USA: Ford Statement on Venezuela Tire Tread Separation Issue
Ford representatives have met with INDECU, the Venezuela consumer agency. Ford has discussed with INDECU and proposed that INDECU form an independent committee to conduct a technical evaluation of the tires made by Firestone Venezuela and the Explorer made by Ford Venezuela. We have delivered to INDECU a number of samples of tire sections in both the 15" and 16" sizes clearly showing early evidence of tread separation in the Venezuelan-manufactured Firestone tires. These tire samples would be provided to the independent technical committee for its evaluation.
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