Tom said:If that were the case Ron, I'd expect Sam's Club to have enough leverage over the manufacturer to have been able to resolve this without the need for a lawyer. Manufacturers usually respond to the demands of big buyers like Costco and WM/SC. It's one reason that Costco will take back and replace almost anything you buy there. I've never bought or returned tires there, but everything else has had a "zero question/zero quibble" response to returns up to a year after purchase.
Tom said:Understood Ron. Now that I think about it, I had a similar experience with Michelin, but it was a small dealer who didn't have the buying power of Sam's Club.