FORD EXPLORER | THESE TIRES WERE NOT UNDER THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURES RECALL, HOWEVER, I RECENTLY HAD THE TIRES INSPECTED BY A FIRESTONE REPRESENTATIVE BECAUSE OF SOME CONCERNS WE HAD WITH THE INTEGRETY OF THE TIRES. | BARNEGAT,NJ | 1998

THESE TIRES WERE NOT UNDER THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURES RECALL, HOWEVER, I RECENTLY HAD THE TIRES INSPECTED BY A FIRESTONE REPRESENTATIVE BECAUSE OF SOME CONCERNS WE HAD WITH THE INTEGRETY OF THE TIRES. FIRESTONE ACKNOWLEGED THAT ALL FOUR OF MY TIRES ARE SEPERATING WHERE THE TREAD IS GLUED TO THE BODY OF THE TIRE, JUST WHERE THESE TIRES ARE COMING APART AND KILLING PEOPLE. FIRESTONE WILL NOT REPLACE THE TIRES EVEN AFTER ADMITING THAT THEY ARE DEFECTIVE. THEY WANT TO CHARGE ME OVER 300 DOLLARS TO REPLACE THEM. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG HERE AND I NEED SOME HELP. I’VE SPENT HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH FIRESTONE AND FORD, ONLY TO HAVE WASTED MY TIME. THANKS. *AK (TIRESIZE: 235/75R/15)( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: 235/75R/15 ) Date Reported:Dec 01, 2000. Car problem was reported in BARNEGAT, NJ. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

CHEVROLET K1500 | TIRE BLEW OUT AT NORMAL OPERATING SPEED WITH NO LOAD IN VEHICLE. | GOODLETTSVILLE,TN | 1997

TIRE BLEW OUT AT NORMAL OPERATING SPEED WITH NO LOAD IN VEHICLE. TIRE FAILURE INVOLVED COMPLETE SEPARATION OF TREAD AND SIDEWALL. VEHICLE HAS BEEN USED AS A PASSENGER VEHICLE AND NEVER HAS BEEN LOADED AS A WORK TRUCK. IN VIEW OF RECENT FIRESTONE PROBLEMS, I THOUGHT THIS INFO MIGHT BE USEFUL. *AK (DOT NUMBER: NA TIRESIZE: LT24575R16) Date Reported:June 15, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCEK14W2VZ. Car problem was reported in GOODLETTSVILLE, TN. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 MPH.

FORD EXPLORER | MY TIRES APPEARED AS IF CATS HAD SCRATCHED THEM. | PENNSVILLE,NJ | 1999

MY TIRES APPEARED AS IF CATS HAD SCRATCHED THEM. THE SIDEWALLS OF THE TIRES WERE PEELING OFF. I RETURNED THESE TIRES AND HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THESE WERE NOT THE TIRE IN QUESTION. I WAS INFORMED THAT I WOULD NOT GET ANY MONEY BACK. THE TIRES IN QUESTION WERE OBVIOUSLY DANGEROUS. I, ALSO, JUST HAD A SET OF TWINS AND WANT ONLY THE SAFEST FOR MY CHILDREN. DOES IT TAKE SOMEONE TO GET KILLED TO GET REINBURSEMENT? I DID THE RIGHT THING BY GETTING THOSE TIRES OFF OF MY VEHICLE. PLEASE RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.*AK (DOT NUMBER: VNCUIPX518 TIRESIZE: 255-70-16) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34E2XZ. Car problem was reported in PENNSVILLE, NJ. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

DODGE RAM 2500 | IN ADDITION TO THE “LOST TIRE” THERE IS APPROXIMATELY $2500 DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE. | MIDWAY,GA | 1995

IN ADDITION TO THE “LOST TIRE” THERE IS APPROXIMATELY $2500 DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE. THE COMPANY REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR RESPONSIBILITY UNLESS I FIRST PURCHASE ANOTHER TIRE FROM THEM AND SEND THE ORIGINAL TIRE BACK TO THEM. (THIS IS AFTER I DRIVING/USING THREE HOURS OF MY TIME TO BRING THE TIRE INTO ONE OF THEIR CENTERS FOR INSPECTION.)*AK (DOT NUMBER: BF11AKU088 TIRESIZE: LT245/75R1) Date Reported:Dec 30, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3B7KF23C1SM. Car problem was reported in MIDWAY, GA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 73 MPH.

FORD EXPLORER | I AM UNCLEAR AS TO WHETHER MY FIRESTONE WILDERNESS TIRES NEED TO BE REPLACED. | CEDAR PARK,TX | 1998

I AM UNCLEAR AS TO WHETHER MY FIRESTONE WILDERNESS TIRES NEED TO BE REPLACED. I HAD A FLAT LAST WEEK AND THE TIRE WAS ALMOST OFF THE RIM JUST FROM THE FLAT! DO I NEED TO REPLACE JUST THE SPARE OR ALL 5 TIRES? APPARENTLY, MY TIRES WERE MANUFACTURED IN A TN PLANT BUT NONETHELESS, FIRESTONE AND FORD COMBINED DO NOT INSTILL ANY CONFIDENCE. THANKS FOR GETTING BACK WITH ME. YOU MAY EMAIL ME IF IT IS MORE EXPEDITIOUS. *AK (DOT NUMBER: W2HL TIRESIZE: P235/75R15) Date Reported:Jan 06, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU32E1WU. Car problem was reported in CEDAR PARK, TX. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 MPH.

SATURN SL2 | TIRES WERE SOLD AS REPLACEMENTS FOR FIRESTONE AFNTY TRGT1 TUBLPS 18565R15 TIRES. | COLORADO SPRINGS,CO | 1997

TIRES WERE SOLD AS REPLACEMENTS FOR FIRESTONE AFNTY TRGT1 TUBLPS 18565R15 TIRES. THE TIRES WERE SOLD BY RUST TIRES, LLC D/B/A AUSTIN BLUFFS BIG O, 4496 AUSTIN BLUFFS PARKWAY, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80918, TELEPHONE #: 719-599-4555. I REQUESTED SIMILAR QUALITY IN AN ALL-WEATHER RADIAL TIRE TO THE TIRES BEING REPLACED. THE PRODUCTS SOLD DO NOT PERFORM SAFELY IN ANY AMOUNT OF SNOW AT ANY SPEED. AT APPROPRIATELY SLOW RATES OF SPEED, THE TIRES TEND TO LOSE TRACTION WHENEVER THE CLUTCH IS PUT IN AND WHEN BRAKING. THE CAR BEGINS TO SLIDE AT THOSE TIMES AND WHEN STARTING FROM A COMPLETE STOP. TIRES DO NOT SEEM TO GAIN ANY TRACTION UNTIL CAR IS IN THIRD GEAR. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM WITH ANY OTHER ALL-WEATHER TIRES I’VE HAD OVER THE YEARS. THESE TIRES HAD APPROXIMATELY 5,500 MILES ON THEM WHEN THE PROBLEM FIRST OCCURRED WITH SNOW ON THE GROUND. WHILE IT WAS VERY ICY ON12/11/00, I HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED THAT DEGREE OF SLIDING IN OVER 30 YEARS OF DRIVING IN WINTER CONDITIONS. WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR, I HAD NUMEROUS “MINOR” SLIDES AND THREE VERY CLOSE CALLS WHERE THERE WAS NEARLY PROPERTY DAMAGE AND/OR INJURY. DURING A SUBSEQUENT SNOW AT CHRISTMAS TIME, I AGAIN EXPERIENCED UNUSUAL SLIDING. THE MOST RECENT OCCURRENCES HAVE BEEN DURING AND FOLLOWING A SNOW STORM ON 1/16/01. YOUR DATABASE ONLY LISTS 2 TYPES OF NANKANG TIRES AND I CANNOT DETERMINE WHETHER THE ONES ON MY CAR ARE EITHER ONE. I SUSPECT NOT.*AK (TIRESIZE: 1956015)( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: 1956015 ) Date Reported:Dec 11, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8ZJ5273VZ. Car problem was reported in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 MPH.

MERCURY MOUNTAINEER | MY JOB REQUIRES ME TO BE ON THE ROAD IN ALL THE SOUTHERN STATES 6 DAYS A WEEK, IN HOT INTERSTATE TRAVEL CONDITIONS. | OCALA,FL | 1999

MY JOB REQUIRES ME TO BE ON THE ROAD IN ALL THE SOUTHERN STATES 6 DAYS A WEEK, IN HOT INTERSTATE TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ALL FOUR OF MY TIRES WERE MANUFACTURED IN THE WILSON NC PLANT, WHICH HAS BEEN PROVEN BY NUMEROUS INVESTIGATIONS THAT THESE TIRES HAVE CAUSED MANY FATAL ACCIDENTS BY TIRE TREAD SEPARATION. I MUST TELL YOU THAT I FEEL VERY “UNSAFE” AND UNEASY EVERY TIME I GET IN MY AUTOMOBILE. THIS IS A VERY UNEASY FEELING. I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE ALL OF THE TIRES AND THE SPARE, WITH ANOTHER TIRE FROM ANOTHER MANUFACTURER. I FEEL THIS COST SHOULD BE COVERED BY FIRESTONE, SINCE THEY MADE THE FAULTY TIRES IN THE FIRST PLACE.*AK (TIRESIZE: P235/75R15)( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: P235/75R15 ) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4M2ZU52E3XU. Car problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

BUICK REGAL | FIRST TIRE DEVELOPED A OBLONG BUBBLE APPROX TEN INCHES LONG UNDER THE TIRE TREAD, WOBBLED REAL GOOD. | MELBOURNE,FL | 1989

FIRST TIRE DEVELOPED A OBLONG BUBBLE APPROX TEN INCHES LONG UNDER THE TIRE TREAD, WOBBLED REAL GOOD. SECOND TIRE YOU COULD TELL WAS OUT OF ROUND BY GOING REAL SLOW, STEEL TREADS SHOWING THROUGH. THESE TIRES WERE A 4 YRS OLD AND HAD 25000 MILES ON THEM. ALL FOUR TIRES REPLACED.*AK (TIRESIZE: P205/70R14)( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: P205/70R14 ) Date Reported:Dec 01, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Car problem was reported in MELBOURNE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19910101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 MPH.

FORD EXPLORER | CONSUMER HAS FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES (P235/75R15 DOT#VNHL) ON VEHICLE, THE TIRES ARE EXPERIENCING CRACKING AND SMALL SLITS ON THE OUTER AND INNER SIDEWALLS, A SERVICE TECHNICIAN VERIFIED THE SYMPTOMS ON THESE TIRES ARE THE SAME THAT ARE OCCURRING WITH THE RECALLED TIRES. | BROWN DEER,WI | 1997

CONSUMER HAS FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES (P235/75R15 DOT#VNHL) ON VEHICLE, THE TIRES ARE EXPERIENCING CRACKING AND SMALL SLITS ON THE OUTER AND INNER SIDEWALLS, A SERVICE TECHNICIAN VERIFIED THE SYMPTOMS ON THESE TIRES ARE THE SAME THAT ARE OCCURRING WITH THE RECALLED TIRES. *SLC Date Reported:Aug 14, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34EXVU. Car problem was reported in BROWN DEER, WI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD.

FORD EXPLORER | ONLY 3 OF THE 5 FIRESTONE TIRES ON THE VEHICLE ARE INCLUDED IN RECALL 00T005, HOWEVER THE CONSUMER HAS EXPERIENCED IN THE PAST ONE TIRE WITH TREAD SEPARATION, AND 2 FLAT TIRES WITH THE BELTS SHOWING ON ONE, | PHOENIX,AZ | 9999

ONLY 3 OF THE 5 FIRESTONE TIRES ON THE VEHICLE ARE INCLUDED IN RECALL 00T005, HOWEVER THE CONSUMER HAS EXPERIENCED IN THE PAST ONE TIRE WITH TREAD SEPARATION, AND 2 FLAT TIRES WITH THE BELTS SHOWING ON ONE, THE CONSUMER IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE REMAINING TWO TIRES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL THAT ARE FIRESTONE FIREHAWK ATX AFTER INSPECTING THAT THE TREAD PATTERNS AREN’T THE SAME. *SLC Car problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 MPH.