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8.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,444 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 082005

F-150

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The vehicle has General Grabber aw tires, size P275/60/R17 (na). The contact noticed that within the last three years, all three tires (excluding the driver side rear tire) have spontaneously blown out. The failures have occurred while driving 60 mph. After inspecting the tires, he noticed that the tread was separating from the tires and the wires were sticking out. He inspected the rear driver's side tire and noticed a large bubble forming on the interior of the sidewall. The contact has pictures of the failed component, and still has possession of the defective tires. The tire failure mileage was 10,000. The current and failure mileages were 40,000.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 302003

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Consumer noticed bubbles on sidewall of both rear tires.

- Avondale Estates, GA, USA

problem #7

Jun 192002

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone, wilderness ht, P235/70R16, dot unknown, original equipment on a 1998, Ford, F150 with 54000 miles. Passenger front tire is separating where tread meets sidewall. Passenger rear tire is cracking on sidewall.*akall four tires have been replaced due to cracking and for fear that they may also separate causing an accident.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #6

Oct 062000

F-150

  • miles

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

There is a visible split in the sidewall where the tread body joins the sidewall. Split runs about 30-40% around sidewall. Appears that the tread belt is separating from sidewall. Not from road hazard or underinflation. Tire has now been removed and kept by owner. Owner has also replaced (and kept) the other 3 original tires. All tire are available for inspection.( dot number: A308443288 tire size: P235/70R16 )

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #5

Oct 062000

F-150

  • miles
There is a visible split in the sidewall where the tread body joins the sidewall. Split runs about 30-40% around sidewall. Appears that the tread belt is separating from sidewall. Not from road hazard or underinflation. Tire has now been removed and kept by owner. Owner has also replaced (and kept) the other 3 original tires. All tire are available for inspection. (dot number: A308443288 tiresize: P235/70R16)

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #4

Aug 232000

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the left front sidewall of the Firestone wilderness (P23570R16 - dotw208ptw148)tire blewout causing consumer to swerve and narly collide with other vehicles. Nlm

- Garden Cit, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 292000

F-150

  • miles

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

Sidewall failure at junction of sidewall and tread.( dot number: Tire size: P235/70R16 )

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone tire (235/70 R16) sidewalls falling apart.

- Huntington, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 241998

F-150

  • miles
Consumer has been experiencing problem with tire sidewall rubbing against the frame. Dealer and manufacturer notified. Both will not accept the responsibility of manufacturer's. defect of this matter.

- Moline, IL, USA

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