Tire blowouts after 1100 km?

Yesterday, my front left tire ruptured after I hit a pot hole. My car is relatively new (only 1100km all by me). Is this normal for new tires?
From what I hear it can happen but usually with older tires.
Anybody have any information on this?
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Are You living in Uzbekistan? Tire shuldn't blow. Mayby You have cut it somewere and You didn't know about it?I'm living in Poland and I 've got a lot of big holes in a road and never it happed to me. Regread and wisch You a new tire Tom Hadlaw ( iroon ) ---------------------- Focus Kombi 1,8 TDCi '03 11,300 KM ( 7063 miles )

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No I am not :-)

I dont remember hitting anything. It turns out had a 3 inch cut in the side. So of course I have to replace it.

Thanks. The dealer made me pay, but my sales rep said they get in touch with me so see about "what they can do".
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Hi I have owned my zx3 for about two weeks. It had 1040 miles on it when i hit a small pothole less than 2 inches deep. This caused my front tire to dislodge from the rim and bent the rim. I have the ESP plan so ford covered the tire but refused to cover the rim this cost me $237.00, I am hearing from other owners this is also a problem with low profile tires, not that it did me any good but please call ford and voice your opinion,Thanks
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bigbob wrote:

hit a small pothole less than 2 inches deep. This caused my front tire to dislodge from the rim and bent the rim. I have the ESP plan so ford covered the tire but refused to cover the rim this cost me $237.00, I am hearing from other owners this is also a problem with low profile tires, not that it did me any good but please call ford and voice your opinion,Thanks
Why? It's not Ford's fault you hit a pothole. Suck it up and accept it. Stuff happens, and there isn't always someone else around to blame it on. Be glad you at least got a new tire.
Low profile tires and alloy rims are a bad idea in situations like this. They look great, and handle well, but they're impractical on real roads with potholes.
A good old 70 series radial on a steel rim, does the job, is more durable, and is inexpensive to replace if it gets bent. So it doesn't look as neat, OK. Yeah, it's more unsprung weight, too. For 99% of us, it doesn't matter.
BTW, unless you have different wheels than my Focus (15" alloys) you overpaid by about $110 for that rim.
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I should have wrote the rest of the story, I expressed concerns about low profiles at purchase, the dealer sold me an ESP plan telling me this rarely happens but this would cover if it happened, they specifically said the road hazard section covered the rims and tires until I had a problem when I told Ford they told me I must have misunderstood and they would back the dealer not me Thanks
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when i hit a small pothole less than 2 inches deep. This caused my front tire to dislodge from the rim and bent the rim. I have the ESP plan so ford covered the tire but refused to cover the rim this cost me $237.00, I am hearing from other owners this is also a problem with low profile tires, not that it did me any good but please call ford and voice your opinion,Thanks

Who cares for the road maintanance where you live? In some places they are responsible for damage from pot holes, if the road maintanance is not proper. /per
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