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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,495 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 022010

Taurus

  • 43,000 miles

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

The contact owns Goodyear assurance comfort P195/60/R15 tires. The contact experienced tread separation just after 40,000 miles. The contact purchased the same tire for a 2001 Ford Taurus and a 2001 Ford Focus. Both the vehicle dealer and tire store stated that the problem was tread separation but the tire manufacturer disagreed. The tires were rotated at 35,000 miles and failed 5,000 miles later. The dot number and VIN were unavailable at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 43,000. The consumer stated one of the tires that had just been inspected, went flat while driving on the highway. Updated 08/23/10 updated 08/19/10 updated 09/09/10. Updated 09/14/10

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 232006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,957 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph in normal driving conditions, the right front tire tread separated without warning. There were no obvious road hazards. The tire was inspected by a dealer who was unable to determine the cause of the tread separation. The manufacturer was not contacted. The tire was a Continental, touring contact as P215/60R16, dot number uptr4561205. Updated 10/17/2006 -

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 162005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Continental tire-P215/60R16 94T, touring contact as. I looked for a dot # but didn't see anything that said dot. Did find DK67838 34255 on the inner edge. This tire has large knots and is splitting and separating in only one part of the time. The tires were original equip. On a 2001 Ford Taurus. One has been replaced, but still has three original ones with very good tread. The car has only about 40,000 miles on it. The other two tires have no problems so far. We had notice a severe bumping on the driver side rear where the tire is, but I suppose the car hasn't stopped in the right position for us to see it until now. We found other Continental tires on your website that have the same problems and were installed the same year. We will have to replace it since we are afraid that it could cause an accident if we continue driving it.

- Prescott, AR, USA

problem #5

Nov 182004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer received recall 04V332000 concerning front coil springs. No parts were available. Service manager walter. Front driver's side tire exploded while driving. Firestone, FR440, P215/60R16.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 182003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
Tread separation on the tire, the dealer replaced one in front and we had to spend our funds to replace the other. Tire is P215-60-R16 94T M+S. infinity touring T3. One in back will need replace since the tread is seperating. The tires are defective the milage on our tauras in 31,000 the vehicle is still under warranty.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #3

Nov 242001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was a problem with tires. Tires were causing vehicle to shake when driving due to improper design of the tire belt. Contacted dealer, and dealer replaced tires at 1600 miles. P215/60R16, replacement tires, 4000 miles, mounted on a 2001, Ford, Taurus. The vehicle still sways and shakes, even after the tires and rims had been replaced. Alternator failed and was replaced. There was rattle noise from windshield /dash area.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 132002

Taurus

  • miles
Continental touring contact as P21560R165. There is a hairline crack on the right front of tire, and on left side rear. Tires are slowly losing air.

- Newborn, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 042001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Original equipment on a 2001, Taurus, P215/60R16 size. While driving at 70mph tread on front right separated from sidewall, causing minor damage to vehicle. Firestone has been notified. Firestone replaced this tire, however refused to replace the others.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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