Originally Posted by MMattox
If memory serves me, I think that Firestone tires were the ones that Ford was having an issue with. I too have not seen any tires with the Made in America stamp on them. I just don't know what to do with my tires. I have read a lot of threads on this subject and have taken a lot of notes just A LOT of information out there contradicting each other, so for now......concerned.......
Indeed it was Firestone. I do remember there were lawsuits and such and I do believe that the requirement that all new vehicles have a TPMS was borne out of this problem. I also know that Ford redesigned the suspension on the front of the Exploders and no longer used Firestone tires on any new product. Not sure why Ford took it in the shorts for a ****** firestone tire but it is what it is.
I personally would not buy any tire with a name ending in "stone"
Had a Bridgestone tire lose it's tread on me 30 years ago and soon after a friend lost his tread on a firestone, swore off all bridgestone/firestone tires then and have never gone back.