This Reddit user experienced a rather horrifying experience when their brand new smart's tire exploded on the expressway.
Leased a Smart Car yesterday (first car) , today the tire blew out on the expressway. Need advice. Story below. : carsI was driving on the expressway, all of a sudden the car started jerking right. I was very close to losing control of the vehicle.
I got it under control and saw my tire about 10 feet from the car. I spent about 15 minutes just sitting on the expressway until I was taken off. Shoulders were closed because of construction.
I call to find out where the spare is, and I am told there is no spare in this car so now it is to be towed. I spent from 5:15 to 7:53 waiting for the road assistance tow truck.
Car was towed to dealership. It has 50 miles on it. I am livid. Clearly this car was not properly checked before it was sold to me, or the tires are just very poor quality.
Thankfully nothing happened to me, but this could have very quickly turned into a terrible accident.
Tomorrow I'm going to the dealership, but I'm not sure what I need to demand from them. Or even what my rights are. I do not want to be taken advantage of.
Thank you for your help.