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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,632 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #17

Feb 012000

F-150

  • miles

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

First failure at 24000mi tire separated from belt second failure at 30000mi same as first( dot number: Tire size: P255R7016 )

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #16

Sep 112000

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After a technician inspected the tires found a starting tread separation on the four sets of tires where one of them was replacd last year. Currently, had to replace the four sets because of tread separation. Firestone, wilderness ht, P235/70R16, dot W208ipt. Firestone Wilderness AT P235/70/R16

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #15

Jun 112000

F-150

  • miles
The left front tire tread completely came off of tire. Truck was towed and new tire installed. Approx. 50 miles down the road the R front tire tread came off. Requiring towing of truck again and complete set of tires being bought and placed on truck. Body and engine damage occured with both accidents.( dot number: W208 tire size: P235/70K16 )

- Laurel, MS, USA

problem #14

Oct 061999

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Wilderness ht tire P235/70R16 size. The tread separated at 20mph.

- Elliott Lake Ontario, 00, USA

problem #13

Sep 072000

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00 020; consumer inspected tires and found cracks all around the tires. Firestone, wilderness #ht, P23570R16.. he contacted Firestone. On both rear tires there was complete separation at the tread around the entire circumference of the tires. The customer got 50% adjustment on new replacement tires from the Firestone dealer.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #12

Sep 022000

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Firestone, wilderness/ht, P235R7016 was on this Ford, F150, 1998 when tread separated from the tire while traveling at speed of 60 mph. Firestone has been contacted, and replaced tire. Consumer was charged. Dot#W2081pt317.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 242000

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

PE 00 020/tire tread separation: During inspection of tires, noticed a bulge in tread which appeared to be separating on a 1997 Ford F150, after market equipment, wilderness ht; P235/70R16, and dot# W2081pt28. Dealer/Firestone were not notified at this time. While inspecting the right front tire was found to have tread separation and was removed by the customer.

- San Marcos, TX, USA

problem #10

Jul 292000

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has a 1998 Ford F150 with the original tires. Both front tires had tread separation & were replaced with same brands, tire size P235/70R16. Dot# W2081pt326. Approximate mileage 45,000. Tires were replaced before recall was annouced.

- Wrightwood, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 212000

F-150

  • miles
PE00020; tire tread separation: While driving about 70 mph, tread on the rear driver's side tire came off. Driver was able to kept control of a 1998, Ford, F150. Three other passenger's were in the vehicle. No one was injured. Tire was a wilderness ht, P23570R16, original tire equipment. Tire mileage was 22,000. The tire was shipped to Firestone. Please provide dot # if possible.

- Bermuda Dunes, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 061999

F-150

  • miles
Tire came apart at sidewall treadline.( dot number: W208 tire size: P235-70R16 )

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 011999

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

PE-00-020; original equipment on a Ford, F150, 1998, dot number W208, and tire size P23570R16. Two separate incidents with tires. When driving 65 mph right rear tire tread separated from sidewall of the tire, tire was replaced with same type of tire. Consumer noted all four tires had developed cracks and stress along sidewall areas of tires. Tires have 30 thousands miles on them. Firestone finally replaced the tires with a less expensive brand.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #6

Jan 171999

F-150

  • miles
A friend who is in the tire business called me out to look at my tires on that morning. He showed me how the tire wall was shredding and that was not normal and urged me to bring my truck to the shop immediately, so I did. At that time, I did not realize that it could be a manufacturer's defect, even though my friend insisted that tires should not tear like that. Having viewed the recent news releases about this happening, I decided to log my complaint. The salesperson at Firestone told me that the repair could not be made, so I would have to purchase a new tire, which I did. Since then, I have incurred another flat tire. This time it was a nail, however when the tire was completely deflated, there were some threads that were partially shredded, however I was advised by Firestone that the shredding was not the cause of the tire flat and was assured that it was normal to have some separation. Now I am concerned for my safety, but can not afford to purchase a new set of tires.( dot number: Tire size: P23570R16 )

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012000

F-150

  • miles
My tires are peeling like the ones that I see on the news.( dot number: Tire size: 235-70-16 )

- Boca Rayon, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 012000

F-150

  • miles
After 10 hours of summer driving on a flat section of I-10 near seguin, tx, the tread separated completely withour warning. I expect to make the same trip tomorrow, 8/9/2000. Big river tire of zachary inspected the remaining three tires on 8/7/00. "patrick" assures me that we will not have any trouble.( dot number: )

- The Bluffs, LA, USA

problem #3

Jul 212000

F-150

  • miles
PE00020; tire tread separation: While driving about 55 mph, sidewall came off the tire on the front driver's side. Driver was able to control vehicle, and was not injured. Tire was original equipment on a Ford, F150, 1998. Tire was prorated at 50% on the purchase of a new tire, at a Firestone dealership. Please list tire size and dot # if possible. Firestone Wilderness AT P235/70/R16

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 011999

F-150

  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was traveling about 45 mph on a pavement road and rear driver's side exploded due to tread separation.

- Gilbert, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Pieces of rubber missing from first groove on all four tires. Tires were like this at time of purchase. Goodyear says nothing is wrong, dealer says they are not responsible. Tires are P275/60R-17 BSW all season tires.

- Howell, MI, USA

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