FORD EXCURSION | 3 SMALL “PUNCTURES” APPEARED STARTING AT SIDEWALL, RADIATING OUT TOWARD TREAD. | PLACENTIA,CA | 2000

3 SMALL “PUNCTURES” APPEARED STARTING AT SIDEWALL, RADIATING OUT TOWARD TREAD. NO EVIDENCE OF EXTERIOR DAMAGE IS VISIBLE, NOR WAS THERE ANY ROAD DEBRIS ENCOUNTERED DURING TRAVEL AT TIME PUNCTURES HAPPENED AND AIR BEGAN LEAKING OUT OF TIRE. *AK (DOT NUMBER: VNW81XY TIRESIZE: LT26575R16) Date Reported:Jan 16, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMNU40S6YE. Car problem was reported in PLACENTIA, CA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 MPH.

FORD EXPLORER | I DO HAVE THE WILDERNESS AT TIRES DESIGNATED WITH THE NUMBER P235/75R15. | LOS ALTOS,CA | 1999

I DO HAVE THE WILDERNESS AT TIRES DESIGNATED WITH THE NUMBER P235/75R15. HOWEVER, I HAVE A DOT PLANT CODE OF W2, NOT VD. IN FIRESTONE’S VOLUNTARY RECALL, THEY ARE RECALLING THE WILDERNESS AT TIRES WITH THE VD DOT CODE ONLY. IN YOUR CUSTOMER ADVISORY DOCUMENT, YOU ARE GIVING A WARNING TO A WILDERNESS AT TIRES WITH A W2 DOT, ONLY THE SIZE ON THIS ONE ON YOUR DOCUMENT IS P235/7016. SO IT LOOKS LIKE TECHNICALLY, MY TIRES, THE WILDERNESS AT P235/75R15 WITH AT DOT OF W2 DO NOT QUALIFY FOR ANYTHING. BUT IN EVERYDAY REASONING, I DON’T SEE WHY MY TIRES ARE ANY LESS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD NOT BE OMITTED ON YOUR DOCUMENT. I DO CONTAIN A SET OF TIRES THAT CAME FROM A PLANT DESIGNATED W2 WHICH ALREADY HAS A PROBLEMATIC SET OF WILDERNESS AT TIRES. I DO CONTAIN A WILDERNESS TIRE SIZE OF A WILDERNESS AT THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED ‘UNSAFE’. AFTER DOING SOME READING AND WATCHING SHOWS LIKE “DATELINE” ON MY OWN, I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU CAN GO TO ONE PLANT AND SAY ‘THESE SET OF TIRES AT THIS SIZE ARE BAD BUT THESE SET OF TIRES WITH THE SAME SIZE AS THE TIRES THAT ARE BAD AT ANOTHER PLANT ARE ALRIGHT’. FIRESTONE SEEMS TO HAVE A QUALITY PROBLEM THAT AFFECTS ITS TIRES, PERIOD. I READ AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY A GUY WHO HAS STUDIED THE FIRESTONE TIRES AND HE SAID THE CHEMICALS USED IN PRODUCING THE TIRES DON’T BOND WELL. THESE CHEMICALS WILL BE THE SAME IN EACH TIRE NO MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK AT. FIRESTONE CHOSE TO GET RID OF THE STEEL BELT AROUND THEIR TIRES WHICH MAKES TIRES MORE STURDY. AND WHO IS TO SAY THAT THE PLANT DESIGNATED W2 DOES NOT HAVE A QUALITY PROBLEM WITH ALL THE TIRES COMING OUT OF THE PLANT, AT LEAST IN THE TROUBLED WILDERNESS AT TIRE DIVISION? IF YOU HAVE SOME TYPE OF QUALITY PROCESS FOR ONE SIZE OF THE WILDERNESS AT THAT ISN’T GOOD, DON’T YOU THINK THAT SAME PROCESS COULD HAVE BEEN APPLIED TO THE SAME WILDERNESS AT TIRES OF A DIFFERENT SIZE?*AK Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU22X5XU. Car problem was reported in LOS ALTOS, CA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

VOLVO S80 | THE MICHELIN TIRE (P336/50R17) EXPERIENCED A BLOWOUT, THE CONSUMER OBSERVED A 3″ CUT IN THE SIDEWALL AFTER AVOIDING A POT HOLE, THREE DAYS LATER WHILE DRIVING A LOANER WITH MICHELIN TIRES, | GROSSE POINT WOODS,MI | 1999

THE MICHELIN TIRE (P336/50R17) EXPERIENCED A BLOWOUT, THE CONSUMER OBSERVED A 3″ CUT IN THE SIDEWALL AFTER AVOIDING A POT HOLE, THREE DAYS LATER WHILE DRIVING A LOANER WITH MICHELIN TIRES, ANOTHER BLOWOUT OCCURRED WHEN THE CONSUMER AVOIDED HITTIN A BALL THAT ROLLED INTO THE STREET. *SLC Car problem was reported in GROSSE POINT WOODS, MI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 MPH.

FORD RANGER | CONSUMER HAS A 2000, FORD RANGER. | THOMASTON,GA | 2000

CONSUMER HAS A 2000, FORD RANGER. SIDEWALL ON DRIVER’S REAR TIRE BLEWOUT WHILE TRAVELING AT 65MPH. SIDEWALL PEELED AWAY. METAL TREADS WERE SHEARED. CONSUMER WAS GOING DIRECTLY TO FORD DEALER, CALLING ON CELL PHONE. ORIGINAL TIRES, SIZE P225/70R15, DOT#W2UUIP0529, APROXIMATE MILEAGE UNDER 36,000.*AK *SLC Date Reported:Jan 22, 2001. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR14V9YP. Car problem was reported in THOMASTON, GA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 MPH.

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER | PURCHASED TIRES SEPTEMBER 27, 1999, VEHICLE HAD 52, | HIGHLANDS RANCH,CO | 1997

PURCHASED TIRES SEPTEMBER 27, 1999, VEHICLE HAD 52,400 MILES. HAD SIDEWALL BLOWOUT ON 1 TIRE ON DECEMBER 8, 2000 AT 71,500 MILES (ABOUT 19,000 MILES ON TIRE). HAD SECOND BLOWOUT ON DECEMBER 20, 2000 AT 72,000 MILES (19,500 MILES ON TIRE). BOTH INCIDENTS OCCURING AT HIGH SPEEDS – 50+MPH. DOT #B73R 171X 349 (DOT NUMBER: B73R171X34 TIRESIZE: 275/70 R16) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HJ85J1V0. Car problem was reported in HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.