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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,680 miles

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2001 Ford F-250 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

May 252012


  • 36,000 miles


Two blocks from my residence, I experienced a loud 'boom', tread separation and damage to my right rear quarter panel, fender braces and my exhaust pipe. The tire in question is a goodrich T/a km lt 285/75R/16/122/119/D M + S mud tire. This is a load range D tire with a max of 65 psi. I use 50 psi. The tires were purchased in 2007/2008, and mounted on separate rims. The original equipment and the mud terrain tires were exchanged truck has approximately 40K total miles. If the driving on each tire were divided evenly, each tire would only have 18K miles, at the time of the tire failure. The tires were rotated often. Inflation was checked every week. I chose not to use the road hazard warranty to replace the tire. As it happened on a newly rebuilt street.this tire has a 3 ply side wall and a 5 ply tread. This type of tread separation should not happen. I want goodrich to replace all tires, because I'm afraid to use them. Had this failure happened at highway speed, results could be worse. I have tried to reason with goodrich consumer representatives, to no avail. The tires 'were too old', based on the dot number. Sears wants to only replace 1 tire. I believe the set to be dangerous. The original 2001 tires are very serviceable. I noticed some 59 complaints on 'Consumer Affairs' for B. F. goodrich off-road tires. My complaint will make 60. The ones reported to your Agency numbered in the 70's some the complaints reported serious injury with this type of tire. Their link is: Https:// I would hope that you review the complaints, and ask B. F. goodrich to be a responsible corporation, file a voluntary recall and replace suspect tires; at no cost to the consumer. Please inform me of the results of your investigations, along with any recommendations made to goodrich. Thank you.

- New Orleans , LA, USA

problem #24

Sep 172012

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 230,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-250 equipped with mickey thompson/baja atz tires, tire sizes 35 * $12.50 R20. The contact stated that while traveling 70 mph, the right front passenger tire blew out and caused the contact to run off the side of the road. The contact was not injured. The contact stated the belt separated from the tire. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign id number:06T024000(tires:tread/belt) the failure and current mileage was 2360,000. Updated 11/19/12 the consumer stated the discount tire manager refused to replace the tire or give a document stating there was no failure with the tire. The manager did balance the tire but would not print a receipt for the customer. On 10/15/2012 the consumer filed a report with cooper tire over the phone and was told a package would be sent out. On 10/30/2012 3 tires were balanced vibrating recurred. Updated 11/20/2012

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #23

Sep 182011


  • 37,000 miles
My third uniroyal liberator tire has failed in the same manner as the two before. This is my third complaint concerning these defective tires. These tires all failed in the same exact manner (tread/tire separation) and all within weeks or months of each other. The tread pulled loose from the carcass, causing a bump-imbalance. I recognized the failure and was able to drive home where I changed to a spare. I later replaced this tire. This tire only have about 37,000 miles. Walmart, where I purchased the tires, refuses to give any type of warranty or tire credit and no longer carry this tire. This tire had plenty of tread and was well within its life span. This liberator tire should be recalled and pulled off the market because of its consistent failure rate. I have sent complaints to uniroyal with no response. Please have a recall before someone gets killed or injured. These things are junk.

- Texas, TX, USA

problem #22

Mar 232011


  • 36,000 miles


Concerning tread separation on uniroyal liberator A/T lt 265/75R16 tire purchased from walmart on 092007, approx. 36,000 miles on tire. Used on 2001 Ford F-250, diesel, rear wheel drive. The tire has dot marking as follows: Dot bfw8 C62U 0807, E range rated. On March 23 2011 while driving at 65 mph I felt bad vibration and when safe, pulled off roadway to find the right rear tire to have a bulge on tread and side wall distortion. I have had this same failure from cooper tires which caused loss of control and destruction to quarter panel. I changed the tire and later (03302011) contacted uniroyal who opened a file based on my phone number(281-585-6348). Uniroyal claims no recall nor do they acknowledge any similar complaints on this tire. I have 3 of these tires and have safety concerns on the 2-remaining tires in use. At times I pull an rv or a boat and must have an assurance that these tires will be safe to use.

- Manvel, TX, USA

problem #21

May 292009


  • 18,371 miles
Involved in a single vehicle rollover, caused by tire tread separation according to state police, tire tread came of, tire still has air in it, vehicle is totaled, found piece that came off tire is a (general ameritrac TR LT235/85R16) sustained major injuries due to rollover.

- Silver City, NM, USA

problem #20

Dec 142006

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F250. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle drove as if it had a flat tire. The contact discovered that the driver side rear tire tread had separated. The driver side rear fender, bumper, and the bed sustained damage. The failure recurred with the passenger side rear tire, causing damage to the passenger side rear area and tailgate. The tires were not the original tires and each had 12,000 miles. The manufacturer stated that the tires were not included in NHTSA recall # 06T016000 (tire;tread). The tires were discoverer H/T (P22575R15). The dot # listed was for the passenger side rear tire. The driver side rear dot # was unknown. The current mileage is 50,000 and failure mileage was 45,000.

- Oldsmar , FL, USA

problem #19

Sep 252006

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,500 miles


: the contact stated while traveling 65 mph, a loud noise was heard and debris flew off of the rear end. The vehicle was pulled over and the contact noticed the fender bracket was sticking out and the rear driver side tire had begun to go flat. The vehicle was driven a mile, where the spare was replaced. The tire was taken to multiple mechanics, with multiple diagnoses. This was a Continental General Grabber tire, TR M&S lt, . size 235/85R16, updated 10/31/2006 -

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #18

Jun 252005

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 39,701 miles
The consumer developed problems with the Firestone steeltex radial tires on his 2001 Ford F250.** answer required***. on two seperate occasions the front and rear left tire had come apart while the vehicle was in motion.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #17

Jul 252003

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,189 miles
An accident occurred when tire blew out and vehicle hit the berm and flipped over, end over end. The speed at the time of accident was 68 mph. The tire separated/blewout and the rim hit the ground pulling the vehicle into berm. No other vehicles were involved in this accident. A police report was filed and there were multiple injuries. The passenger spent 7 weeks in the hospital. The driver sustained multiple rib fractures, a collar bone fracture and shoulder blade fracture. The passenger sustained multiple broken ribs, a broken arm, broken vertebrae and vision and balance problems. No other problems with vehicles. The psi was checked regularly, vehicle was regularly serviced. No warnings or problems with tires prior to accident. The vehicle was declared a total loss.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #16

Dec 162004


  • miles
The right rear tire blewout while driving. The remaining depth was 0.20 inches deep.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #15

Jul 212004

F-250 4WD

  • miles


While driving at 65 mph and without any indication, the vehicle rear tire blew out. Consumer inspected vehicle and noticed a damage to the fender. General graber P25570R60 Ford sport track.

- Wharton, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 012004

F-250 8-cyl

  • miles
The consumer stated that the sidewalls were coming off the tires. The consumer took the tires back to the Firestone, and was told that they were only authorized to replace the tires on the Ford Excursion. The consumer insisted that he had the same tires and they were doing the same thing. Firestone, lt 265/75R16lrd. Firestone replaced three out of the four tires.

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #13

Mar 192004


  • 60,000 miles
While driving 30 mph the front driver side tire blew out without warning. The following week the rear driver side tire blew out without warning. No impact reported. Please provide additional information.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #12

Aug 082003

F-250 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
While driving 70 mph, the left rear tire disintegrated without warning.

- Moore, SC, USA

problem #11

Jul 182003


  • miles
Consumer stated while driving, the right rear tire blew out.

- Lewiston, ID, USA

problem #10

Feb 242003


  • miles
All four tires cracked (size#lt26575R16). Please provide the dot#. nlm

- Ijamsville, MD, USA

problem #9

Oct 042002

F-250 4WD Diesel

  • miles
The only reason there was no accident or injuries is because the vehicles around me were paying attention and got out of the way as I fish tailed across the lanes of I-95.

- Denver, NC, USA

problem #8

Oct 262002

F-250 4WD Diesel

  • miles
While driving home from work, on interstate 80, my passengers side front tire blew out without any warning. I did not hit or run over anything. The entire outside sidewall was gone.

- E.Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 042002

F-250 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Purchased 4 Goodyear lt30570R16 tires at Goodyear dealer in arcadia, fl to replace original equipment firestones to avoid tire problem. Goodyear dealer assured us that larger tire would be adequate and safe for our needs even though we expressed concerns. Continued with travels and in 6/2001 upon crossing the us/Canada border on the dirt and gravel road known as 'the top of the world highway' going 25mph towing a 5th wheel the left rear tire split in two crossways. I had to dig a hole in the road and with the help of a friend managed to get the tire changed. This was a very dangerous situation as there was a 1,000 ft drop off of a very narrow road with additional motor vehicles passing due to the us custom's station having just opened for the day. Returned tire to Goodyear dealer in fairbanks, ak on 6/26/01. Goodyear replaced the damaged tire and we were forced to purchase a second tire, $243, to have matching tires on the rear of the vehicle. (LT305/70R16 Wrangler mtr). Second incident in Colorado heading North on I-70, 2 miles from the Colorado city exit. Traveling at 60mph down a very steep winding portion of the highway the tire began thumping and the tread separated, but the tire remained inflated. Managed to pull off the side of the highway and was able to change tire. Again, a very dangerous situation at sunset with semis coming around the downhill curve at 75mph. With god's grace we were on a very wide portion of pull off and managed to get the tire changed without incident. The truck sustained damage to the right front fender and door estimated at $1,300. I feel very angry that I have had to endure 2 incidences such as this. There are many reports of this same occurrance with the Wrangler tires. I feel that I am just a part of a 'calculated risk' by Goodyear. I now have another Wrangler at/S tire that is bulging. I am told that I must replace.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #6

Apr 232002

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,240 miles
While in motion, the steering wheel started to vibrate lightly. Consumer began to separate from traffic when the tread from the tire came apart causing damage to the structure and some wiring on the vehicle.

- Applegate, CA, USA

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