Originally Posted by Toby
My new 2012 F150 came with 4 cheap tires IMHO. All four at different intervals suffered broken belts. After the first one I bought warranties at discount tire. I replaced the remaining four under warranty for $25 a pop until I finally gave up and got a nice set of LT Mich. tires. I never had a set of matched tires on the truck except for when I first bought it and now.
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Didn't Ford stand behind the tire warranty? They say they sell tires now a days so I figured.....
Belt separations are not caused by road hazzard. Most likely would be manufacturing defect.
Did you also file complaints with NHTSA? Pretty unusual for all 4 to have belt separations. For you to have a 100% failure rate would suggest that Ford had a bad batch which should have triggered a recall, assuming the owners made the effort to file complaints.
Do you have the DOT serial of the bad tires? That way we could look up which tire plant made the bad tires.
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