really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,333 miles

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problem #6

Nov 042014


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Camry equipped with Goodyear assurance comfortred touring tires, size 205/65R15 (na). While driving approximately 45 mph, the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a barrier. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. While inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered that the front passenger side tire had a three inch crack present in the sidewall. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Belleview, WA, USA

problem #5

Jun 302007

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Sidewall is bulging - will be returning to dealer (costco). Has not completely failed. Tire is a Michelin mxv4 S8 all season P215/60R16 94V rrbl. Installed 1/10/06. About 10,000 miles of use.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #4

Sep 272003

Camry 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
On Sept. 27 the left rear tire exploded while driving on the highway at 60 mph. I pulled over to the shoulder and examined tire. Tire had sustained many rips and tears along the side and numerous fibers were exposed within the rips and tears. The tire was not flattened. All the damage was on the side of the tire. The tires on my 2002 Camry came with the purchase of the vehicle and had only 18,000 miles. The Bridgestone/Firestone inspector upon examination of the tire denied it was defective.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 212003

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving rear passenger side tire blew out. When changing the tire, seven punctured holes were found on the inside sidewall of the tire. Bridgestone Firestone radial tire.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 072002


  • miles
The tires were on the Toyota when purchased. The driver's front tire failed as my wife was driving on the 101 northbound for sun city. There were several large holes in the side wall. The dealer stated that this could be due to low tire pressure. However, the pressure in the tires were checked within the seven days of the tire failure---at least we were told that they had been checked as part of the service we paid for. The full tire size number was P205/65/R15 92T---more numbers than allowed in the previous blank. If low air pressure could cause this type of damage on a tire, then it seems to me that regulations should require greater tolerance in tire pressure. Nlm

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 022002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The side wall of the tire split while the consumer was driving. (Continental tire P205/65R15)

- Hewlett, NY, USA