10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
7,586 miles

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problem #35

May 302001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
I was in the Idaho mountains on a day trip when both rear Firestone at tires went flat. I changed the most flat of the two and made it into a town on the spare and a flat tire. I put air in the flat tire and made it home. I contacted GM and they told me that the Firestone at tires on their trucks were different than on Ford and that their's were safe (yea right). I went to a tire retailer in my area and had all the Firestone Wilderness AT tires (including the spare) removed from my truck and new tires (not Firestone) installed. The tire installer verified that the problem was tread separation. I just wanted to ask you to please recall these killer tires. I was lucky and didn't kill myself and my family on our outing because of them. All it cost me was $500 for new tires to replace the garbage Firestone Wilderness AT tires that Chevrolet installed on my truck. (tiresize: P26575R16)

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA

problem #34

Aug 162000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
I had a Firestone Wilderness AT tire in the size of P265/75R16 blow the entire sidewall out at a speed of aprox 55 with about 2000 miles on the tire. The auto was a Chevrolet Silverado, the tire looked lik it was cut around the sidewall just like the tires I saw on the recall of 15 inch. (tiresize: P265/75R16)( dot number: Tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Milford, UT, USA

problem #33

Sep 202000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tire walls separated due to partial deflation from slow leaking puncture/ tire was not driven on the sidewalls complete deflation occurred while parked....tire experts and insurance agent examined and agreed that the tire was not driven on sidewalls and rim....the tire developed severe bulges on sidewalls and in tread upon reinflation......tire is still in my possession for examination. (tiresize: P265/75R16)( dot number: Tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Lander, WY, USA

problem #32

Jun 112000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Despite repeated alignments and balancings, the tires vibrate, the vehicle pulls, and wet and snow performance is poor compared to other oe tires GM has used in the past, I.e. Goodyear. I have discussed this problem with national tire and battery, and they are of the opinion that all Wilderness AT tires are defective and should be recalled. I have found many other owners of Chevy trucks will similar experiences, and there are many people on the internet that have documented blowouts. It is time to act and get Wilderness AT tires off the road with a complete recall. Thank you for investigating this matter. James cilecek, md. Cjaimesw@hotmail.com. (tiresize: 265 75 16)( dot number: Tire size: 265 75 16 )

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #31

Apr 262001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Tire blew for no apparant reason at approx 70mph on interstate while towing an empty utility trailer. Tire looks separated and blew into 2 pieces. Lost some control of vehicle almost causing catastrophic crash. Damaged vehicle and trailer. (dot number: 379 tiresize: 245/75R16)

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #30

Apr 162001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tires are showing signs of failure (splitting of rubber in the bead and on the side walls. (tiresize: 245/75R1)( dot number: Tire size: 245/75R1 )

- Green River, WY, USA

problem #29

Mar 142001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The tires developed bulges and seperations of the plys from loss of tire pressure from slow leak causing the tire to go flat while parked (Firestone Wilderness AT P26575R16). Nlm

- Lander, WY, USA

problem #28

Mar 202001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires had made a lot of noise from begining after buying vehicle. Currently, tires were wearing from inside out where aligment could not fix problem. Consumer did not give any inormation regarding tire type or size. Oil light illuminated, dealer put in a new valve, oil problem still continued, oil was found covering and underneath the chassis. Consumer states windows rattle.

- Victorsville, CA, USA

problem #27

Jan 082001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering went out/transmission rebuilt/ tires were wearing unevenly/rear springs had to be reinstalled the power steering pump failure resulted in a loss of power assist to brakes causing accident. There were no injuries but the passenger door caved in.

- Columbus, WI, USA

problem #26

Jan 082001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering went out/transmission rebuilt/ tires were wearing unevenly/rear springs had to be reinstalled the power steering pump failure resulted in a loss of power assist to brakes causing accident. There were no injuries but the passenger door caved in.

- Columbus, WI, USA

problem #25

Jan 262001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle. (tiresize: 265 75 R16)( dot number: Tire size: 265 75 R16 )

- Meadville, MO, USA

problem #24

Nov 072000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Truck was fine for first two months then small vibrations. Dealer said two bad tires and changed them (no better). Two weeks later dealer checks tires and says three bad tires. Changed all four (no better). Now dealer wants me to pay for an upgrade to michelins to solve the problem. Why should I have to pay for GM`S cheap tires?

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #23

Nov 072000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
None (tiresize: 245/75/16)( dot number: Tire size: 245/75/16 )

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #22

Apr 112000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Truck pulled to right starting around 2,000 miles. Front end was realigned and tires rotated and rebalanced at 5,211 miles. Truck then pulled to left requiring constant pressure to right on steering wheel. Roated tires at 9,807. Truck then pulled to right. Returned to dealer. Dealer realigned again and rotated tires back. I was told it maybe a tire problem. I asked for tires to be replaced under bumper-to-bumper warranty. Dealer will not change out tires. Reported to Chevrolet on Oct. 25, 2000. File #C02016717 is open. Called Chevrolet again on 11/22/00. Requested tires be replaced under warranty. Refused replacement by dealer and Chevrolet corporation. (dot number: 0294070 tiresize: P245/75R16)

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #21

Oct 042000

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tires been balance two times and still vibrate highway speed. (dot number: Vn11bab060)

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #20

Sep 152000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tire failed at low speed on dirt road due to rock pushing through steel belts in center of tire. Vehicle was less than 10% loaded (no extra weight in bed) (tiresize: 265 75 16)( dot number: Tire size: 265 75 16 )

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #19

Jul 122000

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Tires chopping vibrating/ from the first 1000 miles was told by dealer this was normal. (tiresize: 245/75R16/)( dot number: Tire size: 245/75R16/ )

- Costigan, ME, USA

problem #18

Jul 122000

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Tires chopping vibrating/ from the first 1000 miles was told by dealer this was normal. (tiresize: 245/75R16/)( dot number: Tire size: 245/75R16/ )

- Costigan, ME, USA

problem #17

Aug 152000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tires are cracking in between treads. Truck is only one year old. (tiresize: 265/75/R16)( dot number: Tire size: 265/75/R16 )

- Alpine, AL, USA

problem #16

Oct 022000

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
On September 8, 2000, I purchased a new truck from ken dixon of waldorf, md. After a day or so of driving, I noticed the vehicle shimmered. When I took it back to the dealer it had less than 500 miles on it. I was informed that GMC does not allow rebalancing of tires until 500 miles has been reached and was directed to Firestone. Firestone balanced the tires, however the shimmering still occurs at highway speed. (dot number: None tiresize: LT2457516)

- Waldorf, MD, USA

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