4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,597 miles

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problem #15

May 182013

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 40,500 miles
While driving at approximately 65 mph tread completely separated from tire but did not lose air and I was able to control the vehicle. Tire tread caused over $2,000 damage to the bed of the 2000 Dodge Dakota pu as the tread explosively separated from the truck. The tire was 6 years and 3 months old with less than 20,000 miles on it. We do live in an area that experiences summertime temps in the 90-110 degree range. The temp that day in may was about 90 degrees. I am reporting this because I just had another definity Dakota H/T tire develop a bulge and looks like it is about to experience a tread separation also. Tire is on the same vehicle and the same, passenger side rear position as the first tire incident. Both tire were purchased in Feb 2007 as a set of four definity Dakota H/T. tires. I checked with pep boys and the local rep said he was not aware of any problems with these tires and state that he had them on his vehicle.

- Hanford, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 012013

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Dodge Dakota truck. Consumer request an investigation on defective tires. The consumer stated the tires he purchased, would lose air on a constant basis. Also, there were rust stains coming from the side of the tires.

- Willow Grove, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 152007

Dakota

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Dakota with tbc big O sxp tires, line size P255/70/R15. The contact stated that the tires exhibited abnormal bubbling. The tires were replaced however the failure persisted. The contact stated that the tires would only last for one year and a half before exhibiting the failure. The contact inquired with the manufacturer in regards to an unknown recall for the tires. The manufacturer advised that they were not aware of a recall and no further assistance was provided. The dot number was not available. The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.

- Fort Mohave , AZ, USA

problem #12

May 202008

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Dakota with cooper discovery A/T tires (tire size P215/75/R15). She observed that the tire pressure was very low on all four tires. The mechanic stated the tires were cracked and would be unable to maintain air. In addition, he stated that the front passenger side tire needs to be replaced. As of May 23, 2008, the mechanic had not repaired or replaced the tires. The current and failure mileages and the VIN were unavailable.

- Salsbury, NH, USA

problem #11

Feb 102004

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,322 miles
The right front tire came off while the consumer was traveling at 30 mph. Vehicle had to be towed. There was a second occurrence when the left front tire came off while the vehicle was being driven.

- Lower Gwynedd, PA, USA

problem #10

Nov 302003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
While rotating tires right front tire fell off with the lug nuts still in place. This occurred after consumer jacked the vehicle up. Ball joints split down the middle. Prior to this incident, front end would bounce upon coming to a complete stop. 2000 Dodge Dakota passenger front tire fell off of vehicle during wheel rotation. The result of this occurence was due to the ball joints being spilt down the middle. The regular method of checking the ball joints did not reveal a defect.

- Alum Creek, WV, USA

problem #9

Mar 032003

(reported on)

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Vehicle is experiencing slack in the steering column. Also, there is a problem with the rack and pinion steering. Right side of the vehicle is causing the tires to wear unevenly. There is a rattling and squeaking noise in the front right side.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #8

Sep 032003

(reported on)

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 11,850 miles
All four tires split at the bead. The tires had all broken at the bead. The left upper ball joint was defective. The consumer requested a refund.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #7

Sep 082003

(reported on)

Dakota

  • 60,280 miles
While traveling at 20 mph driver began to hear clicking noise coming from steering wheel. Steering wheel had a lot loose control, and the front right wheel was turning, but the left front wheel buckled under vehicle. Tires were wearing prematurely due to upper ball joint failure.

- Freemont, IN, USA

problem #6

Jun 212002

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
Consumer was sold a vehicle which had factory defective tires. Upon taking vehicle to get the tires sized consumer was advised of the defect. Tires have been replaced. (Goodyear P215/75R-15)

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 152001

Dakota

  • miles
I experienced two tire failures, six months apart, on my original equipment tires. Both instances I was travelling on paved roads about sixty mph. I had some camping gear in the pickup bed, but by no means an excessive load. In each instance I felt a slight wobble, then experienced a tire failure. The sidewalls were completely shredded on at least one side. In the first instance I went to a les schwab dealer in lakeview, Oregon (only dealer nearby). Their person said it looked like a tire failure. I brought it back with me to my hometown of kennewick, wa, and took it to an authorized Goodyear outlet to request an adjustment for the fire. They told me it looked like it was a road hazard problem(I must have hit something), and said it wasn't their problem. I left it at that, except to write Goodyear at an address in my owners pamphlet outlining my warranty. I described the incident, expressed by disappointment, but neither asked for nor received a reply. The second failure six months later on another of the same tires I thought was a little much, so I purchased a new set of tires. I did not contact Goodyear again as I did not expect any response based on not receiving any last time. Luckily, even though both tires failed completely, I was able to stop my vehicle in a controlled manner with no injury or damage. This information is provided to you in case you receive notification of a number of similar failures in like Goodyear tires. Thank you. (dot number: M6hfekwr20 tiresize: P215/75R15)

- Kennewick, AK, USA

problem #4

Feb 112002

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Goodyear tires are bad size P215-75R15

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 172001

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Defective Wrangler tires

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 252001

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Manufacturer put Goodyear Wrangler rt tires, P23575R15, dot pdhlfewr109, on vehicle which is for mud/snow, and for a 4 wheel drive. When vehicle is a 2 wheel drive it caused front tires to cup and flatten out, which can cause a blowout. The 2 bad tires were replaced by tire dealer, consumer fears these replacement tires will do the same as the faulty tires.

- South Carlton, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 182000

Dakota

  • miles
Tire exploded on new asphalt in 104 temperature. The side wall blew out. I normally would go on with life but I have two other friends with same tires having the same problem. I have replaced all tires with different brand.( dot number: Unknown tire size: 255X65X15 )

- San Antonio, TX, USA