hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,000 miles

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problem #1

Aug 092007

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escort. The contact purchased two Bridgestone potenza G009 (na) summer tires (size 205/40/R17) on May 12, 2007. One of the tires exploded as the contact's wife was driving 25 mph. The tread separated from the tire and the sidewalls separated from the beads. Bridgestone stated that she must have struck something in the road to cause the blow out. She informed them that she did not drive over any potholes. The contact stated that the tread on the tires still looks brand new and there is less than 10,000 miles left on them. The dot number may not be accurate. The tire failure mileage was 9,500 and the vehicle current and failure mileages were 97,000.

- Belmont, WV, USA