Jasper, IN asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Indiana

Q: Over filled tires.

I bought a used truck from a dealership about 6 months ago. I got a flat and when I went to get it fixed they put air in it and it was setting my tire pressure sensor off since it only had 50 psi and needed 80 psi. Come to find out the tires they put on my truck we're not the right class for the size of the truck. So in order to get the sensor off they put 80 psi in a 50 psi tire. Apparently that is extremely dangerous and had we not gotten a flat it could have been bad news down the line. We now have to buy all new tires. Do we have grounds for a lawsuit? Seems very negligent.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If they had the wrong tires that would be what you can make your claim on, and the cost of replacing the sensor.

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