I regularly service and maintain the car, and have approximately 28,000 miles on it. The tire was approximately one year old when this incident occurred. In 2006 all four tires had to be replaced because of factory dry rot. I personally have never seen it on the inside of the fuel fill door after working 10+ years as a technician. Sometimes this would happen in my driveway. The failure occurred more than six times, regardless if the vehicle was parked or in motion. I believe the mfr and dealer were aware of the problem.
The failure and current mileages were less than 92,000. There is a clip in the innner side that will be released, and then you simply move the cover laterally to free the 2 pins that Jim was talking about. This is a mfr's defect. It can be seen with the door ajar. The manufacturer was not contacted regarding the defective tires. Gary returned and said that the tire could not be repaired because the hole was on the inside area of the tire and that it was against the law to repair, that I would have to pruchase another. The vehicle would either have to be towed to the dealer or service personnel would come to her and replace the tire with a spare.
. Gary said he would have someone look at it while we waited. It was taken to the dealer all through warranty. I take excellent care of my vehicle and feel this car is not made with quality parts and that it is not safe. On this model I don't know for other model of focus , there are only 2 Philips screws to remove.
The car was serviced at a Firestone dealer and the 18,000 mile rotation the manager recommended that the tire wear was so bad that rotating the tires would cause excessive road noise and to leave them where they were at. Confirm that the wheel bearing is not damaged. The recommended tire pressures on this label are only applicable to the tire size that came standard with the car new. If you're no sure, try on the other side, which could be easier to remove and let you see how it made behind the cover. It is dangerous regardless of speed. The rear view mirror was loose, the sway bar bushings, front link pins, rear suspension bar, rear side bracket and front struts were all replaced.
The tire indicated the recommended psi as 34 and it has been kept to that standard. The tire was replaced once in January of 2008, but the failure recurred. More often than not you will find it on a label that is put on the drivers door itself or the door sill. After warranty it becomes the owner's problem. The contact noticed air coming out of the front passenger side tire, which she had been aware of since first purchasing the vehicle. The vehicle has Firestone tires.
With the ethics of the dealership in this area, they probably did the same thing as I've been doing. The contact believed that the rear passenger tire was defective due to a rollover crash. The car has only 21,000 today and the tires sound like I am riding on wooden tires. The failure and current miles were 19,000. There was also no more than 15000 miles on the tire. In 2005 I had to replace the right rear window motor. The manufactured date of the tire was two months prior to the crash.
Customer states that the flat spots would make a noise at certain speeds. It has given me problems ever since I purchased it. An owner of a 2004, new at the time of purchase, also has a cracked wheel. The vehicle eventually came to a full stop and upon further inspection on the shoulder it was revealed that the separation of the tire tread caused significant damages to the vehicle to include front right fender dents, braking ac refrigerant lines, front headlight assembly, side marker and the plastic cover that goes underneath the wheel well. The vehicle was towed to a body shop and they stated that the rear passenger tire was defective. The auto is under bumper to bumper warranty and the Ford dealership would not cover the tires because the service manager said they do not carry Firestone tires anymore even though these were the brand installed on the vehicle by the factory.
The approximate mileage on the tire was 700. There was no abnormal bulging and the vehicle had no vibration. Check the 'Actual' against the specifications for rear toe on the alignment printout. Basically, just being parked, it will go down anyway. I reminded him that I just purchased four new tires from paul harvey Ford and that I planned to bring the car and tire in. The air pressure for this vehicle is usually around 32psi for all four for the majority of the model line.
So you remove the 2 Philips screws I did it with a key! In 2004 I had to replace the battery. I've been putting air in it which has cost me a surmountable amt of money ranging from 25 cents to whatever the market charged cost of putting air in it to the current date. If this is not a wagon, check for any broken springs at all four corners. In this case, push firmly while still retaining the cover to prevent an excessive rotation that could break the plastic pins integrated to the cover. Once air is put back into the tire, within a day's time, driven or not driven, it starts going down. I told them to examine that particular wheel and see if they could figure out what problem exists. Confirm that this is not a brake related issue.