10.0

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

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problem #55

Sep 192010

Silverado 3500

  • 204,652 miles
Left rear tire became "lumpy" tire dealer inspected and said cords have separated replaced tire with different manufacturer. Failed tire was an adventurer futura 265/75 R16 load range E. tire was on Chevy 3500 single axle 2wd.

- Auburn, AL, USA

problem #54

Jun 232008

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,803 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet K3500. The tire manufacturer is nankang, brand name is Geo trac, and tire line is lt/225/75/R16 (na). Upon inspection of the tires, the contact noticed that four out of the six had cracks on the exterior of the sidewall. He is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The contact still has possession of the tires. The tire failure mileage was 1,300. The vehicle failure mileage was 72,803.update 09/10/08 updated 09/19/08.

- Flat Rock, NC, USA

problem #53

Feb 182005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,884 miles
The contact stated the ABS sensor has been replaced twice. This failure almost caused two accidents. Both ABS sensors malfunctioned within 10,000 miles. The dealership replaced the first sensor because it was oxidized to the hub assembly. The second sensor was cleaned. There was a NHTSA recall campaign 05V379000 concerning the anti lock brakes, but the contact's state was not included in the recall. The tire were cupped and had to be replaced due to a vibration coming from the vehicle. Updated 01/11/06.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #52

Apr 192004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,900 miles
At 36,900 miles I had the rear and front pinion berrings replaced on my drive train. I also replaced the tires which were worn out. The vehicle is not driven much (4.5 years old) as indicated by the mileage. I also experienced my accelorator being "stiff" when I attempt to depress it. I think GM needs to look into their shoddy transmission components. I also had the rear seal replaced at approximately 10,000 miles.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #51

May 122003

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Consumer states that the tires on vehicle have wires coming out of all four tires. Dealer notified.

- Oak Grove, AR, USA

problem #50

Jul 092002

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The two front tires had tread separations and both tires were out of round and could not be balanced.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #49

Oct 102001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving consumer heard noise, vehicle was taken to dealership and diagnosed with a bad tire on the front left side, resulting in wear on other tire, consumer took vehicle back to original dealership and Firestone co. For repairs, but did not receive repairs to tire, no specific tire information was given.

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #48

Jan 092002

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Truck started vibrating, took a tire to a Firestone dealer, they said that happens when tires aren"T rotated properly, I work at a auto service repair center, and my tires are rotated every 6000 mi faithfully, so I disagree. (tiresize: P265R75R16)

- Roscoe, IL, USA

problem #47

Feb 112002

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front tires started to show noticeable wear, cause could have been that the front end was out of alignment. They rotated the back tires to front and realigned the front end. Same wear appeared at 5000 miles. Goodyear told me the 23575R16 must be 35lbs on all four tires. The label on the door says 28lbs front end and 35lbs on rear tires. Goodyear says the low inflation has caused permanent damage.

- Fresno, AK, USA

problem #46

Oct 102001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving consumer heard noise, vehicle was taken to dealership and diagnosed with a bad tire on the front left side, resulting in wear on other tire, consumer took vehicle back to original dealership and Firestone co. For repairs, but did not receive repairs to tire, no specific tire information was given.

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #45

Aug 202001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Popping and cracking noise coming from the tires on my truck.

- Narrows , VA, USA

problem #44

May 012001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Tires cupping on the outside and inside also pieces of tores coming off.

- Ossipee, NH, USA

problem #43

Sep 192001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 2000 miles front tires started to show noticeable wear, dealer said front end out of alignment could have cause the tire wear, rotated the back tires to the front and realigned the front end, same wear appeared at 5000 miles. Goodyear said low inflation cause permanent damaged. The pressure is 35lbs on all four tires, although the labels says 28lbs on front and 35lbs on the rear.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #42

May 102001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
I`ve replaced the tires 3 times in 2001. I`ve had tires balanced numerous times. I`V E replaced all 4 shocks in 2001. (tiresize: 16)

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #41

Jul 012001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Brought truck into auto dealership and Firestone dealership, and both told me that my tire is delaminating. Both told me this is from driving with a flat tire. This tire has never been flat, nor has it ever been low. This is the second issue I have had with the Firestone tires on this truck. (tiresize: P265/75R)

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #40

Aug 292001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on highway, consumer heard banging sound and vehicle began to handle roughly. Looked in rear view mirror and saw a piece of tire came off. Firestone, steel tex radial, lt 245/75 R 16. Blowout caused damage to vehicle.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #39

Aug 202001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
We purchased this Chevrolet dually truck in Nov 00. The two front tires had excessive wear and were replaced by the dealer after two weeks of trying to locate them. We have found that Goodyear no longer makes these tires. The truck was mfg 03/00 and the tires have a dot # that indicated the tires were mfg 07/00. We will not be able to obtain replacements should we have a blowout. Understand a class action suit was filed Dec 01 re these tires. Chevrolet customer service has given us the runaround for the last four weeks and refuses to do anything about these defective tires (total of 7 on the truck). I don't believe the truck sat for four months with no tires in the beginning. Also someone needs to do something about the total lack of assistance with chev customer service, no return calls, lack of research and in general, a complete runaround over a period of four weeks. (dot number: Mk1L tiresize: 225/75R16)

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #38

Aug 022001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Slight to heavy vibration occurs at highway speeds of beginning at 64mph to 78mph. Pickup has been do dealer 4 times since purchased new on 07/28/01 regarding vibration. Dealer keeps rebalancing the tires and this does not correct the problem. The pickup will be in the dealer's shop again this week, only this time they are looking for drivetrain problems. The vibration at highway speeds appears to be a reoccuring problem with the Silverado since introduction based on other consumer complaints.

- Canon, CO, USA

problem #37

Aug 022001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Pickup has been to dealer 4 times since purchased new 7/28/01 for vibration which appears to be out of balanced tires. Tires found out of balance by dealer, but problem is not corrected. Vibration occurrs between 60mph to 77mph. (dot number: 24575R16 tiresize: LT245/75R/)

- Canon City, CO, USA

problem #36

Jul 122001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving on the freeway at 75miles per hour the left rear tire had a blowout, the tire completely peeled apart. It took my husband about 1mile to come to a stop, during which time the tire caused damage to the paint, wheel well, tore off a mud flap, and bent the steel rim. The vehicle is a work truck so my husband purchased 4 new tires immediately the truck was vibrating because of the bent rim so he also purchased new rims. Please let me know if anything that I might collect from Firestone. I know his tires are not on the recall"?"but it came apart just like all the tires you see on tv and the internet...thanx in advance jo lachance. (dot number: Vn11bfc tiresize: LT245/75R1)

- Desert Hills, AZ, USA

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