1998 Ford F-150 Tires problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1998 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Tires problems and defects. Total reports: 82.

Car Would Shake At 45 Mph, Causing Tires To Go Out Of Round.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF17229W. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LADSON, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

May 19, 1998

Steering Pulls.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF17229W. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LADSON, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

May 19, 1998

Tires On Wet Pavement Lose Contact With The Road Easily And Start Slipping, Warranty Current. 30 Mph Speed Driven When Incident Occurred. Dealer Cannot Duplicate The Problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF18L3WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in OAKLEY, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 1998

Tire Failure. (p.235/70/r16). *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W2WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BELL GARDE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980819. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 16, 1998

Sidewall Tire Wear On Spare Tire. Returned As A Warrantee Issue And The Dealership Would Not Replace.( Dot Number: Tire Size: 265x70rx17 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W8WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in YPSILANTI, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Firestone P265/r-170 Expereinced Flat On Rough Road. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1720WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CAPISTRANO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Vehicle Equipped With Over Size Tires (0275/60 R 17) Which Make Steering Very Hard, Highway Speeds Of 70 Mph Experience Direction Control Problems. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF17W4WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHERMAN OA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980907. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Removed Originial Unused Spare Tire From Under Frame Location. The ford f-150 Under Frame Mounting Design Caused 8 Wear Points (from Vibration) At Least 3/16″ Deep Into Outer Sidewall. This Has Created A Potential Unsafe Tire Blowout Condition. I Have Had This Truck For Only 16 Months (@16,295 Miles) And Find This New Spare Now Unsafe And Unusable. I Would Like This Investigated And Other Owners Notified Of This Situation If Warranted. I Will Be Contacting Ukiah ford This Week And I Would Like To Have This Tire Replaced. Contact Me If Needed. Ken Johannes. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235-70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1724WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in UKIAH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Consumer Took Vehicle In For A Routine Check Up And Mechanic Told Consumer That There Were Bubbles In Tires, Consumer Was Very Concerned.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1728WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MORGAN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 2000

Firestone Dealer Told Me That My Size Tire Was Not Included In Recall. The Dealer Replaced A Tire Before The Recall Because It Was Defect In The Same Way As The Recalled Size. I Can Assure You That The Problem Exists In The P235/70r-16 Because I Saw It. Please Contact Me If You Want Further Information. The Recall Should Include P235/70r16 And Possibly Other Sizes( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70r-16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W1WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CINNMINSON, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 06, 2000

Tires Vibrate At Highway Speeds After A 25 Mile Trip Or More . I Had The Truck To The Dealer And They Found No Trouble With The Truck . They Said It Was The Tires I Had The Truck At A Firestone Store And All I Got Was A Run Around.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P2357016 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Mar 15, 2000

Pinhole Leaks Developed On Two Driver Side Tires For No Apparant Reason–manufacturer Was Unresponsive. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P255/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SILVER SPRING, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 01, 2000

Tread Seperation Occured , All 4 Tires On Ground Replaced With One Other Noted As Ready To Go Bad( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOULTON, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 01, 2000

The Tread Area Of The Tire Was Like Foamrubber.i Told The Manager At The Firestone Store The Tire Was Defective And He Laughed And Said I Did Something Wrong ,and They Weren,t Having Any Problems. I Asked For A Discount He Said No Way. Like A Fool I Ennt And Bought 2 More Of The Same Tire. I E Mailed Firestone And Told Them I Thought They Had Defective Tires , They Told Me To Go To A Firestone Store , And Talk To A Manager. Hell I Did That, It Didn,t Do Me Any Good, They Knew They Had A Poor Product And Just Blew Me Out The Door.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1768WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MUNHALL, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 09, 2000

During A Rutine Service On My F150 Pickup It Was Indicated That The Tire Was Spliting. I Have Contacted Firestone For A Replacement Tire And They Will Not Replace At Full Cost, The Notified Me That I Will Inquire The Cost After Being Prorated. I Feel This Is The Same Thing That Is Happening To The Recalled Tire’s And I Feel That This Also Need To Be Recalled Before Someone Is Injuried Or Killed. Please Notify Me Of The Resultes Of The Inquire. Thank You Very Much, John Land( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235-70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CALLAHAN, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 24, 2000

Tread Separated From Steel Belts And Blew Out Causing Vehicle To Run Into Ditch( Dot Number: W 208 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1767WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ELBERTON, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 21, 2000

My Question Is About Safety For Myself And Any Person With Me In Regards To These Tires, Although They Have Not Failed As Some Have Holding Tire Pressure And Having To Switch Them More Than Any Other Tire I Have Owned To Avoid Thumping And Uneven Tire Wear . It Comes Back To This , Uncertain About Safety And What Possibly Could Happen Has Prompted This Query. The Latest Report From Nhtsa Is To Replace Them And Wait For A Decision , I Don’t Have The Moneyto Do This , Your Answer Will Be Appreciated . Thank You— Herbert E Summers( Dot Number: 104 S Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1765WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LAKE CITY, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19990201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 15, 1999

Tire Looses Pressure Rapidly After A Few Weeks Of Slow Air Loss. Repair Facility Removed/inspected Tire And Found No Holes But Has Commented This To Be A Common Problem Associated With Firestone Tires. I Am Replacing 4 Tires Due To Safety Concerns.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HAVRE DE GRACE, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Jan 04, 1999

This Was The Right Rear Tire With No Signs Of Apparent Wear When The Tire Blew On Me When I Was Driving Home From Work On The In. Toll Road.( Dot Number: Vn08 Tire Size: P23570/r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1728WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VALPARAISO, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 10, 2000

This Was The Right Rear Tire With No Signs Of Apparent Wear When The Tire Blew On Me When I Was Driving Home From Work On The In. Toll Road.( Dot Number: Vn08 Tire Size: P23570/r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1728WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VALPARAISO, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 10, 2000

Pe00-020; After Inspecting The Tires Found Cracks In The Groove.tires Had To Be Replaced. ford Truck, F150 1998, Firestone, Wilderness Ht, P235/75r16. *ak Firestone Dealer Inspected The Tires And Indicated That The Cracks In The Grooves Had Weakened The Tread. The Dealer Also Warned The Customer That The Tires Could Blow Out. The Customer Chose To Replace. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1720WD. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ASTATULA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 18, 2000

My Question Is About Safety For Myself And Any Person With Me In Regards To These Tires, Although They Have Not Failed As Some Have Holding Tire Pressure And Having To Switch Them More Than Any Other Tire I Have Owned To Avoid Thumping And Uneven Tire Wear . It Comes Back To This , Uncertain About Safety And What Possibly Could Happen Has Prompted This Query. The Latest Report From Nhtsa Is To Replace Them And Wait For A Decision , I Don’t Have The Moneyto Do This , Your Answer Will Be Appreciated . Thank You— Herbert E Summers( Dot Number: 104 S Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1765WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LAKE CITY, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19990201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 15, 1999

This Was The Right Rear Tire With No Signs Of Apparent Wear When The Tire Blew On Me When I Was Driving Home From Work On The In. Toll Road.( Dot Number: Vn08 Tire Size: P23570/r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1728WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VALPARAISO, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 10, 2000

This Was The Right Rear Tire With No Signs Of Apparent Wear When The Tire Blew On Me When I Was Driving Home From Work On The In. Toll Road.( Dot Number: Vn08 Tire Size: P23570/r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1728WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VALPARAISO, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 10, 2000

Pe00 020; Vehicle Was Parked In The Garage And She Noticed Driver’s Front Tire Was Completely Flat. Tire Firestone Wilderness#ht P235/70r16. There Were No Injuries. *ak Two Tires Had Bubble By The Tread. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1761WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in EATON, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971217. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Aug 19, 2000

Tire Had Thumping Sound. Took Car To Les Schwab To Look At. Said Nothing Wrong Was Found. On Vacation, Sound Worsened. Took Vehicle To ford Dealer, Told Me That I Should Go To Goodyear Dealer. Goodyear Said That Tires Were “cupping” Which Means The Cords Are Separating. They Would Not Replace, Tire, Made Me Buy New Ones. Said Because I Didn’t Rotate Tires Every 3k Miles, That I Voided Warranty. I Checked With ford, And The Tire Rotation Isn’t A Warranty Must, Only A Reccommendation. Should Not Void Warranty. I Called Goodyear And They Told Me They Could Do Nothing. I Just Want The Warranty To Be Honored. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ASTORIA, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Aug 14, 2000

The First Incident With An Occurence Date Of 10/9/99 Was When I Located A Lump In The Left Side Front Tire. While Driving At Slow Speeds The Steering Wheel Would Move Side To Side As The Lump Or Raised Portion Of The Wheel Would Come Into Contact With The Road. At Higher Speeds It Felt Like The Tire Was Out Of Balance. I Finally Located The Lump And Had The Tire Replaced. I Was Informed At The Time The Belts Had Seperated. The Tire Was Replaced But Only After The Price Had Been Prorated According To The Manufacturers Warranty. The Second Incident Was Much More Serious. While Returning Home From The Northern Part Of The State The Tread Completely Seperated On The Right Front Tire. I Was Travelling On A Highway Known As The Cimmaron Turnpike. The Speed Limit On The Turnpike Is 75 Mph. I Noticed A Vibration And Then The Whole Tire Let Go. The Tread Stripprd Off And Tore Up The Whole Inside Of The Fender As It Continued To Go Around. It Tore Out The Inner Fender Well Liner . It Looked Exactly Like The Tires Being Shown On The News Reports Concerning Firestone. After These Two Incidents These Tires Were Replaced Under The Manufacturers Warranty But Only After They Had Been Prorated. I Replaced The Two Rear Tires In April Of 2000 Prior To Taking A Trip Because I Thougt They Might Do The Same Thing.*ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70sr16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1765WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOORE, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 24, 1999

I Haev Been Advised As Far As The Advisory Of Wilderness Ht Tires Currently On List, For 1 Firestone Dealer In My Are Refused To Inspect Tires Period. I Drive Highways And At This Point Now Where The Truck Has Been Docked Due To Questionable Safety Of Tires. I Have Been In Touch With Firestone Numerous Times And ford Which ford Will No Replace Them At All Period, These Are Fact Tires Still On Veh And Are Like New To This Day I Requested Replacements From Fire Which They Denied Me.( Dot Number: W2 Tire Size: 235 70 16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX176WNA. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BRICK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

I Took My Tires To A ford Dealer And Showed Them. The Only Thing They Said Was That I Better Get Them Changed Or Park My Truck. These Tires Still Look New. But They Are Getting Air Bubbles Under The Tread. Belts Are Coming Apart Or Broken. But The Tread Still Looks Like New. I Dont Think It Is Fair , They Have A Problem With These Tires And Wont Fix Them. I Have Even Talked To My ford Dealer About Your Advisery And They Said It Doesnt Mean Anything To Them. Please Dont Let These People Get Away With This. My Wife And 4 Kids Ride With Me, I Cant Afford To Loose Them Becouse Some Tire Company Feels Like They Dont Have A Problem. Thanks. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70/r1 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W4WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POWHATAN PT., OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19990301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

July 24, 2000

Tires Have Masive Cracks In The Tread Looks Like Dry Rot But Real Bad. *ak( Dot Number: Vn08 Tire Size: 23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1821WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORFOLK, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

June 01, 2000

This ford F150 1998 Has Fierstone Wilderness/ht P23570r16 On It. Consumer Noticed That Front Left Tire Started To Separate. Dealer Prorated The Tire, And Replaced It With The Same Kind Of Tire.*ak Firestone Prorated A New Set Of Wilderness Tires At A Lower Cost. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1727WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RIVERDALE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

At 15,000 Miles All The Tires Are Worn Down Past 2/32th”. Warranty States That There Warrantied To 6 Years, 60,000 Before The Tread Would Wear Down That Bad. Ive Been To Numerous ford And Firestone Dealers But None Would Honor The Warranty. Ive Also Located Cracks In The Treads. I Still Have All 4 Tires In My Possession Since Ive Replaced The Originals. At 15,000 Miles The Vehicle Was Only 1 Year And 9 Months Old. ford And Firestone Admitted That There “might” Be A Problem But Pawned It Off On Each Other. (dot Number: Vn08 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX0729WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PLANTATION, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

May 01, 2000

Right Rear Tire Blew Out Sidewall (dot Number: W2081pt427 Tiresize: P235 70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W2WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TALLAHASSEE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Oct 02, 2000

Tire Failed Under Normal Use Conditions For No Apparent Reason. No Road Hazard Noted Before Failure. Sidewall Blowout Included Tearing Of Rubber Outward Toward Tread. No Loss Of Control Noted. No Tread Separation Noted. No Damage To Vehicle. Firestone Will Not Prorate Tire For Replacement. Will Be Replacing All 4 Tires With Another Brand Due To Personnal Experience With Failres Of Two P235/70r15’s On Previous Vehicle. *ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1726WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SPENCERPORT, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Oct 16, 2000

No Summary Listed For Abov Evehicle. *ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOBILE, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 23, 2000

My 1 Tire Had Started To Separate Exactly Like The 15″ Wilderness At Tires That Have Been Recalled. I’ve Waited To See If My Tires Would Be Recalled. I Replaced My Tires W/new Goodyear Tires The Very Next Day, But I Kept The Old Tires Which The Other 3 Show Significant Deteriation. I Also Took Pictures Of All 4 Tires Showing The Cracks Along With The 1 That Seperated. I Feel The Public Should Be Made Aware Of This & That The 15″ Tires Are Not The Only Ones That Could Seperate & Cost Innocent People Their Lives. I Feel Alot Of Consumers Have A False Sense Of Security & This Is Should Be Of The Upmost Urgency!! Sincerely, Ann C Rickenbach. *ak (dot Number: W208 1pt Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PINELLAS PARK, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 04, 2000

My 1 Tire Had Started To Separate Exactly Like The 15″ Wilderness At Tires That Have Been Recalled. I’ve Waited To See If My Tires Would Be Recalled. I Replaced My Tires W/new Goodyear Tires The Very Next Day, But I Kept The Old Tires Which The Other 3 Show Significant Deteriation. I Also Took Pictures Of All 4 Tires Showing The Cracks Along With The 1 That Seperated. I Feel The Public Should Be Made Aware Of This & That The 15″ Tires Are Not The Only Ones That Could Seperate & Cost Innocent People Their Lives. I Feel Alot Of Consumers Have A False Sense Of Security & This Is Should Be Of The Upmost Urgency!! Sincerely, Ann C Rickenbach. *ak( Dot Number: W208 1pt Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PINELLAS PARK, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 04, 2000

Firestone Wilderness Ht Right Rear Tire Went Flat, A Rock Was Stuck On The Middle Of The Tire, Firestone Would Not Fix The Tire, P235/75r16 Dot Vn085t770p. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FT2F18W0WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VERNDALE, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000318. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 01, 2000

Both Front Tires Are Cracking And Seperating Between The Treads Had Them Checked And Found The The Cords Are Separating Between The Layers Of The Tire And Are Not Safe To Use !!! I Have Jus Replaced These Two Front Tires With Another Brand [bfg] And There Is No Comparson On How Much Better The Truck Handles A Drives I Still Have These Tires And Have Conctaced Firestone About This Problem And Of Course They Want Them So No One Else Can See The Defects In These Other Wilderness Tires Thank You Jeff. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX17WXWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FOWLERVILLE, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 19990101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 22, 2000

Tire Had Partial Tread Separation And A Near-perfect Radial Split From Root Of Tread To Bead. Actual Tread Surface Was Fine. Dealer Said It Had Been “cut.” *ak (tiresize: 265/7516lt)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 265/7516lt )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W9WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WALNUT CREEK, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

June 26, 1999

While Driving On Highway Front Left Tire Went Flat, And Then Consumer Replaced Tire With Spare. About 50 Miles Later,tire Came Completly Off Vehicle. Vehicle Crashed In The Side Of Road, And Did Some Damage To Vehicle. Contacted Dealer, And The Dealer Said That They Could Not Do Anything For Him.*ak The Spare Wheel That Was Used During Replacing Flat Tire Came Off Due To Defective Coating That The Vehicle Manufacturer Had Recalled For Coating Breakdown And Causing The Lug Nuts To Come Loose And Spin Off. ( The Tire Make And Model Was Not Given) *yh

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX0763WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980707. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Jan 13, 2001

The Original Goodyear Tires On The Vehicle Were Replaced At 33,000 Miles Due To Being Chopped, Which Caused Vibration While Driving. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L6WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PALM BAY, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Tires Failed At 16,000 Miles Then Again At 26,000 Complaint Sent To Firestone But They Sent Letter That They Will Not Cover The Replacement Because The Tires Were Bought Before The Recall. Please Help. The Tires Didn’t Wait For The Recall To Split And Put Me And My Family’s Life At Risk. *ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HUDSON, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Left Rear Tire Had A Split Around The Rim, Aftermarket Equipment Installed At 49000 Miles, Tires Were Bridgestone Fueler 684, Size P265/75r16, Sears Replaced Tires. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19991126. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 03, 2001

I Live In The Florida Keys Where It Is Pretty Warm But Where The Maximum Speed Limit Is 55mph And Mostly Much Less. There Are Few High Speed (highway) Miles On My Tires. Having Said That, I Drove To Port Orange (daytona Beach), Florida To See My Father Who Recently Had Surgery And On The Way Home (only 8 Miles Into The Return Trip) I Suddenly Got A Vibration In The Ride. I Was Doing The Speed Limit Of 70mph On The Interstate I-95. I Pulled Over And Checked My Tires And Didn’t See Anything And So Assumed The Problem Was The Road. I Then Drove A Short Distance And Changed Lanes But The Vibration Didn’t Go Away So I Kept To A Lower Speed (around 50) And Took The Next Exit Where I Pulled Into A Parking Lot And Did A Detailed Examination Of My Tires. What I Found Was A Raised Area On The Tread Of The Front Left (driver’s Side) Tire. It Was Approximately 12 Inches Long And 2 1/2 To 3 Inches Wide. It Was Difficult To Detect Visually Because It Was Not Raised Very High But Was Easy To Detect By Running My Hands Around The Tread Of The Entire Wheel. I Checked All Other Tires And Didn’t Notice A Problem So I Located (with The Telephonic Assistance From My Parents) A Firestone Dealer Back In Port Orange Where I Had Just Come From And Drove There. At First The Guy In Charge Told Me I Would Have A 2 Hour Wait Since He Had Lots Of Paying Customers In Front Of Me But After Explaining (rather Forcefully) That This Was An Emergency Problem Due To A Defective Product And That I Had An 8 Hour Drive Ahead Of Me That His Product Had Already Delayed By At Least 1 1/2 Hours He Finally Told Me He Would Get Me In The Bay In An Hour. At First, He Was Only Going To Replace The One Tire. I Insisted They Inspect All The Tires And It Was A Good Thing I Did… They Found The Tread On The Right Front Was Also Separating And That It Was Also Dangerous And Would Need To Be Replaced Which They Did. I Want The Remaining Two Replaced. *ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):N/A. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SUGARLOAF KEY, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Mar 18, 2001

Mechanic Was Checking Brakes And Got His Finger Caught On A Wire Coming Out Of Front Passenger’s Tire. In Middle Of Tread Steel Belts Were Coming Through Around Entire Tire. Consumer Had A 1998, ford, F150 Pickup With Orginal Tires, Size P235/70r16, Approximate 29,000 Miles. Vehicle Hasn’t Hauled Any Heavy Loads. Firestone Was Contacted, And They Stated They Had No Obligation To Replace Tires.*ak *jb

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHERIDAN, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 01, 2001

Tires Replaced In 1999 With Tires Same As Original. *ak (tiresize: 16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 16 )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SANTA FE, NM. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

May 31, 2001

1st Tire Separated In April 2001, And 2nd Tire Blew Apart (separated) Yesterday (july 3, 2001)on Highway.*ak (dot Number: W2081pt198 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W0WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 03, 2001

While Driving 70mph Vehicle Started To Vibrate For A Short Before A Loud Bang Was Heard. Left Rear Tire Had Shredded And Caused Aluminum Wheel To Be Damaged. Had Replaced Tire With Spare. Took Tire To Retailer, And Mechanic Could Not Locate Reason For Blowout.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILL IN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in IVANHOE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 21, 2001

Consumer States There Is A Thumping Noise While Driving, Tires Have Been Rotated And Balanced, Also Dealer Kept The Vehilce For One Day But Could Not Duplicate The Problem, Consumer States He Knows There Is A Problem With The Tire, He Is Not Requesting Four Brand New Tires But Wants The Bad Tire Replaced. (firestone Wilderness Ht P235/70r161043) *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1721WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FORT WAYNE, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011231. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 42 mph.

I Prucahsed My New Truck On Or About Sept 1998. Since Then I Have Not Had But Prblems With The Firestone Tires. They Rode Like You Were Driving Down A Rocky Road I Tried Rotaing Them And Keep A Close Eye On The Air Pressure Of The Tires. The Two Front Tires Were Real Bad And I Ended Up Just Buying Two More From The Local Firestone Dealer In Greenville, Ky. I Am A Ky State Police Trooper And Now When There Is Something Wrong With A Tire They Felt As If They Were Out Of Round But Could Not Convince The Firestone Dealer So I Just Bout Two More. I Moved The Two Rear Tires Up Front And Put The Two New Ones On The Back. Even With The Before The New Tires I Noticed That The Tires Did Not Maintain A Constant Air Presuure In Them And Recently During The Hot Weather We Have Been Having Here I Have To Add Additional Air To The Tires. I Have Contacted Firestone And ford About This But No One Is Saying Anything. In The Comming Week I Am Going To Buy Me 4 New Tires And Just Get Them Off I Dont Trust Them If You Would Like Them I Would Be Happy To Give Them To You For Futher Tests. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX176XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POWDERELY, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

It Was About 8:00 Am And I Had Driven Less Than 10 Miles On A Paved 2-lane Road. The Tire Didn’t Seem To Blow Out, It Just Disentigrated. I Did Not Have Anything In Tha Back Of The Truck And The Tires Were Inflated At 35psi. I Haven’t Trusted Them Since. *ak (tiresize: 235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1760WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROUND ROCK, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

June 14, 1999

I Was Traveling At Posted Speed Limit Of 65 Mph On South-bound Freeway Near Ashlan Avenue In Fresno When The Problem Occurred. Initially, I Thought I Had Hit Something In Road And It Got Caught In The Undercarriage. There Was A Violent Vibration For Approximately 200 Feet. I Immediately Slowed And Got In The Center Lane Making My Way Off The Freeway And 3-miles To My Place Of Employment. I Got Out Of The Truck, Checked For Damage And Found There Was No Tread On The Tire And My Left Rear Fender Was Thrashed. I Can Provide Digital Photos Of The Damage Caused By The Complete Separation Of The Tread From The Tire.*ak (dot Number: A308443367 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX0763WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FRESNO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 09, 2001

Left Rear Tire Failure At A Speed Of 65mph. Very Little Traffic On Road. The Tread Completely Separated From The Left Rear Tire. Truck Veered Into The Left Lane Of A 4 Lane Highway. Tire Did Not Blow. Truck Was Brought Under Control And Left Rear Tire Was Changed. Unable To Put Fuel In Truck Due To Fuel Line Being Torn Out Of Place And Dangling From Underneath The Truck. Damage Was $1400.00 To Left Rear Section Of Truck. All Tires Were Replaced At A Cost Of $630.00. Continental Tire Was Notified And A Claim Filed For Property Damage. Claim No. C-11107. *ak (dot Number: A308443387 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZXO723WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VALPARAISO, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 03, 2001

Heading In To Work On Tuesday, July 17th, I Experienced A Blowout On The Left-rear Tire Of My ford f-150 Pickup Truck. I Was The Only Person In The Vehicle At This Particular Time. I Didn’t Think Much Of This Event Until I Heard The News Today About These Tires Being Investigated By Nhtsa. From My Observation, This Occurrence Was Due To A Vertical Rip In The Side Wall And Not Directly Related Tread Separation. I’m Looking To Purchase A Replacement Set Tires This Coming Weekend For The Vehicle. I Would Like To Be Updated On The Latest Investigation Status Of This Model Tire And If I Should Preceed With My Current Purchase. A Timely Response Would Be Appreciated. Thank You! *ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1763WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RENO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 17, 2001

I Was Driving On A Local Highway At 70 Mph And Luckily My Sister Was Driving Behind Me And Noticed My Passenger Side Rear Tire Going Low. I Began To Merge My Truck Over To The Emergency Lane When The Tire Completely Failed And The Rear Of The Truck Began To Swerve. Once I Pulled Over And Looked At The Tire I Saw A Six Inch Gash Roughly One Inch From The Raised Firestone Letering Running Horizontal With The Seam Of The Tread. Another Gash Was Observed In The Same Location Smaller In Size But On The Same Seam Roughly Twelve Inches From The Six Inch Gash. Although My Tire Is Not On Recall I Would Like To Have My Tire Inspected By The Nhtsa So That If There Is A Defect In This Particular Tire A Warning Can Be Submitted Before Other Accidents Or Injuries Occur.thank You For Your Concern, Jason Kominoth. *ak (dot Number: W2081pt238 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1727WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARIETTA, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 29, 2001

Firestone, Wilderness Ht, Size 15, P235-70r16 W2081pt257: While Traveling At 70mph And Without Any Indication, Tires Had A Blowout.*ak The Tire That Blew Was The Left Rear Tire And Tires Had Just Been Rotated And Aligned.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHARENTON, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 22, 2001

Tire Separated Causing Damage.contiental Refuses To Pay Claim. *ak (dot Number: A308443417 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1727WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ARLINGTON, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20010401. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

May 24, 2001

Had A Tire Blowout While On Interstate. Goodyear Dealer Inspected Tire And Determined That There Was No Cuts Or Punctures That Caused The Blowout.goodyear Offered A Discount On A New Tire Based On Tread Wear.goodyear Dealers , However Do Not Have The Tire Needed. I Contacted Goodyear And They Said They Are On Back Order And I Should Just But A Used Tire To Use Until Tires Are Available.i Don’t Want To Use Any Used Tires And I Am Now Afraid Of My Other Tires On Any Interstate Driving.goodyear Was Very Uncooperative To Try To Help Me In Any Way Except To Say They Don’t Have My Particular Tire. I Would Be Willing To Upgrade To A Better Tire And Install A Complete New Set If They Would Consider Their Discout On The Better Tires. I Feel That I Have Not Been Treated Fairly As The Tire Defect Was Not Any Fault Of Mine…can Your Organization Help Me In Any Way? I Have Some More Interstate Trips To Make And Do Not Feel Safe Without Having New Tires Installed.nd. *ak (tiresize: P275/60r17)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1765WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KNOXVILLE, TN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 30, 2001

Partial Tread Separation And Subsequent Blowout. *ak (tiresize: 235/70/r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W7WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GROSSE POINTE WOODS, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Sept 30, 2001

Over The Course Of Two Week The Tire Got A Bulge And Started Pulling Apart

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17WGWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CLOUIS, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 10, 2001

While Traveling At The Speed Limit On I-295 In Jacksonville Florida A Bridgestone Tire Mounted On The Left Rear Of My Vehicle Suffered A Blow Out. While Blow Outs Do Occur, In This Instance The Tread Came Completely Of The Tire Prior To A Very Violent Explosion Of The Tire. This Caused Extensive Damage To My Vehicle And Loss Of Control. I Have Contacted Bridgestone Regarding This, And They Have Chosen To Deny, And Ignore The Problem. The Tire Had Plenty Of Tread And Appeared In Good Condition. It Was Being Operated At The Correct Pressure Of 44lbs Cold. I Am Extremely Worried That Bridgestone May Be Hideing A Problem That Good Possably Cost Someone There Life.*ak (dot Number: 7b73pua189 Tiresize: P265/75r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0764WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GRIFFIN, GA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Oct 22, 2001

Consumer Noticed A Bubble In Middle Of The Tire On A 1998, ford, F150, Original Equipment, Tire Size P235/70r16, Dot# A308443268. Dealer Was Not Notified At This Time. Feel Free To Provide Any Further Information.*ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Apr 03, 2002

Tire Blewout While Traveling The Ohio Turnpike. Tread Separated From Tire.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX176XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20970901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

June 01, 2002

Firestone, Wilderness Ht, P235/70r16, Dot Unknown, Original Equipment On A 1998, ford, F150 With 54000 Miles. Passenger Front Tire Is Separating Where Tread Meets Sidewall. Passenger Rear Tire Is Cracking On Sidewall.*akall Four Tires Have Been Replaced Due To Cracking And For Fear That They May Also Separate Causing An Accident. *jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18WXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980408. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 19, 2002

Left Front Tie Rod Broke Off While The Consumer Was Driving, Causing The Tire To Go Sideways. Contacted The Dealer, And The Dealer Was Not Willing To Do Anything. *ak Consumer Stated That The The Front End Needed Replacing Plus Tires The Estimate Is $983.45. *scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17WXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DELIVAN, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980807. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 28, 2002

One Tire Became Flat While Awaiting For Two Other Tires To Be Replaced And Aligned. Mr While Driving 70 Mph The Tread On The Passenger Side Tire Separated From The Outside Edge Of The Tire And Caused It To Blowout. Another Tire On The Front Experienced A Blowout On At The Sidewall And One Went Flat While Waiting For Replacements Which Were On Backorder. (michelin Cross Terrain). *scc *nlm

Mileage was 83619 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FT2X17W3WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BRAWLEY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Apr 13, 2003

While Driving At 50 Mph And No Warning Right Rear Tire Tread Separated, Consumer Had To Pull Over. Firestone, Wilderness At, Size P235/70r16, Dot#unknown. Manufacturer Had Been Notified.*ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HANFORD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Sept 05, 2003

While Attempting To Back Up My Vehicle(1998 ford f-150 4 X 4 6 Cyl) I Thought I Was Hung Up On Something As There Was A Great Deal Of Resistance In Doing So. When I Got Out To Check For Obstructions In The Roadway, I Was Horrified To See That Both Of My Front Tires Were Facing Each Other (toed In). After Much Ado, And Many Men Stopping To See What My Problem Was, I Learned That The Front Passenger Side Tie Rod Had Let Go Without Any Warning! With Only 60,000 Miles On My Truck, Everyone Told Me To Investigate Why This Happened Because It Should Not Have Occurred. It Is My Understanding That ford Used To Have A Greased Fitting Holding The Tierods And Has Switched To A Nylon Fitting That Is Non-greasable To Save Money>…. I Can Tell You That I Was Very Sick To My Stomach To Think That My Tie Rod Could Have Let Go While Traveling On The Highway And I Would Have Been Facing The Possibility Of Disasterous Consequences. That Did Not Give Me A Warm And Fuzzy Feeling. I Bought This Pick-up Because I Thought I Was Safer Driving A Big Vehicle. Little Did I Know That Some Small Little Nylon Part Was Defective And Was Compromising My Ability To Steer My Vehicle. Would You Please Tell Me How Many More People Have Had This Happen To Them?? My Garage Tells Me They Have Seen Plenty!*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF182XWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KINGFIELD, ME. Vehicle was purchased on 20030409. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KNAPP BROTHERS, INC. .

Nov 01, 2003

While Driving 35 Mph Driver’s Front Tire Blew Out. This Caused Consumer To Pull Off The Road To Change The Tire. The Consumer Stated Tha The Right Passenger Tire Blew Out Less Then A Month Ago. *ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RENTON, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 04, 2004

1998 F150 Tire Blew Out While Driving. *ts The Consumers Vehicle Had Minor Damage When He Grazed The Median Wall. *jb Updated 03/08/06

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MERCER, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Jan 25, 2006

Traveling On Highway, Front-end Begin To Shim. Shim Became So Hard Speed Was Reduced To 45 Mph. Loud Pop Followed By Huge Piece Of Trend Coming Off & Being Left On Highway. Slowly Pulled Over Thinking A Blow-out & Found Front-left Driver’s Side Tire Had Top Layer Of Trend Gone, But No Air Lost. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARLOW, OK. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 24, 2008

This Is For Defective Valve Stems. I Purchased New Tires From Mavis Tire Corp. In November 2006 And In June 2008 I Had 1 Valve Stem Fail. It Happened While The Car Was Parked. I Brought It Back And Had To Insist To Have It Replaced Free Of Charge Since It Was A Defective Part. At That Time I Did Not Know Of The Problem That Existed With The Stems. Now I Am Beginning To Wonder If The Other 3 Valve Stems Will Fail As Well. I Am Sure They Will Not Replace Them Free Of Charge Without A Recall. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX08L5WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GREENWICH, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 16, 2008

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Vehicle Has Toyo Open Country At Tires, Size P235/70/r16. The Contact Noticed That The Sidewalls Of The Front Driver’s Side, Front Passenger Side, And Rear Passenger Side Tires Were Cracked. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Repair Shop And All Four Tires Were Replaced. The Contact Was Concerned Of The Safety Risk Involved. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 116,000. Updated 12-01-08 *bf Updated 12/02/08. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 116000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX17W9WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MRYTLE POINT, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 17, 2008

Purchased 4 New Tires Approximately June 2006 From Ntb. One Year Later Had Blow-out And Purchased New Tire. Shortly Thereafter Had 3 Flat Tires And Ntb Said That The Valve Stems Were Defective And Replaced. I Believe That The Blow-out That I Had Was A Result Of A Defective Valve Stem, But There Was No Way To Prove. *tr

Mileage was 93000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX0767WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Jan 26, 2007

I Have Pep Boys (cooper Tires) On My 1998 f-150 ford. Futura Adventure H/t P265-70r17 And With 55 Thousand Miles On Them The Radial Belt Has Slipped On 2 Of The Tores And Is Causing A Very Ruff Bumpy Ride. The Tires Have Plenty Of Tread Left And Should Have Lasted 70 Thousand Miles. What A Shame They Have Not Been Recall For Being Defective. I Bought The Truck From A ford Dealer And They Put On The New Tires. I Do Not Have A Receipt. The Design Number Is 9351 Another Number I Took Off The Tire Is 29122-1 And 1135. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100086 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX08W8WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CINCINNATI, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Jan 28, 2009

Today Was And Average Day. I Made My Way Onto The Highway As I’ve Done Endless Times, Smooth Sailing For About 15 Minutes Or So Nothing Out Of The Ordinary And Upon My Travels On The Highway. In Less Than 4 Second I Was Shocked As My Vehicle Felt Like It Was Floating Oddly And Shifting To The Next Lane In The Rear End Then Proceeded To Throw An Entire Section Of My Right Rear Tire Out Of Nowhere. It Is A Mastercraft (aka) Cooper Tire Known As The Ct-c, Which Is A Very Hearty And (so I Thought) Well-made Item. I Had Been On The Highway For Roughly 15minutes Or So Then This Happened At A Speed Of 65mph And I Was Lucky To Not Lose Total Control Entirely And Crash. I Did My Best To Hold Control Of The Truck And Bring It To A Safe Stop Of The Side Of The Highway Just Where And Exit Was. Upon Visual Inspection It Seems To Me The Way The Tire Conveniently Separated Itself, With The Sidewalls Still On The Wheel Of The Truck And The Entire Tread, Bands And Belts All Came Of And Rocketed Across The Highway Was Not Done By Road Debris. I Saw This In The Quick Glimpse Of It Leaving My Truck, Which I Caught In My Rear View Mirror. I’m Really Shaken Up About This And Very Much Concerned About My Own Well Being And That Of The People Around Me And Those Who Ride With Me. What Should I Do? This Does Not Seem Like Road Damage To Me, If I Had Hit Something (which Upon Scouring The Road Surface Nothing Was Found), It Would Seem That My Front Tire Would Have Hit Something 1st. My Wish Is To Have All 4 Tires Replaced (a Different Brand) At The Cost Of The Manufacturer Responsible. Most Importantly I Do Not Want Anyone Else To Be Potential Victims Of This Failure, As I Got Very Lucky! I Don

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