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1998 Chevrolet Venture wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 222005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was traveling on I-95 northbound on tueday, March 22nd near the hastings, Florida exit. The tread on the lemans tire, P215/70R15 completely separated from the tire, the Chevrolet Venture van veered to the right, narrowly missing another vehicle. The tread was recovered, and saved, but it smashed the hoses that connect to the rear A/C compressor and also damaged my bumper ripping several bolts out. The man from aaa who changed my tire was amazed that I did not roll the van. He noticed fluid leaking out and checked to see if the gas tank was leaking. It was not. He thought it was either brake fluid or compressor freon. I did not hit any debris in the road and was going the speed limit of 65 mph. The tire pressure was 32 psi. The dot number on the tire is hym3 ltb 4100. There is also another code on the tire Q09L. I will attept to go to the Firestone dealer and see about repairs. After reading many Firestone complaints on your web site, it seems to me that Firestone dealers are trained to say that tread separation is caused by hitting debris so the don't have to pay for damage. I will let you know of my experiece with Firestone franchise at 10553 san jose blvd, jacksonville Florida 32258.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 302000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE-00-020; P215/70R15 orginial equipment on a Chevrolet, Venture 1998. When driving on highway at 35-40 mph right front tire blewout, tread separated from the tire. Consumer contacted dealer, dealer inspected tires. Also noticed right rear tire tread was separating. Dealer agreed to replace one tire.

- Columbia, SC, USA

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