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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,886 miles

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2008 Ford Fusion wheels / hubs problems

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2008 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 302014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 107,000 miles

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

I purchased a set of 4 nitto motivo tires size 225/45zr18xl with the top rating (Y) with a 60,000 mile warranty, dot # 73J7 L6K4213 on March 12, 2014 at discount tire for my 2008 Ford Fusion. My vehicle at the time had 91,602 miles on it and today has just over 107,000 miles. My vehicle was traveling through town with a speed limit of 30 and heard a loud pop noise. The side wall of the front driver side tire blew out causing my vehicle to suddenly pull to the left into oncoming traffic, lost control, and smashed into the driver side fender and pushed the vehicle into a curb thus totaling my car and probably the other vehicle as well at noon today July 30, 2014. The police report reflects mechanical failure as the cause of the accident and I have witness statements from a couple that were traveling behind my vehicle that they, too, heard a loud pop just prior to the accident. I contacted discount tire and was told to bring in the wheel, tire, and pictures and they would forward my information to nitto so that they can start a claim. Nitto did not answer therefore I was given the phone number and I will try to contact them tomorrow. I would like to know what my consumer rights are as far as getting the cost of my vehicle, the other vehicle, medical bills, towing costs, and time loss and suffering paid. This is simply unfair and I am angry that a defect due to their tire has now cost me a loss of my car and neither my insurance or I should have to pay.

- Roy, WA, USA

problem #3

Apr 062010

Fusion

  • 17,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The vehicle has Continental, contipro-contact tires, size 225/60R17. The dot number was P5xv-46mb. The contact was driving approximately 15 mph on April 6, 2010 when the passenger side front tire exploded. The road conditions were not a factor. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road with caution. The identical failure previously occurred with another tire. A Ford dealer advised the contact that they were unable to find a defect in the first tire failure; however, it could be replaced at the owners expense. The tire was replaced. The most recent tire failure had not been diagnosed by the dealer when the complaint was filed. The failure and current mileages were 17,500. Updated 05/13/10 the consumer stated the dealer informed her that the tire did not blow out and to disregard the complaint. Updated 05/14/10

- Salem , OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 202009

Fusion

  • 49,100 miles
My wife and I rented a 2008 Ford Fusion from thrifty car rental on April 20, 2009. I became concerned having hearing a progressive noise emanating from the rear of the vehicle. Arriving in orlando fl I had the vehicle looked at by a service station. I was informed that the rear tires where unsafe. Thrifty office was informed and had no explanation. I took pictures of these tires. At 75 mph my wife and I could have been killed if these tires had ruptured!!!!

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 082008

Fusion

  • 1,944 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The vehicle has Continental contiprocontact tires, size 225/55R17. The front passenger tire blew out while driving 35 mph. The driver pulled over to the side of the road and someone assisted her with placing the spare on the vehicle. The driver went to a wholesale club to purchase another tire and was informed that there was a defect in the inner liner. The defect created bubbles in both the front passenger tire (which had already blown out) and the rear passenger tire. The dealer stated that it appeared to be tire damage instead of a defect. The manufacturer began to create a case for the failure, but sent it back to the dealer. The current mileage was 1,954 and failure mileage was 1,944.

- Auburn, AL, USA

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