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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,528 miles

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2001 Ford Excursion Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Oct 132015


  • 147,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Excursion equipped with Firestone steeltex A/T tires, size: LT265/75R16 119/116R (na). While driving 55 mph, the tires exploded and caused considerable damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The vehicle and tire failure mileage was 147,000.

- Willits, CA, USA

problem #29

Nov 242009


  • 117,672 miles
Copper tires dominator at lt 305 70 16 purchased from discount tire 10-14-2005. The vehicle a Ford 2001 Excursion had 86000 miles on it. On 11-24-2009 a blowout occurred, right rear tire. Damaging rear tail light the paint on rear door and rear qtr panel wheel well trim damage running board damage and wheel damage. The blowout separated the tread from the tire leaving the belts exposed.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #28

Jun 152003

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
3 blown tires w/steering and body damage, near roll over. I have all the blown tires.

- Avondale, PA, USA

problem #27

Jul 092005

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,700 miles


The left front tire blew out & almost causing a crash!!!

- Lothian, MD, USA

problem #26

Mar 012005


  • miles
The consumer replaced all four of the tires on his 2001 Ford Excursion prior to receiving recall notification. The consumer submitted the form and receipt for reimbursement but hasn't heard from the manufacturer.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #25

Dec 012004


  • miles
Steeltex radial Bridgestone/Firestone tires has a recall but the consumer had not received a recall notice. The consumer was informed that the recall had expired.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #24

Sep 092004


  • miles


Failure of Bridgestone/Firestone tire. Replacement of tire at owner expenses.. the consumer replaced the tire due to a blow out. Bridgestone/Firestone denied the claim stating a tire blow out was not a tire industry description of a tire failure.

- Haltom City, TX, USA

problem #23

May 032004

Excursion 10-cyl

  • miles
Problems with Firestone equipment on 2001 Ford Excursion. The consumer discovered the tires on the vehicle were not the proper tires. The tires should have been range E and range D. the consumer replaced all 4 tires which range E. the Ford dealership replaced the spare tire for free, however the consumer is requesting reimbursement for the remaining tires.

- Watauga, TX, USA

problem #22

Jun 042004

Excursion 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I received a notice from Firestone tires corporate office regarding a safety recall on 2001 Ford Excursion steeltex radial A/T tires LT265/75R16 lr D [xxx] and promptly submitted the required information via mail on jun3 4, 2004. I have tried repeatedly to contact Firestone via mail, telephone, and E-mail since that time with no response. Updated 07/25/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #21

Feb 172003

Excursion 4WD 10-cyl

  • 55,789 miles
Request reimbursement for recalled tires the consumer replaced. Consumer request reimbursement for replacing tire equipment on her 2001 Ford Excursion. The tires failed prior to the consumer receiving the recall notice.

- Gardnerville, NV, USA

problem #20

Apr 012003


  • 50,000 miles


Problems with tire failure on 2001 Ford Excursion. The consumer experienced 2 catastrophic tire failures while driving. During the first failure there was no indication of a road hazard and the tire was properly inflated prior to failure. The consumer simply accepted the tire failure as a fluke. The second tire failure occurred while driving 55 mph. The tire separated from the plies across the tread face and a very noticeable thump was heard and felt. No solution was offered or alternate Bridgestone/Firestone product with higher load range was available. The consumer was forced to replace all 5 tires.

- Goshen, KY, USA

problem #19

Apr 102004


  • 37,000 miles
While driving on the highway at 70 mph rear driver side tire blew out and the front driver side tire tread separated. When the second failure occurred driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with another vehicle. Three weeks prior to the accident vehicle was taken into the dealership for a routine warranty service, and dealership never informed the consumer of the tire recall 04T003000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #18

Mar 042004


  • miles
The consumer states that, the Firestone manufacturer will not honor the recall dealing with the reimbursement for the replacement of the Firestone steel tex radial tire A/T. the owner of the vehicle has made contact with the manufacture.

- East Hampton, NY, USA

problem #17

Mar 052004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
While traveling on the highway at approximately 50 mph right passenger tire blew out. Two weeks later, the passenger tire blew out. Bridgestone, size 285/75R16, dot K99001D693A7. Manufacturer notified.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #16

Aug 132003

Excursion 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,544 miles
Vehicle tire tread peeled off while driving at 65 mph.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #15

Nov 102003


  • miles
While driving at 65 mph on the highway right rear tire blew out, causing the driver to pull off the highway. The driver changed the tire, and contacted the Firestone manufacturer about this issue.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #14

Sep 162003

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,850 miles
At 62 mph, my left rear tire developed a large bulge (approximately 12" in diameter) on the tread area which extended into the sidewall approximately 4". the truck shook violently and I pulled off the road. The tread never separated from the tire carcass. I believe it would have separated if I had not stopped immediately. My vehicle is a 2001 Ford Excursion with a diesel engine. The tires- Firestone steeltex LT265/75R16- are original with 35,850 miles on them. I check tire pressure weekly and keep it at 60psi for these tires. They have never lost air in the 12 months I have owned the vehicle.

- Old Monroe, MO, USA

problem #13

Aug 162003

Excursion 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,277 miles
Tire blowout on Arizona sr 69 new dewey, AZ. Tire type: Firestone steeltex R4S size 265/75R16 with 25,000 miles as an oem tire from Ford Motor Company on a 2001 Ford Excursion.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #12

Aug 272003

Excursion 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone steeltex R4S tires on 2001 Ford Excursion. After several trips to garage the conclusion is that two of the four tires are no longer stable. The tires are making the vehicle handle in an unstable manner.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #11

Aug 122003


  • miles
While driving at 65 mph and with no warning driver's side tire blewout. Consumer contacted the dealer.

- Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA

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