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Apparently Honda Pilot 2020/21 already has a major Tire Recall - see attachment below. I had a loud boom sound on Highway on my own Passport 2021 few weeks ago....after which I decided to get the New Pirelli - Scorpion Plus 3 Tires. My2021 Touring drives so much better/brakes better with more stability on Scorpion AS Plus3 (265/50/R20) than the Trash OEM Continental LX Sport (265/45/R20).

Why would Honda give such Pathetic Tires to new Honda Pilot and Passport Models?

All they need to do is give slightly better Tires from Michelin, Pirelli etc.

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This is not a Honda issue, the blame is solely on Continental Tire and only affecting certain lots. Many I am still rolling on the original and they do a great job at 20K. Glad you happy with your new tires, but Honda has done its duty by notifying their customers.
PS - Both tire manufacturers you mentioned have had recalls as well.
 

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Apparently Honda Pilot 2020/21 already has a major Tire Recall - see attachment below. I had a loud boom sound on Highway on my own Passport 2021 few weeks ago....after which I decided to get the New Pirelli - Scorpion Plus 3 Tires. My2021 Touring drives so much better/brakes better with more stability on Scorpion AS Plus3 (265/50/R20) than the Trash OEM Continental LX Sport (265/45/R20).

Why would Honda give such Pathetic Tires to new Honda Pilot and Passport Models?

All they need to do is give slightly better Tires from Michelin, Pirelli etc.

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So what was your loud Boom that caused you to get new tires? Did the continentals have a blowout or were you just scared? Were yours part of the recall? I'm with JACKDEF. I have them on both of my Passports and I think they're a pretty good tire for OEM. I did two road trips in the last two months with no issues.
I've experienced the opposite with Pirelli's. I had their Scorpion run flats on my BMW and they were rough riding very noisy trash tires. Pirelli's are overpriced for what you get. I will go Michelin when I replace the stock continentals
 

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So what was your loud Boom that caused you to get new tires? Did the continentals have a blowout or were you just scared? Were yours part of the recall? I'm with JACKDEF. I have them on both of my Passports and I think they're a pretty good tire for OEM. I did two road trips in the last two months with no issues.
I've experienced the opposite with Pirelli's. I had their Scorpion run flats on my BMW and they were rough riding very noisy trash tires. Pirelli's are overpriced for what you get. I will go Michelin when I replace the stock continentals
One of the tires, right front blew off for no reason. I had the dealer diagnose, no transmission/battery/anything else. When I heard the boom sound, I also heard a subtle burning smell and the dealer could not replicate my issue. I was hating the Continental LX Sport 265/45/R20 since Week#1. I could not be happier with the new Scorpion A.S. Plus-3 Pirelli. Great handling, more sure-footed, better braking and better noise reduction as well. I still feel the bump, but they are much softer. In fact two different Tire Techs recommended me Pirelli and Michelin.
 

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One of the tires, right front blew off for no reason. I had the dealer diagnose, no transmission/battery/anything else. When I heard the boom sound, I also heard a subtle burning smell and the dealer could not replicate my issue. I was hating the Continental LX Sport 265/45/R20 since Week#1. I could not be happier with the new Scorpion A.S. Plus-3 Pirelli. Great handling, more sure-footed, better braking and better noise reduction as well. I still feel the bump, but they are much softer. In fact two different Tire Techs recommended me Pirelli and Michelin.
I'm glad you like the Pirelli's, your happy and all that stuff but, did one of the continental's actually blowout and go flat?
Or....you just heard a "boom sound" and decided it was the tires. Were your continental's actually recalled?
 

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I'm glad you like the Pirelli's, your happy and all that stuff but, did one of the continental's actually blowout and go flat?
Or....you just heard a "boom sound" and decided it was the tires. Were your continental's actually recalled?
Right front tire punctured, went flat. I don't believe the current 265/45/R20 are under recall but I went ahead and replaced the remaining 3 as well out of caution and upgrade.
 

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Right front tire punctured, went flat. I don't believe the current 265/45/R20 are under recall but I went ahead and replaced the remaining 3 as well out of caution and upgrade.
Happy to hear your are safe. A punctured tire (typically) is not a failure due to quality or workmanship.
 

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Continental is a major global tire brand. They make some of the best tires out there for cars, trucks, recreational vehicles and even bicycles. If you dont like the way they ride or prefer another brand, thats just fine. But to call Conti's "pathetic" and imply that Honda did consumers wrong by speccing them on their cars is...well...pathetic.
 

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RK speaketh the truth.

All manufacturers usually take painstaking measures to put good tires on their new vehicles. All they need is a "bad tire experience" and people will complain about crappy their new ____ car is - when it was a tire issue.
 
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