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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,511 miles

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2001 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #15

May 252012

F-350

  • 36,000 miles

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

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 often.my 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://www.consumeraffairs.com/brands/support/. 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 #14

Sep 142008

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,660 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F350. The vehicle has Firestone steeltex A/T tires. While driving 70 mph, the front passenger side tread detached from the tire down to the belt. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 04T003000 (tires). The failure has not been repaired. The VIN and tire size were unknown. The contact has pictures available. The current mileage was 32,000 and failure mileage was 31,660. Updated 11/6/08 the cosnumer stated there was a slight vibration before the failure. The tire did not deflate until days later. Updated 11/07/08.

- Washington, NC, USA

problem #13

Jul 212006

F-350

  • miles
2001 Ford F-350 left front tire blew out. After the blow out, the consumer crossed the left lane and struck a concrete divider wall.

- Parma Heights, OH, USA

problem #12

May 042006

F-350 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I had been driving on the high way for about 20 miles at 65 mph (the speed limit was 70 mph) when the left rear tire (Goodyear Wrangler at/S LT285/75R16) exploded. It ripped the fuel filler neck off of the truck bent the rear bumper and bent the side of my truck in many places. These tires had more then half tread left on them and there is no reason this should have happened. I wasn't pulling a load or driving too fast. Fuel spilled out of the gas tank and could have caused a fire. These tires are unsafe to drive on if this type of think happens.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #11

Feb 152003

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All 4 tires failed on our new 2001 F-350 and had to be replaced by 02/2003 at 62000. Cost was $1100.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Jul 212004

F-350 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 #9

Jul 252003

F-350

  • miles

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

Consumer states that rear left tire blew out without warning. Dealer notified.

- Bigfork, MT, USA

problem #8

Aug 152002

F-350 Diesel

  • miles
The consumer was driving, and at about 3/4 way up the hill going at 52-56 mph, for about 4-5 seconds, there was a wash board effect, where the road was grooved sidways for another 4-5 seconds. The vehicle headed for the side of the road, then the vehicle dropped to the right rear to the rim. The tire had come completely apart. Consumer would like replacement for the tire bought for the spare-($123)

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 062002

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While in motion, the driver of the vehicle heard a thumping noise. Consumer pulled over to inspect the vehicle and found a hole in the left rear tire with a bulge in 1/3 of the tire where it had separated. A similar incident happened to the left front tire. (vehicle is a 3/4 ton)Firestone steeltex radial at lt 265 75R16 vnw81xl

- Hennessey, OK, USA

problem #6

Aug 312002

F-350

  • miles
This super swamper tire is the second one that has exploded while driving on the highway, both were front mounted tires. I am getting the tire replaced with another manufacturer's tires, but I felt that these tires and their manufacturer should be checked for problems. My F350 is a fairly heavy vehicle and I was pulling a trailer when this tire explosion occured. At the very least these tires should have a warning that they do not dissipate heat sufficiently at highway speeds.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #5

Aug 012002

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Waddell, AZ, USA

problem #4

Sep 012001

F-350

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires are wearing excessivly in the middle of the tread. The front tires have been replaced 4 times and the rear tires have been replaced twice. The dealer cannot remedy the problem.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 282001

F-350

  • miles
Tire pressure on other tires after blowout: Left frt. 47 psi, right frt 46 psi, right rear 68 psi, spare 50 psi. Recommended tire pressure from data plate is front 50 psi and rear 80 psi. (dot number: Vnw81xm130 tiresize: Lt26575R16)

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 222001

F-350 Diesel

  • miles
At interstate speed valve stem came out of lf tire, followed shortly there after by all the air. The vehicle was safely stopped and there was no further damage to the vehicle or wheel. There was no obvious damage at an earlier time to the valve stem. Upon replacement of tire and stem, the back piece of the stem was inside the tire. Next week the 5 remaining valve stems on the Ford F350 dually will be replaced, because it was a peculiar failure to say the least. I hope anyone else who has this experience is as lucky as we were. (tiresize: 235/85/16)

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 212001

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles
While driving on a well marked and well used dirt/rock backroad at 10-20 mph, the left rear tire suddenly failed catastrophically. The tread separated from the sidewalls and the inner sidewall wrapped itself around the axel severing the flexible rubber hydraulic brake hose. Since the sidewalls were destroyed, I am unable to furnish the dot number you requested. (tiresize: 265/75 R16)( dot number: Tire size: 265/75 R16 )

- Sherwood, OR, USA

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