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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,000 miles

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1998 Ford Econoline wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Econoline Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 072015


  • 31,000 miles


Was traveling on rt 80 near exit 123 in Pennsylvania on straight road, at 65 mph, temperature of 75 degrees, dry, sunny day. We heard a loud boom. The inside rear tire (driver side) had blown. It appeared that the sidewall (facing out) had failed. The sidewall separated along a straight line from the wheel to the tread. Also, in that area about 10 inches of tread was starting to separate on that side of the tire - the tread separation was 'centered' on that sidewall failure. Fortunately we experienced no other damage.

- Marion A Center, PA, USA

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