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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,963 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #20

Jul 022014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


I was delivering an some went wrong with my wheel on my truck.. my tire came my truck lock my truck roll 6 tire on the back driver side was gone...

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #19

Jun 182013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
While traveling at approximately 70 mph on an asphalt surfaced freeway, the right rear tire had a catastrophic side-wall failure and blew out. The failure led to a temporary loss of control of the vehicle before speed was reduced and control was regained. Ambient temperature was about 75 degrees and the tire was approximately 8 months old with approximately 5,000 miles on it.

- Brookdale, CA, USA

problem #18

Sep 032012


  • 115,539 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe lt, equipped with Firestone wilderness le tires, line size P265/70R/16. The contact stated that while traveling 45 mph the rear passenger side tire blew out. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 115,539.

- Morris, AL, USA

problem #17

May 172011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. Consumer writes in regards to issues with vehicle tires the consumer stated a recall was issued for the tires on the vehicle. However, Goodyear denied his claim, stating the driver side rear tire failure was due to loss of air pressure and no workmanship or material related conditions were found to have caused the initial air loss. The consumer's vehicle was damaged as a result of the tire failure.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #16

Aug 032011


  • 116,426 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe with Firestone destination le tires, line size 265/70/R16. The contact stated that the tread was beginning to separate on all for tires. The contact took the vehicle to where the tires were originally purchased and was told that the tires looked as if they were dry rotted. The contact stated that the tires were not old enough to dry rot and believed that failure was a manufacturing defect. The failure mileage was 116,426. The VIN was not available.

- Fort Clinton, OH, USA

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problem #15

Sep 152008


  • 44,000 miles
I have had to replace tires, falken ziex S/tz 01 275/55 R 20 this is my 2nd set of 4 tires I have had to replaced. The first set the steel belts crossed over eachother 8 months and less than 10 thousand miles.this second set I just had to replace due to the tires causing my vehicle to vibrate extremely, at highway speeds causing me to slow in order to maintain control of my vehicle. In addition this caused extreme noise in my vehicle. This began approximately 2 years ago, the first set of tires were replaced on a pro rated basis, this second set was not.

- Ft. Pierce, FL, USA

problem #14

Jul 262008


  • 131,000 miles


Tires have split in numerous areas on all 4 tires. Tires leak, needing air about once a week. Tired have developed bubbles or creatures in between the tread. Tires only have about 8,000 miles on them and tread looks almost new still. When area of leak was attempted to be plugged second later a new leak appears.

- Layton, UT, USA

problem #13

Jul 242008


  • 71,289 miles
Tire explotion on the freway.

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 122008


  • miles
Tire valve stem failure. All four of my valve stems failed from what appears to be dry rot within a four week period. I was traveling down the interstate at 70 mph when my right front tire blew out. The valve stem had rotted off. After putting on my spare tire, I proceeded to my destination. Two days later, I had a flat in the parking lot at work. The valve stem had rotted. I check my other tires, and the valve stems on them were rotted also. These tires only have about 20,000 miles on them. The valve stems are that old as this is the third set of tires/stems I have put on my Tahoe. The allstate service truck helped change the tire on the side of road. I was traveling on the Florida turnpike, about 30 miles North of ft. Pierce Florida when the event occurred. A friend has given me a paper that says there was a major lawsuit against this valve stem manufacture and that deaths have occurred. I do not know why my Tahoe did not flip, but it jerked to one side, and was extremely hard to stop. The tire was ruined. I am thankful that I am still alive.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #11

Aug 062005


  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe front left tire caught on fire. The consumer noticed the front of the vehicle started to shimmy at the right front tire. The fire eventually went out by itself.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #10

May 072005


  • miles


The Chevrolet Tahoe now has 19,000 miles and we never have had a flat tire > on any of the these tires. > yesterday May 7, 2005 we were driving on the freeway at 60 mph. When we > heard a pop sound on the right side of the vehicle. > I soon could feel that the tire was getting flat and pulled over to the > shoulder and observed the the right rear tire had blown out. There was no > objects or pot hole in the roadway that I could have ran over with the > vehicle. > the blow out of the tire was around the seam of the outer sidewall. > > questions": > has there been similar occurrences with this make of Firestone tire? > is this type of sidewall blow out covered under my warranty"

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 022003

(reported on)


  • miles
Problems with front alignment on 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. At approx. 7-8K miles, consumer started having tire problems. He rotated them but to no avail. Dealership was contacted and they said rotate them again. Consumer did. At 14K miles new tires were put on the vehicle. This didn't solve the problem. Chevy said to rotated the tires every 2K miles but the consumer felt this was ridiculous and did it every 3K miles but to no avail. Consumer noted they never tried to repair the problem. (ph

- Parsons, KS, USA

problem #8

Sep 112003


  • miles
While driving the vehicle at 80 mph, without warning the left rear tire blew causing the driver to pull off the road. Manufacturer of the tire has been contacted.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #7

Jun 062003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Cupping problems on 2002 Tahoe began at 12K miles, 2 tires replaced at 30K due to 2nd layer of tire exposed. Told by tire retailer that this is typical for this tire: Firestone willderness at P265/70R16.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 262003

(reported on)


  • miles
Inappropriate tires on SUV's could be the cause of rollovers.

- Carefree, AZ, USA

problem #5

Dec 012002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Tire blew after being on the road for 2 hours. Swant graber motors (715)537-3247 who replaced the tire said the blowout was due to road hazzard I'm not buy that. They showed me a puncture in the sidewall. How can a puncture occure going down the freeway at 75 mph. On the sidewall? the oppisite sidewall completely discinigraded.

- Rice Lake, WI, USA

problem #4

Oct 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
Truck was equipped with passenger car tires instead of truck tires..

- Rogue River, OR, USA

problem #3

Sep 202002


  • miles
Traveling South on ca. Highway 99 through macfarland ca. On 11-20-2002 at approx. 2215 hrs the right front tire blewout. We where traveling at approx. 72 mph on straight flat stretch of hwy and were able to keep control of the vehicle. Upon inspection of the tire, I noticed that the sidewall had blown out. The Tahoe was purchase on Aug. 9th of 2002, and only had about 3842 miles. We did not hit anything, the tire just failed.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012002


  • miles
While driving on highway (I-70 sb) my left front tire suddenly went flat. Initially it felt like I was traveling over a seried of minature bumps, this lasted approximately 30 seconds, then the steering became difficult/sloppy: At that point I was made my way to the shoulder of the road, fortunately I had room to get over at an easy pace without having to veer sharply, I gradually made it to the shoulder. As I neared the shoulder I sensed the tire was no longer between the rim and the road. I was able to stop within approximately 10 seconds of that sensation. After stopping I immediately exited the vehicle and inspected the tire. I found the left front tire to be completely ruined. The entire sidewall (outer sidewall) was detached from the tread. It looked as if someone took a sawsall and cut the entire perimeter of the sidewall. Luckily two West chester police officers discovered my situation and provided warning lights to alert traffic, while I changed the tire and spare. This all happened ON08/01/2002 at approximately 5:00am. My father and 13 Y/O son were with me. I went to schmitt huelsman auto mall (where I purchased the Tahoe) and I asked to have all tires replaced, requesting a different brand. The service manager was not authorized to do this. For now he is going to replace the defective tire with the same brand. I prefer not to have this same brand. I have absolutely no confidence in this brand of tire. At this time the dealer is in possession of the defective tire.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 162001


  • miles
Tire blewout on straight section of highway, tread started to separate. (dot number: 8X72 WL2 tiresize: P265/70R16)

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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