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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,508 miles

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2001 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #15

Jun 132005

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles


Consumer Goodyear tire seprarated while driving highway speeds. He consumer has had to replaced the vehicle Goodyear tires a total of five times (at total of 12 tires). Each time the vehicel was taken tot he tire dealer they determined that the failure was due to tread separation.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #14

Apr 152006

Excursion Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,452 miles
1. I have a 2001 Ford Excursion. I had Firestone steeltex A/T lt 265-75 R16's all the way around my vehicle. We were driving on the highway and had a blow out; it was the right front tire. We got out looked at the tire and the tread had separated. The steel in the tire torn up the undercarriage and wheel well and did a lot of damage underneath and to my grill guard. Within less than 50 miles, my other front tire went out. But with this one the tread was pulling away and falling off (again tearing up the body as it went). The tire never blew but the tread did enough damage to my truck that it will have to be fixed on that side also. The body of my truck will need work. When I open my doors they pop because it is rubbing on the frame that has been pushed back. When we got to our destination it was late Saturday so we had to wait until Sunday (which was easter Sunday and not many places were open). We went to sears and had new tires put all they way around the vehicle. We were not going to take the chance of the back ones separating on the way home.

- San Angelo , TX, USA

problem #13

Jun 192005

Excursion 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,530 miles
I was driving my 2001 Ford excersion, with my wife and two daughters, on the freeway at approximately 65 mph. The left rear Firestone steeltex at tire blew out as a result of the tire tred seperating from the rest of the tire. The vehicle had 49530 miles at the time of the incident. The left rear quarter panel and fender were damaged as a result of the blow out. On 06-20-05, Firestone replaced four out of the five tires I had on the vehicle as part of a recall. The spare tire is on oder, because they did not have it in stock.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #12

Mar 172003


  • miles


Consumer had to replace all four tires because they would not retain air. At a later date a recall letter was received. Consumer sent the receipts requested and had been denied reimbursement.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #11

Aug 272004

Excursion 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed on many occasions that both driver's side and passenger's side tires were leaking air. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. Firestone, wilderness lt steeltex, P265/75R16.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #10

Apr 012004

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • 100 miles
Consumer had an issue to the terms of agreement for reimbursement from Bridgestone/Firestone. (nar) the consumer was denied reimbursement because of when he purchased the tires. The problem was due to sudden deflation. The steeltex tires were replaced with equivalent yokohama tires. This all occurred before the vehicle had 100 miles.

- Merrifield, VA, USA

problem #9

Apr 072003

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Tire failure of Bridgestone/Firestone steeltex radial, LT265/75rx16D OWL all terrain tires. First failure first week of April, second was during second week. Irst was total failure at expressway speed. Second showed tread separation across face of tire.

- Goshen, KY, USA

problem #8

Feb 052004

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Firestone steeltex, 265X75X16 front left tire nearly seperated on freeway.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 192003

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Vehicle tire blew out and tread wrapped around right the vehicle was in motion when he noticed a bumpy feeling/vibration. The consumer immediately slowed down and the tire burst and wrapped around the right side of the vehicle and caused an extreme amount of damage. The consumer saw that the tire completely separated. (the tread disintergrated)

- La Vernia, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 102003

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,540 miles
Consumer stated while driving at 60 mph the left rear tire tread separated then the tire blewout without warning. The consumer had to pull over. The dealer was been notified (Firestone, steel tex at, size P265/75R16).

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 282003


  • miles


While traveling about 65mph on the highway and without prior warning left rear tire tread separated from the wheel. The tire was a Firestone, steet tex, at#P265 75R16.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 052002

Excursion 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Us marshalls lease a 2001 Ford Excursion from gsa fleet management. They were traveling down a highway when they heard a lound thumping noise. After stopping the vehicle, they exited the vehicle to find out that one of the rear tires tread came off the casing. The tire had not gone flat. When the tread seperated from the casing it had done some body damage to the wheel well area.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #3

Sep 102002

Excursion 4WD

  • miles
As of September 10th, 2002, I have had two tires with seperated belts. I have had my Excursion in two different dealerships due what appeared to be steering issues. The vehicle wonders on the road as if it has bald tires. I had one dealership tell me it is charactoristic of the vehicle. I had a second tell me it was tire pressure and proceeded to inflate my rear tires to 65 psi. I had another dealer this week tell me the two rear tire appear to have issues with the "belts". now this same dealer just rotated my tires. I started researching for defects and was astonished at the amount of reports out there on the internet. Why is it that your Agency is not pursuing these defects" please advise" nlm

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #2

Aug 092002

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • miles
We had tread separation on our left front tire, resulting in a blowout. Firestone, steeltex A/T, LT265/75R16. Near rollover into oncoming traffic.

- Corinth, TX, USA

problem #1

May 282002


  • miles
While driving at highway speeds tread on right rear tire separated from rim. Firestone, R4steel, tex, P265/R1675, dot # unknown.

- Celerbration, FL, USA

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