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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #50

Jul 032012

Mountaineer

  • miles

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

1998 Mercury Mountaineer. Attorney representing consumer requests list of vehicle tire tread problems.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #49

Aug 112004

Mountaineer

  • miles
The consumer was concerned that every year she has to replace the heat sensor. Last year she had to replace it before the vehicle could pass emissions because the check engine light came on. This year the same thing happened. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the problem was the heat sensor. The consumer stated that she replaced the original tires due to the recall on the tires (defect number : 01X001000). The inside of the tread came apart.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #48

Jul 232002

Mountaineer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55-60 mph and without warning, right rear tire began to make a flapping noise, tread separated and sidewall bursted. Firestone wilderness ht tires, no other tire information given,

- Clear Water, FL, USA

problem #47

Mar 112001

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles

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

Travelling southbound on I-35 at milemarker 20 near clarks grove mn when left rear tire blowout occurred without warning, completely separating tread. Vehicle brought to a safe stop on the highway shoulder where spare was installed. (dot number: W2hl tiresize: P235-75R15)

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #46

Mar 102001

Mountaineer

  • miles
Consumer noticed Firestone (vnhl1py108) tires showing signs of cracking around the tread, all 4 tires were replaced and Firestone agreed to give consumer partial credit for each tire, even though tires were not apart of recall, but the tires were in excellent condition.

- Pratt, KS, USA

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problem #45

Apr 062001

Mountaineer

  • miles
PE00 020; all four Firestone tires have tread separation. Firestone company has been notified. Firestone, Wilderness AT, P23575/15.

- Indiannapolis, IN, USA

problem #44

Jan 032001

(reported on)

Mountaineer

  • miles

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

All four tires are showing signs of tread separation, tires have cracks around the base of the tread, dealer will not replaced tires because tires are not included in recall 00T-OO5.

- Jacksonvil, FL, USA

problem #43

Oct 162000

Mountaineer

  • miles
The Firestone Wilderness AT P235/75R15sl tires were replaced due to visible cracks between the sidewall and the tread, the tires are not included in the (oot-005) recall, consumer is requesting reimbursement.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #42

Jul 121998

Mountaineer

  • miles
The belts of the Firestone tires were broken and separating causing a rough ride, consumer purchased four new tires and request reimbursement but was denied because the replacement tires were purchased from a competitor prior to Aug 9, 2000. Nlm

- Bridgeton, NJ, USA

problem #41

Dec 052000

(reported on)

Mountaineer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The right rear tire is cracking at the tread line, the other three tires show same signs of cracking, these tires are not included in recall (Firestone Wilderness AT P235-75R-15). Nlm

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #40

Nov 062000

(reported on)

Mountaineer

  • miles

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

Consumer replaced Firestone tires prior to recall notice, consumer request reimbursement but still has not recived refund. Nlm

- Mc Kinney, TX, USA

problem #39

Oct 162000

Mountaineer

  • miles
The Firestone Wilderness AT P235/75R15sl tires were replaced due to visible cracks between the sidewall and the tread, the tires are not included in the (oot-005) recall, consumer is requesting reimbursement.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #38

Nov 282000

Mountaineer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
P23575R15; while having tires serviced noticed tread separation. Firestone paid for part of the tire expenses.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #37

Aug 032000

Mountaineer

  • miles
Firestone wilderness tire(P235 75 R15) experienced tread separation, all tires except 1 were included in recall 00T0050, consumer requests reimbursement for the tire that is not included in recall.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

problem #36

Aug 042000

Mountaineer

  • miles
Left rear Firestone wilderness tire tread separated and caused damage to the vehicle. Nlm

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #35

May 122000

Mountaineer

  • miles
Firestone tire experienced uneven wear, consumer received recall letter 00T005 after already replacing tires not knowing if these faulty tires were with the recall, consumer requests reimbursement.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #34

Oct 172000

(reported on)

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles
Please advise re: Wilson nc Wilderness AT recall possibilty - per info available, that I have been able to obtain, wilson manufactured tires are even more likely than those from Decatur to experience tread separation problems but as of yet do not appear to be recalled. Why not? I am driving on dot W2... serial tires and would like to be added to any distribution lists on the ongoing investigation on a recall of all Wilderness AT tires and further statistical information on the wilson location. Thank you. (dot number: W2 tiresize: P235/75R15)

- Brookeville, MD, USA

problem #33

Aug 012000

Mountaineer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tread is seperating from tire on side wall, tires are not recalled tire dot vdhl (Firestone Wilderness AT P235/75R15).

- Lake Saint, MO, USA

problem #32

Aug 012000

Mountaineer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tread is seperating from tire on side wall, tires are not recalled tire dot vdhl (Firestone Wilderness AT P235/75R15).

- Lake Saint, MO, USA

problem #31

Apr 062000

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles
Tire blew-Firestone ATX P235-75R15. (claim# 36-A113-742)

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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