10.0

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

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problem #15

Jul 022000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tire was kept by simpsonville Chevy due to their reimbursement claim, against my request. Spoke to Firestone dealer today who told me tires have no problems, and if I want tires replaced I pay, they are not resonsible. Have also rec'd run around from Chevrolet, brook lindhart offered reassurance but now I'm not sure, willing to help you in anyway possible including providing accounts by phone tape or testimony. I am tired of being jerked around for something that involves my the safety of my family. No one to date will give me any straight answers. I do also have saved copies of the emails from Chevrolet. (dot number: Urbm053240 tiresize: 245R7516)

- Piedmont, SC, USA

problem #14

Oct 081999

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tire went on interstate 85 in North carloina -hunterville Firestone dealer comfirmed a tire failure but have on 265 tires in stock-purchesed a good year tire as a spare to return to pa. With------Firestone dealer dealer in farless hills pa reinbursed me 120 or the 142 I spent for the good tiere---------to day on philly chanele 6 news it was reported that another P 265/ 16 Firestone failed yesterday -----I have some concerns now for the wilderness 265 tires and am filing this report( dot number: W273 wma tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Humleville, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 252000

Silverado 3500

  • miles
On August 25, going to work from a late lunch, I experienced a blowout on the right front tire. When the tire blew in threwmy truck into a large curb ruining the bumber, right front corner panel, parts of the door as well as suspension bendage, and ruining both wheels. Between me and my insurance company it cost almost $3000 to fix., besides me having to make a claim which wll probably raise my insurance rates. 2 weeks later the news came out that 16" general tires were being recalled because of this problem on the Lincoln Navigator. I am interested if there have been any other of these tires recalled, because of not only the money im out of pocket, but the depreciation it caused my truck(not to mention I could have been injured severely because of this blowout. Please advise me, meantime I will contact my insurance company and my lawyer. Thanks. Jmk.( dot number: Tire size: 255/70/R16 )

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #12

Apr 112000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tire caused vehicle to vibrate real bad at high speeds 55-75 mph, dealer checked and said the tire was seperated or out of round, tire replaced by dealer, I do not feel real safe driving on these tires since the similar tires were recalled in a different size. Sincerely, steven dieck( dot number: Tire size: 265/75/R16 )

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #11

Jul 072000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tires are wearing prematurely in center. Dealer says truck is not out of alignment, it is the tires. Firestone says they are not part of the recall. They look like they have been spun, but this is not the case. They will not last 20,000 miles. They look like the rims may be too narrow to me.( dot number: Tire size: P26575R16 )

- Abilene, KS, USA

problem #10

Jun 102000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tire blew on a very flat new road. The temp was around 98 and it was very humid. There is a five inch tear on the inside of the tire, perpendicular to the tread.( dot number: Tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #9

Jul 062000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
On July 6, 2000 on a 5 mile trip to town, I picked up a small screw in the left rear tire, about half way across the tread band. I heard the air leak as I left the vehicle, and I immediately took it 2 blocks to a tire store to be repaired before it went flat. The tire shop said it couldn't be repaired, as a sidewall bulge had formed from an internal delamination in the tread area leaking into the side wall area, and that it was unsafe to use. I relaced that tire at that time. On September 5, the left front tire was found flat in my garage. For the last month or so, I have noticed a cyclic "growling" noise, tied to the wheel rotational speed of the vehicle, that was similar to the sound a failing wheel bearing makes, but an inspection of the bearings found them in good condition. After replacing this second tire, the noise went away. The tire store advised me that a partial internal tread seperation can make the kind of cyclic noise I was hearing. I have put 25,000 miles on the truck in 6 months, with several high speed trips across Nevada and Utah, and two trips to Mexico via the mojave desert, plus numerous freeway trips through the California central valley this summer. Although neither tire failed at speed or suffered a tread loss, the fact that 2 of them have had internal lamination problems concerns me greatly. I am no longer confident of their safety. Please advise me if other consumers have reported problems with this model and size, and if NHTSA is considering expaning the recall to this model, as other parties have already requested.( dot number: W273 wma tire size: P265-75R16 )

- Truckee, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 062000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
On July 6, 2000 on a 5 mile trip to town, I picked up a small screw in the left rear tire, about half way across the tread band. I heard the air leak as I left the vehicle, and I immediately took it 2 blocks to a tire store to be repaired before it went flat. The tire shop said it couldn't be repaired, as a sidewall bulge had formed from an internal delamination in the tread area leaking into the side wall area, and that it was unsafe to use. I relaced that tire at that time. On September 5, the left front tire was found flat in my garage. For the last month or so, I have noticed a cyclic "growling" noise, tied to the wheel rotational speed of the vehicle, that was similar to the sound a failing wheel bearing makes, but an inspection of the bearings found them in good condition. After replacing this second tire, the noise went away. The tire store advised me that a partial internal tread seperation can make the kind of cyclic noise I was hearing. I have put 25,000 miles on the truck in 6 months, with several high speed trips across Nevada and Utah, and two trips to Mexico via the mojave desert, plus numerous freeway trips through the California central valley this summer. Although neither tire failed at speed or suffered a tread loss, the fact that 2 of them have had internal lamination problems concerns me greatly. I am no longer confident of their safety. Please advise me if other consumers have reported problems with this model and size, and if NHTSA is considering expaning the recall to this model, as other parties have already requested.( dot number: W273 wma tire size: P265-75R16 )

- Truckee, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 102000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tire blew on a very flat new road. The temp was around 98 and it was very humid. There is a five inch tear on the inside of the tire, perpendicular to the tread.( dot number: Tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #6

Apr 112000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tire blew out while traveling 55 mph. The damage to the tire was right where the tread and sidewall meet. When I took the tire to a Firestone dealer I was told that it appeared to be a "zipper problem". after the Firestone warranty dept. Was called I was then told that they couldn't tell why the tire had failed because I had obviously driven on it while it was flat. I informed them that it is hard to come to a complete stop from 55 mph., and that I had to drive aprx. A tenth of a mile to where I could safely pull off of the road. I was offered a replacement tire at either at 1/2 off or at dealer's cost I don't remember. The replacement also has the "vd" designation.( dot number: Vd11B1C tire size: Lt24575R16 )

- Andreas, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 012000

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Tires are believed to be separated, shake the truck back and forth from L to R and have knots on them. Brake pedal goes to the floor periodically and without warning. Dealer does not know what to do to it.( dot number: Tire size: 245-75-16 )

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 042000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Intermittant bubbling in sidewalls...taken to car dealer twice. Bubbles appear and disappear.( dot number: Tire size: P235sr16 )

- Brigham City, UT, USA

problem #3

Aug 122000

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Truck vibrates at highway speed - dealer says its tires - Goodyear says its truck

- Orange Beach, AL, USA

problem #2

Feb 262000

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving 40 mph tires blew out, and the truck fell down.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #1

Jan 212000

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
On 3-Jan-2000, while making a U turn power steering shaft broke in half. Had the vehicle towed to dealership. They replaced the entire power steering pump. On 10-Jan-2000, driving down highway between 60-65mph, steering wheel would vibrate. Took it to the dealer again, andjhe ordered 4 new tires, and had them put on. 3 tires had soft spots which were bad tires. They ordered 3 more tires and had them put on. The tire size P235/75R16.

- Lewisville, TX, USA