Been here awhile...
- Genesis Model Type
- 2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
I had a similar blowout back in 2015 on I-40 approaching the other side of Tennessee. Both passenger tires. You should have called Hyundai though- I think you get 3 free tows.On my trip down to Florida this year I experienced BOTH driver's side Conti's blow the sidewalls after hitting a line of potholes on I-75 in Tennessee. There's not much maneuvering room with some of the construction on this road, and at 75mph its a big "BANG" when you hit a sharp edged pothole caused by the rough winter. I just said "CRAP" to my wife when the tire pressure alarm went off and the left rear tire was already showing zero pressure and the front left @ 15 lbs and dropping fast.
After pulling over without hitting the brakes from the passing lane and finding a spot to get on the shoulder, I quickly inspected the tires. Rear had a rip in the sidewall where I could see inside the tire, Front was just flat as a pancake with no easily visible signs of sidewall damage (ended up that the sidewall was torn as well). Rims were fine.
Didn't bother calling Hyundai. Just asked Siri for the closest tow, called them and a flatbed was there within 20 minutes $80 - nice guy. Went to the closest town which was only a mile up the road. It had a small tire shop that was fantastic. Unbelievably he got me up and running in 1.5 hrs with two used tires of the right size. Goodyear for the front and a Yokohama for the back - close enough! $150 installed and balanced - wow! And they ran great for the 12 hrs left on the trip + another 2.5 months here in Florida. Not sure if I should change anything yet...
Not sure if I can fault the Conti's for the blowouts. They are VERY low profile 19" tires (40 series Front, 35 series Rear) so not much shock absorption before the tire is pinched between the pavement and the rim and they did hit hard. Still, I'm hearing about so many issues with these Conti's. Tires had about 25000 miles on them.