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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,306 miles

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2015 Ford Escape wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2015 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172016


  • 11,011 miles


My wife experienced a second tire failure today while driving down the road. Our 2015 Ford Escape has 11,011 miles on it. The first failure occurred in mid-January 2016 when the vehicle had 9,537 miles on it. The sidewall on both tires showed a large crack in it after the failure. Both failures were not the result of striking a road hazard. The tire deflation light came on right away when the failures occurred. The failures did not result in a collision since they occurred at a speed of approximately 25mph and there wasn't any traffic around. The first failed tire was replaced with the same Michelin tire. My wife and I have both been driving 40+ years and I've never experienced a problem like this with any of my vehicles or with a Michelin tire in the past. I strongly suspect there is a design issue or manufacture defect with these tires. It has been a rare instance when this vehicle has been operated on the highway. I am reluctant to do so with these tires on the vehicle, and equally reluctant to replace this second failure with a like Michelin considering the complaints I have found registered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after researching this tire on the website. I do have photos of the second failed tire to document the damage and tire dot # since I will be replaced the failed tire tomorrow.

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 292015

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • 1,600 miles
My wife had a flat tire on this brand new car after only about 1,600 miles. The tires on this new car are the Continental contiprocontact 235/45 R19 95H. There appeared to be a small gash/slit toward the rim of the right rear tire -- on the side of the tire. My wife does not recall driving over any road hazard that would have caused such a gash/slit. There was also air seeping from the tire where it meets the rim when I took it into our Ford dealership to find out where this was leaking. Doesn't seem to me that we necessarily did anything to contribute to this tire going flat and I just wanted to report it since this happened only after 1,600 miles of driving on this new car. Thank you.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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