has a fetish for terrible cars
- Nov 28, 2009
- Yoe, PA
- 2012 Kia Forte EX
First of all. Glad to hear your ok.My ESP saved my car (and my life, likely) yesterday, when my rear-right tire disintegrated on a motorway at 130 kph. Not a sound, but the tread literally came off the tire shoulders. I am currently investigating on what happened, if it was something damaging the tire shoulder (interior) and then setting all this mess up or if it was flawed when it got out of the factory. The tire was a Continental SportContact 3. Have you ever heard something similar or do you know what can cause the tire to give way like this?
In any case, I like my car more now.
As for your question, the whole tread separation thing really got into the public eye here in the states (and other countries who sold it) with the massive Ford Explorer/Firestone Tire recall:
As you'll read it was a mix of driver error, questionable design decisions, and more.
EDIT: last night i had a dream that for some reason i was driving through a pitch black tunnel, my lights wouldn't turn on and i had a severe accident, totaling the car.
If that's not a hint, I dunno what is.