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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,105 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 202008


  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. The vehicle has Goodyear Wrangler tires, size P235/70R16. The contact stated that the sidewalls of all five (including spare) tires were defective. They looked as if someone had taken a knife and cut around the tires. He took the vehicle in for a tire rotation and oil change, which is when the defective tires were discovered. Initially, the manufacturer was going to replace the tires; however, the contact was not so certain at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 61,000.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,210 miles
While driving the interstate at 65 mph rear passenger tire sidewall blew out. Had a big bubble and it blew out the side. The tire was so hot one couldn't touch it. Temperature outside was 92 degrees. Tire was just rotated at 32,800 miles at Ford. The actual mileage on tire was 33,210.

- Watkins Glen, NY, USA

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