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    Exclamation Hankook Tires Peeling and Gashes 20" - 2015- 2017 Ford Explorer

    2016 Ford Explorer XLT with 20" Hankook Tires Peeling at 24,000 miles, noticed earlier but thought it was an isolated place. This can't be normal.

    I purchased vehicle new and it has not been abused in any way. Not happy reminds me of Ford Explorer and Firestone vehicle turnover. I just googled and found that NHSTSA is aware and so is Ford and Hankook yet no one bothered to send me a notice. Just letting customers drive around on dangerous tires.

    Plan to reach out to either Hankook or Ford dealership this week. From what I gather in reading Hankook will prorate. While better than nothing it seems like an inadequate solution. Had they made me aware when they first became aware in November 2017 I and all of you with 2015-18 models would be getting much more or even new tires under their warranty.

    Very unhappy with Ford and Hankook.

    Wondering what others have experienced. Any ideas or comments ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyk9 View Post
    2016 Ford Explorer XLT with 20" Hankook Tires Peeling at 24,000 miles, noticed earlier but thought it was an isolated place. This can't be normal.

    I purchased vehicle new and it has not been abused in any way. Not happy reminds me of Ford Explorer and Firestone vehicle turnover. I just googled and found that NHSTSA is aware and so is Ford and Hankook yet no one bothered to send me a notice. Just letting customers drive around on dangerous tires.

    Plan to reach out to either Hankook or Ford dealership this week. From what I gather in reading Hankook will prorate. While better than nothing it seems like an inadequate solution. Had they made me aware when they first became aware in November 2017 I and all of you with 2015-17 models would be getting much more or even new tires under their warranty.

    Very unhappy with Ford and Hankook.

    Wondering what others have experienced. Any ideas or comments ?
    I bought my '14 Explorer Limited and didn't like the low profile Hankook tires when I bought the truck in June of that year. I'm in CT where it snows a lot and spun out a lot that winter. After doing several 360's and almost getting killed on the road that season, I went to my tire dealer and wanted real snow and ice tires for my Explorer. My car dealer couldn't find any snow and ice tires for the 20" rims and suggested that I "drive slower". Well that was bull****.....I loved driving on snow and couldn't wait to get out in a snowstorm every winter. When I felt that unsafe in my Explorer after enjoying snow my whole life and in suv's since 1987, it was time for a change of strategy. My tire dealer set me up with Blizzak tires (which don't come in 20"size) on 18" steel wheels. Best thing I ever did. I put them on from October-April every year and then put the Hankook tires (reluctantly) back on in late April. Been doing that for 5 years. I can't wait till the Hankook tires wear down and I can justify getting new better tires for the warmer seasons. I may even get them on 18" rims, because I prefer that to the 20" setup. Because the higher profile tires are the same outside dimensions on the 18" rims, the odometer and speedometer don't get messed up. There's no advantage to me in keeping the 20" rims and low profile tires. I don't care about being stylish or cool, just want to be safe and happy with my ride. To my knowledge there is no peeling in my Hankook tires but I've only used them 6 months a year, but that shouldn't be happening to you. Time to get your tires looked at and don't take no for an answer if you're still under warranty. Please let us know what happens.

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