Fixable. Got a flat in exact spot 2 yrs ago. Plugged it myself..drove it 2 winters since no air loss..best to have a tire place do inside and outside plug for best results...if they are willing to do it. Which they should..since its not in sidewall.
Sorry but IME, too close to sidewall for regular use. Some places might not even repair it.
But - IMO ok to keep as a full size spare, which is what we did when the Wrangler's brand new (less than a week old) tire got very similar damage.
Serviceable by yourself... Sure! I would try it.
Serviceable by repair shop? Doubtful. Most places wont touch it unless it's a minimum of an inch off the sidewall. At least this is the case in my experiences.
The bottom pic makes it look like the nail is further away from the sidewall than it really is. Still would not hurt or cost anything to ask a couple places if they would patch it, worst they could do is say no. Looks like an expensive tire; if it were mine I would try to save it if at all possible.
I've plugged a lot of tires with the rubber rope plugs, but i would not want to drive on that. Too close to the shoulder. You might plug it and it hold air , but i would worry about a later catastrophic sudden failure.
I wouldn't do it.
I had a shop patch (no plug) a hole that was maybe 1/4" from the edge of the top tread. The owner of the shop said he'd only do it because I'd ordered tires that he didn't have in stock and I would be riding on them for less than two weeks.
Yeah, they should be able to fix that. I picked up a nail in some nearly new tires that was just about the same spot, maybe a little further down yet. Got it patched and been fine for better than two years now probably at least 50k miles.
Thanks for the responses! I'm going to stop by the local tire shop in the morning and see what they say about patching it.
These Yokohama Geolanders have just 24,000 miles on them. I'd rather not buy a whole set right now, as they have plenty of life left. Unfortunately, they all need to be the same size to keep the AWD system happy, so four tires would be necessary.
It's definitely not repairable according to the RMA guidelines.
So, if you're looking for a quality repair that's endorsed by the manufacturer, then no, it's not repairable.
I've personally plugged tires for myself that were on the cusp of being repairable, but the picture in the first post shows a tire that is well into the area of non-repairability.
I've personally repaired hundreds of tires in my tire shop days and since then. Our shop rule was 1 inch from the edge of the tread.