really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 2
Average Mileage:
16,765 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 012006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact's vehicle has general ameritrac TR tires, size 8T25570R17. The tires blew out twice while driving at 60 mph. The sidewall of the passenger side tire blew out one year after the vehicle was purchased. The second blowout was on the passenger side rear tire and occurred the same way as before. The first blowout was repaired. The current mileage is 30,000 and failure mileage was 20,000.

- Frederick , MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 262007

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,640 miles
First - tire not listed on this complaint form - Continental Contitrac OWL P255/65R17. Driving 60mph on 2-lane hwy - saw smoke & then front right tire popped. Truck pulled hard to right. Luckily there wasn't a ditch or barrier because truck probably would have rolled with possible injuries. Contacted Ford dealer because I had purchased tire warranty when truck (F150) was purchased new in Nov 2004. They said there was no recall on my year truck/tire P255/65R17 Contitrac. They said they would have to call insurer of warranty to see if covered. 3/4 of sidewall blew out! I will be going to Ford dealer 3/28/07.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #6

Nov 292006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,835 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on the highway, the left front driver side tire sidewall separated without warning. There were no obvious road hazards present. The contact replaced the tire with a spare. The dealer and manufacturer were not alerted. The tire was a hankook, size dynapro as P235/70R17, and dot number of T79cp.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #5

Jan 092006

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles


I had left my car for about five minutes. When I returned the tire was flat, and I noticed a slit in the sidewall. Later I filled the tire with air. The visible slit did not leak air, but another smaller crack did. There was no other damage to the tire.

- Hammond, LA, USA

problem #4

Feb 232005

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,464 miles
The tires are wearing uneven on the front treads. Consumer stated that he checked the weight of the truck for the weight required for tires and they did not match. Manufacturer stated they were aware of the problem, however, no response from the manufacturer on the tire replacement.

- Dayton, KY, USA

problem #3

Jul 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,680 miles
Driving on the freeway (approx. 65 - 70 mph) and the right passenger tire blew out on the sidewall. My 2004 F-150 only has 9700 miles on it to date. Unfortunately, there were no corrective actions taken to correct the failure. The dealership as well as other tire stores, did not carry this particular tire (255X65xr17). Ford leaves you with no other alternative except to purchase all new wheels and tires.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #2

May 232004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,500 miles
Tire failure due to impact while driving on dirt road. Tire sidewall shredded, but truck was stopped safely. This is my second tire failure in 6 weeks, and replacements in this tire size are not readily available. I've been w/out a spare for about 10 days now.

- W Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

May 012004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The following letter was sent to Ford Motor Company: May 1, 2004 Ford Motor Company customer relations center P.O. Box 6248 dearborn, mi 48126 good afternoon. The purpose of this letter is to alert you of a possible problem with hankook tires. I purchased and took delivery of a 2004 F-150 VIN#[xxx] on February 20, 2004. This vehicle came equipped with hankook tires. Yesterday, April, 31st 2004 while driving the right rear tire split from the rim to the tread after 5,000 miles of highway driving. I am not an expert but I see no sidewall damage that could have caused this failure. I suspect this is simply a badly defective tire. I have started the process of getting a new tire under the limited warranty offered by hankook. I have contacted hankooks corporate headquarters in rancho cucamonga, California. I have alerted my local Ford dealer, heritage Ford in loveland, Colorado but hanook has given me a Ford hotline number which I was advised to pass on to the dealer as a first step. I will do that first thing on Monday may3rd. If Ford would like to inspect the tire please let me know promptly. I suspect I will be sent to a local hankook tire dealer for adjustment and they most likely will keep the damaged tire. Regards, no injury or vehicle damage occured. The manufacturer has refused to replace the tire saying that failure involved a road hazard. I don't believe that to be the case. I have the tire and would be happy to turn it over to you for examination. [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Loveland, CO, USA

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