Reading back over your original poast, you have documented a problem
with this car over time and have proof of that on paper. ("In 3 of
those 4 appts i've complained about a shimmy in the front end, each
time they adjusted the front end to the point where it subided.") Look
at that paper work and see what they ahve done and said about that. it
prooves a pattern.
Since you bought the car with 12,00 on the clock you don't know how it
was driven before you had it, so getting 30,000 miles on a set of
tires on a heavy car isn't terrible (it could be better, though).
With just two of the tires badly worn, it sounds like the tires were
not rotated regularly (unless the other two are close behind).
The XC90 is a great car. Go to Costco and get a set of Bridgestones-
less money and and (IMO) a better tire, at least if the results of the
Indy F1 race are any indication. ;-) Seriously, I have had
Bridgestomnes on a few different cars over the years, and every set
gave excellent performance, particularly for the price..
French tires... ? ;-D
>Just an update (for anybody who cares). Tried addressing this problem
>with my local dealership service manager and Volvo North America. The
>latter basically told me "we're happy to take your complaint but can't
>do anything about your tires. Your problem is with Michelin. Good
>luck". Based on just a few conversations today the honeymoon is over. I
>will be selling my XC90 ASAP and will advice others strongly against
>considering Volvo products.
>Good luck to you all.
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"