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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
35,433 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #17

Mar 012012


  • 143,312 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe equipped with tbc sigma stampede radial SUV tires, size P265/70/R16. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 -60 mph, she noticed that the vehicle was driving awkwardly. After stopping and inspecting the vehicle, she discovered that the rear driver's side tire failed. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic who installed the spare tire. The dealer was contacted and they offered her a pro-rate for a new tire. The vehicle was later replaced with a new tire. The manufacturer was not contacted. In addition, the contact recently noticed a crack in the front passenger side tire. The dealer was contacted and a replacement tire was ordered. The failure mileage on the tires was unknown. The failure mileage on the vehicle was approximately 143,312.

- Jissimmee, FL, USA

problem #16

Oct 262012


  • 92,350 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe equipped with cooper sigma stamped rad SUV tires, size: 265/70/R16. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the front passenger side tire blew out. The contact was able to move off the roadway and replaced the defective tire. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer to have the tire replaced. The contact did not want the replacement tire. The contact stated that he had previously experienced tread separation on two additional tires but did not confirm the exact location of the tires. The contact did not notify the manufacturer. The tire failure mileage was 17,000. The vehicle failure mileage was 92,350.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #15

Feb 232012


  • miles
Goodyear silent armor tire is prematurely failing in its sidewall and / the continuity of the product's integrity is compromised. This has already led to a premature blowout in the highway (defined as the exact same reason for the current Goodyear silent armor recall and Nevada lawsuit) and can be seen on two of the 3 remaining tires. The only exception is that this was on a tires produced in 05-10 (one of them) and 11/10 (one of them). I took pictures of the blown tire and of the remaining tires awaiting an opportunity to provide to consul.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #14

Jan 302011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 186,000 miles


I was stopped at a traffic light and when I accelerated the spare tire hoist cable broke due to fraying causing the spare tire to fall from underneath the truck. The driver behind me ran over the spare. Fortunately, I had just began to pull off so speed was not a factor and there was no damage to the other vehicle or person.

- Mansfield, GA, USA

problem #13

Jul 212010


  • miles
I had to replace two valve stems on four tires purchased at bergey tire service, lansdale pa on 8/21/2007. The first replacement was July 3, 2010. When the second one was done, July 21, 2010, the mechanic told me about the problem with the chinese made rubber valve stems. I had just driven 90 miles to the seashore by myself (I am a 69 year old woman), and I shudder to think what would have happened if the tire had gone flat while I was driving 65 mph on the turnpike. Luckily I found the tire flat the day after I arrived. I am grateful that the mechanic told me about the valve problem so that I can get the rest of the tire valves checked.

- North Wales, PA, USA

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problem #12

Jun 082008


  • 102,445 miles
I was on the 10 freeway going approximately 70 mph, I felt my car starting to shake. I moved over to the slow lane and at that time the tire tread on my left rear tire came completely off and did significant damage to the left rear side. I called aaa to have the tire changed and when the technician arrived he check the air pressure which was 37 lbs. My spare was placed on my vehicle and I drove home. I contacted americas tire co. (I had taken my car in March 2008 to prepare for a trip and they rotated and balanced my tires and I was given the O.K.) I told the manager of my problem and he referred me to copper tire co. I was sent a claim package and was told to mail the tire back for inspection. On July 10 I received a letter from which stated our claim was denied. The reasons where because our tire had a loose patch plug repair and was underinflated. They are saying due to the puncture, which there isn't one because it was repaired in 2006, the tire failed. I called americas tire and told them what crawford had said about the repair and they told me that they follow calif. Law when doing a tire repair. I was also told the patch would not cause a separation of the tread, that is caused by a company defect. Crawford claims that they tested the tire and refuse to provide me with any information. My tire was repaired in Oct. Of 2006, if this was the case my tread would have separated a long time ago. It appears crawford is using this as an excuse not to pay the over $2,000 worth of damage to my car. Crawford claims when a flat tire is repaired with a patch it affect the integrity of the tire. This is nothing more than an excuse for crawford and cooper to not pay for the damaged to my car. I also have noticed that pro comp has had problems with the same style all terrain tire no. LT265/75R16 that I currently have on my vehicle so this is not the first time they have had problems with tread separation with cooper tires.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 182004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,249 miles


In the last two months, I have had three flat tires. The first was a completely shredded on the freeway at speeds 65 mph. Costco replaced the tire, which was only 7 months old on May 3, 2004. A month later, sometime in June, a second flat, on the freeway. Costco claimed it was a nail. They said they patched it up and sent us on our way. The third flat, just yesterday on July 18, another flat. We took this tire and to another tire shop and they said it is a problem with the valve stem. We asked that they check the tire, which supposedly costco patched back in June and they said the tire had not been patched and that the air gage was replaced. What we infer is that costco knew something was wrong with these valve stems, lied about it and let us go on our way. Knowing full well that we still had two tires with bad stem valves. This third and final example is proof. Three out of four tires gone back in a period of 10 months is unusual. I don't know if it is a tire defect or a costco, man-made defect and need help.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 012002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
When the lights are in the on position and you are traveling at 20 -25 mph and take your foot off of the accelerator, the lights will dim for approximately 3 - 4 seconds. The vehicle was taken to a local dealership that stated they could not find anything wrong and that if it were a major problem it would show up some day. The battery has also come apart (the positive battery terminal came out of the battery), the windshield washer pump has been replaced due to leaking and is now currently leaking again, therefore the washer pump will have to be replaced again. A tire has separated for no apparent reason; dealer could not find anything wrong with the tire that would have caused the tire to separate.

- Deatsville, AL, USA

problem #9

Apr 232003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles
In 2002 my 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe (@7800 miles)experienced a total (both sides)sidewall failure on one of the Firestone wilderness le tires. I filed a complaint with you at that time. I had 2 questions; 1- were there any other reports of such catastrophic failure of this tire" 2- are these tires safe" I received no response from your Agency! last week another one of these tires (@28,500 miles)failed(one side wall completely came apart).so, I guess that answers question#2. I've survived 2 of these failures now while many people have been less fortunate and Firestone and GM rake in the $. so, now I'm forced to pay for another set of tires or ride out another failure or 2. I'll spend the $ because I care about the safety of myself and my passengers!!!!

- Meadview, AZ, USA

problem #8

Mar 052003


  • miles
All 4 tires were dry rotted and contained stress marks.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #7

Dec 112002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


Blowout (outside sidewall). Tires were used on a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe with only 17,000 miles use. Speed of the vehicle at time of incident was approx 60mph. This occurred at night when temperature was about 58 degrees. I have included this information so you can see that neither excessive speed or temperature was a contributing factor.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 232002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Right front tire blew out. Dealership claims a nail caused the entire sidewall to blow out. We strongly disagree with them. The tire wasn't leaking air, wasn't underinflated, there were no steering problems, and the tire didn't show any sign of wear. The entire sidewall blew out and cause damage to the tire and rim. For our safety we have removed these Firestone tires from our vehicle, and they are here at our home for inspection. We believe there is a problem with this make of tire.

- Theodore, AL, USA

problem #5

Jun 102002

(reported on)


  • miles
While the consumer was driving, the right rear tire exploded as a result the right rear dropped to the rim causing the vehicle to flip. (le wilderness tire).

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 012002

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling in inclement weather tire has no traction. Vehicle will slide while applying brakes. Goodyear, Wrangler, T30/5135-955. Dealership is aware of problem.. consumer states the tires are not adequate for vehicle or braking system is not working properly, which cause the ABS to engage frequently.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #3

Mar 292002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
While traveling on ga hwy 300 - our family was on our way to destin, Florida to stay with family. The left rear tire exploded causing us to run into the median. My husband and I were traveling with our 3 children one of their friends. We were very shaken up and were stranded. Instead of arriving in Florida around 9:30 pm (to have dinner with my sister and mother who live there) we arrived at 1:30 am. If we had not been driving in the inside lane then we would have been hit by traffic!! the tire looked like someone had taken a box cutter and sliced all the way around the outside (inside of the lettering onthe tire) we have taken pictures and saved the tire! (tiresize: P265/70R16)

- Cordele, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 312001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tire size 26570R16, dot 8X72wl21101, original equipment on Chevrolet, Tahoe, 2001 with 6558 miles. Consumer drove about 10 miles at low speeds when right rear tire sidewall exploded, no prior warning or tread separation. Chevrolet dealer will replace all 4 tires with Goodyear tires. Tire was a Firestone wilderness le.

- Bristow, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 042001

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Tire failed suddenly. Firestone,1804 w. main, mesa, AZ kept tire.did not replace, said it was road hazard failure. Replaced with Michelin @ discount tire co. (tiresize: 265/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: 265/70R16 )

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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