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I was reading a thread today about Bridgestone's tire warranty and I was wondering if anyone could confirm if their warranty is extended to a motorcycle tire -- their warranty clearly states "passenger and light truck tires."

Here is the wording from Bridgestone's webpage:

The Platinum Pact Limited Warranty covers all Bridgestone brand passenger and light truck tires—except winter, and “temporary use” spare tires. A tire covered by the Platinum Pact Limited Warranty will be replaced with an equivalent new tire either free of charge or for a pro-rated amount if the tire becomes unusable for any reason within the manufacturer’s control under the following conditions:

• The free tire replacement period extends up to (a) 3 years from the date of purchase—proof of purchase date required, or (b) 4 years from the date of tire manufacture without proof of purchase date. During this period, the tire will be replaced free of charge (including mounting and balancing). You may be charged applicable taxes, the cost of valve stems, and disposal fees.

• After the free tire replacement period, coverage extends up to (a) 5 years from the date of purchase—proof of purchase date required, ,or (b) 6 years from the date of tire manufacture without proof of purchase date. During this period, the tire will be replaced but there will be a pro-rated charge. To determine the replacement price, the percent of tread wear is multiplied by DEALER’S then current selling price for the replacement tire(s). The appropriate taxes, mounting, balancing, disposal fees, and other service charges may be added to the replacement price.

• The tire must not be worn to 2/32 inch (1.6 mm) or less remaining original tread depth (i.e. worn down to the top of the built-in indicators in the tread grooves).

• Exclusions apply—as identified in the section “What This Limited Warranty Does Not Cover.”
 

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"Within the manufacturers control" I think is the key word anyway. I think it's saying that IF a tire falls apart on you and it was our fault, then we'll warranty the tire. Heck...if my MC tire falls apart on me and it was their fault, I'm going to sue them for more than a tire anyway........if I'm alive!
 

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Add the other stated caveat, "passenger and light truck tires" and you will see that the gent in the other thread who said his dealer replaced the tire for him may have been dealing with a dealer who did not get this part. On the other hand, he did mention that the dealer would not "float" a tire, so he had to pay for a new tire, wait for the dealer to file for the adjustment, an then get a credit from the dealer.

I am not prepared to call BS on that story quite yet, but after re-reading that thread in light of the "policy" posted in this thread, I find too many things not quite adding up in my feeble little mind. Of course I could be wrong, and I often am.
 

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ALL warranties are written by the legal departments of the respective corporations/organizations to protect the assets of and limit the liabilities of their business entities.

Otherwise, you have recourse through the UCC (Uniform Commercail Code ) which can take a big bite out of assets of the organization producing the materials.

I'll bet big bucks that the fine print of the B'stone warranty refers to giving up rights under the UCC.
 
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