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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,374 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Mar 032004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


While driving 55 mph a loud noise was heard coming from the rear. Driver was able to pull over, and noticed that the passenger side tire tread separated from the wheel, but the tire was still inflated. Driver contacted road side assistance to change the tire. Firestone steeltex at, LT245/75R16.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #11

Aug 152003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,150 miles
On August 15, 2003, the right rear Firestone steeltex R4S tire on my 2001 Chevy Silverado suffered complete tread separation, commonly referred to as "capping", on the interstate. I filed a claim with GM since the truck was still under mfr warranty. GM referred me to Firestone and I filed a claim with them, incident report #826379. Sent the tire to Firestone for evaluation per their instructions. Firestone refused to honor my claim stating the tire was "underinflated for some period of time before the failure". I know this to be false because I checked the tire before leaving home on the trip and it had 80 psi (recommended pressure) and it still had 70 psi when I pulled over to check the tires after the tread separated. Tire went flat only after I drove to a safe area to change it, while I was removing the spare from its carrier. I grew up on a farm and am retired military so I know how to care for a vehicle and especially tires. I have all the documentation/correspondence exchanged on the incident. If there is a lawsuit or other action against Firestone I would like to know how to request inclusion in it to recover my financial loss.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 102003

Silverado 2500

  • 37,673 miles
While driving at 65 mph rear passenger side tire lost all of the tread. Several months later, a second tire on the driver's side lost all the tread. These two occurrences caused damage to the fenders on the rear and on some of the undercarriage. Dealer and the manufacturer were notified.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #9

Aug 232003

Silverado 2500

  • miles


While driving at 40mph the passenger side rear tire blew out with tread seperation. Please provide additional information.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #8

Aug 292003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • 300 miles
While driving 65 mph, with only the driver in a Chevrolet, Silverado 2001, aftermarket equipment installed at 300 miles, tire size lt 265/75R16, dot# utw8dmc3501, left front tire had a blowout which caused tread to separate from the sidewall. No damage was reported at this time. Manufacturer was notified.

- Chester, TX, USA

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problem #7

Aug 092003

Silverado 2500

  • 300 miles
While driving 65 mph left front tire had a blowout which caused tread to separate from the sidewall. This occurred with only the driver in a 2001, Chevrolet, Silverado, aftermarket equipment installed at 300 miles, tire size lt 215/75R16, dot# utw8dmc3501. Manufactuerer was notified.

- Chester, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 282003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,305 miles


Tire tread came off of tire, damaging right rear fender.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #5

Nov 162002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Driving on freeway when my original equipment Firestone steeltex R4S flipped the tread off severely damaging my 2001 Chevrolet truck. I replaced all but the tire that failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 252000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone, Wilderness AT, dot vn73wma3406 265/75ra6. Original tires on 2001, Chevrolet, Silverado. While driving 45mph right, rear tire had tread separation. Two weeks later, tread separated on right front. When the right front tire tread separated the vehicle skidded across to the left hand ditch line and hit the bank. The vehicle was damaged and the driver was injured.

- Stump Town, WV, USA

problem #3

Aug 202001

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
A steel belt broke or shifted within the tire. No blowout, or loss of air pressure. Noise from tire & poor handling in turns was noticed. This is a GM oem part. 2/3 of the tread was worn off at time of replacement. (tiresize: 24575R16E)

- Oakham, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 122001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Was traveling 45mph on the highway entering onto a ramp andtire went flat. Was able to pull vehicle over to the shoulders, and noticed that passenger rear tire tread separated from tire. Goodyear, Wrangler #St, P23575 R16. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Roundrock, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 042001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Original tires, P26575R16-114M&S consumer noticed on all 4 tires little ripples, and consumer felt this may have been a sign of tread separation. Noone would help consumer replace tires, dot# W273wmb, Firestone Wilderness AT tires.

- Beacon Falls, CT, USA

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