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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,681 miles

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2008 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 052015

F-250

  • miles

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

Cpsc: I1590170A. 2008 Ford F-250. Consumer stated that on two different occasions the tires failed. The consumer stated the passenger side rear tire tread separated as a portion of the tread began peeling off while driving. The next month, the driver's side rear tire failed while driving on the interstate and caused nearly $3,00 in damage to the truck.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #11

Jun 272015

F-250

  • 78,655 miles
Driving Texas highway 183 near bertram tx, rf drivers side bf goodrich baja champion truck tire exploded causing vehicle to serve into oncoming traffic, I recovered. Tire exploded with great force causing the outer tread to dislodge causing 4000 dollars damage to F250. The tire spilt into two exposing the wire steel belts. The belts look as of they were ripped apart similar to ied explosions experienced in persian gulf. It was cool that Saturday in the mid to upper 80's. almost killed me as the vehicle fell to the rim immediately after catastrophic failure.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #10

Dec 242014

F-250

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250 equipped with federal tires, tire line: Couragia A/T, and tire size: LT245/75R16 120/116Q. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the front driver's side tire tread separated. As a result, the contact crashed into a concrete median. The front driver's side tire was not the original. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The dot number was unavailable. The failure tire mileage was 14,000 and the vehicle failure mileage was unknown.

- California, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 052014

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 79,000 miles

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

Today I replaced the second tire from a set of four LT275/70R18E1 bfg commercial T/a A/S tires purchased on November 23, 2010. Both tires were replaced with less than 30,000 miles of wear because of tread separation. Fortunately, in both cases the issue was discovered before catastrophic failure. The separation events happened about 3,000 miles apart. Because of the dangers of tread separation, I went ahead and replaced the other two tires on the vehicle. Because those two tires were not currently exhibiting signs of separation, the tire service company was not able to obtain any warranty proration. I complained in writing to the manufacturer and asked for a full replacement set. I received a reply that basically said for me to work with the tire service company and that the only thing they would agree to would be a proration. This response is totally unacceptable as it is my understanding that tread separation is the result of a manufacturing defect, and since two out of the four tires from the same set exhibited this defect it is highly probable that it was merely a matter of time before the other two exhibited the defect as well. I also found the response to be totally unacceptable because this company has a recall in place for similar tires and therefore should be fully aware of the safety implications.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jun 172013

F-250

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250 equipped with Continental Contitrac tires, size 275-70-18. The contact stated that all four tires displayed signs of tread separation. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where all four tires were replaced. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 38,000. The dot number was not available.

- Duffield, VA, USA

problem #7

May 302013

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 22,000 miles
Driving along a rural road at 50 mph, truck began to shake, could barely hold it in the road. Had tires checked at crossroads Ford where truck was purchased just 5 months ago. Was told that Continental had recalled called tires on 2008 F250 trucks but tires on this truck were not part of the recall. Contratrac P515 46U0 3207. Very dangerous to drive. Crossroads Ford offered to sell us more tires. Unsure what to do.

- Union Mills, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 282011

F-250

  • 23,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250 equipped with Continental Contitrac TR size LT275/70/R18 tires. The contact stated that the vehicle began to shake while driving 70 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the tread was separating on the front driver's side tire. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the tires were not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11T002000 (tires:tread/belt). The manufacturer offered to replace the failed tire, but not the remaining tires. The failure mileage was 23,800.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 272011

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • 29,750 miles
One of 4 Continental Contitrac lt 275/65 R 18 tires, dot # P5B9 1vub, has multiple (14+) tiny air leaks through the tread of the tire. There is no apparent damage to the tire or tread. The tires have just under 30,000 miles on them. They are the original equipment tires that came with my 2008 Ford F250 2wd manual transmission diesel crew cab pick up which was purchased new.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #4

May 272011

F-250 8-cyl

  • 24,552 miles
Within the last 2 weeks I have had tread separation on 2 of my truck tires. I was able to discover the problem before a complete failure due to abnormal vibration and subsequent inspection. These were Continental Contitrac LT275 65R18 tires on my Ford F250. Dot P5B9 1vub with no apparent manufacture date code. The first failure occurred at 24554 miles and the second at 26000 miles. The tires were carefully maintained, the vehicle stored indoors and never off road. The dealership replaced the first with a replacement dot A3B9 479B 4710. I will now fight with Ford to replace the other defective tire and the 2 that have not yet failed. After reviewing the internet it is apparent that there have been a lot of problems with this brand of tire. I felt compelled to report my experience because it is clear to me that this is a defective batch and if it has not happened already, somebody is going to get killed or injured. Please investigate.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

May 172011

F-250

  • 32,413 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F250 with a set of Continental Contitrac tires, size LT275/70/R18. The contact was driving 50 mph when all four tires split on the sidewall. The tires were taken to a local tire shop for a replacement where the contact was informed of a potential recall on the tires under NHTSA campaign id number: 11T002000 (tires:tread/belt). The contact called the tire manufacturer who advised that based on the dot number of the tires, that they were not included in the recall. The contact believed that the tires should have been recalled. The failure mileage was 32,413.

- Helotes, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 142009

F-250

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. The contact was driving approximately 60-80 mph and over a road bump when the front end began to shake uncontrollably causing him to loose control of the steering. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the tire pressure was too low. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 87,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Booklet, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 182008

F-250

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford F-250. The vehicle has four Continental tires. The contact stated that three of the tires were leaking air. The remaining tire has nine holes inside the thread and the contact has to place air in it everyday. The manufacturer does not want to replace the tires. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that Ford would not honor the repair. The tire line and size were unknown. The failure mileage was 3,000 and current mileage was 8,000.

- Lincreek, MO, USA

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