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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 132005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The steel belt is sticking out of the rubber on the tire. It is occurring where the tread meets the sidewall. The tire is a Goodyear Wrangler rt/S P265/70R17. The contact noticed that this problem had allowed air to leak out of the tire. This was on October 13, 2005. The tire was located on the front passenger's side. The contact examined the tire, and found that there was no puncture marks in the tire. When the contact took vehicle back to the dealer, they said that it was due to driving on a low tire. The contact had not driven with the tire on the vehicle when he noticed the problem. The tire was purchased used.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 052004

Expedition

  • miles
Separation of tire tread from tire leading to substantial car body damage.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 222004

Expedition

  • miles
While driving 55 mph a loud noise was heard coming from the passenger side wheel. Consumer was able to pull over. Consumer noticed that tire blew out. Also, was warped from the inner side. Consumer was able to change the tire, and drive vehicle to the dealer for inspection. Michelin, P195/55R15, dot 895vb68X4100

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 012001

Expedition

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

At 8:30 am on a cool morning, the tire suddenly exploded without any warning after only 3 miles on I-17, and a total of 16 miles from start up. The highway was dry and clean. I coasted to a stop without braking, or any steering problem. The outside side wall is completely separated 3600from the tread. There are 25 radial splits in the sidewall, averaging 3" long, almost to the rim. The tread shows no damage. The inside sidewall has one damaged area near the tread. The tire was not hot. The other three tires appear to be ok, but so did this one prior to failure. I have photos, and will keep the tire for inspection. The tire was made in Canada. Please advise if you want the tire or photos. (tiresize: P255/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P255/70R16 )

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jun 012001

Expedition

  • miles
At 8:30 am on a cool morning, the tire suddenly exploded without any warning after only 3 miles on I-17, and a total of 16 miles from start up. The highway was dry and clean. I coasted to a stop without braking, or any steering problem. The outside side wall is completely seperated 3600from the tread. There are 25 radial splits in the sidewall, averaging 3" long, almost to the rim. The tread shows no damage. The inside sidewall has one damaged area near the tread. The tire was not hot. The other three tires appear to be ok, but so did this one prior to failure. I have photos, and will keep the tire for inspection. The tire was made in Canada. Please advise if you want the tire or photos. (tiresize: P255/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P255/70R16 )

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 012000

Expedition

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
PE00 048; consumer was traveling 45mph on road and felt vibration. Vehicle was hauling a boat and he heard a bumping noise. Consumer was able to pull over to side shoulder and noticed that passenger's right tire tread had separated from rim. He has contacted Goodyear. There were no injuries reported. Boat that vehicle was hauling was in weight limitations. Consumer states tread was separated from over approximately 1/3 of the tire, also 2 tears are down the outer sidewall and steelbelts separated and exposed, tire is Goodyear Wrangler rt/S, size P255/70R16, dot # mkcuwd0R018.

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012000

Expedition

  • miles
PE00-020; consumer was traveling about 65mph and rear side driver's tire separated from rim. The tires were replaced, and there were no injuries.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 312000

Expedition

  • miles
PE00020; tire tread separation: While driving about 65 mph driver heard a noise coming from the right rear tire. Driver continued to drive. Expedition did not shake, and there was no loss of control. After looking at the tire, owner saw that two chunks of tread were missing from tire. This was a Firestone, wilderness tire, 25570R16. New tire purchased with the expedtion. Firestone has been contacted about the tire. Firestone is willing to replace tire.

- Collierville, TN, USA

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