Vito tyre edge wearing out.

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Maybe they are all living up to the tyre fitter stereo type? Or maybe they do know what they are doing and not all vitos are the same??

LOL, what do they say.: "If ten men tell you you're drunk, lie down"

I can only apologise if I have mislead you, I was genuinely intending to help. Let's hope that this latest alignment works for you.

Fwiw, the reason I knew about the camber adjustment (on mine) was that I had a hunter four wheel alignment performed on it & the readout indicated my camber was off. When I asked them why it hadn't been corrected along with the toe I was also told "it isn't adjustable on this vehicle"
I discovered it was, returned with the relevant information & had it corrected & (didn't ask for it) a full refund too.!
 
I've had 4 Vitos from new, a 2004, 2007, 2012 & the current 2020. The first two would go through a set of front tyres every 20,000 miles because of wearing out the outside edge. I had heard it was down to the suspension geometry. But my 2012 one didn't suffer from it at all, so I assumed they'd sorted the geometry. Which is strange as yours is a 2012 too.
 
I've had 4 Vitos from new, a 2004, 2007, 2012 & the current 2020. The first two would go through a set of front tyres every 20,000 miles because of wearing out the outside edge. I had heard it was down to the suspension geometry. But my 2012 one didn't suffer from it at all, so I assumed they'd sorted the geometry. Which is strange as yours is a 2012 too.
I keep my 2016 119 panel van at 48psi all round irrespective of load.
This seems to help and I get much better tyre life.
My previous 116 (638) did the same thing and I’ve mentioned the problem to the dealer many times whose response is always “they all do it sir”
We’ll that’s ok then (not)
 
I keep my 2016 119 panel van at 48psi all round irrespective of load.
This seems to help and I get much better tyre life.
My previous 116 (638) did the same thing and I’ve mentioned the problem to the dealer many times whose response is always “they all do it sir”
We’ll that’s ok then (not)

The plated tyre pressures for the factory setup tyres on my 2007 120 are 33 psi front & rear (unladen), which seems incredibly low when other tyres are meant to be inflated to 44?! I run mine at 38 psi, or 40 psi when towing.

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