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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,678 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 152014

Suburban

  • 205,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban equipped with hercules all trac A/T tires, size: 265/70R16 (na). While driving approximately 70 mph, the rear driver side tire blew out. The tire was replaced with a spare tire. The vehicle was taken to an independent tire technician who replaced the tire. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate tire failure mileage was 5,000 and the approximate vehicle failure mileage was 205,000.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 072004

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Driving a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban with 35,000 miles and original equipment Firestone steeltex 16 inch tires during the day on dry road, I had an unexpected tread separation and explosive blow out at 70 mph.tire pressures were checked before the trip and no defects in any of the tires was noted. There was some damage to the car in the wheel well area that will require a fair amount of body work to repair. This just happened yesterday 08aug04, and I have not had a chance to contact a Chevy or a Firestone dealer.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 092004

Suburban

  • miles
The tread separated on the rear passenger tire of our 2001 Suburban. The tire is a Firestone wilderness le with 48,000 miles on it the serial number is V672wl23600. It was a 65 degree day and there was no load on the vehicle. The inside 1/3 of the tire looked like someone took a knife and sliced down under the cords.

- Arthur, ND, USA

problem #9

Apr 292004

(reported on)

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Upon inspection of the tires by the dealership, while doing an oil change, they noticed that all four tires were experiencing tread separation.

- Coram, NY, USA

problem #8

Aug 122003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Firestone load range E tire had tread separation while towing airstream trailer. The tow vehicle was a 2001 Suburban.

- Unknown, DC, USA

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problem #7

Jul 182003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,562 miles
My Firestone tires came apart on my trip to nev. I was in a curve at 70mph with the cruise control on when the tred came off on the left rear tire throwing us into a skid. The tred riped out the splash gaurd and the fender moulding then hiting the rear quarter and leaving A14 by 8 inch dent. Then about an hour or so later the left front gets a ply seperation. I dont care about the junk tires but if my wife was driving I'm sure someone would of gotten hurt. I drove truck for about 16 years so my skill level is a little better than average.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jul 022003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,571 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On July 2nd 2003, we experienced a blowout on our 2001 Suburban. The Firestone steel-tex tires (245/75R16)only had 13571 miles on them and we had maintained the truck and tires according to the GM service schedule at the local dealership. We were hauling a trailer in the mountains; temperature was only 75 degrees. We experienced a weird bumpy feeling and then a loud explosion. The tire tread was separting totally from the sidewalls. We had nowhere to pull off the highway to change the tire; it was a very dangerous potentially, deadly situation. GM is unwilling to help cover the costs for replacement tires, so far. They only were willing to replace the blown tire with the exact same Firestone. We did not even request that the tires be replaced at no cost to us; we just want some help towards the purchase of another make of tires. Given the number of similar complaints on your website; I can't imagine that there's no inherent flaw in these tires.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #5

Jun 052003

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving 2001 Chevy Suburban when left rear original equipment Firestone steeltex radial R4S separated and damaged the truck. Body damage to truck rear fender. Right rear tire has crack around tread like Firestone wilderness, .

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #4

May 302003

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
While traveling 60 mph without any indication left rear tire lost the tread, but still had air in tire.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #3

May 012003

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Tire separation at 26000 miles

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #2

Jun 232002

Suburban

  • miles
Tires are coupling on inside of tread. Consumer feels tire may blow and cause a major accident. Dealers are aware of problem, and offer to pay 50 percent.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

May 032001

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer had replaced all 4 Firestone wilderness le tires because of the danger associated with the tires, this size had not yet been included so consumer could not be reimbursed, however a few weeks later, this size was recalled and consumer was informed that she could not be reimbursed at this time (ref. #560360 and 560698)

- Columbia, MD, USA

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