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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,732 miles

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2001 Ford F-350 wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #14

Apr 012005

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford F350. The vehicle has Bridgestone/Firestone steeltex radial A/T, size LT265/75R16 tires. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate. After inspection, he noticed that the driver side front tire was flat. The dealer replaced the tire, however, they did not state the cause of the failure. Approximately one year later, he noticed the driver side rear tire had a bubble on the tread. The dealer replaced the tire, but was unable to determine the cause of failure. Approximately five months later, the tread separated on the driver side rear tire. As of September 12, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the tire. The failure mileage was 85,252 and current mileage was 85,252. Updated 10/04/07

- Colgate, OK, USA

problem #13

Jan 012006

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 F350 left rear tire exploded while driving at 60 mph. The tread separated from the tire and wrapped around the hub causing it to lock up (kumho Venture tire).

- Aspermont, TX, USA

problem #12

Sep 272005

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2001 Ford F350. Had tow blow outs with treads falling off pathfinder radial atr tires that were on vehicle when the consumer purchased it. Contacted the dealership, and they said they were not responsible for the tires. Had not contacted manufacturer yet. I have not had any accidents only property damage. When the tread separated from the tires it dented both ofrear fenders, busted tail lights, and put a hole in fuel tank. M manufacturer recommends 65 psi. Check tire pressure and rotated the tires. Vehicle has only 15000 miles onit, and I noticed.vibration on one of the tires before the blow out occurred. The blow outs occurred on two separate occasions. Idid not notice any abnormal bulging in the tires.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

problem #11

Jul 232004

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

While driving 60 mph vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that front tire needed to be replaced due to tread separation. The tire manufacturer refused to provide any assistance.

- Bonners Ferry, ID, USA

problem #10

Dec 012002

F-350

  • miles
Two Firestone steeltex tread separation on the same vehicle. The consumer stated while driving, he heard a very subtle, unusual sound what seemed to be coming from the front of the vehicle, but before the consumer could clarify what the sound was, it seemed that the left front tire had exploded, all but a foot of the tread separated which caused the tread to loudly bang inside and outside of the wheel well. During this incident the brake line likely broke and the consumer was unable to slow the vehicle down. Consequently the vehicle hit a rail and all three occupants were injured. Prior to the accident the right front tire developed a bubble.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 072003

F-350

  • miles
Firestone steeltex tire tread separation. While the consumer was traveling on the highway and without warning the front driver's side tread separated from the rest of the tire. The consumer requested that NHTSA re-open the investigation of the Bridgestone/Firestone tires.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 292004

F-350 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 65 mph consumer heard a loud noise coming from the rear. The tread was separated from the rear passenger tire. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Consumer contacted the dealer, but the cause of the problem was not determined.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 242003

F-350

  • miles
Ltr fm richard waller (la) re the defective Firestone steel tex a.T. 265-75R16E tire on his 2001 Ford F350 truck, reply to the baton rouge office. While driving the Firestone tire lost it's tread and as a result the drivers sustained damage to his truck. The tire was inspected by Bridgestone/Firestone but they claimed there was no defect. They claimed that the vehicle was driven for an unknown period of time with insufficient air prerssure to carry the load.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #6

May 312004

F-350

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 65 mph a noise was heard from the rear. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Consumer noticed that the passenger rear tire tread separated. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that all four tires needed to be replaced due to defective parts.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #5

Nov 152003

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,250 miles
Tread separation occurred on two separate occasions while the consumer was driving on the highway.

- Ovilla, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 192003

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

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

The truck continuously pulled to the right while driving at any speed. Upon putting the truck on a lift, the mechanic noticed that the front tire had split and the steel belt was hanging out. The cause of the tire splitting had not been determined.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 092002

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles
I have had 2 tread delaminations within a 2 month period. The first occured 7-09-02 to the left front tire. The inner and outer fender were damaged by the flying off read. The second delamination occured on 9-21-02 to the left rear tire. I felt the vibration and was able to change the tire before any damage was sustained. You could see the area where the delamination was happening. The tires are kept at 80psi and are checked on a weekly basis. I still have possesion of both tires at this time. The Firestone dealer wants to take them when he replaces the tires. Nlm

- Laguna, CA, USA

problem #2

May 212001

(reported on)

F-350 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Original equipment on a 2001, F350, ambulance, LT215/85R16 size. Left rear inside tread separated while driving. Two front tires were replaced due to being out of round and cupping, Firestone steeltex, dot 8X0P.

- Adel, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 162001

(reported on)

F-350

  • miles
Original equipment on 2001, Ford truck, F350 with 3,000 miles, tire size lt26575R16. While driving at 70 mph on highway right front tire separated. Consumer pulled over and noticed a large bubble about 10-12 inches across side of tire. Firestone steeltex R4S, dot number vdw810xm.

- Mt Vernon, TX, USA

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