Posted by Craig Farkas on June 29, 1997 at 16:56:49:
In Reply to: Re: Goodyear Aquatred posted by S. Lissner on October 08, 1996 at 16:52:39:
Following is a message that I have posted to several auto newsgroups
regarding the Goodyear Aquatread:
I have seen several messages on this group requesting information about
Goodyear Aquatreads. My advice is this: under no circumstances should
you purchase Aquatreads or Aquatread II tires. In the last two years I
have had three Aquatreads blow out on my car. The tires literally
disintergrated on the rim. Apparently, the inside sidewall split.
Goodyear admitted to me that there is a problem with the Aquatread.
That is why they came out with the Aquatread II. They gave me two free
tires to replace two of the blown ones (I didn't keep the first one that
blew). Well, today I walked outside to find one of them flat. I took
off the tire and, much to my surprise, found several cracks in the
inside sidewall. If I had driven even a short distance further on this
tire, it would have blown.
I have already contact the Federal Department of Transportation asking
for an investigation into these tires and a recall. There is a problem
with these tires and Goodyear should be held responsible. I wonder how
many people have been injured or killed when their Aquatreads blew out.
Sears will no longer carry the Aquatreads because of problems with
blow-outs and short tread life. Many have complained in this newsgroup
about short tread life. The problem is, these tires wear out fast, and
when they do, they work the opposite of what they are supposed to do:
they lose traction in wet weather because the tires become slick.
I would like to receive more information about other drivers problems
with Aquatreads. Please email to me your problems and, if possible,
include the serial numbers from the tires themselves. The DOT needs the
numbers for any action to be instigated against Goodyear. Email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post to this group any further information I
receive from the DOT or Goodyear.
As for those of you who have been unhappy with your Aquatreads, contact
Goodyear and give them an earfull. They will replace the tires for
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