really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,836 miles

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problem #5

Nov 032007

Ram 2500 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Tread separated from tire - resulting in extensive damage to truck this was the 2nd cooper tire on this truck to do this - but we found that problem before it came completely apart - I do not have the info on the earlier tire because I took it to my tire dealer and they replaced it with another tire - same kind. This tire was from the other side that came apart and did the extensive damage this time.

- Thayer, KS, USA

problem #4

Aug 262006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,180 miles
At 62 mph steeltex radial at dot vnw81xl M/S 265-75-R16 threw the complete tread of the rear tire and beat the truck up to the tune of $4,000 by insurance estimate. Tires all wear evenly about 3/4 thread left rotated every other oil change, only slight weather checking noted at that time. Tire beat the bed in about 16",destroyed running boards, twisted rear bumper, destroyed rear tail light assembly. Afraid of other tires. Parked it until I can get an answer as to what my rights are. Will have to pay high insurance deductible and get tires removed before somebody gets killed. After looking at the entries on this web site concerning these tires something appears to be very wrong here. Someone should have gave us Firestone steeltex owners a heads up about a potential problem instead of saying these are not the tires that are defective and dropping the price to talk you into buying them.

- Delano, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 122005

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles
: the contact stated, while traveling at 60 mph, the front left tire tread separated completely from the tire, causing it to flatten. The vehicle and trailer were damaged from the accident caused by the tire failure. There have been 12 failures within a six-month time period for the set of tires in question. The manufacturer alleged the tire failure was due to driving on under inflated tires.

- Clyde, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 082001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Complete tire tread seperation at 70mph. No injuries. Approx $2000 in vehicle body damage as a result. (dot number: W208ipt027 tiresize: P23570R16)

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 011999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The Michelin ltxa 1115 265 7516 tires experienced very bad separation which caused the vehicle to vibrate.

- Port Austi, MI, USA