NHTSA — Tires: Sidewall Problems


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2001 Saab 9-3 wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152004


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Not a failure, but misleading information to consumers which might lead to problems. I was sold dunlop sp sport FM901 tires for my Saab 9-3 (I am fairly safety conscious) and was told that they were snow legal by just tires, a Goodyear owned dealer. Recently, I checked inflation and looked for the M&S rating on the sidewall--not there. I looked on the dunlop web site...it showed that the tires rated a "5" for snow on their 1-10 performance scale (indicating to a reasonably intelligent person that they would be average, I.e., what one would expect for an all- season tire). Just to be sure, I sent a web-based inquiry to dunlop. Goodyr came back to tell me they were not M&S but that they did score a 5 rating. It seems to me that having any snow rating, not to mention a 5, for a tire which is not M&S rated is dangerous and misleading. I know that the dealer will deny that they told me the tires were rated, so all I can do is to point out the problem to NHTSA and consumer outlets. Hope you can convince Goodyear-dunlop to stop the misleading practice. Thanks.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

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