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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,801 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

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 262015


  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150 equipped with capitol precision trac II tires, size: 255/70R16. While the vehicle was in park, the tread from both front tires separated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the tread separated from both front tires and that the tires needed to be replaced. The tires were not replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The tires were included in NHTSA campaign number: 14T013000. The VIN was unavailable. The vehicle failure mileage was 119,000. The tire failure mileage was unknown.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 162008


  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford F-150. The vehicle has Continental sport lt/SUV tires, size LT235/85R16. While driving 65 mph, the tread from the rear driver's side separated from the tire. The failure damaged the wheel well on the vehicle. That same day, the contact noticed that the tire was wobbling. The tire has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The dot number was unknown. The vehicle current and failure mileages were 122,000 and the tire failure mileage was 10,000.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 252007

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
Tread came off, total failure, explosive consequences: Two fender braces ripped off, the right rear fender damaged substantially, and the right rear taillight smashed from the tire tread hitting the inside if the fender well. Another tire just afterwards had to be replaced when because it was making a...rump-rump sound. Suspect tire tread separation in both instances.

- Bayview, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 252005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Consumer complained about a tire defect. These tires came with the purchase of the vehicle. Ameritrac P255/70R16. The tread came completely off the tire but the tire never went flat. Vehicle began to pull to the left and spun into a wall. The vehicle was going about 50 mph when it hit the wall and the air bags failed to deploy. Provide further details.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 202004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,003 miles
Tires were showing wear on outer edges at 4,000 miles. I rotated at that time. They continued to show wear. Had truck aligned at 12,000 but it really wasn't out of alignment. Ford says that is normal and we are turning too much and that is what is causing the wear.

- Salinas, CA, USA

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