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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,625 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 132007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 205,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle has cooper discoverer atr, size LT245/75R16 tires. While driving between 2 mph and greater, the vehicle would shake and pull to the right. The failure occurred more frequently at higher speeds. The steel belt on the front driver side tire protruded through the tread. The VIN and dot number were unknown. The tire failure mileage was 30,000. The vehicle current and failure mileages were 205,000.

- Ortonville , MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 212001


  • miles
Kumho road Venture ht tire had tread separation while driving and pulling a 26 foot travel trailer at 68 mph. Tire was still inflated. Aftermarket equipment installed at 38,000 miles, tire size 245/75R16, dot# H211yd1P309. Manufacturer was notified. The tire manufacturer inspected the failed tire and found no defect.

- Canyon, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 042000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Orginal equipment Firestone, steeltex tires, size LT245/75 R16 dot # V611B1A, at 25,000 miles had to be replaced because of tread separation on three of the four tires, dealer has been contacted.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #5

Aug 082001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles


Tread separation. Ambient temp 96 degrees. Inflation 80 pounds cold. Mud/snow tread. Towing 6200 lb travel trailer with equilizing hitch. (dot number: Vn11B3A477 tiresize: Lt24575R16)

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 152001

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
LT265/75R16, dot unknown, replacement tire with 10000 miles on a 1998, Chevrolet Suburban. While driving 63 mph rear driver's side tire experienced tread separation. No accident.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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problem #3

May 142001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE 00 040/tread separation: Left rear tire had a tread separation while traveling at 70 mph with driver and three passengers, one adult in a 1998 Chevrolet, Suburban; original equipment, tire size LT245/75R16. Dot numbers V611B1A447 and V611B1A487 for the Firestone steeltex R4S tires, front tires were kept at 70psi and rear tires 75psi.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 282000

(reported on)


  • miles
When thumping occurred and vehicle was pulling to right we had tires balanced. This did not cure the problem so took it in to have tires checked more throughly. We were told the two front tires had tread separation and to get them off imediately. Thumping and pulling ceased after new tires were put on. (dot number: Tiresize: 245/75R16)

- Payson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 012000


  • miles
The steel belt broke, causing a lump on the tire. Changed tire out immediately. (tiresize: 245/75R16)( dot number: Tire size: 245/75R16 )

- Humble, TX, USA

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