1993 Ford EXPLORER Tires Tread, Belt problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1993 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Tires Tread, Belt problems and defects. Total reports: 167.

While Driving Down Highway At 70mph Heading South, Rubber On The Passenger’s Side Tire Came Off, Causing Consumer To Fishtail. As He Was Trying To Regain Control Of Vehicle, Front Driver’s Side Tire Had A Blowout. Totalled The Vehicle. Didn’t Call Dealer Or Manufacturer. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 01, 1999

While Driving Rear Left Tire Tread Came Off, Causing The Truck To Flip Over 3 Times. Vehicle Was Totaled. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Rear Driver’s Side Tire Tread Separated While Driving At Highway Speed, Causing Vehicle To Bounce, But Consumer Maintained Control, And Pulled To The Side. Manufacturer Has Not Been Contacted. *ak

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

My Wife Was Driving On I10 & The Tire Threw The Tread While She Was Driving At 70 Mph. The Vehicle Immediately Started Shaking And Moving Erratically. She Almost Lost Control, But Fortunately Managed To Get It Stopped Without A Rollover. *ak( Dot Number: P235 Tire Size: 75r-15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Nov 07, 1999

Firestone Atx Tire P235/75r15 Experienced Tread Separation, Owner Reporting That The Vehicle Had Three Sets Of These Tires. On The Second Set Of Tires After 40,000 Miles Of Wear At Highway Speed Of 55 Mph, Driver Noticed A Flapping Sound And Was Able To Slow Down And Pull Over, Found Tread Separating From The Tire. Last Two Sets Were Brought From A Tire Store. Tire Not Availabe For Inspection. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in DAVIE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 15, 2000

Pe00-020, Firestone Atx Tire Tread Separation; While Driving About 65 Mph, Tread On The Left Front Tire Came Off. Driver Was Able To Control Truck And No One Was Hurt. Owner Believed That Tire Was Original Equipment. Owner Replaced All Four Tires On The Truck With Other Firestone Atx Tires. Please Provide Any Further Informaton.*ak

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ATLANTIC BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 06, 1998

While Driving, Vehicle Experienced Bouncing, Consumer Noticed 2 Rear Firestone Radial Atx Tires P235/75r15 Dot 233 Were Experiencing Tread Separation, Firestone Dealer Stated That Tires Were Not Part Of Recall And Told Consumer That The 4 Tires Had To Purchased. *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X7PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 17, 2000

While Driving Approx. 60-65mph Right Rear Tire Blew & The Tread Had Separated. Lost Control Of Vehicle For A While. Hit Side Of Road. No Accident Or Injuries. Happened 3 Yrs Ago & Had 60,000 Miles. Replaced The Original Tire With Same Type Of Firestone Atx. The 2nd Time Was The Left Rear Tire At Same Speed & 100,000 Miles. Also Replaced Tire 1 1/2 Yrs Ago With Same Type Of Firestone Atx. Have No Problem, Yet, With Third Set Of Firestone. The Firestone Atx Lt22575r15 Were The Size. Did Not Report To Dealer, Tire Co. Or Insurance Company. Do Not Have The Tire Or Dot Number. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FNDU34X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in AGOURA HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

While Driving About 60 Mph Left Firestone Atx Tire Blewout. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in RIVERSIDE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 01, 1997

Pe00-00; Consumer Replaced Firestone Atx Tires Because The Tread Separated. There Were Knots And Bumps On The Tires. Tire Size Was P23575r15. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WAYCROFF, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 17, 2000

Pe00-00; Consumer Was Traveling About 45mph On The Highway, Was On The Top Of Steep Bridge And Heard A Popping Noise From Left Driver Rear Tire. Tread Had Separated From The Tire, And The Vehicle Started To Fishtail. Vehicle Was Turned The Opposite Way. There Were No Injuries. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDY32XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SPRING, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 1999

Pe00.020; Was Traveling About 65mph On The Interstate And There Was A Noise Due To Right Rear Tire Separating From Wheel. Consumer Maintained Control Of Vehicle. Pulled Over And Changed The Firestone #atx The Original Factory Bought Tires. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 01, 1999

Pe00 020; While Traveling About 65mph On Highway She Heard A Banging Noise Firestone Atx Tire Tread Had Separated From Wheel. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LONDON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 01, 1999

Firestone Radial Atx Left Rear Tire P235/75r15 Dot W2hl1m0023 Blew Out While Traveling Due To Tread Separation Which Caused Damage To Rear. Firestone Has Been Contacted. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X3PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 19940301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 31, 2000

Pe02000; Tire Tread Separation: Because Owner Was Concerned About Steering Wheel Shimmying While Driving At 65/70 Mph. Truck Was Taken To A Tire Dealership. Tire Dealership Found All Four Tires Were Found Split Down The Middle. Tires Were Firestone Atx, Original Tire Equipment. Tires Were Replaced At Owner’s Expense. Tire Size P235/75r15 And Dot #. Vdhl. *ak The Customer Also Had A Left Tire Blow Out Travelling At 45 Mph. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LAKEWOOD, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19951214. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

May 02, 1997

Pe02000, Tire Tread Separation: While Driving At 70 Mph Tread On The Driver’s Side Rear Tire Came Off. Driver Was Able To Control Vehicle. Two Other Passenger’s Were In The Vehicle. No One Was Hurt. Tire Was A Firestone, Atx. Not Sure If Tire Was Orginal Equipment Because Tires Have Been Rotated. Tire Size, P2357515. Owner Will Be Contacting Firestone. Please List Dot #. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in AMARILLO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 07, 2000

Was Driving 75mph When Driver Heard A Noise. Had Lost Control Of Vehicle & Went All Over Highway And Landed In Grassy Median. Got Out & Checked Tires & Noticed Left Rear Tire Had Air In It, But Tread Had Separated Completely. Changed Tire & Went To Dealership & The Tire Was Replaced. Was Firestone Wilderness Atx With 100,000 Miles On It. Do Not Have The Tire & Could Not Give Tire Size. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILL IN. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in RAYMOORE, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

July 02, 2000

Odi# 6141; While Driving Approximately 70 Mph Right Rear Tire Tread Had Separated Which Caused An Accident. There Was 1 Severe Injury And 1 Minor Injury. Tire Had Approximately 45000 Mileage, And Size Was P235/75r15 . Tire Was Part Of The Original Tires When Vehicle Was Purchased. Vehicle Was ford Truck explorer 1993. *ak Firestone Atx P235/75/r15 *mw

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in KATY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 22, 1996

Pe 00020: Going 65mph & Heard 2 Loud Bang Noises. Pulled Over & Checked Tires & Had A Flat. Mother Contacted Son, Who Noticed That Tread Had Separated From Left Rear Tire. Tire Was Changed With The Spare. Took Tire To Firestone & It Was Replaced. Firestone Is Requesting The Tire. *ak Firestone Atx Radial 235/75r15 *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in VALRICO, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 30, 2000

Pe 00020: Going 65mph & Heard 2 Loud Bang Noises. Pulled Over & Checked Tires & Had A Flat. Mother Contacted Son, Who Noticed That Tread Had Separated From Left Rear Tire. Tire Was Changed With The Spare. Took Tire To Firestone & It Was Replaced. Firestone Is Requesting The Tire. *ak Firestone Atx Radial 23575r15 *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in VALRICO, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 30, 2000

While Driving Could Hear Noise Coming From Rear Tires. Then, Pulled Over And Saw Tread Separation. This Problem Had Happened Fives Times. *ak Sometimes The Tire Would Be Flat With Tread Separation. At Other Times, There Would Be Just Tire Tread Separation. Firestone Dealers Considered These Incident As Normal. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in EL PASO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19921120. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 01, 1995

Pe00020; Tire Tread Separation: Tread On The Right Passenger’s Side Tire Was Separating. Tire Was A Firestone Atx. Not Sure If Tire Was Original Equipment. Tire Was Taken To Dealership. All Four Tires Were Replaced. Owner Paid Labor Charges Only. Pleaes List The Tire Size And Dot #. *ak Firestone Atx P235/75/r15 *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WILKESBORO, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 19970509. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 09, 2000

Pe00200 ;tire Tread Separation: While Driving About 55 – 60 Mph, Tread On The Rear Driver’s Side Tire Peeled Off. explorer Ran Off The Road. Driver And One Other Passenger Were Not Injured. Tire Was A Firestone, Atx. Not Sure If Tire Was Original Equipment. Tire Was Taken To A Firestone Dealership. All Tires Were Replaced With The Same Tire. Please List Tire Size And Dot #. *ak

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 17, 2000

Pe00020; Tire Tread Separation: Tread On The Right Passenger’s Side Tire Was Separating. Tire Was A Firestone Atx. Not Sure If Tire Was Original Equipment. Tire Was Taken To Dealership. All Four Tires Were Replaced. Owner Paid Labor Charges Only. Pleaes List The Tire Size And Dot #. *ak Firestone Atx P235/75/r15 *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WILKESBORO, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 19970509. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 09, 2000

Pe 00020: Traveling 68mph & Heard A Noise. Pulled Over & Stopped Vehicle To Check Tires. Noticed Left Front Tire Tread Had Shredded. Exchanged Tire With Spare. Tire Damaged Underbody Of Vehicle. Took Tire To Tire Shop & Had It Changed. Do Not Have Tire. Firestone Wilderness Atx, Size P235/75r15 With 34,000 Miles On It. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMD634X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MARCO ISLAND, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 68 mph.

June 01, 2000

While Driving About 65 Mph Right Rear Tire Had A Tread Separation, And Consumer Had To Drive Off The Road. Firestone Wilderness, Size P235/75r15. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ROSEVILLE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Aug 12, 1996

Pe000200 Tire Tread Separation: While Driving About 60 Mph, About An Eighteen Inch Piece Of The Tread On The Rear Passenger’s Side Tire Came Off. Driver Was Able To Control The explorer. One Other Passenger Was In The explorer. There Were No Injuries. Tire Was A Firestone Atx, P23575r15, Not Original Equipment. Tire Mileage Around 20,000. Tire Was Taken To A Firestone Dealership. Owner Was Given A 70% Discount Base On Tread Left On Tire.*ak There Was Damage To The Vehicle Because Of The Tread Separation. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

July 31, 1999

Pe 00 020/tire Tread Separation: While Traveling In A 1993 ford explorer, Original Equipment/, Dot# And Tire Size Unavailable At Highway Speed 0f 65 Mph, Rear Tire Commenced To Separate. Consumer Lost Of Control Of Vehicle Which Caused A Rollover Collision. Driver Received Minor Injuries. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in KENNER, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19960822. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Oct 15, 1999

Was Driving 75mph When Vehicle Made A Loud Noise. Vehicle Shook & Vibrated. Lost Control Of Vehicle. It Came To A Stop. Checked Vehicle & Noticed Left Rear Tire Was Still Inflated, But Tread Had Peeled Completely Off. Vehicle Was Damaged. Police Officer Has Incident Report. Had Contacted Firestone & Mailed Tire To Manufacturer. Firestone Wilderness Atx P23575r15 *ak Dot#vnhl1m0033. *slc

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8PV. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in GRAND JUNCTION, CO. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

June 26, 1998

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 60mph On Highway And Heard A Noise, Then Lost Control Of Vehicle. She Was Bouncing Across Highway. Rear Tire Tread Separated. She Pulled Over And Changed Tire. Firestone Wilderness #at,size P22570 Rx5 There Were No Injuries. *ak Firestone Wilderness P225/70/r15 *mw

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ALAMO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 19, 1996

While Driving On The Highway, The Right Rear Tire Blew Out. Consumer Slowly Steered The Truck To The Emergency Lane On The Right Side Of The Road. The Tread Had Separated. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BEVERLY HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 30, 2000

Pe00020 Original Equipment On ford explorer 1993. P23575r15. While Driving At 70 Mph Tires Were Properly Inflatted, And All Of A Sudden Consumer Heard A Loud Noise, Tread Had Came Off And Hit Car. Only Thing That Was Left Was The Part Of Tire That Held Air. Entire Tread Had Come Off. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Nov 27, 1998

The Transmission Was Replaced Once By The Original Owner. It Blew Again, And Was Luckily, Still Under Warranty. The Fact That 2 Transmissions Were Replaced Is Very Troubling. We Now Call Our explorer, The Exploder! I Recently Read Of The Study Underway Into The Firestone Tires Peeling Off Their Casings. This Is Exactly What Happened To Us. Thank Goodness, No One Was Hurt, Just Major Vehicle Damage. Had It Been The Front Tire, I Don’t Think I Would Be Alive To Write This. Please Get These Tires Off The Market, Before Others Are Killed! *ak( Dot Number: W2hl1moo15 Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CHANDLER, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 19951001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

July 05, 2000

This Is Second Set Of These Tires. First Set Had Same Problems. Purchased 2nd Set In Sept 1997..took Back Immed, Was Told They Forgot To Balance.. Problem Of Shimmy At 55 To 65 Mph Remained, Returned To Firestone On 2/16/98 For Same…returned Again On 2/17/98…on 5/6/98 Took To Downtown ford And In 1999 Took To Tire America…have Told All We Feel It Is A Tire Seperation And Have Been Told It Was Balancing, Trait Of explorers And Will Always Be There. Have Paper Work To Back Up All The Times We Have Taken These Two Sets Of Tires In To Be Checked. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CANTON, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Complete Separation Of Tread, Causing Major Damage To Fender Area. *ak( Dot Number: To Be Det. Tire Size: P23575r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CASSELBERRY, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

July 29, 2000

At Approximately 1930 On November 25, 1999, While Traveling South On I-81 One Mile North Of The Wva/va State Line The Tread On The Left Rear Tire Suddenly Separated From The Tire Body. At The Time The Vehicle Was Traveling At Approximately 65-70 Mph In The Left Lane. The Tread Seperation Was Abrupt, But The Cords Maintained Integrity Long Enough To Safely Slow The Vehicle And Get To The Right Shoulder Of The Road. On Or About 11/03/99 The Right Rear Tire Failed While In A Mall Parking Lot. The Tire Failed Through Loss Of Air And A Blistering Effect On The Tread And Body. The Vehicle Mechanic Who Looked At This Tire Refused To Let The Drive Leave Their Establishment With The Tire On The Ground. They Would Put The Spare On For Free, Indicating Their Concern, Not Just An Effort To Sell A New Tire.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PHOENIXVILLE, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Nov 25, 1999

I Was Driving From Houston To Austin On Interstate 10. I Was Driving 75 Mph When My Rear Left Tire Tread Came Off, And Then My Front Left Tire Tread Followed Suit. I Careened Into The Left Guard Rail, Hit Another Car, And Spun Around To The Far Opposite End Of The Freeway. I Came Out With A Few Scratches And A Totalled Car. I Am Thankful That I’m All Right…but I Feel Like The Situation Could Have Been Avoided. I Had Just Had My Tires Checked Out At A ford Dealership Within The Week That I Left To Go To Austin. *ak( Dot Number: )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

May 25, 1998

A Firestone Atx Blew Out At Highway Speed On Our 1993 explorer. The Tread Separated From The Tire And Caused Over $600 Damage To The Rear Of The Vehicle. We Had To Replace All The Tires And Now We Have A New Set Of Firestone Atx Tires Which We Really Do Not Want If There Is A Known Safety Hazard. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/75/15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HERNDON, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Mar 08, 2000

Tread Came Off Of Tire Causing Driver To Lose Control. Was Hit In Rear By Another Vehicle Causing The explorer To Roll Over 3-4 Times. *ak( Dot Number: )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X3PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 03, 2000

Right Front Tire Tread Separated While Passing A Truck At A Speed Of 70 Mph At 8 Am Near Deming, Nm. We Were Able To Stop Safely, However If The Tire Had Blown Out We Likely Would Have Ended Up Under The Truck!( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235-75r15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19920801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 05, 1998

We Were Preparing To Leave On Vacation To Go To Washington D.c. With Our 2 Small Granddaughters And We Took Our ford explorer To Varnadore Auto & Tire Sales, 1706 8th Avenue W, Palmetto, Fl 34221. In The Afternoon I Received A Call From Mr. Varnadore Telling Me That He Found A Problem With The Tires And Asked Us To Come In So That We Could Decide What We Wanted To Do. When My Husband And I Got There He Showed Us Tires That Had Splits In Them Right Where The Tread Connected To The Tire. He Said That He Wouldn’t Go On A Trip With Them Because These Tires Have A Tendacy To Peel Off And He Would Replace Them. We Bought 2 New Identical Tires And Had Him Mount Them On The Front And Put The Best Other Two Tires On The Back. We Also Told Him When We Took The Car To Him We Wanted To Make Sure That We Had Safe Tires That Were Properly Aligned For Our Trip And Stressed That To Him Again. He Said That We Were Now In Good Shape And Didn’t Have To Worry. Not So,much Tbl On Trip( Dot Number: 0 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PALMETTO, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 29, 2000

The Tread Separated At 60mph And Damaged The Rear Of The Car. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235 75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BOCA RATON, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Aug 01, 1997

The Tire (rear Driver’s Side) Blew — The Tread Peeled Off. After The Tire Blew, And Because I Was Going Slow In A Residential Neighborhood, I Was Able To Pull Over Safely. The Spare Was Put On. I Was Very Worried That This Might Happen To The Other Tires So 08/08/2000 I Went To Ntb And Had All Four Tires Replaced With Michelins At A Cost Of $561.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19921201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Aug 04, 2000

High Speed Tread Separation On I-95 Near Brunswick, Ga. Moderate Temperatures (70’s). Vehicle Was Pulling A U-haul Trailer Well Below Vehicle Or Tire Load Limits. Seperation Occured Approximately 1.0 Hours Into Drive. Air Pressure Approx. 30 Psig. Tire Was Replaced With New Of Same Model. Although I Pulled Over Immediately And Was Able To Maintain Control, The Tire Appeared To Have Disentigrated. Pulling A Loaded Trailer Was Not Routine For This Vehicle. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):N/A. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PONCHATOULA, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Jan 01, 2000

I Had Tires Inspected Per Firestone Recomendation Due To Current Know Issue. Firestone Factory Store Found 2 Of The 4 Tires Tread Seperating. They Offered No Compensation Except To Sell Me New Tires.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SPARTANBURG, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 19981201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 07, 2000

On May 30, 2000, I Was Headed To Tucson On I-10 From Phoenix Going 75 Mph And Passing Another Car When I Heard This Loud Sound Coming From My Vehicle. I Immediatly Started Breaking And Got Over Into The Right-hand Lane And Then Onto The Shoulder. I Could Not Believe My Eyes When I Had Seen What My Tire Had Done. The Whole Middle Of The Tire Was Gone. Someone Was Looking Over My Shoulder That Day Because Not Only Was I Not Hurt But I Was Right By A Truck Stop And There Was A Tire Shop Nearby. I Limped Over To It And They Put On Another Tire For Me And Sent Me On My Way. I Was Not Hurt, But The Damage To My Vehicle Was Extensive. I Still Have The Tire.*ak( Dot Number: Vdhl1p8485 Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X7PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CHANDLER, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

May 30, 2000

While Driving About 65 Mph Right Reat Tire Blewout And Went Flat. Consumer Lost Control, Causing It To Flip Over 3 Times. Consumer Was Injured, And Automobile Was Totalled.*ak *mjs

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SAN LUIS OBISPOP, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980815. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

May 22, 1999

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 60mph On Turnpike. Then, Vehicle Started Vibrating, And It Was Hard To Control. Right Tire Exploded, And The Tread Separated. Also, Tire Damaged Right Rear Molding/ Mudd Flapps And The Trimming On The Side Of Vehicle. Tire Was Firestone #atx, P23575 R15, And #dot Vd. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOMESTEAD, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 01, 1995

While Travelining Northbound On I/5 In Near Bakersfield, California, The Tread Completely Separated From The Tire. The Tire Caused Damage To The L/front And L/side Of The Car. Claim Has Been Made With Firestone( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in VALENCIA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19921001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Peoo 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 65mph Highway And Heard A Poppying Noise. Left Tire Tread Separated. There Was Damages To Vehicle. Tires Were Firestone 440. There Were No Injuries. Consumer Bought Four New Tires Prior To First Incident. At Second Incident Six Days Later, Left Rear Tire Tread Separated. Consumer Was Concerned About The Tires.*ak While Traveling At 65 Mph, The Tread Separated On Two Tires Within Six Days Causing Damages To The Vehicle. These Tires Were Firestont 440. *yh

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 15, 2000

While On Vacation To Montana In August 1998, We Had A Flat Tire, Which We Discovered In The Morning After Parking The Car In A Bozeman, Mt, Motel Lot Overnight. We Replaced It With A Spare. When We Took The Flat Tire To Our Mechanic After We Got Home To Wisconsin, To Have It Fixed, He Said It Could Not Be Repaired Because The Tread Had Separated. We Had To Buy A New Tire. It Was Hot (in The 80s) In Montana During Our Trip There And, Prior To The Flat, We Had Driven Several Hundred Miles At Speeds Of 70-75 Mph, Including Driving Over A High Pass On The Idaho Border And Driving For Many Miles On Unpaved Roads. We Have Not Had Any Further Problems, Though We Do Have 4 Of The Recalled Tires Currently On Our explorer. Please Note, We Bought The explorer Used (4 Years Old), Containing Four New Tires (the Recalled Models) Installed By The Dealer. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SUN PRAIRIE, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 1998

My Wife, Two Children And Myself Experience Tread Separation On Our ford explorer. The Tire Severed The Fuel Line And Rear Quarter Panel Causing Approximately $3k In Body Damage. My Mechanic Inspected The Tire And Contacted ford And Firestone And Was Informed That There Had Been No Documented Problems With The Tires. We Did Not Pursue It. I Have The Tire And Pictures Of The Damage. The Police Were Contacted And I Have The Insurance Claim. I Have Had To Replace Tow Other Tires Since.*ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23575r15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X7PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MONTVILLE, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Aug 23, 1998

Consumer Heard A Loud Noise, The Car Vibrated And Upon Inspection Consumer Noticed That The Tread Had Separated From The Left Rear Tire This Incident Caused Damage To The Wheel Well, Bumper, Left Quarter Panel And The Rear Tail Light (firestone Atx). Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ABILENE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930529. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 28, 2000

Peoo 020 ; Consumer Was Traveling About 70mph On Highway And Was Going Down A Hill When He Felt Vibration, And The Left Rear Tire Tread Separated. Tire Was Hitting Up Against Vehicle. There Were No Injuries. Firestone #atx, P23575 R15. He Went To Firestone, And The Problem Was Taken Care Off. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in VAN NUYS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 01, 1999

Tire Developed A “bulge” In Side Near Tread. Tire Made Thumping Noise While Driving.( Dot Number: Vnhl 1mo Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SHELTON, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Dec 21, 1999

Tread Of Tire Tore Loose First, Then Blowout Occured. Blowout Damaged Muffler, Tailpipe And Side Molding.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X3PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BAKERSFIELD, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 20, 1998

While Traveling On Interstate 10, The Treads On The Driver’s Side Rear Tire Separated Causing The Vehicle To Go Into A 360 Degree Spin. It Hit A Turnaround Divider, Continued Around And Hit One Side Rail Of The Interstate, Continued To Spin And Came To Rest With The Passenger Rear Tire Atop The Curb With The Rear Of The Vehicle Against The Guard Rail.( Dot Number: Unknown Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X7PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in NEW ORLEANS, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

July 13, 1997

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 65mph On Highway And Heard A Rubble And Vibration, Left Front Tire Tread Separated. Tires Were Firestone #atx, P23575r15. Consumer Contacted The Store Where He Purchased The Tire From.*ak Anti Lock Brake System Logic Does Not Allow/permit Brakes To Slow The Vehcile After Tire Faiure. This Is Seriously Dangerous Situation. *yh

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ERIE, PA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Oct 20, 1999

While Driving Son To Work, Had A Blowout, And Tire Looked Like Spagetti.- Consumer Managed To Get Truck To The Side Of The Highway With No Injuries.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

July 18, 2000

Incident 1 Happened On Hwy 5 Going North To Santa Rosa. Tire Tread Spun Off And Destroyed The Wheel Well And Side Mouldings. Since Firestone Could Not Explain Why This Would Happen I Bought 4 New Tires To Replace The All But The Spare. The Original Tires Came From Canada. The Second Incident Happened In Palm Spring And Again The Firestone Dealer Said He Could Not Explain Why But Sometimes It Just Happens. This Second Detreading Occurred After Only 27000 Miles. I Replaced The Second Tire With Wilderness But I Am Currently Using The Original Spare Since I Didnot Want To Buy 4 New Tires To Match.( Dot Number: W1hl Tire Size: 235r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PALM SPRINGS, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Sept 01, 1997

The Left Rear Tire Tread Completely Peeled Off While Driving. Yh

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

The Firestone Atx Tire Experienced Tread Separation Which Caused Loss Of Control And Resulted In Vehicle Rollover And Injuries To Consumers. *mjs

2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDU34X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WHITTIER, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19190528. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 72 mph.

Aug 04, 2000

Left Front Firestone Wilderness At Tire Belt Came Loose (broke) While Driving Causing A Loud Thumping Noise. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HUNTINGDON, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 19990703. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 26, 2000

While Driving The Firestone Wilderness (235/7515) Shredded. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LA CRESCEN, CA. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Dec 27, 1999

Vehicle Rolled Over Due To Tire Tread Wear Per Investigating Officer’s Opinion( Dot Number: )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in RUSSELL, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19921101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Mar 01, 1995

Firestone Tire Blew Out In Cold Weather, 70 Mph, Left Rear. Replaced W/non-firestone.*ak( Dot Number: N.a. Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in COLUMBUS TWP., MI. Vehicle was purchased on 19930601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Feb 20, 2000

Tread Separated From Tire At High Rate Of Speed On A Hot Day. Tire Did Not Lose Air Pressure.*ak( Dot Number: Hyvv4fa358 Tire Size: P225/70r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in OKC, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 19950401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

July 08, 2000

P235/75r15 Size. At Highway Speeds Left Rear Tread Separated. *ak While Traveling On Hot Day With The Vehicle. Loaded Fairly Heavily, The Vehicle Shook Violently And The Customer After Stopping Discovered That The Tread Had Separated. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MOBILE, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 02, 2000

Tire Failed While Driving On Ok Turnpike At Posted Speed Limit Of 75 Mph. Temperature Outside Was Appx 100 Deg. Tire Inflation Was 35 Psi In Accordance With Labeling On Tire Sidewall. *ak( Dot Number: W2hl1m0113 Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ENID, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Aug 12, 2000

Tread Separated From Tire At High Rate Of Speed On A Hot Day. Tire Did Not Lose Air Pressure.*ak( Dot Number: Hyvv4fa358 Tire Size: P225/70r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in OKC, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 19950401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

July 08, 2000

Firestone Tire Blew Out In Cold Weather, 70 Mph, Left Rear. Replaced W/non-firestone.*ak( Dot Number: N.a. Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in COLUMBUS TWP., MI. Vehicle was purchased on 19930601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Feb 20, 2000

Vehicle Rolled Over Due To Tire Tread Wear Per Investigating Officer’s Opinion( Dot Number: )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in RUSSELL, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19921101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Mar 01, 1995

I Am A Current Owner Of A 1993 ford explorer Sport. As You Know There Is A Nationwide Recall On Specific Firestone/ford Tires. On May 6th 2000, I Was Involved In An Accident Directly Related To The Defective Tires, Heading East-bound On Interstate 4 (i-4) From Tampa, Fl To Orlando, Fl. I Was Traveling About 60mph In The Far Left Lane, Near Exit 16, As My Tire Tread Ripped/peeled Off Of My Rear Tire (driver Side), Causing Me To Loose Total Control, Nearly Flip Over, Completely Spin Out Into The Median And Stop Feet Away From Oncoming Traffic (i-4 Westbound). My Tire Was Not Flat After The Incident, Although The Tread On The Tire Was Nearly Ripped Off. Due To The Tread Ripping Off And Flapping, There Was Extensive Damage To The Rear Panel Of My Truck. (the Debris In The Median Damaged My Muffler And Tail Pipe As Well). It Is Apparent That This Was More Than A Close Call, I Realize That This Was A Near Fatal Accident. Besides My Being Blessed, The Only Reason That I Could Create Of Why I Am Still Here Today, Is Due To The Width Of The Median. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19990501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

May 06, 2000

Tire Separated, But, Did Not Blowout, Because I Heard The Noise And It Started Shimmying, So I Slowed Way Down And Made It To The Tire Store (15 Miles). After I Heard About This Tire Being In The Recall, I Took It To A Firestone Store In San Antonio, Tx, Where They Denied It Being In The Recall, And Said There Was Nothing Wrong With My Other Tires. (same Tires, Except Other 3 Are Dot W2hl) I Replaced Them All Anyway, Since This Vehicle Is My 16 Year Old Daughters Primary Vehicle, But I No Longer Allow Her To Drive It Over 55mph. I Believe This Vehicle And Tires Were Designed When The Speed Limits Were Lower, Which Is Contributing To The Tire Failures. My Question Now Is How Can I Get Firestone To Honor The Recalled Tire, And Are My Other 3 In The Recall, Yet?*ak( Dot Number: Vdhlipy147 Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MENARD, AK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 06, 2000

Just One Mounth After Purchase At Costco One Of The Tires Showed Signs Of The Steel Belts Coming Through The Sidewall Below The Tread Line On Both Sides. We Had Costco Replace The Tire. And They Did But! They Seemed To Want To Blame It On Driving Thru Potholes Or Hitting Curbs But It Was Obviouse There Were No Scuff Marks On The Tires From Curbs. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in EVERETT, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19941001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Pe00020; Tire Tread Separation: While Driving 72 Mph Tire On The Rear Driver’s Side Disintergrated. Driver Lost Control Of Vehicle And Crashed. No Other Passengers Was In The Vehicle. Driver Was Injured. Tire Was A Firestone Atx, P23575r15. Not Orginal Tire Equipment. Tire Mileage About 15,000. As A Result Of Incident, Vehicle Was Totalled. Please Provide Dot # And Vin # If Possbile.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BERUMDA DUNES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 72 mph.

July 12, 1998

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Traveling About 70mph On Highway And Lost Control Of Vehicle, And Vehicle Went Into A Concrete Divider. Front Driver’s Tire Exploded, And Vehicle Was Totaled. There Were No Injuries, (tire Make/model Not Provided). Tires Failed On April 7th, 2000 Also, Caused Collision With Guardrail, No Injuries. *ak *mjs

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X7PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SAGINAW, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19980223. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 02, 2000

The Tire Tread Separated And Did Body Damage To Car, Firestone Won’t Talk To Me.( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235-75-15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 19, 2000

Pe00 020; She Was Traveling About 75mph On Highway And Heard A Banging Noise. Vehicle Started To Swerve, And She Was Able To Control Vehicle, And Pull It Over. Left Rear Tire Tread Had Separated. Also, Damaged The Vehicle. Firestone, Wilderness #atx, P23575r15. Consumer Has Contacted Firestone. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XX3P. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MIMIA BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 1998

Pe 00 020/tire Tread Separation: Noticed Cracks Around The Sidewall On All Four Tires, Aftermarket Equipment Installed At 30,000 Miles, Tire Size P235/75r15, Dot# Vnhl. Firestone Notified, And Informed Consumer That Tires Were Not Covered Under A Recall. *ak Consumer Purchased Tires In June Of 1997.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMVU34X3PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ABINGDON, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 05, 2000

Tire Blew At Freeeway Speed. Actual Date Uncertain. Dealer Wrote It Off As A Road Hazard, Although The Tread Had Failed. Brought Vehicle To Safe Stop And No Injury Or Damage Occurred.vehicle Totalled Later In 1993 As A Result Of Other Driver Failing To Stop At Signal.( Dot Number: Tire Size: 225/75:15? )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CARLSBAD, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19921201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Sept 10, 1993

Tread On Dayton Tire Disintegrated And The Entire Tire Fell Apart; Left Rear Axle. *ak( Dot Number: )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 4 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):GET FROM US. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PENSACOLA, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19940201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 73 mph.

Sept 08, 1998

The Tires Never ‘failed’ Per Se. We Bought Them New A Couple Of Years Ago (1998) For Our ford explorer. From The Day We Had Them Installed, The explorer Would Vibrate At Speeds Of 65mph Or Higher. We Took The Vehicle Back To The Retailer Several Times, But They Were Unable To Fix The Vibration. Since We Have Recently Had The Tires Replaced With Michelins (due To The Recall), The Vibration Has Suddenly Stopped. It Never Occurred To Us Or The Retailer That It Was The Tires Causing The Problem – But Obviously It Was. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU24X3PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ELK GROVE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19960801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Firestone Wilderness At Driver And Rear Sidetires P235/75r15 Experienced Tread Separation, Consumer States That Tires Were Out Of Round And Caused Alignment Problems And Additional Wear. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ARCATA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930403. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 01, 2000

Ea00023, Tire Tread Separation: While Driving About 45 Mph Tread On The Rear Driver’s Side Tire Tread Separated. Driver Was Able To Control Vehicle Somewhat. Driver And One Other Passenger In Vehicle. No One Was Injured.tread Did Some Damage To explorer. This Was A Firestone Tire, Tire Size P22570r15. Original Tire Equipment On A 1993, explorer. Tire Mileage About 43,000. Firestone Was Contacted About The Tire. Firestone Was Not Concerned. *ak The Customer Has Difficulty In Reaching Firestone But ford Compnay And Nhtsa Has Indicated That The Tire In Question Was Not A Recall Tire. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CHANDLER, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

July 09, 2000

Tire Blew Causing Damage To V1. Firestone 235/75/r15 1055 M/s Radial Atx (claims 51-0479-732) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in DUPONT, WA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Aug 26, 2000

Insured Had An Accident On June 20,1998. Tire Tread Came Off Of Vehicle Causing Damage. She Is Saying This Is The Firestone Atx Tire That Had Been Recalled. We Need To Verify This. Firestone Tire P235/75/r15. (claim 01-6023-249) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MOBILE, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

June 20, 1998

Tire(no Brand, Name, Or Size Given) Experienced Tread Separation Causing Vehicle To Lose Control, Over Turn, And Cause Many Injuries. *slc

4 person(s) were injured. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ORANGEVALE, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 12, 1997

Firestone: Insured Was Driving To Flags Staff When Right Front Tire Tread Started Peeling And Flopping On Hwy..flapping Of Steel Belted Tire Dmgd Veh. (claim# 03-3161-989) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU24X3PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD.

July 01, 2000

Firestone: Insured’s Son Was Traveling Throught Rivera Tx When His Rear Tire Blew. The Blowut Caused The Vehicle To Flip. Insured & All Passenger’s Were Taken To The Hospital For Observation:all Were Released. (claim#53-c594-414) *mw

5 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

July 21, 2000

The Insured Had Firestone Atx Tires. (30k On Tires And About 2yrs Old). (claim# 55-s529-257) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in VENTURA, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Aug 01, 2000

Firstone: Tread Separation. (claim# 01-6195-406) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X6PI. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in KENNESAW, GA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Firestone Atx (claim# 59-v497-828) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in NAPLES, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

June 01, 2000

Firestone: #1 Was Driving About 1/2hr Away From Vegas, When Felt And Heard A Sound Somewhere In Rear Passenger Side Of Vehicle, Continued Driving For A Half Hours Stopped In Baker After Procedding To Drive Again, For A Half-hour Tire Blew Approx, In Barstow. #1 Proceeded To Change Tire And Noticed Other Damaged To Car, Floor-board, Passenger Floor-board, Wheel-well, Heat Shield Is Loose Due To Something That Struck Car Whe #1 Heard The First Sound. (claim# 75-a143-331) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Sept 02, 1999

Please Rev To Advise If Firestone Tires Recall Applies To This Loss (rt Rear Tire Blew Out Causing Coll Loss) S1 Shop Handled-no Info Re Tires (photos). (claim# 38-j209-284) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CONCORDVILLE, PA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Apr 16, 1999

Firestone Tire Came Apart. What Are We Doing On This Issue? Called Tresa She Advised This Tire Firestone Atx P235/75r15. (claim# 46-0334-047) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

July 31, 2000

Firestone Failure Wilderness Atx 235-75-r15. (claim# 43-r528-761) *mw

2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Aug 02, 2000

Tread On Dayton Tire Disintegrated And The Entire Tire Fell Apart; Left Rear Axle. *ak( Dot Number: )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 4 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):GET FROM US. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PENSACOLA, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19940201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 73 mph.

Sept 08, 1998

Firestone Tire Failure-right Rear Tire Blew, Insured Lost Control And Vehicle Rolled Over Twice. A Total Of Three Tires Were Damaged During Collision. Salvage Sold 7/27/00 And Then Exported Out Of Country. One Photo Indicates This Is A Firestone Tire, But Unknown Exact Model And/or Size. Tires Are Visible In Picture But It Does Not Appear Tread Separation. 40% Wear Indicated On Tslr. Insured Has No Paperwork Indicating What Kind Of Tires These Were. Some Injuries, Soft Tissue Injuries And Injuries. 10 Years Old Son Ejected From Vehicle. Insured Was Not The Original Owner Of Vehicle. Five Days Before Loss, Insured Had Put Some Air In One Of Tires And Remaining Tires Appeared To Be Okay. (claim# 53-c564-046) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

May 28, 2000

Firestone Atx P235/75r15 Tread Separation. (claim# 53-p013-005) *mw

1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in DENTON, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Aug 31, 2000

V1 Sb On Randall Rd When Tire Blew Out Damaging Front Bumper And Ground Effects. Please Advise If We Have Plans To Pursue Sub From Firestone On Recall Tires. Ni Is Sending Receipts To Support This Loss Was Causd Be Blowout Of P235/ Atx Firestone Axt Ii P235/75r15. (claim# 13-9099-897) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, IL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

July 09, 1998

Firestone Atx Tires Experienced Tread Separation Resulting In Rollover And Injuring Consumer *slc

1 person(s) were injured. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Apr 10, 1998

Firestone 235/75/r15. 3 Blow Outs In Less Than 2 Months. Veh1 N/b On I-57; Rear Left Tire Blew, Veered To Left And Hit Guard Rail Spun Around And Hit Guard Rail Again. (claim# 13-9897-782) *mw

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ELMHURST, IL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

July 07, 2000

Firestone Atx Tires Experienced Tread Separation, Causing Damage To Vehicle. *slc

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in THE WOODLANDS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930801. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 04, 2000

Three Tires Blew..n/i Wondering If Defect In explorer Can Cause. The Insured Has Firestone Atx Tires On The Vehicle-apparently The Tread Peeled Back While He Was Driving. (claim# 53-c597-904) *mw

1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

July 29, 2000

Rt Rear Tire Tread Came Off And Caused Accident Cr Called To Advised Tire Is A Firestone Wilderness At. (claim# 59-v511-654) *mw

2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU221X1P. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

June 28, 2000

Firestone Atx Tire P235 75 R15 Experienced Tread Separation, Consumer Wants Reimbursement. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930501. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 18, 1999

Pe00 020; Was Traveling About 55mph On Highway And Heard A Noise Then The Vehicle Began Swerving Into The Left Lane. Control Of The Vehicle Was Regained And The Vehicle Was Driven To Shoulder And Tire Tread Was Separated From The Rime.. There Were No Injuries Reported. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1SMDU34X1PY. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in RIO RANCHO, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

June 01, 1998

Firestone Atx Tires Experienced Tread Separation, Causing Damage To Vehicle. *slc

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in THE WOODLANDS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930801. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 04, 2000

Firestone Atx Tire P235 75 R15 Experienced Tread Separation, Consumer Wants Reimbursement. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930501. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 18, 1999

Firestone Atx Tires Experienced Tread Separation Resulting In Rollover And Injuring Consumer *slc

1 person(s) were injured. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Apr 10, 1998

Consumer Experienced Failure Of The Firestone Tires Recall (oot-005) Prior To Recall Notification, Consumer Is Being Denied Recall Reimbursement Because They Were Replaced By A Competitive Dealer Prior To August 9, 2000. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X7PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ANN ARBOR, MI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 04, 2000

Peoo 020; Consumer Said That When Vehicle Would Travel Up To 40mph And Over It Would Vibrate And Shake. Right Front Tire Had A Knot On The Tire. Firestone Replaced It, But He Had To Buy A New Tire. Tire Was A Firestone, Fr410, P22570r15. There Were No Injuries.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in STILLWATER, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 28, 2000

Firestone Atx Tire Experienced Tread Separation Causing Vehicle To Go Out Of Control And Crash, Both Passenger And Driver Were Injured In Accident, Previously 2 Other Tires Experienced Cracking And Tread Separation. *slc

2 person(s) were injured. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PALM DESERT, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 10, 1998

Firestone Tire Experienced Tread Separation, Causing Vehicle To Spin Ending Up Upside Down In A Ditch, The Vehicle Was A Total Loss. *slc

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in DOWNERS GROVE, IL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 01, 1999

Consumer Replaced The Firestone (p235/75r15) Tires Due To Splitting, Prior To Recall Notification And Is Requesting Reimbursement For The Replacements. *mjs

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BRICK, NJ. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 08, 1998

The Recalled (oot-005) Firestone P235/75 R15 M/s Tire Experienced Failure Prior To Recall Notification Which Caused Damage To The Vehicle, Consumer Was Reimbursed For Damage To Vehicle. *mjs

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BERMUDA DUNES, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 24, 1999

Consumer Received Recall 00t005, However Replaced The Tires 12 Months Ago, The Tires Wouldn’t Stay Inflated. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PAYSON, UT. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Received Recall Letter 00t005 Regarding Firestone Tires, However Replaced Faulty Firestone Atx Tires (p235 75 R15) In 1998, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement. *slc

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BOURBONNAIS, IL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Left Front And Left Rear Tires Experienced Blowouts, Shreds From The Front Steel Belt Knocked Paint Off The Outside Of Wheel Well, 2 Other Tires Were Replaced When Separation Was Noted 9firestone Atxii P235/75r15). Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CLINTON, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19940901. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Firestone Atx Tires (p235 75 R15) Included In The Recall 00t005 Failed. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ORANGE, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Experienced Tread Wear On The Firestone (atx P235/75r15) Tires Prior To Recall Notificaition Which Caused Vibration While Driving, Consumer Replaced Tires And Is Requesting Reimbursement (00t-005). *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LANDOVER H, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 09, 1997

Consumer Was Put On A Waiting List For The Recalled Firestone Tires 00t005, While Waiting For Replacement Tires, The Right Rear Tire Blew Out On The Sidewall, The Consumer Decided To Go Ahead And Replace The Tires And Is Requesting A Full Reimbursement. *slc

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SANTA BARBARA, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Firestone Raidal Atx Tire (p235 75 R15) Experienced Tread Separation Which Caused Damage To The Vehicle, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursment. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 19, 1997

Firestone Tires Failed Prior To Recall Notice 00t-005 (235/75r15 Atx Ii), Tread Separation Was Present Causing Vibration. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19921201. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Firestone Tire Experienced Tread Separation, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MONTGOMERY, AL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 01, 1999

Tire Tread Pealed Off; Lost Control And Car Rolled. *ak (tiresize: 23575r15lt)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 23575r15lt )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in BRONX, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19960701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Nov 22, 2000

Had Arrived At Cemetery When A Knot Was Noticed In Right Rear Tire. After Leaving Cemetery & Headed For Home At 55 Mph A Loud Bumping Noise Was Heard. Started To Slow Down & Then There Wa San Explosion. Center Of Tire Had Lost Tread. Then, Went Flat. Put On Spare In Place Of Treadless Tire. Does Not Have Tire.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8TU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in FERRIDAY, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 01, 2000

Consumer Replaced The Firestone Atx P235/75r15 Tires On The Vehicle On Two Occasions Prior To Recall (00t-005) Notification, The Second Set Of Tires Failed Prematurely Due To Tread Separation, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement. *mjs

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PORTLAND, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 28, 1999

Consumer Replaced The Recall (00t-005) Firestone Tires Prior To Recall Notification Due To Separation Problems, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement. *mjs

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in NASHVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 10, 2000

Consumer Replaced The Firestone Atx 235/75r15 Due To Cracks Between The Tread And Sidewalls Prior To Recall Notification (00t-005), Consumer Has Been Denied Reimbursement Due To Purchasing The Tires From A Competitor Prior To August 9, 2000, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PASADENA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19930601. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 05, 2000

Consumer Replaced The Firestone Tires Due To Bubbling On The Interior And Exterior Of The Tires, Consumer Replaced All Four Tires And Request Reimbursement. Nlm

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 12, 1997

Owner Replaced Tires Prior To Recall (oot-005), All Four Tires Had Serious Bulges (ballooning) At The Seam Between The Casing And Cap, Owner Would Like To Be Reimbursed. *cj

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 29, 1999

While Driving One Firestone Tire Separated, Consumer Purchased Five New Tires And Request Reimbursement. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMBU34XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CLIFTON, CO. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 12, 1998

While Driving The Firestone Atx P235/75r15 Experienced Tread Separation Causing Damage To The Vehicle Prior To Recall (00t-005), Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement For The Damage And Tires. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in FRESNO, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 01, 1998

Firestone Tires Were Replaced Due To Slipped Belts And Wobbling While Driving. *slc

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SMITHFIELD, VA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 19, 1998

Firestone Tires Failed Prior To Recall Notice 00t-005 (235/75r15 Atx Ii), Tread Separation Was Present Causing Vibration. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19921201. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Firestone Tire Experienced Tread Separation, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MONTGOMERY, AL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 01, 1999

Consumer Has Not Yet Received Reimbursement For The Recalled Firestone Radial Atx Tires 00t005. (consumer Is An Attorney) *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in FRESNO, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

My Original Equipment Firestone Tires Were Found To Have Tread Separation When I Bought Them In Becuase Of Excessive Wobble. I Had These 4 Tires Replaced On My Own. Now There Have Recalled These Same Tires For The Exact Issue I Had To Replace Them. I Have Written To Firestone And Completed All Of Their Reimbursement Forms Only To Be Rejected Since My Replacement Was Before Their Recall. I Don’t Understand How They Cannot Reimburese Me For Defective Tires Simply Becuase I Replaced Them Earlier. The Nhtsa Should Force Firestone Into Reimbursing All Owners Of These Defective Tires Who Had Them Replaced Regardless Of When The Replacement Took Place. We Were In Just As Much Danger Driving On These Defective Tires As Anyone Was Who Had Them Replaced In 2000 And Was Eligible For Reimbursement. Thank You. *ak (tiresize: P235/75r15)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LANCASTER, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

May 04, 1998

Firestone Radial Atx Ii Tires(p235/75r15) Experienced Tread Separation, On One Occasion The Separation Caused Damage To The Vehicle, The Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement For The Tires And The Damaged Done To The Vehicle. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 02, 1998

Consumer Replaced Firestone Atx Tires Due Problems With Tread Separation, Later 4 Firestone Wilderness At Tires Were Replaced Due To One Was Included In The Recall And The Others Experienced Vibration, These Were Replaced At No Charge, The Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement For The First Set Of Tires That Were Replaced. *slc

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in GARDNERVILLE, NV. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 01, 1997

Firestone Radial Atx Ii Tires(p235/75r15) Experienced Tread Separation, On One Occasion The Separation Caused Damage To The Vehicle, The Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement For The Tires And The Damaged Done To The Vehicle. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 02, 1998

Consumer Replaced Firestone Atx Tires Due Problems With Tread Separation, Later 4 Firestone Wilderness At Tires Were Replaced Due To One Was Included In The Recall And The Others Experienced Vibration, These Were Replaced At No Charge, The Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement For The First Set Of Tires That Were Replaced. *slc

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in GARDNERVILLE, NV. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 01, 1997

Tread Separated From The Tire Causing Damage To The Fuel Filler Pipe, Inside Fender Well And Cracked The Plastic Trim Along The Rear Fender Panel, Consumer Request Reimbursement (firestone Firehawk P23570r/15). Nlm

FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in DONALDSONV, LA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Puchased New Tires To Replace Recalled Firestone Tires And Returned The Recalled Tires To Firestone Dealer, Consumer Requested Reimbursement, It Has Been 90 Days And Consumer Has Nor Recieved Reimbursement. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Turned In Spare Tire To Be Replaced Under Recall 00t005, The Firestone Atx Tire (p235/75r15) Was Denied Reimbursement Due To Consumer Purchasing It Prior To January 1, 2000, Consumer Also Had Other Firestone Tires (no Specific Type) That Were Replaced Due To A Tread Separation, Firestone Denied Reimbursement For These Tires Because They Weren’t Included In The Recall. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X7PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in MORGAN HILL, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 28, 1999

Consumer Replaced All Four Firestone Tire Due To Noise Prior To Recall Notice 00t-005, The Original Spare Tire Was Returned To Firestone And Found To Be Included In The Recall Now The Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement For The Four Original Tires Which Were Replaced Believing They Were Also Included. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CANTON, MI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 23, 1999

All Four Firestone P23575r15 Radial Atx Tires Replaced Because Of Premature Tread Wear At A Low Mileage, Owner Has Been Denied Reimbursement Under Recall 00t-005. Cj

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ORANGE, CT. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 23, 1998

The Consumer Is Seeking Reimbursement For 5 Recalled Firestone Tires. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in COMMACK, NY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Driving The Right Front Tire Disintegrated, The Consumer Replaced All Four Tires And Requested Reimbursement From The Manufacturer But Was Denied Because The Tires Were Replaced Before The Recall Was Issued (firestone Atx P235/75r15 Radial Tires). Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 05, 1999

On Three Occasions The Treads Separated From The Tire Causing Damage To The Rear Quarter Panel Of The Vehicle (firestone Atx Tires). Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 1997

Consumer Received ford Tire Recall And Had Tires Inspected By An Authorized Firestone Dealer Who Stated Tires Were Part Of Recall, Consumer Filled Out Proper Paperwork And Had Tires Replaced By A Brand Other Than Firestone, Now Claim Is Being Denied And Consumer Has Requested Reimbursement From Firestone On Three Different Occasions, Firestone Destroyed Replaced Tires, Firestone Atx, Dot Numbers W2hl And Vdhl, Size P235/75r15. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU24X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 09, 2000

The Left Rear Tire Tread Separated From The Tire Causing The Driver To Loose Control An Went Into A Skid, The Vehicle Flipped Over And Ejected The Front Right Passenger, Passenger Was Killed, Driver Sustained Non-incapacitating Injuries(texas Peace Officers Accident Report, Bridgestone/firestone, P235/75r15, Radial Atx M/s, Vdhl10m0184, Left Rear). Nlm

1 person(s) were injured. 1 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32XIPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 17, 1996

The Right Rear Tire Lost A Layer Of Its Tread Which Caused The Driver To Loose Control Of The Vehicle And Skid Off The Road, The Vehicle Rolled Into The Grass Median And Came To Rest, All Occupants Sustained Non-incapacitating Injuries (texas Peace Officers Accident Report, Bridgestone/firestone, P235/75r15, Radial Atx M/s, Vdhl1pm196, Right Rear). Nlm

4 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 07, 1999

The Left Rear Tire Lost Its Tread Causing The Vehicle To Swerve To The Right, The Driver Overcorrected To The Left Causing The Vehicle To Go Into A Broadskid Across Both Lanes, The Vehicles Right Side Tires Separated From The Wheels Causing The Wheels To Dig Into The Ground As A Result The Vehicle Rolled Over Several Times, Both Driver And Passenger Sustained Incapacitating Injuries (police Report, Bridgestone/firestone, P235/75r15, Radial Atx M/s, W2hl1m0203, Left Rear). Nlm

2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCV24XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 07, 1997

Tire Side Wall Totally Disconnected From The Thread And Blew Off The Tire While Traveling A 50mph. Tire Belt Came Apart.

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PAXIWOS, PA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Sept 10, 2001

While Driving Tire Tread Started To Separate, However, There Was A Recall. Took Vehicle To Dealer, Who Would Not Honor Recall And Change Tires. Please Provide Any Further Information.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

While Driving, Firestone Atx Tire’s (no Tire Size Mentioned) Tread Separated, Firestone Replaced Tire, No Claim Number Given. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WINTER HAVEN, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

The Left Rear Tire Tread Separated From The Tire Causing The Driver To Loose Control An Went Into A Skid, The Vehicle Flipped Over And Ejected The Front Right Passenger, Passenger Was Killed, Driver Sustained Non-incapacitating Injuries(texas Peace Officers Accident Report, Bridgestone/firestone, P235/75r15, Radial Atx M/s, Vdhl10m0184, Left Rear). Nlm

1 person(s) were injured. 1 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32XIPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 17, 1996

The Right Rear Tire Lost A Layer Of Its Tread Which Caused The Driver To Loose Control Of The Vehicle And Skid Off The Road, The Vehicle Rolled Into The Grass Median And Came To Rest, All Occupants Sustained Non-incapacitating Injuries (texas Peace Officers Accident Report, Bridgestone/firestone, P235/75r15, Radial Atx M/s, Vdhl1pm196, Right Rear). Nlm

4 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X1PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 07, 1999

The Left Rear Tire Lost Its Tread Causing The Vehicle To Swerve To The Right, The Driver Overcorrected To The Left Causing The Vehicle To Go Into A Broadskid Across Both Lanes, The Vehicles Right Side Tires Separated From The Wheels Causing The Wheels To Dig Into The Ground As A Result The Vehicle Rolled Over Several Times, Both Driver And Passenger Sustained Incapacitating Injuries (police Report, Bridgestone/firestone, P235/75r15, Radial Atx M/s, W2hl1m0203, Left Rear). Nlm

2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCV24XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 07, 1997

While Driving, Firestone Atx Tire’s (no Tire Size Mentioned) Tread Separated, Firestone Replaced Tire, No Claim Number Given. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WINTER HAVEN, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

While Driving And With No Warning There Was Tire Tread Separation. Tire Size 235r15. Please Provide The Dot#. Dealer Notified. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WOODSTOCK, GA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 14, 2002

Consumer Received A Letter From Manufacturer Regarding Tire Replacement As A Precautionary Measure Because Of Possible Tire Failures In The Future, Consumer Went To The Local ford Dealer And Was Informed There Were No Tires In Stock But To Keep Checking Back, After Several Months Of Checking Consumer Decided To Go Somewhere Else, The Local Dealer Told Consumer To Go Ahead And Purchase Acceptable Replacement Tires From Another Dealer And Bring The Receipt And Dot Codes For The Tires Back To Them And They Would Process And Submit The Refund For Request, After Not Hearing Anything From The Local Dealer For More Than 10 Weeks Consumer Contacted The Dealer And Were Told That The Information Was Never Submitted And The Consumer Needed To Contact A Firestone Dealer, Consumer Then Contacted Firestone And Was Informed That It Was Too Late And That The Deadline For Reimbursement Was August 29, 2001, Consumer Feels He Should Not Be Penalized Because Of The Miscommunication With The Local ford Dealer, Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement For The Replacement Cost Of The 3 Wilderness Atx Tires, Consumer Stated Previously, Tire Experienced A Blowout Which Caused The Vehicle To Leave The Roadway Which Resulted In Several Thousand Dollars Of Damage, Firestone Wilderness Radial Atx Tires, P23575r15 M/s, Campaign 00t005. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in LINDEN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 06, 2001

Atlas, Silvertrac, P23575r15 Dot Uuthlajv331. Replacement Tires On A ford explorer, 1993. While Traveling At 70 Mph Driver Heard A Loud Pop. Consumer Lost Control Of Vehicle, Vihicle Rolled Over, And Landed In A Ditch. Rear Driver’s Side Tire Separated. *ak *jg

2 person(s) were injured. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in PALM DESSERT, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 10, 2002

Dunlop Light Truck Tires Lt 235-75r15 Radial Rover At First Problem Was A Tire Blister That Caused An Uneven Tire Wear Problem. I Brought The Tire Back To The Tire Store, Where I Purchased Said Tires, And Was Told That It Was A Road Hazard That Caused The Failure. No Warranty Coverage On The Tire, Even Though I Had Put Less Than 50% Wear On Tire. On June 13, 2004, While Returning Frim A Trip Down To Long Beach, Heading North Bound On Interstate 5 In California I Experienced A Complete Tire Failure Of The Left Rear Tire. The Tire Detreaded Or Blew Its Tread Off And This Caused Me To Loose Control Of My ford explorer ( Bubbles, Was The Cars Name Since She Was Champagne Colored ). I Slid Between The Lanes Of The Highway Trying To Regain Control Of My Car. I Didn’t Regain Controll But Ended Up Rolling It Down The Shoulder And After Bouncing Around Landed Upright On My Tires Facing The Wrong Direction. Some How I Didn’t Get Hurt But I Did Destroy My 1993 explorer. The Truck I Loved And Since I Didn’t Get Hurt In The Roll Over I Have Zero Complaints About My ford In Fact I Think I Will Tell Them About The Roll Over And Thank Them For Building A Car That I Rolled And Still Didn’t Get Hurt. My Dunlops Tires On The Other Hand I Have Many Complaints, One Complete Tire Failure That Directly Lead To Me Wrecking My Car And One Blister That May Or May Not Have Been A Road Hazard. I Would Like To Report This To You To See If Anyone Else Has Had Similar Problems With These Tires And If You Need To Research Into This. I Know I Am Lucky To Not Have Been Injured But Feel Like You Should Know About This Problem. Thank You For Listening To Me. *ak, *gem

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 91000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in GREENBRAE, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19990226. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph. DEALER’S NAME: NOVATO TOYOTA . DEALER’S CITY: NOVATO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

June 13, 2004

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