Tire Cupping at 19,000?

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2016 Civic EX driver here.

I've had all the proper oil changes (2 from dealer, 1 from local chain auto care store). It was in an accident on the right side (hit curb, 2 tire blowouts on right side).

After the most recent oil change, the car (which already slightly loud) got considerably louder at 45-60mph+. It was a humming from the left passenger side, and made the backseat riders unable to hear. Upon checking with the dealership, they said the car was out of alignment at some point, as the left tires are cupping. The car was in the "green zone" for alignment, so was not currently out of alignment.

Anyone else have problems like this? The car is just turning a year old with 19,000 miles and shouldn't have these problems, should it?

Thanks for any insight!
 

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Hi all -
2016 Civic EX driver here.
...It was in an accident on the right side (hit curb, 2 tire blowouts on right side)....a humming from the left passenger side, and made the backseat riders unable to hear. Upon checking with the dealership, they said the car was out of alignment at some point, as the left tires are cupping. The car was in the "green zone" for alignment, so was not currently out of alignment....with 19,000 miles and shouldn't have these problems, ...!
How many miles ago was the accident - curbing and blowout problems? Why, was it a wreck? With 19k miles it's likely the tires were rotated at some point. Cupping is likely caused by bad/broken struts, damaged suspension, or horribly unbalanced tires. Were/are cupped tires unbalanced? Anyway, after fixing the problem replace the tires.
 
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The accident took place at 8500. Not a wreck. Minimal frame damage. Struts were replaced on that side. Left side is the loud side, as per dealership.

How many miles ago was the accident - curbing and blowout problems? Why, was it a wreck? With 19k miles it's likely the tires were rotated at some point. Cupping is likely caused by bad/broken struts, damaged suspension, or horribly unbalanced tires. Were/are cupped tires unbalanced? Anyway, after fixing the problem replace the tires.
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The accident took place at 8500. Not a wreck. Minimal frame damage. Struts were replaced on that side. Left side is the loud side, as per dealership....
Did you "hit" the curb only on the right side? Were the struts blown or were they bent/broke? Were the rims damaged? Define "minimal frame damage". Did you check to see if tires were rotated after the "accident"?
It's unlikely the "right-side" event damaged the left side but quite possible there's more damage to the right side that hasn't been identified/fixed yet.
 

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