10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,579 miles

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1996 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #19

Aug 142014

Ranger

  • 180,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1996 Ford Ranger equipped with Michelin goodrich radial tires, size P225/70/R14. The contact stated that after rotating the tires, a crack was discovered on the side wall of the tire. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to see the crack. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The tire failure mileage was 15,000 and the vehicle failure mileage was 180,000.

- Middlesex, NC, USA

problem #18

Aug 122005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • miles
Driving on interstate and tire fell apart. When the tread separated the tire itself remained inflated.

- Russellville, AR, USA

problem #17

Jan 232003

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Firestone FR480 P225/70R14 40000 miles. Left rear tire experienced tread separation and catastrophic failure.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #16

Aug 092001

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Tire completely shredded and exploded while driving at normal speed on highway. (tiresize: P22570R14)

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #15

Jun 012001

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone, P225/70 R14. 60,000 miles. Original equipment mounted on a Ford, Ranger 1996. While travling at about 50 mph left front tire shredded. There was no accidents.

- Bermingham, AL, USA

problem #14

Aug 131999

Ranger

  • miles
I was returning from the state fair in milwaukee wi with my son. While traveling North thur fond du lac, wi the rear driver side tire blew out. Was able to pull over to the side of road. Only the side walls of the tire remained. I had checked all four tires before leaving the camp grounds in the half hour before the tire failed. As a otr truck driver I've expernced serveral type's of tire failure, recaps, hot/cold weather, etc. After veiwing the tire, I was alarmed because the trend was totaly gone. All that remained was two sidewalls and a dented rim. (dot number: Dont have tiresize: P225/70R14)

- Prescott, WI, USA

problem #13

Oct 072000

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was driving and lost control of the vehicle (possibly due to tire failure) resulting the the trailer detaching from the vehicle and overturning on the road (Ohio traffic crash report).

- Coalport, PA, USA

problem #12

Jun 242000

Ranger

  • miles
Tire separated after only 3 months use, nearly causing an accident. (dot number: Chk6 tiresize: 27/8.50R14)

- Dunn, NC, USA

problem #11

Jul 082000

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
The date of the accident listed on the form was approximate, and the information can be obtained through my insurance company (american family). At the time of the wreck, I believe I had a blow out and the road conditions. I no longer own the car, as the insurance company totaled it. The approximate mileage of the vehicle and tires at the time of wreck were 60, 000. They were just inspected at Firestone dearlership the previous week and was told they did not need to be replaced. Northcountry Ford where I got my vehicle inspected that same week also said the same thing, tires do not need to be replaced at the present time. Please contact me asap for any information you might have and I may be reached at the numbers and address previously given on the form. (tiresize: P235/75R15)( dot number: Tire size: P235/75R15 )

- St Joseph, MO, USA

problem #10

Sep 111998

Ranger

  • miles
Dot # reported above is for another tire in the original equipment set of 5, not the failed tire. While traveling 55 mph on freeway, tire blew out for no apparent reason. I was able to steer safely off the highway on an exit ramp and change the tire. When I took the tire to a dealer (big O tires), the mechanic could give me no explanation for the blow out. All remaining tires were properly inflated and in acceptable condition.( dot number: Vnfc1pr126 tire size: P225/70R14 )

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #9

Sep 052000

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Tires have stress cracks along tread cap and cracks all the way around the sidewalls. Relaced all four tires with another brand.( dot number: Tire size: 225/70R/14 )

- Whiteville, NC, USA

problem #8

Aug 101999

Ranger

  • miles
My daughter sarah was driving sometime in August 1999 when one of her rear tires experienced a separated tread failure. This did not cause an accident, and we replaced all four tires at our own expense. However, we still have a Firestone 14 inch tire as a spare. I can't read the dot number, etc. I think the recall should be extended to include 14 inch tires.( dot number: Tire size: 14 )

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #7

Apr 131997

Ranger

  • miles
Accident occured for what was then, no apparent cause. Truck went out of control, rolled, several times. The driver of the truck was ejected out of the rear window. Unstable critical condition for several week. Driver is now paralized from the chest down for life. He was only 20 years old when this occured.....there was extreme tire damage.( dot number: )

- Rensselaer, IN, USA

problem #6

Sep 052000

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Tires have stress cracks along tread cap and cracks all the way around the sidewalls. Relaced all four tires with another brand.( dot number: Tire size: 225/70R/14 )

- Whiteville, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 101999

Ranger

  • miles
My daughter sarah was driving sometime in August 1999 when one of her rear tires experienced a separated tread failure. This did not cause an accident, and we replaced all four tires at our own expense. However, we still have a Firestone 14 inch tire as a spare. I can't read the dot number, etc. I think the recall should be extended to include 14 inch tires.( dot number: Tire size: 14 )

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 312000

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
My daughter (age 19) was driving to a skating lesson when the pickup truck "veered to left" and spun out of control. It climbed a guardrail, went up over the guardrail, and rolled down an embankment. Pieces of the left front tire were on the highway and the remainder of the tire was shredded. All four tires were of the same make and model. I suspected a blow out but had no way of proving it.( dot number: )

- Chugiak, AK, USA

problem #3

Oct 271997

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front tire blew out causing driver to loose control and hit a light pole. (cornell - size P237-7S-R1S).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer purchased a new vehicle. While traveling on the interstate the driver's rear tires fell off the vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer refused to replace tires.

- Odessa, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 111997

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone tires replaced due to severe vibration.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

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