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2015 NV200 Cargo, bought new in May 2016. 30,000 miles since then. New set of Continental Cargovan tires. All original brakes & suspension. I drive it almost exclusively in New Jersey, the land of potholes and crap on the roadway.

I replaced the Nissan stock front pair of tires 8 months ago (at 22000 miles) due to wear with a pair of Continental van tires.

At aprox 28,500 I noticed the belts in my rear passenger tire sticking through the worn rubber in just one spot. I also noticed the wheel was bent along the rim. My tire shop said I must have hit a pothole, as the tires still had ample tread left except in three 5" patches equidistant around the tire, one of them with the belts ready to burst out.

I put on another pair of Continental van tires on the back. The tire shop "unbent" the wheel, which consisted of them hitting it with a sledgehammer. For the past few weeks, I've noticed a loud rumbling when I'm decelerating from highway speeds. IOW, I'll be driving at 65, get onto an exit ramp, hit the brakes and hear the rumbling. If I'm driving on a side street at 25 or 35 mph, there is no noise when I brake. No noticeable vibration in the steering, and no noticeable vibration in the vehicle.

Any thoughts? I didn't get the wheels aligned when the tires were put on.

Time for new brakes? Time for a new wheel rim? Something else I should be considering? I won't do any work myself, but I'm just looking for advice to what kind of car shop to take the vehicle to. The van came with a 100,000 mile extended warranty, but I'm assuming it won't cover brakes or tires and don't want to get involved with Nissan's service, which has never been convenient in the past. The van is used for business and is full of tools and parts. I'm assuming when they see that, Nissan will say it's a commercial van and they probably won't honor the warranty anyway.

Thanks for your time, opinions and advice.
 

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Any thoughts? I didn't get the wheels aligned when the tires were put on.

Time for new brakes? Time for a new wheel rim? Something else I should be considering? I won't do any work myself, but I'm just looking for advice to what kind of car shop to take the vehicle to. The van came with a 100,000 mile extended warranty, but I'm assuming it won't cover brakes or tires and don't want to get involved with Nissan's service, which has never been convenient in the past. The van is used for business and is full of tools and parts. I'm assuming when they see that, Nissan will say it's a commercial van and they probably won't honor the warranty anyway.

Thanks for your time, opinions and advice.
The vehicle is sold as a commercial van, of course the warranty applies!! Not for brakes and tires of course, that is normal wear and tear.

The wheel should have been replaced and the alignment done at the point the rear's were showing unusual wear patterns. The first sign you are headed towards the same wear pattern would be tire noise so have that alignment checked.
 
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