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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,308 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Nissan Frontier wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #13

Jun 282012

Frontier

  • 115,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Frontier pickup, equipped with cooper discoverer ht tires, size LT235/70/R15. The contact stated that the tread exhibited a bulge and was causing tread separation. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the tires were found in very bad conditions. The mechanic advised the contact that the tires were not safe to drive on. The current and failure vehicle mileage was 115,000. The current and failure mileage of the tires was 11,000.

- Commerce, TX, USA

problem #12

Apr 182005

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 200,000 miles
While driving 45 mph, the consumer had just went around a curve when the left rear tire blew, she lost control of vehicle, hit a sign and then flipped over. The frontal air bags failed to deploy. The driver and passenger were injured.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #11

Jul 272004

Frontier

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Firestone/Bridgestone, Wilderness AT, P215/65R15, dot#W2zfnna377. Tire sidewall blew out while driving at 70 mph on the interstate. Vehicle ended up on the side of the road. The consumer indicated that nothng was hit to cause the tire to blowout. The tire pressure was checked before the trip. It was also check 30 min prior to the blowout becuase the consumer felt a vibration N the steering wheel. Both times the pressure was normal.

- Huffman, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 172001

Frontier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, consumer stated that the left rear Firestone wilderness ht (P195/75R14 dot# wzkanna128)tire blew out, as the vehicle spun around, the other 3 Firestone wilderness ht (P19575R14 dot # wzkanna1Z8) tires delayered apart and flattened out causing the vehicle to slam into a guardrail, vehicle had over $3300 dollars worth of damage, one person was damaged in the accident.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #9

Aug 172001

Frontier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer stated that the left rear Firestone wilderness ht (P195/75R14 dot# wzkanna128)tire blew out, as the vehicle spun around, the other 3 Firestone wilderness ht (P19575R14 dot # wzkanna1Z8) tires delayered apart and flattened out causing the vehicle to slam into a guardrail, vehicle had over $3300 dollars worth of damage, one person was damaged in the accident.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

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problem #8

Jun 192001

Frontier

  • miles
Series of cracks encircling all four tires between the wall and the treads. Also visible bulges appeared on two of the tires after just two hours of interstate travel. Attempts to contact Nissan and fire stone were unproductive. Nissan said tell Firestone. No answer at number given for Firestone. These tires were blow outs waiting to happen. Replaced tires before failure. We have stored the tires for inspection/recall/reimbursement. (tiresize: 215/65R15)( dot number: Tire size: 215/65R15 )

- Brewton, AL, USA

problem #7

Mar 172001

Frontier

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle. (dot number: W2vfnna tiresize: P21565R15)

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 132000

Frontier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was traveling about 50 mph on ramp and left front tire blewout. He was able to pull over, and tire was changed. Firestone firehawk #SS10, P215/ 65R15 and dot #W2vfjba309. There were no injuries, and also there was a white circle around the tire.

- Flora, MS, USA

problem #5

Sep 142000

Frontier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
PE00 020; consumer checked her Firestone wilderness#ht tires, P21565R15, and she saw cracking and stress lines all around the tires. Consumer nottfied Firestone.

- Joplin, MS, USA

problem #4

Jun 011998

Frontier

  • miles
All but one of the original Firestone wilderness ht tires blew, two tires blew while traveling 60 miles per hour almost wrecking the vehicle due to fishtailing.

- Morgan Cit, LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 071998

Frontier

  • miles

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

What is a "counter balanced tire?" Nissan had to replace my original tires. It took them 22,000 miles to figure out the tires were defective. Wayne sims a service advisor at peltier, kept speaking of counter balanced tires, I have never heard of this. With this Firestone scare, I'm afraid there are other sizes that have a problem and Nissan knows about it. With only 2000 characters, I can't type everything I need to..( dot number: W2vf tire size: P215/65R15 )

- Palestine, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 101999

Frontier

  • miles
Tire defect was found by mechanic on oil change before I went on vaction.( dot number: W2vf tire size: P215/65R15 )

- Puunta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 011998

Frontier

  • miles
All but one of the original Firestone wilderness ht tires blew, two tires blew while traveling 60 miles per hour almost wrecking the vehicle due to fishtailing.

- Morgan Cit, LA, USA

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