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Old 07-08-2013, 07:25 PM
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Michelin Tire Blow Out

Hey fellow Ford owners. I just purchased a used 2008 F250 crew cab 4x4. It has 72K miles. It is a beautiful truck.

Anyways, I have had it for four days. Today, while driving home the front left tire blew out while driving at 70mph. The tires are Michelin LTX M/S2 LT275/70R18. There was total tread seperation.

The temp here was 116 according to the temp sensor. It was 230pm. It was roasting hot. The jack was sinking into the asphault. The tire change took about 30 minutes between my car pool partner and I. It was so hot on the ground, the tools were hot, the lugnuts were roasting, the tires were almost impossible to touch.

The fender at the bottom of the wheel well in front of the drivers side door got beaten back about 6". How much does this usually cost to repair? I called the dealer, they said they would let me know tomorrow afternoon about bodywork and tire replacement cost. Should I call my insurance company and file a claim?

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**************Update********************
I had a second tire go out on the 17th of July......More pics on page 3 of that!!!

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:29 AM
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Yep, definitely file a claim, BUT maybe not with your insurance company. How many miles are on the tires? Usually the tire company will cover claims for blowouts so long as they were installed by an authorized dealer...
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I filed a claim and the dealer offered to replace the tire.

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dang thats crazy
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Keep us posted!
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:01 AM
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Got the truck back, the dealer replaced the tire at no charge :-)

Filed an insurance claim, as soon as I get an estimate, I will put it up. That is what I was searching for originally and why I created the post, I was curious about average body work cost for this damage. I figure it is a fairly frequent occurrence when a tire blows, just like the damage to the bed when a rear tire blows out.

When I drive home, I can see my tread sitting in the shoulder and a long black mark from the tire scrubbing the ground right to the point where I came to a stop. It is really close to the median barrier. I got lucky I wasnt pulled into it. In that split second, all the thoughts about "foot off the accelerator, no braking, dont jerk the wheel" occurred. Even though I have never experienced a blow out before, I am glad I knew what to do.

About 15 years ago I saw an F250 roach coach blow a front left and the truck slammed into the median barrier and flipped. It was two cars in front of me. I stopped and pulled the little mexican lady out of the truck. She was trapped by the seatbelt and I had to cut her out with my Spyderco Endura. I thank God that didnt happen to me the other day.
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that is crazy!!! havent seen that before, michelin should pay for your truck repair too...
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that is crazy!!! havent seen that before, michelin should pay for your truck repair too...
I agree with this as well.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:12 PM
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Is this not as common as I am being led to believe then?
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It's very common, especially here in Arizona, although I've never had it happen to my truck. Plenty of my friends have had it happen, though; I just don't know how much it cost and pretty sure the tab was always picked up by the tire manufacturer.
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