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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,133 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Ford F-350 wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 152007


  • 50,000 miles


My husband and I have 2 Ford F350S that came with general tires of the 12 tires we have had 5 blow outs, the most recent was 4/23/2015 on I-80, in which my truck sustained over $2500 dollars in damage. Just wondering if we are lucky or if general tire company is just trying to kill people. The tires are 235X85X16 load range E and all had substantial tread when they blew. Thank you for looking into this.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 142012


  • 195,200 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford F-350, equipped with the goodride radar LT9 (N/a) tires, tire size LT235/85/R16. The tires are a yks/foreign tire brand. The contact stated that there was a crack in the front driver's side tire located near the tire rim. The tire was taken back to the dealer who stated that the crack was caused by misuse of the tire. The tires were for nighttime use and had been subjected to sun exposure. The tire was replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN and dot number were unavailable. The failure mileage of the vehicle was 195,200. The tire failure mileage was 20,000.

- Chesapeake , VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 032010


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford F350 tread ways el dorado ztr sport lt. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph when the vehicle began to vibrate excessively. The contact was unable to control the vehicle and crashed into a ditch. The contact was uninjured. A police report was available. The contact stated that after the crash, he noticed that the rear passenger side tire tread was torn from the tire. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where the tire was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that the tires were not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 06T008000 (tires: Tread/belt). The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 66,000.

- Wantage, NJ, USA

problem #6

Apr 172009


  • 43,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford F350 superduty truck with LT265/75R16 Firestone steel radial A/T/ tires. The left rear original tire was flat after the vehicle was parked for a couple of days. He attempted to add air to the tire; however, he was unsuccessful. He also made attempts to find the leak and could not find one. The remaining tread depth has extended to the web safety bars. He did not impact any potholes or road hazards before the incident. A couple of dealers stated that they were unable to offer him any assistance. There was a voluntary recall; however, he was advised that it only applied to the Ford Excursion. The VIN and dot numbers were not available. The current and failure mileages were 43000.

- Somerville, MA, USA

problem #5

Jul 092005

F-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Three of the 6 tires blew out. Two on the front and one on the rear. Contacted general tires, they said they would send a form to fill out. First the front tire blewout and about 50 feet further the left front tire blewout. The sidewalls were still intact. The front two blew out on July 9,2005, the rear blew out on July 19, 2005. The blowoutds caused damage to the vehicle

- Summerfield , FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 292003

F-350 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Problems with Firestone 16 inch tire equipment.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 122003

(reported on)

F-350 8-cyl

  • miles


Tire tread started wearing from the outside and inside of tires. The tread started wearing on the outside/inside of the tires as if the tire pressure was low. The tires were rotated with no improvement. The tires had gotten so bad that the vehicle bounced while in motion. (the tires separated on the inside)

- Osyka, MS, USA

problem #2

Aug 302002

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Tire blew and came off the rim, totally separated. Dot 8xw81xl1402. For jpeg formated digital photos of tire email:

- Riverton, WY, USA

problem #1

Jun 162002

F-350 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A 6 inch split was noticed on both front tires and the steel belts were coming thourgh the tire. Original equipment, 2002 Ford F350, tire size LT235/85R16 dot number unavailable. General dealer and manufacturer were notified. Consumer states that tires have severe spider web cracking.

- Stafford, VA, USA

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