Documents for the Record (Index 1)

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Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. Documents

 

Tab

Description

Date

Size

Tab 1

Tire removal codes for tire high speed testing

9/19/2000

107 K

Tab 2

E-mails regarding Firestone high speed test results

3/6/2000

52 K

Tab 3

Memo from legal dept. summarizing the meeting between Firestone and Ford regarding the situation in Venezuela

5/9/2000

124 K

Tab 4

Memo from Firestone Venezuelan executive summarizing the meeting with Ford officials regarding the tire problems in Venezuela

5/9/2000

165 K

Tab 5

Letter to President, Ford of Venezuela, from Firestone saying that Firestone will fit new tires on Ford Explorers “on which the suspension has been modified”

5/4/2000

84 K

Tab 6

Removal code descriptions for general testing results

1/28/2000

444 K

Tab 7

Letter to GM on NHTSA’s preliminary evaluation of 3 of Firestone’s tire lines – Radial ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness

12/6/1999

54 K

Tab 8

Memo showing tire returns for belt separations by region of the country

9/7/1999

44 K

Tab 9

2 memos and adjustment data discussing tire belt separations in New Jersey and Chicago areas on Wilderness AT tires and Dueler HT tires

3/11/1999

251 K

Tab 10

Documents ordering specification changes to the P235/75R15  Wilderness AT

4/30/1997 and 5/29/1997

72 K

Tab 11

1996 Minor P/L Year-End Analysis – Claims Analysis

1/15/1997

166 K

Tab 12

Firestone audit result of Decatur plant high-speed testing

10/7/1996

54 K

Tab 13

Graphs depicting light truck tire claims by pattern of damage for 1993-1995

1996

117 K

Tab 14

Letter to Ford regarding the improved rolling resistance program for the P235/75R15 XL tires

8/27/1992

57 K

Tab 15

Letter discussing reduced rolling resistance for the P235/75R15 SL ATX

12/19/1991

49 K

Tab 16

Letter and charts that compare Ranger/Explorer tire wear testing on P235/75R15 SL ATX – “This data indicates that the Ranger is less sensitive to irregular wear than the Explorer….”

9/27/1990

485 K

Tab 17

Data depicting results of tire indoor durability testing   17

(Undated)

485 K

 

 

 

 


Ford Motor Company Documents

 

Tab

Description

Date

Size

Tab 18

Letter from Ford CEO to the Committee clarifying previous testimonyr egarding high speed testing

9/19/200

747 K

Tab 19

Affidavit of James D. Avouris, Staff Technical Specialist, Tire Mechanics, attesting to conducting the high speed durability test on Firestone P235/75R15 ATX tires at 26 psi in 1989

9/11/2000

65 K

Tab 20

Data depicting results of Firestone’s high speed test on Wilderness AT tires (Firestone documents)

7/7/2000

68 K

Tab 21

Field Review Committee Analysis of the Firestone Wilderness AT Tire in Venezuela, Columbia, and Ecuador

6/22/2000

445 K

Tab 22

Firestone Wilderness AT Tire/Venezuela/Colombia & Ecuador Field Review Committee

5/24/2000

390 K

Tab 23

White paper (marked draft) analyzing the 1997 Explorer P235/75R15 Tire Separation in Malaysia and Thailand

2/11/2000

791 K

Tab 24

White Paper discussing the 1995/99 Explorer/Mountaineer P255/70R16 Tire Separation in GCC (Middle East) Countries

9/30/1999

73 K

Tab 25

E-mail regarding tires going to the Middle East and concerns in U.S.

8/31/1999

43 K

Tab 26

Firestone letter to Ford regarding the investigation of Wilderness tires sizes P235/75R15 and P255/70R16 (included is the Venezuela Tire Survey for August 2-5, 1999)

8/24/1999

1209 K

Tab 27

Problem Solving Worksheet used by Ford/Firestone

(unknown)

242 K

Tab 28

E-mails regarding the tire problems on Explorers in Venezuela.

8/12/1999

109 K

Tab 29

1996/97 Explorer/Mountaineer P255/70R16 Tire Separation in Gulf Coast Countries (GCC) and Malaysia

7/8/1999

257 K

Tab 30

E-mails regarding tires for export to the Middle East and heat-related concerns)

6/1999

111 K

Tab 31

E-mail discussing the tire problem issue in Venezuela, how fast customers drive in Venezuela, and inadequacy of testing

5/19/1999

73 K

Tab 32

E-mails regarding the tire problem in Venezuela and inadequacy of testing

4/8/1999

107 K

Tab 33

Observations from Ford of Venezuela PN96 (Vehicle) Assessment Evaluation on local market driving conditions

9/1996

84 K

Tab 34

Memo regarding potential cost reductions on Goodyear tires

4/4/1996

37 K

Tab 35

Letter to Goodyear stating the “pricing level disparity between Goodyear and your competitors is a significant concern to us….”

1/26/1996

65 K

Tab 36

Results of high speed test on Goodyear P235/75R15 tire

6/29/1994

352 K

Tab 37

Tread wear tests of the Goodyear tire compared to the Firestone ATX tire

6/6/1994

52 K

Tab 38

High speed test results on Firestone P235/75R15

5/12/1994

188 K

Tab 39

Depicts the results of (4) Adams Model Tests for the 1992 Explorer

1/9/1991

278 K

Tab 40

Memo analyzing the steady state and transient handling properties of a 1989 Bronco II Eddie Bauer, 1989 Chevy Blazer 4×4, and a 1990 UN46 (Explorer) at 35 psi and 26 psi

11/29/1989

498 K

Tab 41

E-mail discussing Explorer’s performance with different tires on stability tests

9/12/1989

91 K

Tab 42

E-mails discussing the tire selection for the Explorer, including comments on the Consumer’s Union Test

9/11/1989

127 K

Tab 43

Proposed UN-46 (Explorer) chassis design modifications (marked draft) and performance on the Consumer’s Union Test

6/15/1989

54 K

Tab 44

Memo regarding J-turn performance of the UN46 (Explorer) with Firestone ATX P235/75/15 tires, at various tire pressures

5/10/1989

278 K

Tab 45

UN46 (Explorer) Analysis of hardware improvements and Adams test criteria with various tires at various pressures

2/1989

96 K

Tab 46

UN46 (Explorer) Development Status (marked draft)

(Undated)

43 K

Tab 47

Internal analysis (marked draft/preliminary) that discusses the status of the Explorer’s development and recommendations on tire pressure and stability concerns

(Undated)

134 K

Tab 48

Internal analysis (marked draft/preliminary) of the status of the UN46 (Explorer) handling, stability and vehicle roll

(Undated)

60 K

Tab 49

Internal analysis discussing the handling and stability of the Explorer and how different tires affect the Explorer’s stability

(Undated)

80 K

Tab 50

Explorer Tire DNP – internal Ford memo on findings of Venezuela investigation with Firestone

(Undated)

51 K


 

Additional Documents

 

Tab

Description

Date

Size

Tab 51

American Society for Testing and Materials – Standard Guide for Preparing Artificially Worn Passenger and Light Truck Tires for Testing

9/15/2000

58 K

Tab 52

Firestone quality insurance test requirements

(Undated)

32 K

Tab 53

Firestone selected test data sheets

(Undated)

584 K

Tab 54

Firestone Tire Maintenance Warranty and Safety Manual

(Undated)

378 K

Tab 55

Deposition of Ford Expert

1/23/1999

559 K