Firestone Tire Tread Problem

The Firestone ATX, Firestone ATX II and Firestone Wilderness AT radial rires do not have the nylon overlay component incorporated into their design, and Firestone has no legitimate excuse for excluding this important safety feature.

Firestone Tire Tread Problem:
The Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires do not have the nylon overlay component as shown in the illustration above.

Tire experts have argued that not including the nylon overlay belt to encapsulate the underlying belts and bond them to the outer core is a tire design defect. This nylon cap belt is placed between the top steel belts and the outside tire tread. The nylon cap covers the inner belts and helps to stabilize them beneath the outer core, which prevents their spread or movement to the belt edge. The nylon overlay belt is a missing component in the design of Firestone ATX, Firestone ATX II and the Wilderness AT tires subject to the Firestone recall. Had Firestone elected to use this extra cap belt, many experts believe the numbers of tread separations would have been dramatically reduced. Firestone has no legitimate excuse for excluding this important safety feature. Their only reason for omitting the overlay belt in tire design was to save money at the expense of their consumers’ tragedy, which has affected dozens and dozens of individuals and their families across America.

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