P. B. from CARTERSVILLE , Georgia writes

Case description: ON MARCH 18, 2000, MY SON BORROWED OUR 1998 FORD RANGER 4X4 TO GO TO THE STORE. WHEN HE RETURNED, HE WAS REAL SHOOK UP AND TOLD MY HUSBAND AND I THAT HE HAD WRECKED THE TRUCK. THE FRONT RIGHT TIRE BLEW AND HE HIT AN ENBANKMENT. THANKFULLY OUR SON WAS NOT HURT. THE FRONT LEFT FENDER WAS DAMAGED AND THE TIRE WAS BLOWN OUT. THEIR WAS NOTHING IN THE ROAD THAT COULD HAVE DAMAGED THE TIRE TO CAUSE A BLOW OUT. OUR SON WAS TRAVELING ON A GRAVEL ROAD AND NOT GOING BUT ABOUT 35 MPH. ON MARCH 20, 2000, MY HUSBAND TOOK THE TRUCK TO THE COLLISION CENTER TO GET AN ESTIMATE ON THE DAMAGE. HE THEN WENT TO A TIRE DEALERSHIP AND ASKED FOR A REPLACEMENT TIRE. THE DEALERSHIP AFTER LOOKING AT THE OTHER 3 TIRES ON THE TRUCK RECOMMENDED HIM TO REPLACE ALL THE TIRES. THE TRUCK WAS PURCHASED WITH THE 4X4 PACKAGE WHICH INCLUDED 16" FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES. WE STILL HAVE THE OTHER 3 TIRES. BUT AS EVERYONE IS AWARE, THE 16" TIRES ON NOT ON THE RECALL LIST.

 

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