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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,925 miles

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2006 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

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2006 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #17

Sep 022014


  • 92,270 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel shook violently without warning. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the tires needed to be replaced and aligned. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,270.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #16

Jan 102014


  • 39,632 miles
My factory tires, bf goodrich long trail T/a, on my Ford F-150 king ranch bought new in 2006 lasted only 21,428 miles. They gave me a lousy $236. And it cost me $ replace all 4. now, 18,270 miles later there are less the 4/32 left on the tread. On a recent oil change, a dealer would not rotate my tires because of the ware. Now I am being told - sorry no warranty left! - I am livid! can anything be done?

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #15

Oct 222013


  • miles
Hankook dynapro as P255/65sr17 separated at approx. 10,000 miles. Potential for accident since it was a steering tire. Purchased at pepboys store # 661 tucson, AZ.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #14

Aug 172007

F-150 8-cyl

  • 160 miles


I purchased a new 2006 Ford F150 from a local Ford dealer in huntsville, tx. After picking up the vehicle while driving home it was very an apparent there was a problem with the tires, the vehicle had an extreme vibration. I returned to the dealer, reported the problem and requested them to address it, their service department employee explained that the truck had set on the car lot for some time and the tires get flat spots and this is the problem, she told me to drive the vehicle and the problem would go away. This vehicle was just driven over 160 miles (from austin, Texas to huntsville, Texas, as it was a dealer swap, in order to get a vehicle with the specs I had requested), before I took possession of the vehicle. I had driven the vehicle over 100 miles before returning to the dealer to request this problem be corrected, after talking to their service person, I put more miles on the vehicle, the vibration still exist, went back to the huntsville Ford dealer service dept, again requested the rotate and balance the tires, left the vehicle for repairs, my ride home was not much better, still a vibration, late took the vehicle back to the dealer, they told me to drive it and it will get better, so I drove it 34,000 miles, no change in the vibration, he only change was a very uneven ware in the tires. Went back to the dealer where they came up with all kinds of reasons why they are not liable. I still have these tires in the shed behind my home, removed and replaced them with bf goodrich tires; this resolved the problem of vibration. Now I would like a new set of tires to replace these defective Continental tires and have someone look into the Ford dealers unsafe practice.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #13

May 102006


  • 15,000 miles
Steering wheel shimmies at 50-70mph. Have had tires rotated, tires replaced, front end aligned, brake rotors replaced still the shimmy is there and have been told that the big tires 18"rims 235/75 may partially been the problem. What" why would Ford use a tire that is too big" and cause the steering wheel to shake and shimmy. Have had an independent shop look at truck and can find nothing wrong, but I have never had a vehicle have such a noticeable shimmy in the steering wheel. Very unsettling feeling.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #12

May 212007


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F150. With Continental tires, size P25565R17, line radial Contitrac, and dot A3K34smw. The contact stated while driving at approximately 65mph the right left rear tire blew, and the tire tube failed. The vehicle collided into a cement guard damaging the vehicle rear right end. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was repaired. The insurance company was investigating the tire failure. The failure and the current mileage was 30,000.

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #11

Jul 202009


  • miles


I purchased Firestone destination 20 inch truck tires, have only a few thousand miles on them and the sidewall blew out on the freeway almost causing a roll over.

- Winchester, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 212006


  • 3,206 miles
Moderate to severe wheel vibration in steering since 2006. It remains unrepaired after several attempts by the dealership where vehicle was purchased. I'm now being told to "live" with the shimmy and it should be "expected".

- Lakeport, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 032008


  • 16,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The vehicle has Continental Contitrac TR OWL tires, size 255/70R17 (na). "the age of tires", a program the contact saw on the news, made him inspect his tires. He noticed that the tire's weeks and year were missing from all four tires. NHTSA campaign id number 05T022000 (tires:tread/belt) was referenced. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 16,500.

- Damascus , OR, USA

problem #8

May 082008


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the driver side rear tire spontaneously failed while driving approximately 65 mph. As a result, he crashed into a light pole. The vehicle was completely destroyed and none of the air bags deployed. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. He has pictures of the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 28,000.

- Seagoville, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 012008


  • miles


Husbands truck began wobbling noticeably while driving. Checked tires and came to the conclusion that 3 tires had bubbles in the sidewalls, and of the 3 tires 1 had a bubble the size and shape of a football in the middle of tread, I believe they were Goodyear tires 255/65/17. Also, the wire inside of the tire could be seen on another part of the tread, which there wasn't much of. 27,000 miles on vehicle, bought used less than 1mo ago. Put spare tire on the worst one, took back to dealership and Ford replaced all 4 tires since the other one was different make and wrong size. Could have been serious accident involving tires if traveled 1,000 miles with family when attended grandmothers funeral.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 022008

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
I have a 2006 F150 crew cab 4X4 pickup with general ameritrac TR tires and 19,000 miles on them and the tires are shot. These tire came on the truck brand new when I purchase the truck from bev smith Ford and the tires really suck im a very pissed off customer over these tires I shouldn't have to buy tires I think Ford should replace them for free if they or you refuse to replace for free direct action will be taken!!!!!!!!!

- Tequesta, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 262007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,093 miles
On August 26, 2007 I was traveling East on highway 190 between kempner, tx and copperas cove, tx at about 10:30 a.M. in a 2006 Ford F-150 super crew with about 25,000 miles on it. Road conditions were dry and the roadway was recently redone. My speed was about 65 mph in a 70 zone. For no reasons that I can determine the right rear tire rapidly deflated. I managed to keep the vehicle under control and pulled onto the shoulder. The tire was destroyed with evident damage to the outer sidewall. I put the spare tire on and continued. Monday, 27 August I visited automax Ford and asked them to replace all the tires on the vehicle. The service manager told me that tire defects were the responsibility of the manufacturer. I made the decision at that time to replace all the tires with another brand.

- Kempner, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 202007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford F-150. The vehicle has hankook dynapro as tires, size P235/75R17. In July of 2007, the contact noticed that one of his tires was flat. Ford stated that his negligence caused the flat tire. The tire failure mileage was 3,000. The current vehicle mileage was 3,200 and failure mileage was 3,000. Updated 02-01-08.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

Oct 202006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
My new F150 has a terrible shudder in the steering wheel for the first 10 miles after the car is started. If it is cold out, it is very difficult to control the vehicle above 50 mph. Ford has replaced the tires, but they replaced them with the same pirellis and it did not help.

- Carver, MN, USA

problem #2

Dec 082006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 613 miles
Had a general ameri-tech go flat (613 miles on it) could find no holes or leak except from tire/rim seal. Ford dealer claimed it had a nail hole in side wall and I had to pay for a new tire myself. Again I attempted to air tire back up but it was leaking from tire at rim.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 062006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle has several problems. While driving at no specific speed, the front end vibrated and rattled. The vehicle was taken to the local dealership for inspection. However, the problem could not be duplicated. The second problem occurred while entering a curve at 55mph, the right rear tire blew. The tire was not inspected for the cause of the failure although, the tire was replaced. The third problem is the cooling system bolts were loose. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for routine inspection and maintenance when the looseness of the bolts was discovered. The dealership tightened the bolts for repair.

- Keysville, VA, USA

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