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Bridgestone recalls tires for fear of tread separation, auto accidents

Bridgestone recalls tires for fear of tread separation, auto accidents

Bridgestone America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a voluntary safety recall of more than 127,000 Firestone tires because they were produced with insufficient tread base gauge, according to a release by the NHTSA. The model tire affected by the recall is Firestone FR380, size P235/75R15, and they were manufactured between September 9, 2007, and August 2, 2008.

The lack of tread base gauge could lead to vibrations and groove cracking, as well as tread distortion. Any of these damages could lead to loss of vehicle control and serious automobile accidents. Bridgestone representatives urge any consumers using these specific tires to stop immediately, as continued use can lead to serious damage.

Bridgestone will replace the affected tires at no cost to the owner, and the company will also mount and balance the replacement tires. Consumers can contact Bridgestone for replacement details at (800) 465-1904 or visit the Web site at www.firestone.com.

If you or a loved one owns the affected Bridgestone tire model and have experienced problems with vibrations or tread separation, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with tire recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.

 

Bridgestone/Firestone recalling tires with insufficient base gauge

Bridgestone/Firestone recalling tires with insufficient base gauge

Bridgestone/Firestone is back in the news with another tire recall that began June 29, 2009. The recall will include 127,183 FR380 size P235/75R15 tires that were manufactured without sufficient tread base gauge. According to the recall announcement, continued use of the recalled tires could lead to vibration and groove cracking, and extended use could result in tread distortion or tread separation and loss of vehicle control. Bridgestone/Firestone has agreed to replace the affected tires free of charge, as well as to mount and balance the replacement tires at no expense to the owner.

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