6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,088 miles

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problem #18

Jun 202010

Suburban

  • 99,000 miles
Tread separation on Continental sport lt SUV tire size P265/70R16. Tires were purchased from walmart and 3 out of 4 have had thread separation. The first two, the seller replaced them with new one and since it happened in the city at low speed, no damage. Third one was at interstate I4 at 70 mph. Speed and suddenly the rear back tire make a banging noise hitting the fender and under the vehicle and following by heavy vibration and blow out. I was able to control the car and safely get to the break down lane. Heavy damage to the left fender, running board and damage to brake line and the driver side of the vehicle from rubber hitting the car. My car is Chevy Suburban and tire has less than 10,000 miles on them. The tires are Continental P265/70R16. As I went to walmart, they do not carry the Continental tires any more. Have not done any repair on the vehicle yet and have filed a complain with walmart only so far.

- Safety Harbor, FL, USA

problem #17

Mar 042009

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle has Firestone Wilderness AT tires. The contact stated that the steel belted tire loosened. There was also a flat spot in the middle of the tire. While driving at low speeds, he can feel the difference. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The contact changed the tire himself. The failure mileage was 56,000. Updated 06/12/09 updated 06/16/09

- Chilton, WI, USA

problem #16

May 082008

Suburban

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. One of the tires went flat and Goodyear replaced it along with all of the valve stems. The tire information, VIN, and failure mileage were unknown.

- Clear Water, FL, USA

problem #15

Oct 152003

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,591 miles
I have had problems since day one on this Suburban. Most recently the two above. I checked the warranty work that was done on my Suburban and it was over a page of claims. I just cannot remember the dates the items I checked occured. The fuel pump problem was long in the coming, they just didn't know what the problem was. I spent outside of warranty hundreds of dollars on the fuel system. This left us stranded 3 times! this last time cost me $765. Today, the ABS sytem died. They say it's going to cost me close to a $1000 to repair. I purchased the Suburban because it was safe to carry my wife and 7 kids. So far, we have been stuck on the road, lost vacation time and just can't feel safe anymore. Now I don't have brakes. Thanks for letting me vent. Kent dold

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #14

Feb 092003

Suburban

  • miles
The rear right tire blew out.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #13

Nov 232001

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
P265/70R16, dot unknown, original equipment on a 2000, Chevrolet, Suburban with 4000 miles. While driving 15-20 mph rear left tire exploded, no injuries. Firestone Wilderness AT tires.

- Pelham Manor, NY, USA

problem #12

Oct 262001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
While driving with my 3 children and preagnant wife we experienced a total failure of the left rear tire. I was traveling about 80mph, I heard a repeating thud which sounded like the thud produced when driving over expansion joints, however, I noticed it was louder than typical and didn't coincide with expenation joint timing. I took my foot off the gas and began to slow down by coasting. All this transpired in about 4 to 10 seconds. Then bang, we hear a loud noise, and our vehicle rear drops. I looked behind me and I see tread and peices of tire flying everywhere. I coasted for a few seconds, not wanting to upset the balance of the vehicle and then gently applied the brakes. We stopped. The only thing left on the rim were the two side walls. There wasn't any tread left. I have since retrived the tread. The tread is separated from the carcus of the tire. I assume this is the repeating thud sound I heard. Then the tire carcus and tread ripped completely from the side walls. My rim is scratched and dented. GM says this cost $480. Tire is obviously gone. About 2,000 miles earlier I had Firestone, check, and rotate tires on the vehicle and after the incident I checked the other tires and tire pressures where 35psi +or - 2psi. Upon examination of the tread that came off tire it can be seen that there is a puncture which looks like a nail or screw penetrated the tire. My GM dealership is saying that this caused the tire pressue to go down and I drove on it so it got hot and this caused the faulure. I believe that the tire may have lost some pressure, but I think it was probably a slow leak. My wife and I didn't notice a low tire by the way the vehicle was handling. It is my belief that the low pressure may have precipitated the tire failure, but the tire was defective because it shouldn't have failed so catastophically with only a minor tire pressure loss. If the tire would have been almost flat, then we would not have felt the vehicle drop.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 262001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Tire had bubble that was caught before it failed. (tiresize: P265/70R16)

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #10

May 112001

Suburban

  • miles
Rr tire blew out. No road hazard seen. No foriegn object found in tire. (tiresize: P265 70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P265 70R16 )

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #9

Mar 252001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
I had two tire separation failures in two weeks. Please contact me. (dot number: V672wl2 tiresize: P265/70R16)

- Montevideo, MN, USA

problem #8

Jul 082000

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Electrical- power windows inoperable for the first 8 months that we owned this vehicle, involved 5 trips to the service department before problem was fixed. Body design? problem - tires did not clear vehicle body without rubbing, causing irreversible damage to the tires. To the extent that the dealer keeps recommending us to buy 4 new tires when ever they service our vehicle. Brakes - possible that there is a kink in the brake booster vacuum supply hose. I need to suggest to dealer that they consider this for a problem that were having with a noise and vibration coming from the front end when you press and release the brake pedal. Dealer recommends that we buy 4 new tires, the problem with that diagnoses is that we also hear the noise when the car is not moving! I wonder if they read their tsb's (tiresize: P265/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P265/70R16 )

- Cathedral City, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 192000

Suburban

  • miles
Cupped and waved treads on tires / Firestone will not replace/blames mfgr. (tiresize: P265/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P265/70R16 )

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #6

Sep 242000

Suburban

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle. (dot number: V672wl2170 tiresize: P255/70R16)

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 172000

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
As I was driving, I hear a noise coming from outside and could feel roughness in the ride and the steering. I pulled over within 30 seconds to find that my tire was 80 % flat. Upon replacing the tire I saw that there was no evidence of puncture or nails to the tire. A few minutes later after I had put my spare tire on, I stopped and inflated the flat tire to see where the damage might be. After inflating to about 10 psi I stopped because I noticed that the sidewall near the outside edge(near tread) had a very soft spot that I could have probably pushed my finger through. It was almost as soft and thin as a inner tube. Then I also noticed several lumps about 1 TO1 1/2 inches in diameter almost all the way around the tire casing near the outer edge. This was all on the white letter side of the tire. I briefly look at the back side but did not notice anything. All the time I never heard an air leak, although an hour later it was flat again. As I stated earlier I only put appx. 10 psi. When I saw the knots appear I stoped in fear of the casing rupturing. It definitley appears to be an internal problem such as belt or ply separation. Before I contact Chevrolet or Firestone I wanted to bring this to your attention since I think this might be related to the current problem the the other recalled tires and did not want the evidence(my tire) possibly lost or destroyed with you having a chance to see it if you wish. Non the less I now need a spare, so I have to do something soon. I will keep the defect though. I really do not want to put another Firestone on my truck. Until today I thought the problem was only on the 235 tire. Me and my family need your help to assure us that my firestones are safe or should I be looking for another tire. Please advise soon as possible. Thanks george( dot number: V672wli070 tire size: 265/70R16 )

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 122000

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Tire failure - tire separating.( dot number: )

- Orangeburg, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 202000

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tire blowout on hwy 59 in houston, while traveling 65-70 mph, rear passenger side tire, replace tire

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 092000

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Electric window on both 2nd seat on left and right sides have failed due to failure of motor or regulator. Also, vehicle was vibrating when driving over 65 mph due to Firestone wilderness tire blowout.

- Bloomburg, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 012000

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was equipted with Firestone wilderness tires. While traveling at 70mph tires completely blewout. Dealer replaced the tires free of charge.

- Marion, OH, USA