Helen Petrauskas VP Natural and Wellbeing Designing.


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Helen Petrauskas VP Natural and Wellbeing Designing Moves We Have Made Supplanted tires in Center East (July 1999), Southeast Asia (Feb 2000), and Venezuela and contiguous nations (May 2000) in the meantime made a move to figure out whether same issue existed in North America
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Helen Petrauskas Vice President Environmental & Safety Engineering

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Actions We Have Taken Replaced tires in Middle East (July 1999), Southeast Asia (Feb 2000), and Venezuela and neighboring nations (May 2000) in the meantime made a move to figure out whether same issue existed in North America Requested Firestone to check U.S. database and perform tire testing Reviewed NHTSA hot line, and in addition all inside Ford databases With Firestone, embraced investigation of worn tires from U.S. Southwest Found no confirmation of tread detachment

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Actions We Have Taken Requested and investigated information from Firestone Supported Firestone review choice

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Actions We Have Taken The tire business is expanding creation of 15-inch tires by more than 250,000 tires for every month before the end of September Engaged 3,100 Ford and Lincoln-Mercury merchants to perform tire substitutions Suspended Explorer and Ranger generation at three get together plants: Edison, St. Louis, and Twin Cities Looking at expanded utilization of 16-inch tires to free up 15-inch tires

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Actions We Have Taken Major push to speak with clients Opened extra call focus Website Series of daily paper promotions Full collaboration and exposure to NHTSA

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Tom Baughman Engineering Director North American Truck

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Claims for Firestone Tires by Tire Size Firestone Property Damage and Injury Claims and Lawsuits Submitted Pursuant to NHTSA Inquiry Tire Sizes with More Than 30 Claims Tires with Ford Original Equipment Application Noted

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Claims for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX and Wilderness Tires by Type of Claim Firestone Claims Data

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Tread Separation Claims for Firestone Tires by Tire Size Firestone Claims Data Tire Sizes with no less than 5 Tread Separation Claims Tires with Ford Original Equipment Application Noted

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Tread Separation Claims for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX and Wilderness Tires by State Firestone Claims Data

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Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX and Wilderness Tires for 1996 Tire Production Year Firestone Claims and Production Data

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Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 Wilderness Tires by Tire Production Year and Plant Firestone Claims and Production Data

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Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX by Time in Service at Claim, Tire Production Year, and Plant Firestone Claims and Production Data

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Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 Wilderness by Time in Service at Claim, Tire Production Year, and Plant Firestone Claims and Production Data

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Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 Wilderness by Time in Service at Claim, Tire Production Year, and Plant Firestone Claims and Production Data

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Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone 15-inch and 16-inch Tires Production Years 1995-1999 and Claims Years 1995-1999 * P235/75R15 Wilderness AT 15-inch creation started in 1996

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Competitive SUVs and Pickup Trucks at 26 psi Recommended Inflation Pressure

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Passenger Car and Light Truck Occupant Fatality Rates Source: Department of Transportation Data

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Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data

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Fatalities by Crash Mode Passenger Cars Compact SUVs Source: Department of Transportation Data

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Ford Internal Safety Guidelines Frontal and Offset Frontal Impact Resistance to Rollover Occupant Restraints Interior Side Impact Protection Side Intrusion Dynamic Side Impact Rear Impact Roof Crush Resistance ABS Fuel System Performance

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Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data

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Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data

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Tire Capacity Explorer 4x4 5.0L, P235/75R15 Tire at 26 psi

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Load Carrying Capacity by Axle Explorer 4x4 5.0L, P235/75R15 Tire at 26 psi

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Explorer Shock Damping

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TRA Range * 26 Optimum satisfactory Lower Higher 20 26 30 35 Tire Design Tradeoffs Higher B Implications/Desirability C A Lower Pressure (psi) A High speed toughness, load limit, mileage footing & seat on edge B Ride, solace, clamor, vibration & brutality C Stability & taking care of * P235/75 R15

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