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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,878 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 032014

F-150

  • 106,000 miles

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

Tread separation on left rear tire on interstate 10 East near jacksonville, fl causing truck to slide into other lane and damaging fender well and rear fender. Tire was purchased in 2008 and had safe level of tread remaining.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #7

Nov 232009

F-150

  • 44,022 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford F150 with Michelin ltx/ms tires size 265/70/R17. The contact stated that all four of his tires were cracking along the sidewall which he recognized in November 2009. There are no failures to date. The attempted to return the defective tires to the store where he purchased them; however, the manufacturer stated that they would replace them at his expense. The current mileage was 44,041. The failure mileage was 44,022.

- Winston, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 262008

F-150

  • miles
070508 discovered flat tire on truck parked in driveway of home. Determined flat was caused by valve stem crack. Had valve stem replaced at tire shop. Different tire, same brand, went flat while driving on interstate, 082608. Had road service replace with spare tire to drive home. Inspected tire at home and determined another valve stem crack/defect. No accident or vehicle damage occurred, although the interstate flat may have been but I was notified by passing motorists that tire was going flat. Will take latest flat tire to tire shop this weekend to have another valve stem replacement. Concerned that all four tires are same make and brand, bought at same time, and I have had two valve stem failures in two months.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 092005

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

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

I purchased 4 new Goodyear fortera tires 8/2004 and had freeway blow outs on 3 of the 4 tires with less than 15,000 miles on each tire. Blow outs occured 2 in may and 1 in June. I replaced the first 2 again with fortera tires, but after blow #3 I requested that Goodyear prorate all tires so I could replace with another brand but they refused. Given this experience I believe these tires are defective and should be tested and possibly recalled. The dealer could not detect why the tires failed due to damage from freeway blow outs and having to drive off of the freeway before stopping.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 212004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving there was severe vibration in the front end of the vehicle. Dealership replaced all four tires, but needed to replace the front driver and passenger side tires again at consumer's expense.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 152003

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Problems with vehicle steering going out. Steering went completely out which caused the driver to brake fast, as a result the driver and passenger were injured. Also the vehicle experienced 2 flat tires two weeks after the incident.

- Olivehurst, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 072003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Driving 65mph on interstate 45 in houston when truck began to shake violently and a loud tumbling noise started to emit from tires. I pulled over immediately and found the rear passenger tire tread had split apart from the sidewall. General Grabber aw P255/70R16, 19K miles. Reported to Continental tires; they denied the $800 dollars of damage to my rear wheel well claiming the tire was "run flat." Before shipping the tire to Continental, it was inspected and found defective by my local Ford dealer and three other authorized general tire retailers. Tires were rotated every 5K miles and otherwise meticulously maintained.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 052002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is equipped with Goodyear Wrangler rts tires, P265/70R17. In wet weather rearend of vehicle spins out without applying brakes. Consumer has owned this vehicle one week, and it spun out twice. Goodyear customer service stated this vehicle should have ats tires not rts.

- Oak Grove, MO, USA

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