This whole issue comes back to training car drivers. The tyre failures have been directly linked to underinflation (even below that specified by Ford). It is a shame Ford and Firestone have to pay out for people who should take care of their cars by checking tyre pressures regularly. I know Firestone deleted the cap construction on the American market tyres, but this was not the primary causal factor.
On aircraft, tyre failures must be investigated. Almost all tyre failures show a preceding tyre pressure loss on the data downloads. Same on trucks where loss of pressure is followed by thrown treads etc.
What do you guys think? Is this another case of idiots trying to make companies pay for their own negligence (not checking their car's tyre pressures)?
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