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5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,444 miles

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1998 Nissan Frontier wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 072007

Frontier 4-cyl

  • 123,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle has Firestone wilderness, size P215/65R15 tires. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact heard a loud noise and the vehicle jolted. He pulled the vehicle off the road and noticed tread separation on the tires. He stated that the mud flap, support brackets, and gas line medal nozzle were missing. Firestone was notified of the tread separation. The current mileage was 123,000 and failure mileage was 123,000. Updated 12/12/2007 updated 12/12/07

- Lakewood , CA, USA

problem #8

May 072003

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Problems with wilderness ht tires. There was a bad vibration. The inspection showed that there were 6-8" splits in the center of the tread/groove.

- Globe, AZ, USA

problem #7

Nov 132000

(reported on)

Frontier

  • miles
Firestone wilderness tires (P215 65 R15) experienced tread separation, these tires are not included in the recall.

- New Carlisle, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 032000

Frontier

  • miles

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

While refueling I noticed 3-4 or more places on the tire where thumbnail size chunks of rubber have come off of the tread.been to 1 Firestone retailer & 1 Firestone mastercare tire & service center company owned store. No one will help. Just keep getting run around & told to go to another store or call someone else. Made a dozen or more phone calls & visited two places as previously mentioned & still no help. I've also called the 800 465-1904 number. They just refer me back to a local store that I've already been to. Can you help?( dot number: W2vfnna178 tire size: P215/65R15 )

- Kannapolis, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 012000

Frontier

  • miles
Tire servicer reported possible start of inner belt separation at seam, tire was returned to manufacturer for credit on a replacement( dot number: Tire size: 215-65-R15 )

- Florence, MA, USA

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problem #4

Aug 082000

Frontier

  • miles
Four inch gap in tire... tread peeling off( dot number: 027537 tire size: P215/65R15 )

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 011999

Frontier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

PE00 020; consumer was traveling about 65mph on highway and heard rubber hitting up against vehicle. Left rear tire tread separated. He pulled over and changed the tire. Tires were Firestone wilderness #at, size P156516 R15. There were no injuries. Firestone Wilderness AT P215/65/R15

- Big Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 231998

Frontier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00020; original equipment on a Nissan fronteer pick up 1998. While driving right back tire blewout. There were 1294 miles on the tire. The tread rolled off into pieces followed by blow out of the tire into numerous pieces. The dealer says something on the road caused it.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

May 092000

Frontier

  • miles
I was travelling on the Florida turnpike near orlando at 70mph when the steering wheel began to shake. I began to slow down, but the shaking became more violent. Suddenly, without warning, there was a terrific bang, the sound of tearing metal and the car began to fishtail. I was able to slow the vehicle and pull on to the shoulder. When I exited the vehicle I saw that the front, left tire had lost its tread. This incident caused $1500+ *akdollars of damage to the vehicle. It cost me $250 deductible and I also had to buy a new set of tires. I have pictures of the damaged tire. I went to a Firestone dealer with the damaged tire and he told me that they wouldn't do anything because the tire had more than 30,000 miles on them. Am I entitled to recover the deductible I paid from Firestone"?"( dot number: Tire size: P215/65R15 )

- The Villages, FL, USA

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