I had the same speedo/odometer error on my '14 LEAF SV with 205/55/16 factory tire size. My dealer service dept also dismissed the problem as "acceptable" by industry standards. This Summer, purchased a set of used Gen1 16" LEAF alloy wheels for a 2nd set of tires for Winter frost-crater season on my '19 LEAF SL with 17" wheels. Plan to use 205/60/16 (preferred) or 215/55/16, either should produce good speedo accuracy. That 215/65/16 is bulkier, maybe check clearances carefully.mickeyjf wrote: ↑Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:13 pmJust to be clear, I do want to (must ) use these 215/65's on the 16" rims if I can use them at all. I have read that other are using 17in "something or others", but obviously, on 17in rims.
My speedometer now reads roughly 6% high - i.e., indicates 64kph when the roadside radar says 60kph. I mentioned this to the dealer at last annual checkup, and they kinda hand waved, said they couldn't really do anything about it, and didn't quite look me in the eye. It did occur to me that tire size might be the issue, but the door jam info says I have the correct size for the car. (US vehicle imported into Canada by the dealer.)
Yes the tire size comparison link posted earlier shows quite a difference, which is why I'm raising the question in the first place. I'm not sure how to check the clearance though, other than "put it on and see it it works". I'd love it if someone here could say "yes it worked fine for me" or "No, it caused [fill in the blank] issues".That 215/65/16 is bulkier, maybe check clearances carefully.
The tire size calculator shows about 0.6 larger. Enough to matter? Hopefully not. The only issue is that it I'm certain they won't work, I'll move them along now rather than take the trouble to find storage space for them.The 215/65 R16's would be about 0.2 inches larger overall diameter than what I am using now, but the same width.
All All Season tires have the words "mud & snow" on them. Look up the tire model to see if they are actual snow tires.OOPS! I took a closer look at the 215/65's. It turns out they are winter tires I didn't see the snowflake, but had had missed that they did have the "M+S".
So I think these meet the legal requirement. And they have about 6mm of tread, so they should be OK.What is a Legal Winter Tire in B.C.?
A legal winter tire (on a standard passenger vehicle or a four-wheel/all-wheel vehicle) MUST have at least 3.5 mm of tread depth.
A winter tire must be labelled with either of the following:
The letters "M" and "S", the minimum legal requirement (mud + snow/all season tires)
The 3-peaked mountain/snowflake symbol (some manufacturers label with both the mountain snowflake and the M+S symbol)