front tire wear.

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Asked by Aryadeva Dec 08, 2020 at 07:21 PM about the 2020 Subaru Outback AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2020 Outback AWD, 6000 miles,
The Dealer just replaced the second set of tires on the front!
Alignment is in speck!
Dealer is waiting for "Factory Man" to visit but,
Covid has made that impossible.
One new clue since Standard Day Light Time started:
      Headlights are very high for oncoming cars.
Any Ideas? Or is it a LEMON?

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I would have a different shop do an inspection. Document everything in case you want to make a Lemon Law claim.

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What is the wear pattern on the tires that went bad? Post a photo if you can.

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I need to make a correction: the milage is not every 3000, it should read 7000 miles. Here is a typical tire at that milage. The inside of both front tires.

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What type of driving do you do? Do you run the car with a heavy load all the time?

This is probably a toe in problem. Get an opinion from a good independent shop!

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Same driving as on my 02 CRV. I could get 60,000 with it.

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The report shows it toed out in front and the rear crab walking. No wonder your tires are worn like that. If they can't align it properly the car was built crooked. You bought this car new?

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Yes it is new. They said they were able to align it. This is not true? What a silly question I see now. sine it still eats tires. Thankyou!

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All I can comment on is what you posted. All I know is the tire wear pattern is consistent with what you posted. If you have other alignment information post it.

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It has had a 4 wheel alignment after each tire replacement. and 2 alignments since the last tire alignment. at 17,653 miles when they replaced the tires last, the service guy told me that they were going to over correct the toe or camber in front to prevent wear...

If the car will not hold alignment either you have atrocious driving conditions or driving habits or something is really wrong with the car. I live with the worlds worst roads and live on a dirt road and my15 Forester has never needed an alignment in 120,000 miles. It does require new tires every 25 to 30k miles which is consistent with my 2002 Forester in mountain driving. Get an INDEPENDENT evaluation!

Take those reports to an independent shop for evaluation. Wrong toe in is probably the single biggest factor in excessive tire wear.

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