1998 Ford F-150 Tires Tread, Belt 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 Tread, Belt problems and defects. Total reports: 55.

Pieces Of Rubber Missing From First Groove On All Four Tires. Tires Were Like This At Time Of Purchase. Goodyear Says Nothing Is Wrong, Dealer Says They Are Not Responsible. Tires Are P275/60r-17 Bsw All Season Tires.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1762WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HOWELL, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980630. 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.

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 45 Mph On A Pavement Road And Rear Driver’s Side Exploded Due To Tread Separation.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GILBERT, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 01, 1999

Pe00020; Tire Tread Separation: While Driving About 55 Mph, Sidewall Came Off The Tire On The Front Driver’s Side. Driver Was Able To Control Vehicle, And Was Not Injured. Tire Was Original Equipment On A ford, F150, 1998. Tire Was Prorated At 50% On The Purchase Of A New Tire, At A Firestone Dealership. Please List Tire Size And Dot # If Possible.*ak Firestone Wilderness At P235/70/r16 *mw

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 21, 2000

After 10 Hours Of Summer Driving On A Flat Section Of I-10 Near Seguin, Tx, The Tread Separated Completely Withour Warning. I Expect To Make The Same Trip Tomorrow, 8/9/2000. Big River Tire Of Zachary Inspected The Remaining Three Tires On 8/7/00. “patrick” Assures Me That We Will Not Have Any Trouble. *ak( Dot Number: )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1720WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in THE BLUFFS, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. 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.

July 01, 2000

My Tires Are Peeling Like The Ones That I See On The News. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235-70-16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BOCA RAYON, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 01, 2000

Pe-00-020; Original Equipment On A ford, F150, 1998, Dot Number W208, And Tire Size P23570r16. Two Separate Incidents With Tires. When Driving 65 Mph Right Rear Tire Tread Separated From Sidewall Of The Tire, Tire Was Replaced With Same Type Of Tire. Consumer Noted All Four Tires Had Developed Cracks And Stress Along Sidewall Areas Of Tires. Tires Have 30 Thousands Miles On Them. *ak Firestone Finally Replaced The Tires With A Less Expensive Brand. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF172FWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LITTLE ROCK, AR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980109. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 01, 1999

A Friend Who Is In The Tire Business Called Me Out To Look At My Tires On That Morning. He Showed Me How The Tire Wall Was Shredding And That Was Not Normal And Urged Me To Bring My Truck To The Shop Immediately, So I Did. At That Time, I Did Not Realize That It Could Be A Manufacturer’s Defect, Even Though My Friend Insisted That Tires Should Not Tear Like That. Having Viewed The Recent News Releases About This Happening, I Decided To Log My Complaint. The Salesperson At Firestone Told Me That The Repair Could Not Be Made, So I Would Have To Purchase A New Tire, Which I Did. Since Then, I Have Incurred Another Flat Tire. This Time It Was A Nail, However When The Tire Was Completely Deflated, There Were Some Threads That Were Partially Shredded, However I Was Advised By Firestone That The Shredding Was Not The Cause Of The Tire Flat And Was Assured That It Was Normal To Have Some Separation. Now I Am Concerned For My Safety, But Can Not Afford To Purchase A New Set Of Tires.*ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23570r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1720WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KENNER, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 17, 1999

Tire Came Apart At Sidewall Treadline. *ak( Dot Number: W208 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 COCOA, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980201. 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.

Dec 06, 1999

Pe00020; Tire Tread Separation: While Driving About 70 Mph, Tread On The Rear Driver’s Side Tire Came Off. Driver Was Able To Kept Control Of A 1998, ford, F150. Three Other Passenger’s Were In The Vehicle. No One Was Injured. Tire Was A Wilderness Ht, P23570r16, Original Tire Equipment. Tire Mileage Was 22,000. The Tire Was Shipped To Firestone. Please Provide Dot # If Possible.*ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BERMUDA DUNES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Apr 21, 2000

Consumer Has A 1998 ford F150 With The Original Tires. Both Front Tires Had Tread Separation & Were Replaced With Same Brands, Tire Size P235/70r16. Dot# W2081pt326. Approximate Mileage 45,000. Tires Were Replaced Before Recall Was Annouced.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WRIGHTWOOD, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971001. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 29, 2000

Pe 00 020/tire Tread Separation: During Inspection Of Tires, Noticed A Bulge In Tread Which Appeared To Be Separating On A 1997 ford F150, After Market Equipment, Wilderness Ht; P235/70r16, And Dot# W2081pt28. Dealer/firestone Were Not Notified At This Time. *ak While Inspecting The Right Front Tire Was Found To Have Tread Separation And Was Removed By The Customer. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W9VK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAN MARCOS, TX. Original Owner. 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.

Aug 24, 2000

Firestone, Wilderness/ht, P235r7016 Was On This ford, F150, 1998 When Tread Separated From The Tire While Traveling At Speed Of 60 Mph. Firestone Has Been Contacted, And Replaced Tire. Consumer Was Charged.*ak Dot#w2081pt317. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1729WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971007. 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: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 02, 2000

Pe00 020; Consumer Inspected Tires And Found Cracks All Around The Tires. Firestone, Wilderness #ht, P23570r16.. He Contacted Firestone.*ak On Both Rear Tires There Was Complete Separation At The Tread Around The Entire Circumference Of The Tires. The Customer Got 50% Adjustment On New Replacement Tires From The Firestone Dealer. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1760WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEWBURGH, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 07, 2000

Wilderness Ht Tire P235/70r16 Size. The Tread Separated At 20mph.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1728WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ELLIOTT LAKE ONTARIO, 00. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981017. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Oct 06, 1999

The Left Front Tire Tread Completely Came Off Of Tire. Truck Was Towed And New Tire Installed. Approx. 50 Miles Down The Road The R Front Tire Tread Came Off. Requiring Towing Of Truck Again And Complete Set Of Tires Being Bought And Placed On Truck. Body And Engine Damage Occured With Both Accidents.( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P235/70k16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17WXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LAUREL, MS. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. 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.

June 11, 2000

After A Technician Inspected The Tires Found A Starting Tread Separation On The Four Sets Of Tires Where One Of Them Was Replacd Last Year. Currently, Had To Replace The Four Sets Because Of Tread Separation. Firestone, Wilderness Ht, P235/70r16, Dot W208ipt. *ak Firestone Wilderness At P235/70/r16 *mw

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1728WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KEY LARGO, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19990322. Vehicle was not 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 11, 2000

First Failure At 24000mi Tire Separated From Belt Second Failure At 30000mi Same As First( Dot Number: Tire Size: P255r7016 )

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in METAIRIE, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. 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.

Feb 01, 2000

First Failure At 24000mi Tire Separated From Belt Second Failure At 30000mi Same As First( Dot Number: Tire Size: P255r7016 )

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in METAIRIE, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. 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.

Feb 01, 2000

Right Rear Tire Blew Out While Driving. Tread Cracked In The Middle Of The Tire Tread. *ak( Dot Number: W208ipt248 Tire Size: P235 70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SUGAR LOAF, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Sept 14, 2000

Firestone Wilderness Ht Right Rear Tire P25/70r16 Made A Thumping Noise, After Inspection Found Tire Had Tread Coming Unglued From The Sidewall. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHAPEL HILL, NC. 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. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Dec 10, 1999

Tread Separated Back In January. Firestone Dealer Said It Was Underinflated. This Is What They Always Say.the Tire Had To Be Replaced.*ak (tiresize: 16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1768WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TALLAHASSEE, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Jan 01, 2000

Consumer Has A 1998, ford F150. Left Rear Tire Separated While Traveling 65mph. Original Tires On Vehicle, Tire Size P235/70r16 Dot# W2081pt357. Firestone Customer Assistant Recommended That Consumer Purchase Another Tire.*ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PEORIA, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. 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: 65 mph.

Oct 08, 2000

Two Of My Firestone Tires Have Cracks In Between The Tread. With What Has Been Going On With Firestone And ford This Make Me Feel Very Uncomfortable. Most Of The Tires All Around My Size Have Been Dealt With Which Make The Situation Worse. I Have Contacted Firestone And They Have Acted Like They Could Care Less, But I Think The Problem Should Be Dealt With Before Something Happens. I Take Care Of My Vehicle Like It Is My Child And For Something To Happen That Isnt My Fault And For The Manufacturer To Act As They Do Doesnt Make Me Feel To Well. How Should I Deal With This? (tiresize: P25570r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P25570r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L5WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GREENVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

I Am Very Disappointed With The Low Level Of Customer Service I Have Recieved From F Irestone. As A Truck Driver I Know From Experience The Sight,sound, And Feel Of Tire Tread Separating From The Steel Belts…a Tire Literaly Coming Apart At The Seams!! Firestone Should Be Heks Accountable For All Of Their Tire Failures!!*ak (dot Number: W208ipt497 Tiresize: 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: 55 mph.

Aug 15, 2000

Consumer States The Firestone Wilderness Ht Tire P255/70r16 Dot W2081pt206 Had A Portion Of Raised Tread That Was Causing A Bumping Sound And Vibration In The Steering Wheel, Firestone Replaced Tire. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF17L5WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CIPRONELLE, AL. Original Owner. 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.

Oct 01, 2000

Tread Separating From Carcass. Took To Firestone Retailer And Was Told This Size Is Not Covered By Current Recall. Retailer Stated That He Would Give $30.00 For One Of The Tires And That I Would Have To Wait Until The Other Tires Seperated More Severely.*ak (tiresize: 23570/r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 23570/r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1766WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ZEPHYRHILLS, FL. Original Owner. 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.

Sept 03, 2000

Tread On This Tire Came Comepletely Off Tire At A High Rate Of Speed. Tires Were Inflated To Proper Level And Outside Temperature Was Approximately 75 Degrees. Only Reason There Were No Serious Injuries Was The Fact That Tire Continued To Hold Air Until I Could Slow The Vehicle Down. I Consider Myself Extremely Fortunate To Have Walked Away From This. *ak (tiresize: P235/r7016)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/r7016 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1768WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in INVERNESS, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. 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.

Nov 21, 2000

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 60mph On Highway And Tire Just Blew Out. He Was Able To Pull Over To Shoulder And Noticed That Driver’s Side Rear Tire Tread Separated From Rim. Firestone, Wilderness Ht, P23570r16, Dot W208. Has Contacted Firestone. *ak *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980823. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Dec 22, 2000

Recall 98v007000/throttle Icing: Speed Control Will Not Disengage When Applying Brakes, And Intermittent Problem With Brake Pedal Going To Floor. *ak 2 Goodyear Wrangler Ap Tire’s Tread Is Completely Gone, Size P255/70r16, Dot Pdcuf8wr038. Consumer States Engine Has A Ping Sound When First Started In Cold Weather, Dealership Is Aware Of The Problem. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17LXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GRAHAM, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980212. 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: 75 mph.

Nov 19, 2000

Peoo O20 ; Consumer Was Traveling 65mph On Highway And Heard A Noise, And Immediately Afterwards Rear End Started Swerling. Was Able To Pull Over To Shoulder, And Noticed That Passenger’s Side Rear Tire Tread Separated From Rim. Firestone, Wilderness #at, P235 70 R16, Dot Number W2081pt 477 . Will Contacted Firestone Today. There Were No Injuries. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1862WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ELK GROVE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 25, 2001

Firestone, Wilderness Ht, P235/70r16, Dot W2081pt287, Replacement Equipment On A 1998, ford, F150 With 30000 Miles. While Driving 65 Mph Left Front Tire Had Tread Separation. A 2 Feet Long Piece Of Tread Fell Off. Right Front Tire Had Cracked. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF172XWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GUSTINE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20001218. 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 . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Apr 19, 2001

Complete Tread Separation While Driving Between 55-60mph. Truck Veered Across Road Onto Shoulder. Damage Estimates To Truck Between $2,000-2,500. The Only Reason This Did Not Result In An Accident Was There Was Little Traffic At The Time. This Tread Separation Appears Identical To Those Of Firestone Tires. General Tire Dealer Is Mcknight Tire In Jefferson City, Mo., They Would Only Provide The Phone Number For General Tire. Kehoe ford In Jefferson City Denied Any Knowledge Of Problems With General Tire. Service Manager Said They Had Not Received Any Notification Of Problems With Any Type Of General Tire.*ak (dot Number: A308446415 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ELDON, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 20010301. 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.

Apr 11, 2001

Tread Separation Was Discovered Upon Inspection For A Odd Feeling With The Tires On My Pick Up In April Of 2000. They Were Replaced At That Time And I Was In Contract With Firstone The Next Day In Regards To This. Final Outcome Was Nothing By Firestone,i Have Been In Commection With Firestone,since It Was In The News And Became Public Info. That They Were Having A Problem,i Do Have Copies Of All Documentations I Had With Firestone In Regards To This.my Tire Size Was Not One That Was Listed. All Four Of My Tires Showed Tread Separation,all Same Milage,all Had Aprox. 5/32,and 6/32 Of Tread Left On Tires.no Damage To Truck,were Replaced Before That Could Happen. Please Contract Me If Addition Information Is Needed. *ak (dot Number: W208ipt377 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX176XWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GILBERT, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980201. Vehicle was not 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.

Apr 01, 2000

Experienced A Ply Separation Which Caused A Vibration At 40 Mph. Tire Was Moved To The Spare Position Where It Remains For Anyone’s Inspection. Please Note That This Is An Ht Not An At Tire. It Is Not Among Those Recalled Be Either Firestone Or ford. (dot Number: Vn08 1pt Tiresize: P235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1727WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POUGHKEEPSIE, NY. 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.

Firestone, Wilderneess At, Tire Size P23570r16, Dot W2081pt387, Original Equipment ford F150, 1998, Consumer Felt A Vibration In Tires, Went To Inspect Vehicle, And Noticed On Right Rear An 18 Inch Separation In Tread, And Left Front/ Left Rear Had Cracks That Went Down The Sidewall, Large Enough To See Steel Belt Inside Tires.*ak *slc

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CRESTVIEW, FL. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

June 26, 2001

Tire Tread Separation Revealing Steel Belts With 65% Of Prorated Tread Life Remaining. *ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1729WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GATESVILLE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20000401. 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: 0 mph.

Apr 15, 2001

Tread Separated On Left Rear , Chunk Of Tread Missing And 8 Inches Of Belt Exposed. Left Front Tire Has Cracks And Holes Around Sholder Of Tire That Go Completely Down To The Steel Band.firestone Representative Warned Me Not To Drive Truck At Speed As Front Tire Is Dangerous. Rear In Bed Of My Truck Now. I Have Pictures Of Tires. Firestone Refused To Replace The Tires Under Saftey Recall. *ak (dot Number: W2081pt487 Tiresize: P23570r16)

0 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PALMETTO, 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:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 16, 2001

Tread Separation On ford Oe Tire – General Ameri 550. *ak (dot Number: Unk Tiresize: P235/70/16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W4WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TEMPE, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. 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.

May 30, 2001

Tire Tread Separation. About Two Weeks Ago Front End Began Experiencing Steering Problems Which Caused The Steering Wheel To Move From Side To Side And The Front End To Bounce. When It First Started, I Checked The Tires And Couldn’t See Anything Wrong. After About 4 Days Of This And Repeated Visual Tire Checks, Tires Finally Showed Visible Signs Of Tire Tread Separation. We Had The Two Front Tires Replaced With New General 550 As Tires. About Three Days Ago (24 Jul) I Noticed That The Rear End Of The Truck Was Bouncing And That Something Wasn’t Right. A Visible Check Of The Remaining Two Original General As 550 Tires Did Not Reveal A Problem, But I Knew Something Was Wrong. After Driving My Son To Driver’s Ed This Morning, I Stopped For Gas And Noticed Tire Tread Separation In The Back Tires. I Know You Are Looking Into Tire Tread Separation On The Am Gen 550 As Tires And I Wanted You To Know That All Four Of Our Tires Had Separated And Had To Be Replaced. I Do A Lot Of Expressway/highway Driving; Thankfully Nothing Catastrophic Happened Due To This Incident. I Learned From It Too…tire Tread Separation Does Not Show Up Immediately And When It’s Discovered, It Could Very Easily Be Too Late.*ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

July 20, 2001

While Traveling 65mph Vehicle Started To Shimmy. Was Moving To Shoulder To Check Tires And Heard A Loud Bang. Tread Had Unraveled Completely On Right Rear Tire, And Damaged The Bottom Of Truck. Replaced Damaged Tire With Spare. Firestone, Wilderness Ht, Lt235/70r16, Original Equipment.*ak

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

Aug 12, 2001

While Traveling Approximately 70 Mph In A 1998 ford F150, Vibration Was Felt Coming From Vehicle. When Consumer Stopped And Examined Vehicle, Left Rear Firestone Wilderness Ht Tire , Size: P235/70r16, Dot: W20b1pt397 Had 1’6″ Of Tread Separation. There Were Approximately 41,000 Miles On Tires, And They Were Original Equipment. *ak These Tires Are Not Included In Recall 00t005, However Consumer Is Still Requesting Reimbursement. *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHATSWORTH, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 16, 2001

While Driving To Birmingham, Al One Day, The Left Rear Tire Tread Separated From The Tire, And Almost Caused An Accident, But Luckaly I Maintained Control Altho I Did Swearve, And Another Car That Was Behind Me Ran Over My Tread. While Firestone Maintaines That Ht Tires Are Superior To At Tires, I Believe They Ought To Be On The Recall List, As Another Tire On My Truc Is Starting To Crack And May Seperate At Any Given Sunday. All Attemtps At Getting Firestone To Replace My Tires For Nothing Have Gone By With No Luck. They Need To Be Put On The Recall List. I Have Pictures. Please Put These Dangerous Tires On The Recall List As Well. *ak (dot Number: W208 1pt Tiresize: P235/70r16)

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ANNISTON, AL. 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: 73 mph.

July 29, 2001

While Traveling Approximately 65 To 70 Mph In A 1998 ford F150, The Left/rear Firestone Wilderness Ht Tire, Size: P235/70r16, Dot: W2081pt088, Experienced Tread Separation. This Incident Caused Damage To The Left/rear Wheel Well And To The Rear Bumper. There Were Approximately 30,000 Miles On The Tire And It Was Original Equipment. Note: Tire Available For Inspection.*ak *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEW ORLEANS, LA. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Nov 10, 2001

While Traveling Approximately 65 To 70 Mph In A 1998 ford F150, The Left/rear Firestone Wilderness Ht Tire, Size: P235/70r16, Dot: W2081pt088, Experienced Tread Separation. This Incident Caused Damage To The Left/rear Wheel Well And To The Rear Bumper. There Were Approximately 30,000 Miles On The Tire And It Was Original Equipment. Note: Tire Available For Inspection.*ak *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEW ORLEANS, LA. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Nov 10, 2001

Consumer Stated While Driving, The Right Front Tire Experienced Tread Separation, Suddenly Causing Vehicle To Pull Hard To The Right And The Steering Wheel Began To Shake Violently, Consumer Was Able To Maneuver Vehicle Off To The Emergency Lane, After Pulling Over, Consumer Then Attempted To Restart The Engine, But It Would Not Start, Consumer Then Smelled Rubber, He Then Walked Aroung The Vehicle And Noticed The Tread Was Gone, The Plastic Cowing In The Fender Well Was Gone And There Were Small Vacuum Hoses Hanging Down, The Tire Was Still Inflated, However The Tread Was Gone From Most Of The Tire.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FTZX07224WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 20001201. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Feb 01, 2001

Felt Change In Front End Handling At Interstate Speed. Stopped And Noted Tread Separation. Steel Belt Wires Protruding Through Tread And Significant Deformity.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1724WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MALVERN, AR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20980701. Vehicle was not 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: 70 mph.

Apr 21, 2002

Consumer States That Left Rear Tread Seperated. There Was Some Damage To The Vehicle , The Dealer Was Contacted. Original Equipment, 46k Miles, ford F150 1998. *nlm The Consumer States That Tread Seperated Totally And Suddenly Making The Vehicle Jump Off The Ground. *scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FT2F1724WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WILMER, TX. 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. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

July 17, 2002

Tread On Driver Right Side Tire Separate While Driving At 70mph . Firestone Wilderness Ht Size# P235/70r16 Dot # Unknown. Dealer Has Been Notified. *ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 16, 2003

While Driving At Highway Speed, The Driver Side Rear Tire Experienced Tread Separation.*ak The Consumer Noticed The Tire Wasn’t Flat. The Tread Had Separated On The Tire Like A Can Of Peeled Biscuits. There Was Still Some Tread On The Tire. *ph *jb

Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PORT O’CONNOR, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19980101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CASA FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BAYTOWN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

July 01, 2003

Firestone Tire Wilderness Ht P235 70/16 104s M/s Tread Seperation (can See Steel Cords) (bulge) Tire Hasnt Failed Yet But Probably Would If I Didnt See ? 98f150 About 60k Miles On Tire Still Lot Of Tread Left. Know Similiar Tires Recalled But Were At Models Looks Like Other Models Are ? Also (ht). *ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in INDPLS, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection.

Feb 14, 2004

While Driving At 70 Mph, The Vehicle Vibrated Violently, Seconds Later A Loud Explosion Was Heard. The Consumer Pulled Over To The Shoulder And Found That The Front Left Tire Lost Its Tread. The Tread Was Wrapped Around The Axle Of The Wheel. *ak *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1720WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WOODLAND, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SCATOR FORD MAZDA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 916-391-3000 . DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 95823 .

June 06, 2004

While Driving At Approximately 55 Miles Left Rear Tire Blew Out And Came Off The Vehicle, And There Was A Roll Over.*ak Wheel And Tire Brook Off. Both Consumer And Passenger Where Injured In The Accident. Consumer And Passenger Filed A Claim Due To The Injuries Sustained During The Accident. Claim Number 00181339133. *tc

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 74000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in APACHE JUNCTION, AZ. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 19, 2004

My Husband And I Were On I-95 The Rear Tire Thread Separated And Lost Complete Control Of Truck Which Cause It To Hit The Wall In The Median Twice. As A Result We Both Sustained Injuries In Which We Are Currently Under Doctors Care Along With Therapy. Bottom Line We Almost Lost Our Lives. The Tire Had Been Purchase Almost 6 Months Prior Of Accident To Replace Another One We Told Was Defective. It Was A P275/70r16 Continental Tire On Our 1998 f-150 Truck. *nm

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0763WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20000720. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TIRE KINGDOM . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 305-246-9566 . DEALER’S CITY: NARANJA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33032 .

July 17, 2005

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Vehicle Has General Grabber Aw Tires, Size P275/60/r17 (na). The Contact Noticed That Within The Last Three Years, All Three Tires (excluding The Driver Side Rear Tire) Have Spontaneously Blown Out. The Failures Have Occurred While Driving 60 Mph. After Inspecting The Tires, He Noticed That The Tread Was Separating From The Tires And The Wires Were Sticking Out. He Inspected The Rear Driver’s Side Tire And Noticed A Large Bubble Forming On The Interior Of The Sidewall. The Contact Has Pictures Of The Failed Component, And Still Has Possession Of The Defective Tires. The Tire Failure Mileage Was 10,000. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 40,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1721WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in OAKLAND, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

July 08, 2005

Vehicle Had Factory Original Full Size Spare General Ameri550 As With Less Than 400 Total Miles Driven Had Tread Separation, Virtually All The Tread Came Off And Tire Stayed Inflated While Driving At Highway Speeds. This Tire Had Never Been Driven On Previously And Was In As New Condition When I Installed It Just Two Weeks Ago Rim And All When I Had A Flat In My Regular Tire. After Recovering The Tread I Found That The Rubber Appeared More Brittle And Had Suffered Severe Wear In Less Than 400 Miles, There Were Bits And Pieces Of Rubber Missing From The Tread From Driving On My Gravel Road, The Other Tires Of Different Brand Remain In Great Shape After Thousands Of Miles. I Could Have Lost Control Easily. Vehicle Is A 98 F150 2wd. *kb

Mileage was 128000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ARIZONA, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Oct 11, 2011

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