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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
15,003 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #24

Jul 102000

F-150

  • miles

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

This was the right rear tire with no signs of apparent wear when the tire blew on me when I was driving home from work on the in. Toll road.( dot number: VN08 tire size: P23570/R16 )

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #23

Jul 102000

F-150

  • miles
This was the right rear tire with no signs of apparent wear when the tire blew on me when I was driving home from work on the in. Toll road.( dot number: VN08 tire size: P23570/R16 )

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #22

Aug 151999

F-150

  • miles
My question is about safety for myself and any person with me in regards to these tires, although they have not failed as some have holding tire pressure and having to switch them more than any other tire I have owned to avoid thumping and uneven tire wear. It comes back to this, uncertain about safety and what possibly could happen has prompted this query. The latest report from NHTSA is to replace them and wait for a decision, I don't have the moneyto do this, your answer will be appreciated. Thank you--- herbert E summers( dot number: 104 S tire size: P235/70R16 )

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #21

Sep 182000

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

PE00-020; after inspecting the tires found cracks in the groove.tires had to be replaced. Ford truck, F150 1998, Firestone, wilderness ht, P235/75R16. Firestone dealer inspected the tires and indicated that the cracks in the grooves had weakened the tread. The dealer also warned the customer that the tires could blow out. The customer chose to replace.

- Astatula, FL, USA

problem #20

Jul 102000

F-150

  • miles
This was the right rear tire with no signs of apparent wear when the tire blew on me when I was driving home from work on the in. Toll road.( dot number: VN08 tire size: P23570/R16 )

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #19

Jul 102000

F-150

  • miles
This was the right rear tire with no signs of apparent wear when the tire blew on me when I was driving home from work on the in. Toll road.( dot number: VN08 tire size: P23570/R16 )

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #18

Aug 151999

F-150

  • miles

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

My question is about safety for myself and any person with me in regards to these tires, although they have not failed as some have holding tire pressure and having to switch them more than any other tire I have owned to avoid thumping and uneven tire wear. It comes back to this, uncertain about safety and what possibly could happen has prompted this query. The latest report from NHTSA is to replace them and wait for a decision, I don't have the moneyto do this, your answer will be appreciated. Thank you--- herbert E summers( dot number: 104 S tire size: P235/70R16 )

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #17

Jan 041999

F-150

  • miles
Tire looses pressure rapidly after a few weeks of slow air loss. Repair facility removed/inspected tire and found no holes but has commented this to be a common problem associated with Firestone tires. I am replacing 4 tires due to safety concerns.( dot number: Tire size: P235/70R16 )

- Havre De Grace, MD, USA

problem #16

Aug 212000

F-150

  • miles
Tread separated from steel belts and blew out causing vehicle to run into ditch( dot number: W 208 tire size: P235/70R16 )

- Elberton, GA, USA

problem #15

Aug 242000

F-150

  • miles
During a rutine service on my F150 pickup it was indicated that the tire was spliting. I have contacted Firestone for a replacement tire and they will not replace at full cost, the notified me that I will inquire the cost after being prorated. I feel this is the same thing that is happening to the recalled tire's and I feel that this also need to be recalled before someone is injuried or killed. Please notify me of the resultes of the inquire. Thank you very much, john land( dot number: Tire size: P235-70R16 )

- Callahan, FL, USA

problem #14

Jan 092000

F-150

  • miles

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

The tread area of the tire was like foamrubber.I told the manager at the Firestone store the tire was defective and he laughed and said I did something wrong, and they weren, T having any problems. I asked for a discount he said no way. Like a fool I ennt and bought 2 more of the same tire. I E mailed Firestone and told them I thought they had defective tires, they told me to go to a Firestone store, and talk to a manager. Hell I did that, it didn, T do me any good, they knew they had a poor product and just blew me out the door.( dot number: Tire size: P23570R16 )

- Munhall, PA, USA

problem #13

Jul 012000

F-150

  • miles
Tread seperation occured, all 4 tires on ground replaced with one other noted as ready to go bad( dot number: Tire size: P235R16 )

- Moulton, AL, USA

problem #12

Jul 012000

F-150

  • miles
Pinhole leaks developed on two driver side tires for no apparant reason--manufacturer was unresponsive.( dot number: Tire size: P255/70R16 )

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #11

Aug 062000

F-150

  • miles
Firestone dealer told me that my size tire was not included in recall. The dealer replaced a tire before the recall because it was defect in the same way as the recalled size. I can assure you that the problem exists in the P235/70R-16 because I saw it. Please contact me if you want further information. The recall should include P235/70R16 and possibly other sizes( dot number: Tire size: 235/70R-16 )

- Cinnminson, NJ, USA

problem #10

Mar 152000

F-150

  • miles
Tires vibrate at highway speeds after a 25 mile trip or more. I had the truck to the dealer and they found no trouble with the truck. They said it was the tires I had the truck at a Firestone store and all I got was a run around.( dot number: Tire size: P2357016 )

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #9

Aug 012000

F-150

  • miles
Consumer took vehicle in for a routine check up and mechanic told consumer that there were bubbles in tires, consumer was very concerned.

- Morgan, TX, USA

problem #8

Dec 191999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Removed originial unused spare tire from under frame location. The Ford F-150 under frame mounting design caused 8 wear points (from vibration) at least 3/16" deep into outer sidewall. This has created a potential unsafe tire blowout condition. I have had this truck for only 16 months (@16,295 miles) and find this new spare now unsafe and unusable. I would like this investigated and other owners notified of this situation if warranted. I will be contacting ukiah Ford this week and I would like to have this tire replaced. Contact me if needed. Ken johannes.( dot number: Tire size: 235-70R16 )

- Ukiah, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle equipped with over size tires (0275/60 R 17) which make steering very hard, highway speeds of 70 mph experience direction control problems.

- Sherman Oa, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 011999

(reported on)

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Firestone P265/R-170 expereinced flat on rough road.

- Capistrano, CA, USA

problem #5

May 071999

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Sidewall tire wear on spare tire. Returned as a warrantee issue and the dealership would not replace.( dot number: Tire size: 265X70rx17 )

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

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