Goodyear saga drags on

With a failure rate even greater than the infamous Firestone tires of the 1990s and an apparent nine linked deaths, Goodyear’s G159 RV tire has been called “the worst tire in history” by one attorney in ongoing cases against the company. But what did Goodyear’s leadership know about the tire’s problems, if anything? Now documents reviewed by Jalopnik reveal Goodyear’s senior management authorized settlements with victims of the tire, while acknowledging the company’s internal tests showed the tire couldn’t handle highway speeds.

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