The Firestone ATX, Firestone ATX II and Firestone Wilderness AT radial tires do not have the nylon overlay component incorporated into their design, and Firestone has no legitimate excuse for excluding this important safety feature. 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 stabilize them beneath the outer core, which prevents their spread or movement to the belt edge. Firestone ATX, Firestone ATX II and the Wilderness AT tires subject to the Firestone recall all lack this crucial nylon cap. Had Firestone elected to include it in the design, many experts believe the numbers of tread separations would have been dramatically reduced.
Firestone has no legitimate excuse for excluding this important safety feature. They claim only reason for omitting the overlay belt in tire design was to save money. But this all happened at the expense of consumers’ tragedy, which has affected dozens and dozens of individuals and their families across America.
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