Maybe I missed something but the issue was not with the tire blowouts. It is with the tread coming off. Which is what happened with the van. That is a totally different issue and maintenance is not going prevent that from happening. Not saying maintenance is not important but there is still an issue of the rubber losing it's elastisty (spelling?) and then failing.They fail to mention "why" the tire blew on the van except assuming it was from tire age. This is very reason we see tire pressure monitor systems on most if not all new cars as well as our 2009 goldwings. Drive the highway at 75mph on a flat tire it will eventually heat up enough to blow. That's why those semi tire carcasses are all over the side of the road. Either that or all these semis are running old tires which I doubt when they cover 100,000 miles a year. Of course no one knows the cause, but very good chance the tire went low and heated up enough to blow.