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2002 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 242002

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Approximately on month and 1800 miles after purchasing the vehicle. The right front tread separarted from the sidewall. I took the tire to the dealer and was told they would replace the tire with one just like it but it had to be ordered and would be in a day or two. Four days later the tire was still not in but they took one off another vehicle and put it on mine. Two weeks later the same wheel, with the new tire, went flat again. This time the dealer told me to take it to the tire shop and have it checked out. I did so and was told the wheel had a leaking valve stem, was fixed free of charge and so far is still up. On 10-23 the right rear tire on my truck went flat. It as all the rest are also general grabbers. The only thing I can see that could be the cause of the rear tire flat is a rock stuck between the tread, though I haven't checked to see if it punctured the tire or not. I'm taking the truck to the dealer the next day or two to let them inspect it. I have done some research on the grabber aw and discovered that there is a recall on the 17" version. The dealer and Ford have flatly refused to replace the tires with a trustworthy and safer tire. In light of all the problems Ford has had with tires it appears to me they would be a little more careful with the quality of tires they put on the vehicles they manufacture. These tires are unsafe and dangerous, and although covered under Ford's warranty, could be disastrous should another one of them separate. I would appreciate any help or guidance you could provide for me. Sincerely bruce thompson

- Jopin, MO, USA

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