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NHTSA — Tires: Tread/Belt Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,500 miles

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1998 Isuzu Amigo wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Isuzu Amigo Owner Comments

problem #2

May 242007

Amigo 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Isuzu Amigo. While driving 55 mph, the tread separated from the vehicle's tires, but the tires remained inflated. The contact stated that another tire was completely warped. The tires were dominator all season. The current and failure mileages were 107,000. Updated 08/16/07.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 032005

Amigo 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I was traveling S/B fry 99 at kimberlina rd, just North of bakersfleld calif. I was in the center lane traveling at a speed of approx 70 to 75 mph. At this time I heard a loud "thud" against the left door of my 1998 Isuzu Amigo, the tread on the left front tire had separated and had struck the side of my vehicle. The type of tire on my vehicle is a brigestone dueler. The tread separation caused severe damage to my vehicle. The estimates are between $1700 to $2100 dollars. The tread put three dents on the drivers door, broke of the driver side mirror, broke the bumper, knocked the left front fender out of line, damaged the mug guards and other protective shield under the left front wheel well. The tire did not deflate, & I was able to come to a slow stop on a very active fast roadway. I contacted Firestone/Bridgestone and filed a consumer complaint I completed the required paperwork and sent them photos of the damage to my vehicle. I also acquired the estimates and sent them my tire at my own expense. They have since rejected my complaint stating the separation was my fault caused my low tire pressure. I disagree. This tire was original equipment purchased with the vehicle. This tire was the spare and had only approx 5 to 7000 miles on the tire. My vehicle receives regular maintenance and the tires were recently rotated. The tire pressure is checked / balanced and the pressure checked. I personally inspected the vehicle prior to taking this trip. All I ask is that I am reimbursed for the damage sustained to my vehicle and my tires be replaced with a make/brand of my own choosing. I have effected some of the repairs to the vehicle include the tire, and mirror these are necessary to keep the vehicle on the road. I was forced to purchase another Bridgestone tire in order stay consistent with the other tires on the vehicle. I no longer feel safe with the Bridgestone products I would like to replace all five tires on the vehicle. To include the spare.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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