FIRESTONE FS400 Truck Tires Recalled


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Manufacturer: Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire

Mfr's Report Date:SEP 12, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08T024000

HHTSA Action Number:08T024000

Component:TIRES:MARKINGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:184

Summary:
BFNT IS RECALLING 184 FIRESTONE BRAND FS400 TIRES, SIZE 315/80R22.5 LOAD RANGE L, COMMERCIAL TRUCK TIRES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 15 AND JUNE 28, 2008. THESE TIRES WERE NOT BRANDED WITH THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT RATE WHICH DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE MARKING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 119, "NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A GVWR OF MORE THAN 4,536 KILOGRAMS (10,000 POUNDS) AND MOTORCYCLES."

Consequence:
IF THESE TIRES ARE USED AT SPEEDS ABOVE 55MPH MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A TREAD/BELT DETACHMENT MAY OCCUR LEADING TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL. THE DESCRIBED FAILURE MAY CREATE A RISK OF PROPERTY DAMAGE, SERIOUS INJURY, OR DEATH.

Remedy:
BFNT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF THE SAFETY CAMPAIGN. FIRESTONE DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TIRES OF THE LINE AND SIZES COVERED BY THIS CAMPAIGN WITH NEW TIRES; AND MOUNT THE REPLACEMENT TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BFNT TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-847-3272.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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