This posting is mainly directed at Summerwind & Traildust however anyone that would like to put their two cents in is more then welcomed. I obtained a New 2008 Toyota Highlander Sport in Oct from Parkway Toyota located in Englewood Cliffs. I am leasing the vehicle and although I do not plan on keeping it passed the 3yrs 36,000 miles contract. This morning I noticed the treads on the std 19" rims are really low to the point that it has begun to affect the handling characteristics of the vehicle on wet pavement. When I recieved the car it only had 16 miles on it. It currently has 4,700 miles on it but the tires reflect that of a much higher mileage. I have set up an appointment with the dealership this Friday. I would like to know if there's any evidence or arguement that I can make in order to prove that the wear & tear on the tires are not the results of abuse on my behalf. I DO NOT believe in abusing leased vehicles. Thank you in advanced Summerwind & Traildust as well as the rest of the Toyota Nation community for your help.