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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 5 of 20)

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problem #302

Aug 122000

Explorer

  • miles

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

The recall (00T-005) applied to the consumers tires, however consumer could not obtain recall replacement tires for several months, the consumer replaced tires from other source and requests reimbursement (attorney for consumer).

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #301

Oct 192000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT tires (P235 75 R15) experienced tread separation, the tires were not included in the recall, however the consumer is requesting reimbursement for replacing the tires.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #300

Sep 232000

Explorer

  • miles
Tire replaced prior to recall (00T-005), owner requesting reimbursement.

- Glen Carbo, IL, USA

problem #299

Oct 102000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

Front tire tread separated prior to recall notice 00T-005, dealer has indicated that it may take three to six months to get reimbursement for the faulty tire. Nlm

- Oak Grove, MO, USA

problem #298

Dec 192000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
PE-00-020; original equipment, tire size P23575R15, dot number not available tires have over 31 thousand miles on them.. consumer noticed a bulge in the passenger's side rear Firestone Wilderness AT tire, tires have been rotated.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #297

Jun 192000

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer replaced fitestone ATX tire prior to recall notice and request reimbursement but was told he had no recourse without the old tires. Nlm

- Woodstock, IL, USA

problem #296

Sep 092000

Explorer

  • miles

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

The right front and both rear Firestone Wilderness AT tires(P235 75 R15) are experiencing tread separation, consumer is requesting that Firestone pay for the replacement tires.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #295

Oct 222000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer noticed hairline cracks along the sidewall about 1 inch from the tread of two tires and one tire has cracks around the circumference of the tire, the tires were not included in recall and consumer request reimbursement of replaced tires (Firestone Wilderness AT tires P235/75R15). Nlm

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #294

Oct 012000

Explorer

  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was traveling 45mph on highway and heard a thumping noise. She was able to pull over to shoulders, and noticed that driver's side rear tire tread had separated. Firestone, wilderness a#at, P255.70R16.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #293

Oct 012000

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Pee00 020; consumer was putting air inside of tire and noticed that all four tires in inner side of tire tread were beginning to separate. Firestone, wilderness #at P25570R16. There were no injuries.

- Stanton Island, NY, USA

problem #292

Sep 092000

Explorer

  • miles

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

The right front and both rear Firestone Wilderness AT tires(P235 75 R15) are experiencing tread separation, consumer is requesting that Firestone pay for the replacement tires.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #291

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 #290

Jan 111999

Explorer

  • miles
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 #289

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

problem #288

May 092000

Explorer

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

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #287

Aug 122000

Explorer

  • miles
The recall (00T-005) applied to the consumers tires, however consumer could not obtain recall replacement tires for several months, the consumer replaced tires from other source and requests reimbursement (attorney for consumer).

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #286

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 #285

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 #284

Sep 192000

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer received recall (oot-005) and went to have inspection completed, dealer noticed signs of cracking and said that the tires were included in the recall, however replacement tires were not available, consumer had tires replaced at a Goodyear dealership and wants full reimbursement for expense.

- Leawood, KS, USA

problem #283

Oct 242000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer had recalled tires replaced and requested reimbursement, consumer believes it is taking and excessive amount of time (5 weeks) for it to arrive. Nlm

- Seattle, WA, USA

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