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Need Help - Premature Tire Wear on 2010 LE AWD

My wife's 2010 MO LE AWD is wearing out tires in 22K-23K miles despite regular rotation. We live in Dallas, TX. She is not an aggressive driver, puts on about 8000-9000 miles per year, and drives about 75% in town and 25% highway. The OEM tires went 22.3K miles, and the next set (Yoko Parada Spec-X's) went 22.7K miles. Both sets were rotated regularly (the first set every 7500 miles and the second set every 5000 miles). In both cases, the dealer confirmed there was nothing wrong with the alignment or suspension to explain the wear. Today the dealer told me this is a known issue with the Murano no matter what tire is on the car, although he couldn't explain why. The Yoko's were purchased at Discount Tire, and they are blaming the car, but the dealer says there is nothing wrong. Has anyone else had this problem with the Murano? I would think if this was common, there would be many unhappy MO owners, but I can't find any evidence online. What suggestions do you have to get to the bottom of this issue?

P.S. - we have owned 3 Infiniti's and 2 Nissans and never had this problem before. We ran the Yoko's on our FX-35, and they were great and wearing well when it was sold.
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That's not typical. What tire pressures are you running? I suggest running at least 3-4 PSI higher than the door sticker suggests. Low pressures accelerate wear and burn more gas due to more rolling resistance.

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Thanks, Pilgrim. I just checked, and they are at 34 PSI. If not typical, what could be causing the premature wear? I wonder if it could be the all wheel drive system.
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What's the wear pattern? Inside, outside, or centered? Cupping, or not? Is wear the same front and back, or different? How often do you rotate tires?

Not likely at all to be the AWD, as that only engages when front wheels start to slip.

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That's actually normal tire wear where I live and drive. 25,000 is about tops. The first set of the crappy Goodyears on my 2012 SL were replaced at 22,000. I now have 40,000 and my tires are 1/3 way through the tread. This occurs on every set of tires i have owned.

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Yes, it depends on the tires and also on where you drive. My 1st gen AWD Murano had just gotten new tires when I bought it about 39K miles. The next set lasted about the same. Most of my driving is in town, but the rest is pretty much straight freeway driving.

Makes me more curious about the questions I asked about the wear pattern.

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Pilgrim - the wear pattern is even except for the front left tire. It is worn toward the outside but not all the way around the tire. The Nissan dealer said the alignment was slightly out but not enough to explain this type of wear. There is also nothing wrong with the suspension. The curious thing is the car was at the dealer in Sept for service. All 4 tires were wearing evenly then (6/32 in the front and 7/32 in the rear). 1200 miles later, Discount Tire says the tires are at 4/32 and need to be replaced. Most of my wife's driving is around town here in Dallas with some highway driving mixed in. Nothing unusual happened in the last 1200 miles.
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