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Regulators to probe Goodyear MH tire failures

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The investigation covers about 40,000 tires from 1996 to 2003.

I'd hope that would rule out any tires on the road today.

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     I'm just curious, why bring up an issue regarding a relatively low number of tires that were long ago expired?  I mean, why not bring up the issue Firestone had with Ford SUV tires back in the '90s? Your headline gets readers all excited, but about what?  Relevancy,  my friend.  

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I just copied what was in USA Today and several other publications today. I'm not editing a newspaper.  If my memory serves me correctly, the Firestone deal was settled years ago. Maybe if motorhomers would have come forward in larger numbers at the time of the problem this wouldn't have appeared today!

As always, Bob

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10 hours ago, bobsallyh said:

I just copied what was in USA Today and several other publications today. I'm not editing a newspaper.

The link takes us to a story that took us back more than10 years. I wonder why now? And doing a search I am unable to find any other sources. Perhaps worth watching for more? 

EDIT:  I just found another story from current dates on carcomplaints.com website. There is also one on Safety Research & Strategies dated from 2010.

Edited by Kirk Wood

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Interesting quote from the first link Kirk has above. "Goodyear could be looking at recalling the tires". 

How do you recall a tire that probably no longer exists? As far as I can tell Goodyear no longer makes that tire in the size in question.

I did find another link as well from a law office website.

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Perhaps the backlog within the courts is only recently allowing this matter on the agenda.

Perhaps the article puts words on a page to fill the space left by having nothing else available. 

Perhaps a Michelin rep leaked this information to the usa today & a typesetter found it on the lampstand and, since everyone else was on holiday, gathered the necessary sorts for the letterpress and the story.

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11 hours ago, Biker56 said:

In 2005 I switched to the Good Year G670's and now 12 years later, I have had no blow outs with the Good Years

Me too, but I believe we did that in 2004, if memory serves. I don't have the motorhome now, but we do miss it. 

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GY has always been very good at sealing settlements.

The lawsuit over various GY  tires (resulting in deaths) which GY  *lost*  was published in the SP Times - then, after a few years it simply disappeared from the newspaper's archives.  One must wonder - why?

(The RV tire in that litigation was GY Marathons).

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