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SAFETY ALERT! - 2002-10 Ford Vehicles – Steel Rims/Wheels - Unsubstantiated

SAFETY ALERT! – 2002-10 Ford Vehicles – Steel Rims/Wheels – Unsubstantiated

“Unsubstantiated” – Research is continuing by NHTSA and Ford

THIS INFORMATION SEEMS TO ONLY BE AFFECTING ONE DEPARTMENT AT THIS TIME AND THE PROBLEM DOES NOT SEEM TO BE WIDESPREAD – PLEASE USE THIS AS INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME

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SAFETY ALERT!!    IMMEDIATATE ACTION REQUIRED!!

** Submitted by a Member **

If you or any of your employees use and drive 2002 through 2010 FORD Expeditions, Explorers, Rangers, F150, F250, F350 F450, F550 with STEEL rims/wheels PLEASE take them to a Ford Dealership, reputable vehicle repair shop or tire shop and have the tires REMOVED from the wheel and the rims/wheels inspected for cracks as shown in the photos. Take the photos with you to show what you want inspected.  I say this because the failure CAN NOT be seen with the tire on the rim/wheel.

This does NOT apply to vehicles with aluminum wheels.

If you are experiencing any of the following it could be signs that you have a cracked rim, slow or fast air leak, wobble or vibrations while driving.

This is a SERIOUS issue and we need to be sure to get those vehicles checked out.
For the newer vehicles that may be still under warranty it would be best to take them to a Ford dealership to be taken care of that way.

The USFS Region 4 is starting to get reports of cracked rims/wheels, just last week the H-T had 4, new Ford trucks inspected and 3 of them had cracked rims. So this is not just an issue with older vehicles.

There is no technical bulletin or Ford recall on this issue yet, please have you vehicles inspected.

If you personally own a Ford please take the time to have it checked out also, safety awareness and risk assessment doesn’t stop when we go home.

** Please put a comment here if you have seen this issue in your fleet **

2009 Truck Tire Data Book

2009 Truck Tire Data Book

MICHELIN® Truck Tire Data Book
RV Tires • Commercial Light Truck Tires • Truck Tires • Retreads

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2008 Truck Tire Data Book

2008 Truck Tire Data Book

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Truck Tire Data Book – Michelin 2006

If you require information for Michelin products not listed in this data book, please contact your
Michelin representative or your Michelin dealer.

Load and inflation industry standards are in a constant state of change. Michelin continually
updates its product information to reflect these changes. Therefore, printed material may not
reflect the current load and inflation information. Always refer to the tire sidewall markings for
maximum load and pressure information.

Never exceed the rim manufacturer’s maximum air pressure limitation.

Truck Tire Data Book