Firestone tire recall announced
Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size: FIRESTONE / FR380 / P235/75R15
Production Dates: SEP 09, 2007 – JUL 02, 2008
Manufacturer: BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICA TIRE (BATO)
Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 25, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09T007000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 127,183
Summary: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just announced a major tire recall of over 127,183 Firestone FR380 tires, size P235/75R15. The tires were manufactured from September 9, 2007 through July 2, 2008. Consumers are being urged to stop using the recalled tires immediately and contact Firestone for a free replacement.
Consequence:Continued use of the recalled tires may lead to vibrations and groove cracking. Extended use could lead to tread distortion or tread separation and loss of vehicle control.
Remedy: BATO is supposed to immediately replace the affected tires free of charge. BATO will also mount and balance the replacement tires, all at no charge or expense to the owner. The Firestone tire recall is expected to begin on or about June 29, 2009. Owners may contact BATO toll-free at 1-800-465-1904.
Notes:Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.