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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1998 Ford Ranger wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Feb 242000

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Right front tire experienced a blowout at highway speed of 70 mph, driver & one passenger on a 1998 Ford, Ranger, original equipment, P235/70R16, dot unavailable. Firestione notified, and replaced tire at discount price.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jun 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was traveling on highway and noticed that front right tire was flat. Tire was coming in contacted with gravel/ pebbles would go right through the tire, causing tire to lose air pressure. Consumer contacted Firestone, and had all four tires replaced. Also, tread was rapped on the outside sidewalls. They were Firestone, wilderness #at, P23575 R15, made in Canada. One tire went flat while driving, 3 other tires went flat while parked, a tiny gravel was found in each one and the dealer stated that the walls of the tires were very soft, the tires weer not replaced for free.

- Madison, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 271999


  • miles
The dealer knew my tires were chopping badly as written in the work order and only having 4837 miles did nothing. Currently I have 12,478 miles on the truck but cannot drive over 50 miles per hour. The truck vibrates severly. They say they are not in the tire business but offered to prorate and sell me new tires.they waited till my tires were out of warranty. I feel they were working with Firestone tire.Firestone tire also refused to do anything.I have to drive my truck and I cannot afford to buy new tires and I should not have is very dangerous driving my truck like this but I have no choice, I have to drive it.the tires are severly chopping, small and large tread defects / gouges thruout. Tread areas are lifting up.they say to keep rotating the tires and it will wear them down. I have done that and it get's what?? thank you., ( dot number: Tire size: P22570R14 )

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 012000


  • miles


Tire blew out (disintegrated) on freeway.( dot number: ? tire size: P235/70R15 )

- Pioneertown, CA, USA

problem #3

May 152000


  • miles
While driving about 60 mph left front tire had a tread separation without prior warning. Firestone wilderness ht 225/70R15.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 011998

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT tires P265/75R15 experienced tread separation, the third tire was a replacement tire.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

May 312000


  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 70mph on the highway and rear left tire on driver's side started smoking and completly came apart. Other three sounded funny on the highway. He replaced the other three tires.

- Cerritou, CA, USA

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