Herald Sun - Motoring - - ROADSIDE ASSIST -

Re the road noise of the tyres on a Mazda CX-5. I am ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a sim­i­lar prob­lem in my 2015 Mit­subishi ASX diesel fit­ted with Dun­lop SP Sport 270s. The car is a plea­sure to drive in so many ways yet, on cer­tain coarse-chip sur­faces, the noise be­comes un­ac­cept­able and the ra­dio be­comes one’s best friend. You in­di­cate that tyre spe­cial­ists can prob­a­bly ad­vise on rub­ber that will re­duce road noise but why is this per­mit­ted by man­u­fac­tur­ers in the first place? Surely in their test­ing this prob­lem should im­me­di­ately be­come ap­par­ent?

Merv Fin­ger-In­ver­loch, email Few com­pa­nies do on-road test­ing in Aus­tralia, apart from the three lo­cal makers and Kia and Hyundai, which means the oth­ers have no idea about the prob­lem. We write about it all the time but the mes­sage is still not get­ting through.

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