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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
37 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
55 / 5
Average Mileage:
854 miles

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1998 Ford Explorer wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments (Page 4 of 20)

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problem #322

Oct 201999

Explorer

  • miles

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

The consumer replaced four of the Firestone tires due to separation defects, consumer is being denied reimbursement because the replacement was prior to recall notification (00T-005).

- Mount Holl, NC, USA

problem #321

Nov 202000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
All four Firestone tire treads were beginning to separate from the tires (dot serial # vn), consumer request reimbursement. Nlm

- Navasota, TX, USA

problem #320

Jun 192000

Explorer

  • miles
The consumer has Firestone Wilderness AT tires (P235/75R15), these tires are not included in the recall, however on 2 occasions the tires experienced blowouts where the tread peeled from the tires, the consumer purchased new tires and is requesting reimbursement.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #319

Jan 062001

Explorer

  • miles

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

Although these tires were not included in the recall, the tread on all four tires was beginning to separate and I had to replace all four tires. (dot number: W2hlipy tiresize: 235-75-15)

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #318

Dec 292000

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was having front end alignment checked due to vehicle vibration, service technician noticed 2 front Firestone Wilderness AT tires were beginning tread separation and should not be driven on, consumer replaced tires and is requesting a reimbursement, tire size P235/75R15, dot W2hl1py337.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #317

Dec 212000

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on highway heard a noise. Pulled vehicle over, and noticed tire tread separation. P23575R15. Firestone Wilderness AT dot W2hl, on May 16, 2001 consumer had tire replaced with another brand.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #316

Dec 192000

Explorer

  • miles

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

PE00 020; consumer was traveling 35mph on a main street and suddenly heard a noise. He was able to pull over to side shoulder, and noticed that left rear tire tread separated from vehicle.. tire was a Firestone, wilderness#at, P235 R15. There were no injuries involved at this time.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #315

Sep 012000

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00020, original equipment 1998, Ford Explorer, tire size P235/75R15, not recall, all four tires have cracks along tread which seems that tread may came off, which may cause a crash. Firestone says it is normal for tires to have cracks.

- La Grangeville, NY, USA

problem #314

Aug 222000

Explorer

  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT tires experienced uneven and excessive wear at such a low mileage on the outside of the tread and there is an unbalanced pulling at higher speeds (over 35 mph).

- Miami Shor, FL, USA

problem #313

Sep 142000

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer had recalled (00T005) Firestone Wilderness AT tires replaced with dunlop, however after the replacement tires were on the vehicle it vibrated and shook badly, after the tires have been balanced 4 times, the vibration and shaking still exists, this problem could be a suspension or tire problem.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #312

Jan 111999

Explorer

  • miles

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

The original Firestone ATX (P235/75R50) tires on the vehicle were replaced due to tread separation prior to recall (00T-005) notification, consumer requesting reimbursement.

- Kihei, HI, USA

problem #311

Aug 012000

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT tires (P235 70 R16) experienced cracking and showed signs of tread separation, the tires are not part of the recall.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #310

Aug 022000

Explorer

  • miles
After a blow-out, owner replaced all four tires, owner seeking reimbursement under recall (00T-005).

- Midlothian, TX, USA

problem #309

May 092000

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer replaced tires prior to recall noitice 00T-005 and request reimbursement. Nlm

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #308

Oct 191998

Explorer

  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT tires experienced 2 blowouts, the consumer was informed by a Firestone representative that he would receive a recall letter because the tires are included in recall 00T005, however the consumer has not yet received this letter and is requesting reimbursement.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #307

Nov 012000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT tires (P235 75 R15) are included in recall 00T005, consumer has not yet received replacement tires.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

problem #306

Aug 182000

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer replaced all four Firestone tires on the vehicle due to tread separation, at the time of replacement the tires were not included in the recall and the dealership replaced them, however consumer is requesting reimbursement and feels they may be included in the subsequent recall (00T-005).

- Bangor, PA, USA

problem #305

Aug 011998

Explorer

  • miles
All 4 tires developed hairline cracks along the tread, consumer replaced the tires and request reimbursement, consumer believes the recall should be expanded (Firestone Wilderness AT P235/75R15 serial dot W2hl). Nlm

- West Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #304

May 011999

Explorer

  • miles
The Firestone Wilderness AT tires began deteriorating and one was showing signs of tread separation of the tread belt, consumer replaced all four tires and request reimbursement. Nlm

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #303

Sep 222000

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer received recall 00T005, the tires were replaced and the consumer was charged for labor, the consumer is requesting reimbursement for this charge.

- Novato, CA, USA

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