really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,026 miles

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2005 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #31

Apr 012016


  • 221,000 miles


I purchased the vehicle and none of the previous owners did the tire recall.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #30

Apr 052016


  • 85,000 miles
Inside of tire sidewall suddenly cracked open leading to rapid pressure loss. This same tire has been recalled in other sizes for this same failure.

- Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #29

Aug 052015


  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 equipped with general ameri-trac tires, size: P255/70R17. The contact stated that all the tires exhibited cracks in between the tread pattern. The tires were not diagnosed or replaced. The tires were replacement tires. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle failure mileage was 116,000 and the tire failure mileage was 28,000.

- Wheatfield, IN, USA

problem #28

Mar 012013

F-150 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Goodyear tirewall rubber peeling, exposing inner layers.

- Canyon Lake, CA, USA

problem #27

Dec 152012


  • 83,000 miles
Michelin ltx AT2 tires. Excessive cracking. Tires with 30,000 miles on them and well over one-half tread remaining have developed widespread sidewall cracks. Cracks are more than cosmetic, you can actually feel raised bumps if you run your hand over them. The cracks seem severe enough that I am concerned about tire failures, particularly at highway speeds. Internet search shows many similar complaints, and evidence that Michelin has been quietly offering discounted replacements to those who complain directly to them. I recently filed a complaint on their website but have not heard back. This problem is widespread enough that a more formal program on Michelin's part seems warranted.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #26

Dec 142012


  • 37,125 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 equipped with Continental Contitrac BSW tires, size: LT245 75 R17. The contact stated that all four tires were cracked on the sidewall. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic to have the brakes changed and was informed of the failure. The contact spoke to the manufacturer in regard to NHTSA campaign id number: 05T022000 (tires: Tread/belt), but was told that the tire size was not included. The failure and the current mileages were 37,125....updated 02-13-13 updated 02-19-2013

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #25

Sep 222012


  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 equipped with Michelin ltx/ms 2 tires, size: P275/65/R18. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the rear driver's side tire exploded. The contact noticed that the side wall was separated from the tread. The tire was taken to an independent tire shop where they stated that the tire were defective. The tire was then taken to a Michelin dealer where the contact was advised that the blowout was caused by a screw. The vehicle failure mileage was 61,000 and the current mileage was 61,863. The tire failure mileage was 25,581...updated 11/14/12 the consumer stated a second tire had to replaced because the tread depth cannot be more than 4/32 on same axle on a 4 wheel drive. Updated 11/19/2012

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #24

Jul 082012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 equipped with hankook snm tires, size: P235 70 R17. The contact stated that while traveling 55 mph, the rear driver side tire blew. The contact stated that two weeks prior to the failure, the vehicle passed state inspection with no indication of a failure. The contact stated that the tire tread separated and caused the failure. The contact was told the tires were imported from Korea and that the rubber did not wear evenly. The failure and the current mileage was 30,000... updated 08-30-12 updated 08/31/2012

- Murcersburg, PA, USA

problem #23

Jun 232012


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 equipped with Goodyear Wrangler tires, size 235/70/R17. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph, the front driver's tire blew out. The road conditions were clear. The contact stated that the tread around the tire separated completely from the rest of tire. The left and right sides attached to the rim remained intact. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or repair shop to get the tires inspected. The approximate failure and current mileages were 115,000. The failure and current mileage of the tire was 1,000.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #22

Feb 082012

F-150 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
This is the second cooper discoverer H/T de-treading incident in several months. In both cases, tire pressures were inflated per specification prior to an extended trip and failed after less than 200 miles of sustained highway driving. All tires were inspected prior to the trip and no road hazards were cause of the tires de-treading. The first incident in October on highway 10 West was reported to nthsb. This second incident occurred on February 9, 2012 while traveling at a speed of 70 mph on highway 10 East, approximately 130 miles from lake havasu city, Arizona. On both occasions, the tires held pressure while the treads sheared from the tire. Both defective tires maintained the correct pressure after testing. It is also noted that the vehicle has never towed a trailer. The vehicle sustained severe damage in both incidents, with the first occurrence forcing the truck off the roadway and into a near fatal situation.

- Lake Havasu Citty, AZ, USA

problem #21

Oct 312011


  • 24,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 equipped with cooper discoverer H/T tires, size 245/65R17, dot number: Up15C56. The contact was driving 55 mph when the front passenger side tire experienced tread separation, causing it to shred to pieces. The contact merged to the shoulder where he changed the tire and installed the spare. The front fender of the vehicle was damaged as a result of the tire failure. The contact stated that there were no road hazards present that could have contributed to the failure. The vehicle was taken for routine maintenance prior to the failure and there were no failures found with the tires, which were inspected. The dealer was notified of the failure who filed a claim with the manufacturer on behalf of the contact. The manufacturer of the tire was notified who advised that they would contact him at a later date. The tire failure mileage was 8,000. The vehicle failure mileage was 24,000.

- Lake Havasu, AZ, USA

problem #20

Nov 012010

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 35,326 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150 with general tire & rubber ameri-trac tires size P255/70/R17, dot number: A3nd45nw3904. The contact stated that all four tires were defective. The front passenger side tire blew and six months later, the rear driver side tire side walls exploded, causing damage to the vehicle and the remaining two tires experienced tread separation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who requested to have the tires returned to them. The tires were replaced. The failure mileage was 35,326 and current mileage was 37,700. Updated 01/04/12 the consumer stated general tires finally reimbursed him for three tires and for the damage done to his truck without admitting liability. Updated 01/05/12

- Como , MS, USA

problem #19

Jun 012010


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F150. The vehicle has four nitto, dune grappler desert terrain tires, and line size: 285/50/R20.the contact stated that all four tires exhibited tread separation and splitting from the sidewall. The dealer where the tires were purchased advised the contact that the tires were under recall and referred the contact to the manufacturer.the manufacturer advised there was no a recall for the tires and would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 45,000 updated 10/04/10

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #18

Mar 302010


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford F15O sd turbo charged. The vehicle has master craft 35/12.50/ R17 courser ct tires, purchased as replacement tires. While driving at approximate speeds of 65 mph, the tread on the front drivers side tire unraveled. The contact was able to maintain control of the vehicle by releasing his foot from the accelerator pedal. There was damage to the nerf bar, drivers side door and fender. The vehicle proceeded to crash into a road bump, causing damage to the passengers side mirror and fender. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the nerf bar, door, fender and mirror were repaired. The tire was replaced at the expense of the manufacturer. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 91,000. Updated 05/19/10.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #17

Sep 082009


  • 78,234 miles
I purchased a set of Michelin 26570 17" chaparal on 5/08 for a F-250. Less then a year later one tire has big lumps on it. The tire store replaced it in 5/09 in 8/09 one of the tires came apart and cause damage to my truck $3,000.

- Selma, AL, USA

problem #16

Apr 242009


  • 38,000 miles
2005 F150 with 38,000 miles, developed a wobble when driving at any speed.replaced both lower front ball joints.after changing the ball joints out I rotated the tires, and the wobbling became worse not better.I inspected the tire that was originally on the back left side of the truck, and I found a raised spot approximately 10" long and 2 to 3 " wide on the iside of the tire tread.the tread in this spot was worn down past the tread wear bars, and the rest of the tread on the tire was still in a good enough state that I should have gotten another 10,000 miles out of it.I took the truck to local tire dealer and they ispected the rest of the tires and foun 2 more worn exactly the same.ireplaced all 4 tires with another brand.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #15

Nov 102008


  • 70,000 miles
Cracking on the shoulder of my tires.

- Montclair, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 102008


  • 35,000 miles
Purchased a 2005 Ford F150 supercab truck on July 22, 2007 and have had to replace the tires 4 times within the last year due to rapid wear of the front tires. I have taken it to repair shops and had the front end and suspension check by 3 different tech's and they have all said that everything is to specs. What can I do to have this problem fixed.

- Goodlettsville, TN, USA

problem #13

Jun 022008


  • 75,000 miles
Severe blowout. Tire looks as though it was shot full of holes! going 65 mph on heavily traveled highway.

- Brookfield, IL, USA

problem #12

Jul 232007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
General ameritrac TR tires, size P255/70/17. I had to replace all 4 original equipment tires on my 05 Ford F-150 4X4 after only 22,000 miles because the tread was separating from the tires to the point you could see the steel belts. Before that I had numerous punctures and repairs from things as light as a stick. I had nothing but troubles from these tires since day one and can't figure out why Ford would put such a poor quality tires on there vehicles. I believe both general tire and Ford owe me some kind of reimbursement for my trouble, time, and new tires. I was told by the Ford dealer that replaced them that general tire would not honor any type warranty on these tires.

- Fulton, MO, USA

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