definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,768 miles

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problem #3

Jun 192012


  • 113,303 miles
My wife was returning home from the hospital where our daughter received outpatient chemo therapy. At the first light leaving the hospital the car started shaking. My daughter thought her door was open, so she opened the door and closed it to verify the door was closed. They entered the highway and went about 1/4 mile and the car made a rumbling noise and 1 or 2 minutes later the car felt like it was draging something. My wife pulled over immediately to the side of the freeway and called me. I went down to assist her in changing the flat tire.the tire side wall on the outside of the tire seperated in several places. There are 11 places where the belts seperated causing instantious failure.. all seperations occured on the outside of the tire. There is no sign of anything puncturing the tire to cause it to go flat. There is no sign of any objecdt contacting the tire anywhere except for normal tire wear on the tread surface of the tire. I have the tire if you want to annalise it.luckily they were not at a high rate of speed yet where they could have lost control of the car. The car is maintaiined regulary and the tires are in almost new condition. The correct tire size is not listed on the following page it is ironman 195 60 R15. Dot code 53jl other numbers inclued on the tire are SH09 4409 inside a box is: C4 followed by 0248560S imax. On the inside of the tire is a circle with E4 inside of it followed by 0244851. I think that is all of the identifying information on the tire.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I have had my car in so many times to even count. 9 times since May 28th for the suspension. They have replaced cv joint 3 times, struts, axle suspensions all on the left side. Friday, July 11th the have replaced the right side. And yesterday jyly 14th the cracking noise is back. The exact noise it has been in the shop for many times. Which I believe have caused my tires to go bald. But Ford does not believe this.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 012002


  • miles
It seemed to be the tread that was damaged, only replaced it.

- Louisville, KY, USA