Yes. My theory is that these tires were manufactured in 2011. That makes them old. Who knows how long the van sat at the auction house, or how long it sat where I bought it from. They had some cracks in the treads that I saw and determined that we would replace the tires by fall. Well, I think that water got into them and started damaging belts(along with potholes.) The broken belts led to the crazy mess that I just dealt with. Just glad that they didn’t explode on my 5 1/2 hr. trip home from Iowa.