Wal-Mart Complaint - Don't Buy Viva 2 Tires. Me Too! Look At The Many Defective Tires Here
KINGMAN, ARIZONA -- I was forced to change my tires at a local Kingman Arizona Walmart and unknowingly was given an EXCLUSIVE Walmart issue tire manufactured by Goodyear called VIVA 2. Four months and only several hundred miles later, I had a flat on the sidewalls which actually melted. When I took the car to the nearest Pep Boys store the manager showed me where the rubber had melted on the inside.
He said the sidewalls had melted and the puncture was in a place which was leaking and could not be repaired. I took the tire as evidence and I encourage anyone was has had this problem to email me and we might start a class action suit.
Also, I bought them on my Walmart Discover card which states that you can contact them if you buy a defective item. I contacted them but I sense they will try to give me the run around. So I put the transaction into dispute.
This is fraud from my viewpoint, and I strongly believe Walmart is very much aware of the problem. One of the CSR representative commented that they have many problems with another tire called Douglas.
Walmart paid 2 million dollars on a high profile case where people was several injured in a crash with other Walmart tires.
I could easily have been killed or stranded in the high desert. This corrupt operation needs to be exposed as the smiley face is a cover for corrupt and fraudulent. Sam's Club offers a much better service. I didn't have the chance to get there. And now I know that Walmart and Sam's Club are joined---I may avoid them as well.