definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,225 miles

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2004 Ford Taurus wheels / hubs problems

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 142007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. The vehicle has 2007 Goodyear assurance (na) tires. While driving 70 mph, the contact stated that one of the tires had tread separation and could not be balanced. Goodyear advised him to take the vehicle to the dealer; however, the contact stated that the dealer lied by stating that the wheel was the cause of the failure. He took the vehicle to two other wheel shops and they stated that the failure was not the wheel, but the tires. The current mileage was 88,100 and failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 04/28/08.

- Ethan, SD, USA

problem #3

Sep 302006


  • miles
Belt in tire slipped or let go.

- Stow, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 022006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
: the contact stated the driver's side rear, passenger side front and rear tires had blown out suddenly on three occasions while driving on dry pavement at various speeds. The first incident occurred 07/12/06, the second occurred on 07/26/06, and the third on 08/02/06. The steel belts came loose which caused the tread to separate in the three incidents. The front end of the vehicle vibrated prior to each incident. The dealership was contacted. The tires were cooper, supreme 770 patriot ultra. Size P21560/R16.

- Ralston, NE, USA

problem #1

Sep 082005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 15,900 miles
Tires-- Continental tires on my 1 year old Ford Taurus-- had a bad shimmy when driving around 50 mph. Took to Ford dealership. As they are 15 months old I have no warranty coverage left on tires. Both front tires the belts "had slid"-I learned this is a common problem with these tires which are on thousands of Taurus and Windstar vans. I learned sometimes they "bulge" out the sides when the belts slide inside-- mine had not- new tires fixed the driving problem but I think it is disgusting as they only had 15,000 miles on them and I have no warranty coverage at all-they are unsafe and someone should look into it. Thank you. My model # on the tire is P21560R1694T touring contact as.

- Newark Valley, NY, USA

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