Helen Petrauskas Vice President Environmental & Safety Engineering
Actions We Have Taken <ul><li>Replaced tires in Middle East (July 1999), Southeast Asia (Feb 2000), and Venezuela and adja...
Actions We Have Taken <ul><li>Requested and analyzed data from Firestone </li></ul><ul><li>Supported Firestone recall deci...
Actions We Have Taken <ul><li>The tire industry is increasing production of 15-inch tires by more than 250,000 tires per m...
Actions We Have Taken <ul><li>Major effort to communicate with customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opened additional call cent...
Tom Baughman Engineering Director North American Truck
Claims for Firestone Tires by Tire Size Firestone Property Damage and Injury Claims and Lawsuits Submitted Pursuant to NHT...
Claims for Firestone P235/75R15  ATX and Wilderness Tires by Type of Claim Firestone Claims Data
Tread Separation Claims for Firestone Tires  by Tire Size Firestone Claims Data Tire Sizes with at least 5 Tread Separatio...
Tread Separation Claims for Firestone P235/75R15  ATX and Wilderness Tires by State Firestone Claims Data
Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX and Wilderness Tires for 1996 Tire Production Year Firestone Cla...
Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 Wilderness Tires by Tire Production Year and Plant Firestone Claims ...
Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX by Time in Service at Claim, Tire Production Year, and Plant Fir...
Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 Wilderness by Time in Service at Claim, Tire Production Year, and Pl...
Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 Wilderness by Time in Service at Claim, Tire Production Year, and Pl...
Tread Separation Claims Rate for  Firestone 15-inch and 16-inch Tires  Production Years 1995-1999 and Claims Years 1995-19...
Competitive SUVs and Pickup Trucks at 26 psi Recommended Inflation Pressure 16 Models =  9 <ul><li>On sizes similar to Bri...
Passenger Car and Light Truck Occupant Fatality Rates Source: Department of Transportation Data
Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data
Fatalities by Crash Mode Passenger Cars Compact SUVs Source: Department of Transportation Data
Ford Internal Safety Guidelines <ul><li>Frontal and Offset Frontal Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance to Rollover </li></...
Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data
Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data
 
Tire Capacity  Explorer 4x4 5.0L, P235/75R15 Tire at 26 psi
Load Carrying Capacity by Axle Explorer 4x4 5.0L, P235/75R15 Tire at 26 psi
Explorer Shock Damping
Tire Design Tradeoffs A   High speed durability, load capacity, fuel economy traction & seat on rim  B   Ride, comfort, no...
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  1. 2. Helen Petrauskas Vice President Environmental & Safety Engineering
  2. 3. Actions We Have Taken <ul><li>Replaced tires in Middle East (July 1999), Southeast Asia (Feb 2000), and Venezuela and adjacent countries (May 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>At the same time took action to determine if same issue existed in North America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requested Firestone to check U.S. database and perform tire testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewed NHTSA hot line, as well as all internal Ford databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With Firestone, undertook study of worn tires from U.S. Southwest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Found no evidence of tread separation </li></ul>
  3. 4. Actions We Have Taken <ul><li>Requested and analyzed data from Firestone </li></ul><ul><li>Supported Firestone recall decision </li></ul>
  4. 5. Actions We Have Taken <ul><li>The tire industry is increasing production of 15-inch tires by more than 250,000 tires per month by the end of September </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged 3,100 Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealers to perform tire replacements </li></ul><ul><li>Suspended Explorer and Ranger production at three assembly plants: Edison, St. Louis, and Twin Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at increased use of 16-inch tires to free up 15-inch tires </li></ul>
  5. 6. Actions We Have Taken <ul><li>Major effort to communicate with customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opened additional call center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Series of newspaper ads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full cooperation and disclosure to NHTSA </li></ul>
  6. 7. Tom Baughman Engineering Director North American Truck
  7. 8. 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
  8. 9. Claims for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX and Wilderness Tires by Type of Claim Firestone Claims Data
  9. 10. Tread Separation Claims for Firestone Tires by Tire Size Firestone Claims Data Tire Sizes with at least 5 Tread Separation Claims Tires with Ford Original Equipment Application Noted
  10. 11. Tread Separation Claims for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX and Wilderness Tires by State Firestone Claims Data
  11. 12. Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 ATX and Wilderness Tires for 1996 Tire Production Year Firestone Claims and Production Data
  12. 13. Tread Separation Claims Rate for Firestone P235/75R15 Wilderness Tires by Tire Production Year and Plant Firestone Claims and Production Data
  13. 14. 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
  14. 15. 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
  15. 16. 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
  16. 17. 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 production began in 1996
  17. 18. Competitive SUVs and Pickup Trucks at 26 psi Recommended Inflation Pressure 16 Models = 9 <ul><li>On sizes similar to Bridgestone/Firestone </li></ul><ul><li>recall tire </li></ul>= 3 <ul><li>On 70 Series P235-15 Tires </li></ul>= 4 <ul><li>On P235/75R15 Tires (same exact size as </li></ul><ul><li>Bridgestone/Firestone recall) </li></ul>
  18. 19. Passenger Car and Light Truck Occupant Fatality Rates Source: Department of Transportation Data
  19. 20. Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data
  20. 21. Fatalities by Crash Mode Passenger Cars Compact SUVs Source: Department of Transportation Data
  21. 22. Ford Internal Safety Guidelines <ul><li>Frontal and Offset Frontal Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance to Rollover </li></ul><ul><li>Occupant Restraints </li></ul><ul><li>Interior Side Impact Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Side Intrusion </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Side Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Rear Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Roof Crush Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>ABS </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel System Performance </li></ul>
  22. 23. Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data
  23. 24. Fatality Rate Comparison Source: Department of Transportation Data
  24. 26. Tire Capacity Explorer 4x4 5.0L, P235/75R15 Tire at 26 psi
  25. 27. Load Carrying Capacity by Axle Explorer 4x4 5.0L, P235/75R15 Tire at 26 psi
  26. 28. Explorer Shock Damping
  27. 29. Tire Design Tradeoffs A High speed durability, load capacity, fuel economy traction & seat on rim B Ride, comfort, noise, vibration & harshness C Stability & handling * P235/75 R15 Pressure (psi) Implications / Desirability C B A Lower Higher 20 30 35 TRA Range * 26 26 Optimum acceptable Higher Lower
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