This will not be fixed. The tires are not handled by the other damage functions. Instead they were only handled when you receive attack in an extra function and handled when repairing.
If you reset the tires damage after you have received it and before repairing it just makes you being unable to repair but they were still showed as damage.
Considering the latest patch nearly broke everything for me so I had to start from scratch on a title that is 4 years old I don't want to add anything new to it that just makes it even more work on maintenance.