1997 Ford F-150 Tires Tread, Belt problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1997 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Tires Tread, Belt problems and defects. Total reports: 138.

Severe Portion Of Center Tire Tread Seperated While Driving. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREEN RIVER, WY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 15, 1996

Four Tires Have Gone Flat On Vehicle, Stones Go Through The Tread Very Easily.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0762VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLONIA, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970330. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Tread Came Off Of The Tire While Driving At 75mph, Tire Disconnected From Vehicle, Causing The Vehicle To Go Out Of Control. Also, Knocked Underneath, Causing Vehicle To Cut Off And Power Steering Went Out. Dealer Contacted, And Stated The Tires Were Not Under Warranty And They Cannot Duplicate The Problem, Damage To Vehicle Was $700, And Vehicle Was Not Driveable. General Tires 235/70/16 . Tire Companies Contacted And,could Not Duplicate The Problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W5VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BUCKEYE, AR. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 31, 1998

Premature Treadwear. All Four Tires Replaced. Tires Maintained And Rotated Per Manufacturer Recommendation.( Dot Number: Tire Size: 23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L5VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROSWELL, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 07, 1998

Tread Separated From Right Front Tire, Causing Damage To Fender Well And Emission Control Components. Upon Inspection Of Other Tires, Steel Belting Could Be Seen On Two Of The Remaining Tires Even Though There Was At Least 3/16 Of Tire Tread On Edge Of Tire. All Tires Were Replaced. Had This Tire Failed In Heavy Traffic, The Consequences Could Have Been Severe.*ak( Dot Number: W 208 Ipt Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GAINESVILLE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Jan 30, 2000

Heat From Exhaust Is Heating Up The Tires, Causing The Tire Tread To Come Apart, This Has Happened Twice On The Interstate, And Is A Safety Issue. *ak *ml

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PALM SPINGS, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990930. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Dec 01, 1999

Consumer’s Son Was Traveling About 70mph On The Highway There Was A Blowout, And Felt Vehicle Was Jerking. Consumer Was Facing The Opposite Side Of The Highway. Got Out Of Vehicle And Saw Rear On Passenger’s Side Was Damaged, And Rubber Tread Had Come Off The Tire. Also, Muffler Pipe Was Hanging From The Vehicle. There Was Front End Damage. *ak *ml

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VM. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRADENTON, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Jan 02, 2000

While Driving There Was A Flapping Noise Coming From Rear Passenger’s Tire. Consumer Noticed That Tread Was Separating. Tire Was Replaced.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

This Vehicle Had Firestone Atx Tires. While Driving At 65 Mph Tread Separated On The Rear Passenger Side, Ripping The Fiberglass Fender That’s Around The Rear Tire. Dealer Has Not Been Contacted. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLARKSVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Pe-00-020- Firestone Wilderness Ht P23570r16 Tire On A 1997 ford F150, Tire Size Not Available When Driving The Right Rear Tire Separated From Tread. There Is Only 25 Thousand Miles On The Tires. *ak Dot# W2ub1pt466. *slc

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KISSIMMEE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 02, 2000

After Being Driven Found Out That Tires Were Separating On The Side Where Consumer Replaced Them. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PALM BAY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 1998

While Driving About 65 Mph Left Front Tire Had A Tread Separation. Firestone Wilderness, Tire Size P235/70r16.*ak Firestone Wilderness At P235/70/r16 *mw

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JOHNSTON, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 26, 2000

Peoo.020; Vehicle Was Parked, And Consumer Saw Information On The News Concerning Tire Tread Separation. Took Vehicle To Firestone, And Manager Told Him That His Tires Didn’t Meet The Qualification Of The Recall P23570.r15 On Firestone #at Tires.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AGOURA HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 10, 2000

Pe00020; Original Equipment On A ford F150 1997, Tire Size P235r16, Dot Number Vn081pu107. Two Frontal Tires And Entire Outer Edge Is Disintegrating At The Place Where Tread Starts. Tires Have Around 25 Thousands Miles On Them And Are 16 Inches. *ak The Two Bad Tires Were Replaced By Firestone. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPDX18WVNC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SARA SOTA, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980427. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Firestone Wilderness Tires P235/70r16 Experienced Tread Separation On 3 Different Occasions, Dot Bm089434, Consumer Contacted Firestone Who Said It Was Not Their Problem. *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GEORGETOWN, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 30, 1998

Owner Concerned Because Three Out Of Four Firestone Wilderness Size 16″ Tires Went Flat Within A Two Week Period For No Apparent Reason. Tire Size P23570r16, Original Tire Equipment, And Tire Mileage 39,000. Tires Were Taken To A Firestone Dealership. Two Of The Tires Have Been Replaced At Owner’s Expense. *ak Dot#w208. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VM. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DURHAM, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Pe00020, Wilderness Ht Ii, Tire Size, P23570r16 On 1997 ford F150.rear Tire Tread Separated Which Caused Tire To Be Destroyed, And Almost Caused A Crash. On November 1998, Rear Driver’s Tire Had A Blowout Which May Have Caused A Crash. Firestone Was Not Willing To Help. Please Provide Further Information.*ak Firestone Wilderness 235/70/r16 *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970319. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

June 01, 1997

I Traveled To Houston Fron North Carolina. On My Way Back My Passenger Side Rear Tire Fell Apart On I-610. Lucky For Me, I Was Just Getting On I-610 From An On Ramp. I Was Able To Safely Pull All The Way Over To The Right . I Found That My Tire Had Just Torn Apart On Me. I Called ford Extended Service And They Had A Tow Truck Come In And Replace The Tire With My Spare. Once In Nc, I Repaced All My Tires For Fear Of A Reoccurance Of The Problem In My Other Tires. Unfortunately For Me, I Replaced The Tires With The Same Name Brand And Type. I Did Not Know That The Tires Were Under Investigation Or I Would Have Bought Another Brand. I Estimated The $300.00 Damage On The Lost Tire, The Questionable Condition Of The Mag Rim, And The Lost Rim Cover. I Think That It Is Criminal That ford And Firestone Have Known About This Problem For Years And Not Informed Their Customers. I Hope Nhtsa Does Everything In Their Power To Correct This. I Will Continue To Pursue This With Both Firestone And ford. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAVELOCK, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

June 04, 2000

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 35mph On A Side Road And Heard A Banging Noise. Right Rear Tire Tread Separated. Consumer Notified Firestone.there Were No Injuries. Tire Size P235/70r16 And Dot # W208-ipt. *ak The Second Tire Tread Also Separated And Was Replaced By The Customer. The Tires Were Firestone Wilderness. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTSX1720VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MARION, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980222. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Apr 28, 1998

Tire Failed And Very Nearly Caused Crash.elmira,n.y. Firestone Store (eric)denies Any Type Of Responsibility Or Recall. Mr. Bill Vanderwater At Firestone Denies Any Kind Of Fault Or Recall With Tire. Another Tire Dealership Told Me About The Firestone Recall, My Wife And Neighbor Know About It And It Was On The Nbc Evening News But Firestone Denies It. I Require Some Proof In Writing That Firestone Has Issued A Recall On Their Wilderness Tires Because I Intend To Take Firestone To Court .*ak( Dot Number: Unknown Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1829VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ELMIRA, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 19990401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Aug 05, 2000

Since I Recently Learned About Firestone’s Tire Problem I Thought I Would Send This To You. In 1998 I Was Driving 70mph In My 1997 f-150 On An Interstate And My Right Rear Tire (firestone Wilderness) Blew Out. Since It Was The Rear Tire, I Still Had Steering Ability So I Did Not Wreck. I Now Buy Goodyear!! *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 215-75-16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HARLEYVILLE, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

I Have Had To Replace 3 Tires Total. Approximately Every 4 Months One Of The Tires Will Have The Belts Split. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19990701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 10, 1999

Tire Tread Separated From Tire. While On A Vacation Trip With My Family At 70 Mph A 3″ By 16″ Of Tire Tread Came Off Of My Firestone Wilderness Htx Tire. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WOODBRIDGE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 19991101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 13, 2000

Driving Down The Interstate At 55 Mph, All The Tread Came Off My Tire. The Shrapnel Caused $1200 Worth Of Damage To My Wheel Well And Gas Tank. It Tore Off The Tube From The Gas Tank Which Allows One To Fill The Tank. I Lost Control Of The Vehicle For A Short Time, But Luckily I Was In The Right Lane And Maneuvered The Vehicle To The Side Of The Road. The Tire Didn’t Deflate. Another Tire Went Flat A Month Ago. It Deflated In A Parking Lot And Couldn’t Be Replaced Because All Of The Rubber Had Caused A Lump On One Side Of The Tire And Completely Fell Apart After It Was Changed. A Year Ago, Another “exploded” Going Approx. 30 Mph. All Of The Tires Had More Than Adequate Tread Left On Them. We Are Submitting A Property Damage Report To Continental/general Tires, 1440-l Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte, Nc 28273. We Have Also Sent The Tire From The 7/27/00 Incident Back To Them. It Is Probably Not Covered By Any Warranty But It Is Odd That 3 Of These Tires Failed In Unusual Ways. It Is A Miracle I Was Not Injured From The Last Incident. I Am Lucky The Fuel Tank Was Not Ruptured, Only The Fuel Spout Was Missing And Gasoline Had Not Leaked Out. I Was Not Able To Put Gas In The Tank. The Tire With No Tread Looks Like The Firestone Recall Tires. Have You Investigated The General Tires Or Had Any Complaints?( Dot Number: 2842006d Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GILBERT, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 27, 2000

I Was Driving On Hwy 64 North From Hampton Va. To Annandale Va. I Was In The Middle Lane When Suddenly I Heard Two Explosive Sounds And Immediately Realized There Had Been A Blowout. I Immediately Had To Lock My Arms To The Steering Wheel And Slowly Eased The Car To The Right Shoulder. Upon Getting Out Of The Truck And Viewing The Damage I Realized That I Was Fortunate That I Was Uninjured. The Blowout Left Two Holes Four Inches In Diameter. The Blowout Was At The Point On The Tire Where The Tread And The Main Body Of The Tire Meet.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23575r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1869VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ANNANDALE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Apr 18, 2000

Tires Blewout Due To Tread Separation. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREEN CASTLE, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 01, 2000

My Tires Are Not Listed In The Recall But I Think They Should Be. I Had A Tire Person Check Them And He Said They Are Cracking And Should Be Replaced As Soon As Possible. Firestone Has Not Gone Far Enough In Their Recall, Leaving Lots Of People Like Me On The Road With Unsafe Tires And No Help. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0728VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LIVERMORE, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Pe00 020 ; Consumer Was Traveling About 70mph On The Highway And Heard A Hitting Noise. She Looked Though Sideview Mirror , And She Saw Tire Tread Flying In The Wind. She Was Able To Control Vehicle, And Pulled Over To A Parking Lot. Rear Tire Tread Had Separated, And Tire Was Still Deflated. Tire Was A Firestone Wilderness. 16inches.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728EN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FRESNO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 27, 2000

Bought The Vehicle Used Jan 2000. Developed Vibration Characteristic Of Out-of-balance Tires. When I Had Them Balanced And Front End Checked, One Tire Had To Be Replaced Due To Tread Separation. Vehicle Still Has Slight Vibration At Highway Speed, And I Suspect Another Tire May Be Becominhg Separated. Firestone Claims There Have Been No Reports Of Failures Of The 16-inch Wilderness Ht. Can This Be The First?( Dot Number: Unkn Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUMMERLAND KEY, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Mar 15, 2000

The Tread On The Tire Is Separating From The Remainder Of The Tire. A Firestone Dealer Has Inspected All 4 Tires And Advised Me Of This Condition. He Also Pointed Out That The Metal Bands Are Showing Though In Several Areas Where The Tread Joins The Sidewall. He Also Pointed Out Knots In The Tires. They Are Scheduled For Replacement Next Wednesday With A 60% Mileage Adjustment. I Was Advised My Particular Tires Were Not Covered By The Recall. It Is My Opinion My Tire Failure Is The Same Failure That Is Being Experienced With The 15″ Tire And This Particular Size Should Be Looked Into As Well.( Dot Number: W2081pt276 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TEXARKANA, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 22, 2000

Tires Were Less The 2years Old, Steel Belts Showing Through Tread.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOSCOW, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 04, 2000

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 65mph On Highway And Suddenly There Was Vibration. He Pulled Over To Shoulder, And Saw That Tread Separated From Rim, Right Front Tire Had Tread Come Off. Firestone Wilderness #ht, P23570r16, #dot W20. Consumer Had Contacted Firestone. Firestone Told Him That His Tires Weren’t The Ones From Decatur, Illinois. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CORONA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2000

Pe00020; Firestone, Wilderness Ht Ii, Originial Equipment On 1997, ford F150, Tire Size P23570r16, And Dot W208. All Four Tires Had Cracks Along Tread, Not Sidewall. ford Said It Was Not Safe To Drive On Tires. Please Provide Further Information.*ak Firestone Wilderness At P235/70/r16 *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1724VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WILLIAMSBURG, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990416. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 04, 2000

Two Rear Firestone Wilderness/at Tires, P235r7516 On ford F150, 1997 Have Been Exposed To Tread Separation While Driving At 60 To 70 Mph Under Dry Hot Weather Conditions. Firestone Has Been Contacted.*ak Both Failures Occurred Within A Month Of Each Other. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAMPTON, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 20, 2000

Had A Tire To Come Apart, Tire Tread Just Peeled Off, Causing Damage To Vehicle. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFTVX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DUNCANVILLE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 22, 2000

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 65mph On Highwayand Heard A Noise.right Rear Tire Tread Separated. Firestone Wilderness #ht P23570r16 . He Has Contacted Firestone. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FT LAUDERDALE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 17, 2000

Right Rear Tire Tread Suffered The Same Failure As Being Described Nationwide To Other Tires Of Firestone Brand.( Dot Number: Tire Size: 265/75/16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PASADENA, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19981001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Aug 04, 2000

Pe 00 020/tire Tread Separation: Vehicle Experienced A Warping Sound From Front. Taken To Firestone For Inspection, And Informed Consumer That All Tires Were Showing Tread Separation On A 1997, ford F150, Original Equipment, P235/70r16, Dot# W2081pt237. Also, Informed Consumer That Tires Were Not Covered Under Recall, And Only Could Provide A Prorate Charges For Replacement. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 08, 2000

On 7/20/00 Both Rear Tires Were Replaced (adjusted At 50%) By Firestone For Belt/tread Seperations. These Are 16 Inch Tires Failing In The Same Mode As The 15 Inch Now Being Recalled. Both Remaining Original Tires Have Cracks Around The Side/edges Where The Belt Is Bonded To The Tire Body. Firestone Dealer Said This Is “normal”.( Dot Number: W2081pt316 Tire Size: 235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROANOKE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 20, 2000

A Part Of The Tread Came Off Of The Tire While Driving On The Highway In Tennessee. I Can Put My Hand Between The Tread And The Inner Tire.( Dot Number: Vn08ipu046 Tire Size: P235/70 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MT. VERNON, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Feb 12, 2000

Tire Had A Large Bubble Come Up On The Middle Of The Tread. The Steel Belts Could Be Seen Coming Through. The Area Was Very Soft To The Touch( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LUBBOCK, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 08, 2000

Tire Had A Large Bubble Come Up On The Middle Of The Tread. The Steel Belts Could Be Seen Coming Through. The Area Was Very Soft To The Touch( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LUBBOCK, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 08, 2000

A Part Of The Tread Came Off Of The Tire While Driving On The Highway In Tennessee. I Can Put My Hand Between The Tread And The Inner Tire.( Dot Number: Vn08ipu046 Tire Size: P235/70 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MT. VERNON, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Feb 12, 2000

On 7/20/00 Both Rear Tires Were Replaced (adjusted At 50%) By Firestone For Belt/tread Seperations. These Are 16 Inch Tires Failing In The Same Mode As The 15 Inch Now Being Recalled. Both Remaining Original Tires Have Cracks Around The Side/edges Where The Belt Is Bonded To The Tire Body. Firestone Dealer Said This Is “normal”.( Dot Number: W2081pt316 Tire Size: 235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROANOKE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 20, 2000

Found Nail Entered Tire , Turned Sideways And Lodged In A “pocket” Under Tread. I Was Able To Dislodge The Nail Easily Without Tools. Looks, To Me, Like Start Of Tread Separation. This Tire Found On Consumer Advisory For Another Size.( Dot Number: W2081pt466 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHARLESTON, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 11, 2000

I Was Driving On The Expressway Doing 65mph And All Of A Sudden My Truck Started Out Of Control I Pulled Off The Side Of The Road And Checked Everything And Couldnt See Any Problems.i Resumed Speed Up To 65 And It Started Jumping All Over The Road Again.i Reduced The Speed To 45mph And Acme Home.the Following Monday I Heard About The Tire Problems That Firestone Was Having So I Took The Truck To A Service Station And Was Told That All 4 Tires Tread Was Seperating And I Needed New Tires,i Trier Calling ford And Firestone To No Avail,all Lines Stayed Busy.i Finally E Mailed Them And Their Reply Was That They Were Not Recalling 16 Inch Tires At All.i Took The Truck To The Firestone Store And They Focumented That The Tires Were Seperating And They Would Exchange Them For New Firestone Tires For $495.00.i Have Gone To A Michelin Tire Store And Bought New Tires.my Old Tires Had Plenty Of Tread Left Because I Drive Verry Safe,i Am 71 Years Old And Was Afraid To Put Firestones Back On The Truck.i Kept The Tires And All The Documentation From Everyone.people Cant Afford To Spend Their Social Security Check On Tires Instead Of Food.these Tires Should Be Recalled At Least On A Case By Case Basis Until This Problem Is Solved And People Get Their Money Back From Having To Replace Defective Tires.i Am One Of The Lucky Ones That Lived To Tell About It.please Let Me Know What Can Be Done,sincerely,tommy Wages( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VALLEY, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Tire Became Noisy And Began To Vibrate, Inspected Tires And Found A 6″ Strip Totally Separated With Much Larger Separation Under The Tread. Removed Tire And Took To Firestone, They Indicated This Was An “ordinary” Separation And Subject Only To Their Standard Prorated Warranty. I Declined Thier Offer And Will Look Elsewhere For Tires. I Am Certainly Concerned About This Failure Along With The Potential Failure Of The Other 3 Firestone Tires, I’m Still Riding On. Sincerely, Bob Mann. *ak( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JONESBORO, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Sept 09, 2000

Pe00-020; Original Equipment On ford, F150, 1997 Tire Size P235/70r16 With 29,000 Miles. Right Front Tire Had Its Steel Belt Separated, And On Right Rear Experieneced A Blowout . Consumer Replaced All 4 Tires At A Owners Expense.*ak After Steel Belt Separation On Front Tires, The Customer Replaced All Four Tires. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Sept 20, 2000

While Driving About 75 Mph Tread Pulled Away From Body Of The Tire On The Rear Passenger’s Side. Driver Was Able To Maintain Control Of The Truck. Original Tire Equipment On A 97, ford, F150. Tire Mileage Between 15,000 – 17,000 Miles. Owner Replaced All Four Tires With Another Brand. Please List Tire Size And Dot # If Possbile.*ak When The Other Tires Were Replaced, They Descovered That The Others Were In The Process Of Separation. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was purchased on 19960630. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

July 18, 1998

Back In May We Had A Firestone, Wilderness Ht Developed A Spot On The Tread And Quickly The Steel Belts Could Be Seen Coming Through. It Had Sort Of A Lump To Begin With. A Couple Of Days Ago, We Noticed The Other Back Tire Doing The Same Thing. It Has About 44000 Miles On It.*ak( Dot Number: Unk Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LUBBOCK, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

May 01, 2000

The Firestone Wilderness At Tire On The Vehicle Experienced Tread Separation. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROWNSTOWN, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 19980210. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 08, 2000

The Tread Seems To Be Seperating From The Rest Of The Tire. There Is A Small Wire Mesh Between The Two.( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P23570r16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TOWSON, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

I Purchased A New f-150 Xl In August 1997 With Factory Firestone Wilderness Ht Tires. The Original Set Lasted 1 Year Until I Had A Blow Out On The Rear, Driver-side Tire. There Was A Complete Tire Separation Down To The Rim Within Seconds (10). I Brought The Tire To Discount Tire In Lake Charles,la To Have It Replaced With The Matching Tire. The New Tire Was Placed In The Same Location And Because The Three Other Tires Still Only Had ~15,000 Miles, No Rotation Was Performed. Aprroximately 1 Month Later, With Only 3000 Miles Of Tread Wear, I Had A Remarkably Similar Blow-out And Tread Separation At 65 Mph, Just Driving Down The Interstate In A Careful, Straight Direction. I Returned To Discount Tire And Explained That I Had Just Recently Purchased The Tires And That I Believed The Tires Must Be Defective Because This Was My Second Complete Tire Separation On The Same Location Of My Vehicle Under Non-extreme Driving Conditions. I Inquired As To Whether It Could Be A Defect In The Tire Or The Vehicle. He Reassured Me That This Was An Impossibility. My Second Blow-out Within 1 Month Was Only A Coincidence. I Had To Pay The Nominal Tread-wear Fee And The Mounting Fee. Less Than About 6000 Miles Later, I Had A Blowout At The Exact Same Tire Well (right Rear). The Manager Once Again Convinced Me That I Must Be Running Over Debris On The Interstate, Even Though I Was Always In The Slow Lane And Not Veering With My Right Tire Onto Either Shoulder. The Manager Once Again Convinced Me That The Likelihood Of Three Defective Tires Was Next To Impossible (although, This Time, He Replace And Mounted My Tire For Free). To Shorten My Story, After Many Futile Attempts And About Ten Hours Of Waiting At This Incompetent Store, Over Three Visits, They Replaced My Tire For Free With A Wilderness At On The Right Rear Tire Location And I Left It At That. The Wilderness At Never Blew Out From 30,000 To 45,000 Miles While I Still Owned My Truck. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RIVER RIDGE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 01, 1998

Tread Came Off Tire. I Was Able To Pull Over To The Side Without Damage. I Have Sent Three E-mails To ford, Three E-mails To Firestone And Two E-mails To The Dealer With Only One Form Letter Reply From ford. I Still Have Two Of These Tires On My Truck. Thank You. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P255/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PAIGE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Mar 15, 2000

Driving At 50 Mph, Tire Tread Began To Rip Off The Tire. Tire Is Distroyed. No Accident Because I Didn’t Put On My Brakes. If I Had, I Would Have Rolled Over. Tried To Have The Tires Replaced. ford Dealer Sent Me To A Firestone Store Where They Refused To Replace The Tire.( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTOX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Aug 21, 2000

Tread Seperation( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 18, 2000

Line Of Cracks All The Way Around Rim Of Tire Where Tread Meets Sidewall. Unsafe To Drive.( Dot Number: Vn08ipu126 Tire Size: P235 70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1861VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIAMISBURG, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 13, 2000

Tread Separated From Tire And Caused Damage To Underside Of Pickup. I Do Not Have The Exact Date Of The Accident But I Believe It Was In 1997 Or 1998. All The Original Tires Have Now Been Replaced.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1742VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Pe00020; Original Equipment On A 1997, ford, F150. Firestone Wilderness At Tire Size P23570r16. While Driving 65 Mph On Highway Tread On The Right Rear Tire Separated. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FONTANA, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Sept 30, 2000

Tread Separation Problem As On The 15″ Sizes, Tire Did Not Blow, Had Correct Tire Pressure, Firestone Product Liabilities Section Paid For The Damage, But Firestone Would Not Reimburse Me For New Tires Purchased As This Size Is Not In Recall. I Feel They Should As The Same Problem Is Evident In This Size. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 735 70r 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

July 23, 2000

Left Front Tire Came Apart. The Tread Belt Trapped Between Rim And Truck Then The Truck Immediately Veared To The Left.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1860VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FRANKFORT, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 31, 2000

I Had My Tires Inspectected The Day The Nhtsa Issued A Warning That Included My Tire Model. Upon Inspection, It Was Discovered That The Tread Had Begun To Separate From The Tire; The Steel Belts Are Protruding From The Bottom Of The Sidewall. I Had The Tires Replaced Immediately, But Later Found That I Would Not Be Reimbursed Because The Tires Were Not Manufactured In Decatur, Il. They Were Manufactured In Quebec. *ak (tiresize: 235/70/r16) (tiresize: 235/70/r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70/r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1869VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EAST NORTHPORT, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Two Factory Original Tires Suffered Tread Separation At Highway Speeds In Summer Desert Conditions. One Tire Had 43,000 Miles And The Other About 45,000 Miles. Separation Occured Within Several Months Of Each Other. Dealer Was Notified When The Second Event Occured About 1 Month Prior To The Reports About The Firestone Tires. ford Was Not Very Interested And I Could Get No Information On The Number Of Failures Of This Type Of Tire. I Still Have One Tire. General Tire Wants To Get It Back. *ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Firestone Wilderness Ht Tire(p235 70 R16) Experienced Tread Separation Causing Damage To Vehicle Behind Wheel Well. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CEDAR HILL, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 19981001. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 01, 2000

This Tire Is Not On The Recall List. It Failed Like The Recalls In That The Tread Seperated From The Car Casing. You Could Put Your Hand Under The Tread And Pull It Away From The Casing. I Had All The Tires Replaced. Firestone Nor ford Would Help Me In Getting Compensated For The Failure.*ak (dot Number: Dotw2081pt Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JAMUL, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 05, 2000

Tire Treads Came Off Firestone Tire On I.v. And Caused Damage To Fender & Muffler. A. 390 Claim. S. Possible. Firestone Wilderness Ht P235/70r16 104s Lost Tread And Damaged Pick-up. Ni And He Stated Thta The Tire Is In The Back Of Truck And That The Tire Had 35,000 Miles On It And Is Two Years Only, Ni Has Stated That He Was Reviewed Information On Lawsuit Pending On Tire Over The Internet On The Same Tire, Ni Went To Firestone And They Refused To Assist Ni, Ni Could Not Give Make Or Model Of Tire, Moved To F/o For Handling. (claim# 53-c581-678) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

June 24, 2000

Firestone: Tire Failure-insured Advised Tire Blew. Insured Lost Conrol Of Vehicel, Hit Another Car And Then A Telephone Pole. Wilderness Ht P235/70/r16 Tire. (claim# 43-r535-077) *mw

2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LUBBOCK, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Aug 12, 2000

Tire Blew Out And Vehicle Rolled. Tire Is 255/70-16. Policyholder Called Concerning Any Sub Against Firestone. Tires Invloved Are Firestone Wilderness Tires, Size 255/70-16(steel Belted Radial). (claim# 33-0235-399) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0862VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MATTHEWS, NC. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

July 15, 2000

Pe-00-020; Original Equipment, Firestone Wilderness Httires P23570r16, Dot Number W2081pt227, Not Sure How Many Miles Was Put On The Tires. When Driving Consumer Heard A Knocking Noise Coming From Rear End. Also, Vibration In Front End Of Vehicle. Stopped And Inspected Vehicle, And Noticed Tread Had Started To Separate From The Tires. Consumer Has Contacted The Dealer.*ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR14XXWT. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980731. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Oct 20, 2000

Firestone: Tread Came Off And Damaged Truck. (claim# 18-0408-033) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BATON ROUGE, LA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Aug 13, 2000

Tread On Tire Completely Tore Off As Our Employee Was Traveling I-10 At 70 Mph. (tiresize: P235/70r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BATON ROUGE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Sept 28, 2000

Are We Doing Anything About Tires Blowing Out For These Vehicle? Any Warranty Claim? The Tire In Question Is A Firestone P235-70r16101045. (claim# 43-r491-464) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1728VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

May 31, 2000

Firestone Wilderness Ht Tire (9p235/70r16) Tread Failed While Driving. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRECKENRID, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 15, 2000

Was Getting Front End Aligned Due To Vehicle Drifting To The Right. Mechanic Noticed That Tire Tread Was Separating On All 4 Tires. Firestone, Wilderness Ht, P235/70r16 With 52,000 Miles.*ak Dot#w2081pt296. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STAFFORD, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 24, 2000

Original Equipment On ford F150, 1997 With 20,000 Miles. Driving At Approximately 25 Mph In Wet Weather When Right Rear Tire Rubber Tread Came Off, Causing Vehicle To Lose Control And Run Into Ditch. There Was Some Body Damage. Tire Is Still Inflated . Tire Size P23570r16, Dot W2081pt126.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOTH POINT/PO BOX 5308, MS. Vehicle was purchased on 20000503. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

While Driving Down Freeway With A/c On And Blower Motor Stopped Working, Cabin Was Filled With Smoke From Dashboard. Consumer Hit Brakes And Front Tire Tread Came Off.consumer Spun Out On Freeway, Took To Dealer, And Thats Were It Is Now. Continental General Amer 550 Radial, Size 23570r6 Tires. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in N. HIGHLAND, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 28, 2000

While Driving, Right Front Firestone Wilderness Tire Experienced Tread Separation, Causing Damage To The Wheel Well. *slc

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Aug 01, 2000

Firestone Wilderness Ht Passenger Side Rear Tire P235/75r15 Experienced Tread Separation Almost Causing Crash, Firestone Is Not Willing To Assist Due To Tire Not Being Part Of Recall. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Dec 01, 2000

Tires Did Not Last Over 30,000 Miles. As The Tread Wore, The Truck Began To Wobble And The Steel Belts Started Showing Through The Rubber. Tire Size P23570r16. Owner Replaced All 4 Tires. Tires Not Included In Recall (00t-005) *cj

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF17W7VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MILFORD, MI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Was Traveling 55mph When Left Front Tire Blewout. Pulled Over To Change Tire, And Noticed Tread Had Separated From Casing. It Was Deflated. Had Managed To Control Vehicle At The Time. 1997, ford, F150, P255/70r16. *ak *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MESQUITE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Dec 01, 2000

Firestone Wilderness At Tires, P23575r15, Dot Vdhl1p1323 Were Showing Signs Of Tread Separation, All 4 Tires Were Cracked Around The Sidewalls, Firestone Denied Refund Request Because This Particular Tire Is Not On Recall. *slc

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KANE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 26, 2000

Consumer Was Getting Inside Of Vehicle And Noticed That Right Rear Tire Tread Began To Separate Firestone, Wilderness #ht, P2357016. Fireston Was Notified.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2STDX1768VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in INNAPOLIS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 22, 2001

Pe 00 020/tread Separation: Left Front Tire Experienced A Blowout While Traveling At Highway Speed Of 68 Mph With Driver And One Passenger In A 1997, ford, F150; Original Equipment, Tire Size P235/70r16, Dot# W2081pt207. No Injuries/no Damages; Firestone Was Not Notified At This Time. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ATLANTA, GA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 68 mph.

Mar 04, 2001

Steel Belt Separated From The Tire.*ak (dot Number: W208ipt446 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BAY ST. LOUIS, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 10, 2001

Steel Belt Is Separating,the Same Problem There Having On The 15 Inch Wilderness Tires That Are Being Recalled.*ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Apr 20, 2001

Firestone, Wilderness Ht, P235/70r16, Dot Unknown, Originalequipment On A 1997, ford, F150 With 35000 Miles. At 65-70 Mph Right Rear Tire Had Tread Separation, 2 Weeks Later At 65 Mph, Left Rear Tire Had Tread Separation.*ak *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DUNCANVILLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Apr 15, 2001

Pe00 020; Consumer Inspected Tires And Noticed That Tread On All Four Tires Of Had Split. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTJW36H4VE. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EL PASO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 07, 2001

I Have Had Three Tread Separations Since Buying This Truck New. The First On 02/98, The Second 05/06/00 Which Caused $750 Body Damage And The Third On 08/10/00 Which Occured During The Repairs In The Meantime From The Second One. Continental Tire Paid For The Second Tires Damage But Balked At The Third. I Am Suing Them In Small Claims Court For $2200 For The Repair Of The Truck. We Go To Arbitration June 14th, 2001 In Benson Az. These Tires Are A Piece Of Junk. I Would Had A Rollover If I Had Been Driving Any Faster Than I Did (55 Mph) And Had Not Been Alert To The Situation. Temperature Had Nothing To Do With It As The 2nd On Occured Late At Night And The 3rd Was In The Morning. I Cannot Express My Grief Invoved In This, Ameritech Tires Should Never Ever Be Sold On Any Vehicle And Dealing With This Company Is Fruitless As They Intentially Destroyed The Tire And Evidence Even Though I Have Proof That I Called To Claim The Tire Back Four Times. They Claim The Tire Had A Repair In It Which Caused The Flat. The Tire Never Lost Air And It Was The Tread That Fell Off, Not A Flat Tire. But They Destroyed The Evidence. We Are Not Dealing With A Decent Manufacturer. We Are Dealing With A Company That Makes Tires That Are “unsafe At Any Speed”. And They Know It. *ak (dot Number: P235-70-16 Tiresize: P235-70-16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF07W7VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BENSON, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 10, 2000

The Left Rear Tire Shed A Piece Of Tread 12 Inches Long. The Rest Of The Tread Appears To Be Close To Separation Where The Tread Joins The Sidewall. This Separation Appears Almost The Entire Circumference Of The Tire. I Have Photos That I Can E-mail And The Tire Is Still In My Possession. *ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRUNSWICK, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

May 23, 2001

Pe00 020; Comnsumer Was Traveling About55mph On Highway And Heard A Loud Popping Noise. He Was In Control Of Vehicle, And Was Able To Go On Shoulders Of Road. Right Rear Tire Tread Separated From Tire. Firestone Wilderness At P25570r16. This Is The Third Time The Tires Had Blown Out. There Were Knots On The Side Of The Tires. ford And Firestone Were Aware Of The Problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ELMRER, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 01, 1998

The Tread Of The Right Rear Tire Came Off While Driving Causing Damage To The Muffler And Other Components Of The Vehicle (firestone Wilderness Ht 235/70/16 Dot W208). Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VW. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20011030. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 09, 2000

Original Manufacturing Equipment On A 1997, ford, F150, Tire Size P23570r16 With 28,000 Miles On Them. Two Of Four Tires Developed Splits Between The Tread. Also One Of The Two Tires Replaced Developed Splits. *ak General 550 Ameri As Bw Tires, Dot Number A308443088 And A308443286, Consumer Also Had Two Firestone Wilderness At Tires On The Back Of The Vehicle, Isze P235/70r16, Consumer States These Tires Had An Agressive Tread, These Tires Were Purchased 19-oct-1998. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VB. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LIVERPOOL, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 29, 1999

Tire Thread Separation Damaging Right Rear Fender And Exhaust Pipe*ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHULA VISTA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Apr 23, 2001

Tires Have Cracks At The Base Of The Treads, Where The Treads Are Connected To The Tire.*ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235 70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18WXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MADISON, SD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 01, 2000

The Vehicle Was Parked Overnight And The Consumer Noticed Left Rear Tire Was Flat In The Morning, One Year Prior The Consumer Was Leaving Driveway And Noticed Left Front Tire Shimmy At About 8 Mph, Upon Inspection Of That Tire Consumer Noticed Tread Separation, Both Tires Wer General Ameri 550 As Size 235/70r16, Dota3084431147, There Was No Accident. Nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HGEJ6673WH. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 19960301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

July 09, 2001

Cord Ripped Under Tread Causing Bubble And Separation Of Tread — No Resulting Accident Occurred. *ak (tiresize: P235/70/16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L1VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 12, 1999

Each Tire (4) Had Tread Separation. The Discount Tire Co. Of Texas Inc (9403 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78251; 210-523-7158) Salesperson Stated Each Time That It Was A Fluke. I Switched Brands And Replaced Both Front Tires Out Of Fear. *ak (dot Number: A308443087 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 01, 2001

Tire Blowout With Visible Tread Separation. Blowout Occurred At 30 Mph While Travelling Within Residential Neighborhood. All Four Tires Kept For Further Investigation. *ak (dot Number: A308443526 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 24, 2001

The Tires Haven’t Failed. Concern On Cracking Around Tread On All 4. All Have Tread Life. *ak (tiresize: P255/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NAZARETH, PA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Was Driving 60mph And Pulling An Open Dual Axle Trailer, Left Rear Tire Lost Its Tread. Was Making A Thumping Noise Before It Came Off. Had Heard A Noise, And Noticed Black Smoke Coming From Rear. Tire Maintained Air Pressure, Even Though It Was Gone. Later, Was Traveling And Right Rear Tire Lost Part Of Tread. 1997, ford, F150, P235/70r16. Was Original Equipment On Truck.*ak Firestone Wilderness Ht Ii Tires, Dot Number W208 1pt. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L0VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GLENDALE, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

June 28, 2001

Rear Passenger Side Orginial Equipment, General, Amer-550 Tire Size P235/70r16 With Thirty Thousand Miles On Them. Tread Began To Bulge, Then Separated. Dealer Has Yet To Be Contacted. *ak Consumer Purchased 4 More Tires, But Feels They Should Not Have Failed With Only 33000 Miles On Them, Dot Number A308443057. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORANGEVALE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970705. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

July 23, 2001

These Firestone Wilderness Ht Tires Are Unsafe And Need To Be Recalled With All Of The Other Firestone Wilderness Tires. I Have Suffered The Same Tire Tread Separation As The At Tires And ford And Firestone Refuse To Help. *ak (tiresize: 16 Inch)

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Aug 14, 2001

Tread Separated From Tires. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in IOWA, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Tread Separation At High Rate Of Speed Causing Loss Of Control And Damage To Wheel Well. *ak (dot Number: W2081pt036 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PENSACOLA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 68 mph.

Aug 16, 2001

While Driving On Two Occasions The Tread Separated From The Tire Resulting In The Handling Of The Vehicle Becoming Difficult (firestone Wilderness Ht P235-70r16 1045). Nlm

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OWENSBORO, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 01, 1998

Consumer Was Traveling About 75mph On Highway And Heard A Noise/ Vibration. He Was Able To Pull Over To Shoulder, And Left Front Tire Tread Separated From Vehicle. General, Ameri550, 85 23570r16.*akthe First Occurance Was July 2001, Right Rear Tire Blewout While Driving Causing The Vehicle To Fishtail And Enter Another Lane Of Traffic (dota308443316 General Ameri 550 As). Nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX072XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ENNIS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Sept 14, 2001

The Consumer Experienced Tire Tread Separation Twice While Driving And The Later One Caused Damage To The Vehicle.(firestone Wilderness Ht P235 170r161045)*yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L6VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WARNER ROBINS, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 19, 2001

Firestone, Wilderness Ht, Dot W208 1pt 166, P23570r16 1045 Original Tires On ford, F150, 1997. Driver’s Side Rear Tire Has A Bulge And Surrounding That Bulge, Tread Appears To Be Separating From Tire. *ak *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SPRING VALLEY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 22, 2001

Front Passenger Tire Tread Separated And A 3 Inch Cut And Bubble Were Found On Inside Of Tire. Vehicle Was Going 55mph When Tread Separated From Tire With No Warning. Tires Were Original On A ford, F150, 1997. Second Set Same Problem. No Other Tires Can Be Replaced Because Weight Of Truck May Cause It To Flip Over. Tire Size P235/70r16, Miles 30,000. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Nov 19, 2001

Tread Separated, Very Serious Permanent Injuires, Permanently Disabled, Tire Was Mounted 1 Day Earlier By Professional Installed. *ak (dot Number: Vn11b1a447 Tiresize: 245/75r16)

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

May 14, 2000

Complete Tread Seperation Of The Right Rear Tire, Due To The Location Of The Exhaust Pipe

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHULA VISTA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Oct 07, 2001

Right-rear General Tire, Size: 235/70r16, Dot: Unknown Has A Blister Developing In Sidewall, And Tread Is Beginning To Crack And Separate, There Are Less Than 1,000 Miles On The Tires, And They Are Not Original Equipment On 1997, ford, Truck F150. *note: Consumer Filed Previous Complaint On A Different Tire (odi Reference # 899641).*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 15, 2001

While Driving 50 Mph The Tread Separated From The Wheel, Knocking Out Insulation And Computer, Second Time Caused Damage To The Paint Job, Third Time Notice Vibration And Then Discovered Tread Separating From The Tire.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDC1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JASPER, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19980421. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Sept 01, 1998

Consumer Stated Tires Failed Prematurely By Splitting Where The Tread Meets The Sidewalls And The Steel Belts Were Showing. Consumer Replaced The Tires And Requested Reimbursement From Firestone, However The Claim Was Denied Because The Tires Were Purchased Prior To August 1, 2000 Consumer Is Requesting An Appeal.(firestone At 235/70/16).*jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1865VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEBSTER, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 01, 2000

While The Vehicle Was In For A Check Up Dealer Informed Consumer That Tread Was Separating From Tire On A 1997, ford, F150, Original Equipment, Tire Size P235/70r16; Dot# W2081pt236. Firestone Notified. *ak *yd

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EUSTIS, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 05, 2002

I Know That These Are Not The Tires That Are Being Recalled But They Seem To Have The Same Problem As The Recalled Tires. Tread Is Becoming Separated From The Tire. The First Tire Showed This Problem Last Oct. The Second One Occurred Recently And The Other Tires Look As If They Will Develop Tread Separation Soon. These Tire Are Suppose To Have A Tread Life Of 60000 Miles.*ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUGAR LAND, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Oct 23, 2001

Tread Belt Separation From Tire Casing Started. Mechanic Detected It Before Complete Failure.*ak (dot Number: W2081pt236 Tiresize: P23570r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EUSTIS, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 05, 2002

Firestone Wilderness Ht Tire , Size# P235/70r16, Dot W208, Equiped On A 1997 ford F150. Right Front Tire Experienced Tread Separation Where Sidewall Meets Tread, The Tires Were Replaced At 31985 Miles. *nlm *yd

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KILLEEN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 16, 2002

The Consumer Experienced Tire Tread Separation Twice While Driving And The Later One Caused Damage To The Vehicle.(firestone Wilderness Ht P235 170r161045)*yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L6VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WARNER ROBINS, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 19, 2001

Consumer Stated Tires Failed Prematurely By Splitting Where The Tread Meets The Sidewalls And The Steel Belts Were Showing. Consumer Replaced The Tires And Requested Reimbursement From Firestone, However The Claim Was Denied Because The Tires Were Purchased Prior To August 1, 2000 Consumer Is Requesting An Appeal.(firestone At 235/70/16).*jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1865VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEBSTER, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 01, 2000

Had Just Gotten Off Of The Interstate After About An 8hr Drive, All On The Interstate, 65mph Avg Speed, When I Began To Notice A Strange Vibration And Associated Strange Thumping Sound. Pulled Over To The Side Of The Road And Realized That The Passenger Rear Tire Had Gone Flat. Called Aaa And The Replaced With The Spare. Upon Inspection Of The Tire To Determine The Cause Of The Flat It Was Discovered That A Section Of The Tread, About 5 Inches, Had Peeled Away From The Tire Core. The 3 Remaining Tires Were Checked For Proper Inflation And Were All Found To Be In The 35psi Range. Weather Was Sunny And In The Low 90s. Also The Remaining Tires Were Inspected For Any Signs Of Failure And Numerous Cracks Between The Tread Area And Sidewall Were Noted And All Tires Were Replaced. There Was An Estimated 50% Of Original Tread Remaining. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1822VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRECKSVILLE, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20970901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

July 17, 2002

Consumer Noticed Deep Cracks Around The Outer Edges Of The Tires, Consumer Took The Tires To A Firestone Store And After An Inspection, Was Informed That The Tread Was Beginning To Separate, These Tires Were A Part Of Recall 01t016 That The Consumer Never Received, However The Firestone Store Stated That Since The Recall Was Over With, There Was Nothing That Could Be Done For The Consumer, Firestone Wilderness At Tires, No Further Specific Tire Information Given. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX076VKC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SACRAMENTO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020403. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Belts Broken In 2 Radial Tires At One Time; No Accident Or Additional Damage. No Visual Damage To Other Front Tire But Steering Still Erratic At Road Speeds.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHURCH HILL, TN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 05, 2002

Firestone Had Me Take It To A Tire Store(d&d Tire) And Had All 5 Tires Inspected And The 4 On The Ground Had Tread Separation In The Outer Belts Of The Tires, And One Of The Tire’s Has Only Approx. 15000 Miles On It , I Replaced It Because Of Road Hazard Cut In The Sidewall Of The Oem,i Feel That The Tire Problem Started At About 24000to 26000 Mile On The Truck Because It Started Pulling To The Left At That Time I Had The Alignment Check And It Showed Good, Never Thinking It Was The Tire’s Because The Tread Looked Good On All Of Them, I Wish Now I Would Have Had Them Checked By A Trained Expert. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PAHRUMP, NV. Vehicle was purchased on 20990601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Sept 02, 2002

Tire Blew (the Tire Type Is General Ameri*550as). Ph

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FRIEDLY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: LAS VEGAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NV.

Feb 02, 2003

The Vehicles Rear Driver And Passenger Tires Experienced Tread Separation Within Two Days Of Each Other. *nlm *scc *nlm

Mileage was 41113 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GARNER, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960719. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNIVERSITY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 682 9171 . DEALER’S CITY: DURHAM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 27702 .

Jan 10, 2003

While Traveling On I-75 October 12, 2000, I Was Going At A Speed Of 75 Miles Per Hour, When I Heard A Noise And Felt My ford Truck Pull. I Immediately Began To Slow The Vehicle When All Of A Sudden A Much Louder Noise And More Violent Shaking Gripped The Vehicle. I Wrestled With The Steering Wheel Of The Truck As It Lurched In Erratic Movements. I Luckily Was Able To Move It To The Far Lane Onto A Shoulder. How, I Am Not Sure Since Traffic Was Heavy And A Semi Was Closing In On The Right Side. When I Exited The Truck And Looked At The Front, I Saw A Tire Almost Completely Disintegrated With The Outside Rubber Strip Separated From The Mangled Inner Portions Of The Tire. It Had Literally Come Apart And Hung Onto The Rim In Rubber Rags. *jb ****dimsii Ivoq Entry Posted After 12/12/02 Cut-over To Artemis****734312

Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 12, 2000

On June 7th, One Of The Goodyear Wrangler Rt/s Tires On My Truck Failed At Highway Speeds On I-77. This Is The Second Tire That Has Failed While Driving On The Highway. The First September 2002. It Appears That One Of The Belts Separated From The Inside Of The Tire. Goodyear Replaced The First Tire At No Charge, But I Am Going To Have Them Removed And Replaced With Another Brand. There Were No Punctures Or Evidence Of Pressure Loss Noted On Either Tire. Goodyear Claims The Damage Was Resultant Of Tire Pressure Loss. This Tire Was The Replacement Tire For The One That Failed Last Year. The Mileage On The First One Was About 7000 Miles And This One Was About 5500. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 70500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX08LXVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VALDOSTA, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19981107. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WYNN ODOM FORD .

Sept 01, 2002

My Complaint Is On A Firestone Wilderness Ht 11 Tire,size P235/70r16.dot #w208 1pt 216 .while Driving From Silver Point,tn. To Cookeville,tn.via Interstate-40,the Rear Passenger Side Tire Began Separating In The Same Manner As The Wilderness At Tires Which Were Recalled In 2001.there Was No Accident At This Time But,at The Same Time There Could Have Been.i Need To Know If There Was Such A Recall Or Investigation Of This Brand Of Tire As Was With The Above Mentioned.thank-you For Your Site.have A Great Day.harold Houston. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 36016 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SILVER POINT, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960809. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

June 28, 2003

My Passenger Rear Tire Blew Out Nearly Tipping My Truck Over. I Was Able To Gain Control And Pull To The Side While The Cars Behind Nearly Caused An Accident Trying To Avoid Hitting Debree From The Tire. I Noticed That My Tire Had Not Blown But The Entire Tread Was Missing. The Tires On My Truck Are The Wildreness At P255/70r16 Dotw2co 1px 158. In My Opinion All These Tires Blow Out The Same Way And Should All Be Recalled! *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 167850 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EL PASO, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20010904. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 12, 2003

While Traveling On The Highway And Without Prior Warning Passenger Rear Tire Tread Separated From The Wheel. Firestone, Wilderness At, P25570r16. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EL PASO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 12, 2003

While On A Trip Traveling Through Tennessee On A Steep Mountain Pass In Heavy Rain Late At Nigh The Rear Tire On Driver’s Side Blew Out. Consumer Was Able To Keep Vehicle Under Control While Crossing Three Lanes Of Heavy Tractor Trailer Traffic. After Inspection Of The Tire It Was Determined That The Inner Casing Separated From The Outer Casing. There Was Still Plenty Of Tread On The Tire Which Did Not Contribute To The Blow Out In Any Way. Two Tennessee State Police Officers Agreed That Casing Separation Appeared To Be The Cause. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EDMONTON, KY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Dec 03, 2003

Firestone Tire Tread Separation. Model “wilderness”, Size 23570r16, Dot-w2081pt176, Tire Mileage 8,308 On 11-07-03. Circumstances: While Entering The Town Of Clinton, La. At 45mph, Heard Loud Sharp Thud And My 1997 ford, F150, Immediately Veered Accross The Divided Center Lane Toward An On Coming Logging Truck. I Immediately Corrected To My Right And Stopped In The Front Yard Of House #12780. Upon Exiting Vehicle Determined The Subject Left Rear Tire Tred Had Seperated (althought Still Attached To Tire) Damaged The Fender And Scratched The Body Of The Vehicle Extending To The Gas Cap. These Tires Were Purchased In August 03. During A Conversation With A Firestone Rep. My Tire Dealer Was Advised That This Particular Tire Was Manufactured During The 17th Week Of 1996 And I Should Replace My Tires (taylor’s Auto Repair, Franklinton, La.) The Tire Was Sent To Firestone With Two Extimates Of Damage. Firestone’s Responce Was There Was No Material Defect And The Seperation Was A Result Of Low Tire Pressure Therefor They Have No Interest In My Claim, Or Responsibility. The Subject”new Tire “was Made Before My Vehicle Came Off The Assembley Line. The Tire Is Currently Still At Firestone Awaiting Any Direction From For Return (21 Days From Their Letter Of 11-20-03) I Have Also Taken Photo”s Of The Subject Tire & Damage. Is This Agency Interested In Viewing The Tire? If So, Please Advise Mailing Asap. Thankyou, Rij. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 103303 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FRANKLINTON, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971117. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: TAYLOR AUTOMOTIVE INC. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 985-839-5254 . DEALER’S CITY: FRANKLINTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: LA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 70438 .

Nov 11, 2003

While Driving 65 Mph Front Driver’s Side Tire Tread Separated. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 64000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 17, 2004

Consumer Complained That Rear Passenger’s Tire Had Tread Separation. General, Grabber St, P235/70r16. There Was Approximated 50,415 Miles On The Tire. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50415 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L8VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRANDVIEW, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970719. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SHAWNEE MISSION FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 913-631-0000 . DEALER’S CITY: SHAWNEE MISSION . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 66203 .

June 29, 2004

Firestone Tire – 235/70 R16 Wilderness Ht Dotw208ipt186. While Driving, The Tread Separated From The Tire. The Tire Only Had 24000 Miles On It. *jb The Tire Caused Damage To The Right Rear Quarter Panel, Frame Brace And Muffler Bracket. *nm

Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MARION, AR. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 16, 2004

While Traveling On The Freeway, Heard A Loud Noise Coming From Rear Of Truck And What Appeared To Be A Blowout. As I Changed Lane To Get To The Shoulder I Saw What Appeared To Be Pieces Of Tire Coming From The Rear Of The Vehicle. Once Pulled Over, I Got Out To Investigate, At First Everything Seemed To Be Ok Until I Looked At The Right Rear Tire, Saw That The Tire Was Still Inflated, But The Tread Had Separated From The Tire, The Sidewalls Were In Perfect Condition, But The Tread Had Just Pealed Away From The Center. *mm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN DIMAS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 26, 2006

A Cooper Dominator Sport A/t Tire Of The Type That Is Currently The Subject Of Ea 06 -021 Experienced A Tread Separation While Mounted On The Rear Axle Of A ford F150. The Tread Separation Led To A Loss Of Control And Vehicle Rollover That Resulted In The Death Of One Man And Incapacitating Brain Injuries To Another. The Tire Had 7/32 Of Tread And Was In Good Condition Before The Failure. The Tire Was Well Maintained And Showed No Signs Of Abuse Or Misuse. The Tire That Failed Was Manufactured In 2004 At Cooper’s Findlay, Ohio Plant. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 1 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 09, 2006

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