Chevrolet K3500 Tires Tread/belt Safety Reviews

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Chevrolet K3500 1997
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2005
Location:
River Falls, WI

complaint is for a tire ply failure on a firestone firehawk rmt tire size lt235/85-r16

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 16, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet K3500 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Chevrolet K3500 1997 Tires Tread/belt Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Chevrolet K3500 1995
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Mar 21, 2004
Location:
Orlando, FL

on march 21, 2004 iwas traveling from miami to orlando when one of my truck tire blew the tread off the tire. at this time i saw a fhp and stop to report the the incident(report # 02273824) this is the second time that this happens with this tires, i still have four more install on my truck and i'm afraid that something worse occours with this tires. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75843 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCHK39NXSE. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 08, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet K3500 1995 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chevrolet K3500 1995 Tires Tread/belt Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 75 mph.

Chevrolet K3500 2000
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Dec 31, 2003
Location:
Gilbert, AZ

2000 chevy k3500,i have had 5 tires replaced under warranty tread seperation. none of them had the tread come completely off due to the fact that i am a shop foreman/technician with 25 years in the business and maintain my vehicle religiously. pressure was adjusted to 65 front and rear when towing. 65 front and 50 rear when using as a daily driver. none of these tires had puncture repairs during thier use. they all seperated in the exact same place, the outside two rows of tread is were it would start. front or back it didnt matter. the truck would develope a vibration and i would bring it in and have the tires checked.they were ameritrac 550 as 245/75r16. i have wittnessed many tires of this size and brand develope the exact same condition and many of them will blowout and damage the vehicles severly. i finally replaced all of them with a different brand because i didnt feel confident that they were safe to travel out of town on. i retained the tires that came off with the exception of the one that had seperated for the last time. i work for one of thousands of gm dealers acrossed the country and i am shocked at the number of tires that we see with defects. my current position is shopforeman and yes i am in charge of the tire department. the other brand that i see alot of with complete tread seperation and the tire is still holding air is the firestone steeltex 245/75r16. i am note sure how all the politics work between the tire man. and the auto man. but it sure seems that alot of this must be going unchecked by the agencies that are regulating defects. i write as a concerned citizen.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCHK33JXYF. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet K3500 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chevrolet K3500 2000 Tires Tread/belt Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chevrolet K3500 1998
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Aug 18, 2001
Location:
Denver, CO

both left/right inside duals suffered violent tread separation, 70 mph, approx. 75-90 deg. f, interstate highway. approx. 1600 miles between incidents. tire pressure at manuf. specs. truck carries camper and seismic equipment, well below rated gvwr, gets intermittent use, is housed in warehouse. control maintained at time of failure, but vehicle suffered much damage to fender flares and sheet metal. incidental damage to customer installed equipment. reported to gm customer service, case # co4325661. tires lt225/75r16. no warranty from goodyear (doesn't warranty oem tires) or chevrolet (warranty time expired). replaced all tires with different brand and style, heavier load range, and increased air pressure to max rating.*ak (tiresize: lt225/75r1)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCHK34F1WF. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Chevrolet K3500 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Chevrolet K3500 2000
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2001
Location:
Irvine, CA

vehicle started vibrating while driving on interstate 10 on may 3, 2001. at first we could not see any visible problem so we slowed our speed to well under 50 mph. we took vehicle to firestone store and the tread separation is now very obvious. the firestone store said they will replace tire with another firestone tire but they claim the steeltex tire is safe and does not have tread separation problems. this vehicle is a gm cutway, made into a class b motor home by roadtrek (home and park of canada). it is one year old and has original firestone tires. we have not driven it offroad, over medians, curbs or shoulders (this is what firestone has previously claimed was problem with emergency vehicles using steeltex tires). we did not have an accident but the tv in the motor home quit working as a result of the vibrating.*ak (dot number: dn11bia299 tiresize: lt24575r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GBHG31R8Y1. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Chevrolet K3500 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Chevrolet K3500 1992
General Motors Corp.
Location:
Livingston, TX

both front tires experienced tread separation although there was considerable tread depth left on both, the consumer replaced all four tires with a different brand (goodyear wrangler lt245/75r16 m&s load range e). nlm

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.



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