really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,156 miles

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problem #9

Apr 082009

F-250 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford F250. The vehicle has cooper discoverer atr tires, size 265/75/R16. The contact stated that the two front tires were experiencing heavy tread separation. The two rear tires were beginning to crack as well. He believes that the amount of weight that is placed on the front tires has caused them to separate. He took the tires back to the dealer from where they were purchased, but they were not willing to replace the tires. The contact still has possession of all four tires and believes a recall should be issued. The current and failure mileages were 21000. Updated 05/11/09. Updated 05/11/09.

- Highdown, VA, USA

problem #8

Jan 212008

F-250 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,700 miles
At about 80miles into a 1,000 mile trip after a slight vibration the left rear tire (Firestone steele tex A/T 265 75 R 16 lr-E tire violently lost its tread causing fender and light damage to vehicle and wrapping the loose tread around vehicle rear axle housing. Note tire still remained inflated.

- Hammonton, NJ, USA

problem #7

Oct 232006

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 60 mph on a downhill curve, the driver side front tire blew out and the vehicle hit a guard rail on the driver side. Then, while trying to get the vehicle off of the road, the tread separated and the tread hit the side mirror and fender. A spare tire was put on. Then, 175 miles later there was a noise, the vehicle was running rough and was pulled over. The passenger side front tire had separated and the vehicle was towed to the residence. The tires were taken to the dealership. No injuries were sustained.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012005

F-250 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,800 miles
The right front tire tread of the Firestone steeltex A/T tire separated. The consumer's 2002 Ford F-250 only had 45800 miles on it. Consumer sent a letter to the rubber manufacturer's association on June 10, 2005, explaining to them the situation with the tires and how it damaged the vehicle when the incident happened.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #5

Sep 152004


  • 60,000 miles
The right rear passenger tire blew out while the vehicle was being driven. Right front passenger tire had a slow leak.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 102004

F-250 Diesel

  • 13,000 miles
While driving 65 mph the front/rear driver side tread separated. The consumer pulled over and replaced it with a spare tire. General tires, size LT235/85R16, dot 8dor1P6.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Feb 212004


  • 18,900 miles
While driving at 70 mph vehicle trembled violently. Consumer parked and checked the vehicle, there was no noticeable problems. Consumer drove at highway speeds, and the trembling started again. Several seconds there was a loud explosion. Consumer examined the left rear tire and determined that tread had separated and wrapped around the axle.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #2

May 152002

F-250 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00-040/tire tread separation/tire failure: While driving 60 mph in a 2002, Ford, F250 S/D, original equipment, tire size 265/75R16, dot vnw81xm1002, left front tire was noticed with a blister on sidewall. Dealer was contacted. Consumer replaced all tires at own expense.

- Chuluoto, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 102002

F-250 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00-040/tire tread separation/tire failure: Right rear tire had a blowout while driivng 60 mph in a 2002, Ford F250, original equipment, tire size 265/75R16, and dot#8xw81xm2202. Dealer notified.

- Chuluoto, FL, USA