Tire recall information at bridgestone, the safety of the driving public and our customers is our top priority tire recalls are rare events, but when they do become necessary, our goal is to recover every single recalled tire.
Bridgestone/firestone is recalling about 127,000 firestone fr 380 tires, size p235/75r15, manufactured from sept 9, 2007 through july 2, 2008 continued use of the tires may lead to vibration and groove cracking, which could in turn lead to tread distortion or tread separation and loss of vehicle control.
The firestone tire and rubber company is an american tire company founded by harvey firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, in 2006, firestone announced renewed efforts to recall tires of the same model recalled in 2000 after the tires were linked to recent deaths and injuries. The firestone and ford tire controversy was a period of unusually high failures of p235/75r15 atx, atx ii, and wilderness at tires installed on the ford explorer and other related vehicles. The tire failure rate of firestone and bridgestone tires triggered the largest recall in us automotive history read about it here actual stories, recall data, tire safety information.
The firestone tire recall is perhaps the most deadly auto safety crisis in american history us regulators on 16 october, 2000 have raised the death count to 119 (the death count has steadily risen from 62, later to 88 and 101 deaths reported on 9/20/2000.
The recall is the second largest in us history, trailing only a recall of 145 million tires by firestone in 1978 that recall nearly put the company into bankruptcy and led to the subsequent purchase by japan's bridgestone corp in 1990. Bridgestone/firestone north america tire is recalling 32 firestone fr710 tires, size 205/65r16, and champion fuel fighter tires, sizes 205/65r15 and 205/70r15, manufactured march 27, 2016, to april 9, 2016 these passenger car replacement tires may have been manufactured with inconsistent rubber coverage over the steel plies.
The firestone tire and rubber company is an american tire company founded by harvey firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. The recall will cover all p235/75 r15 firestone atx and atx ii tires (from 1991 to the present) and all p235/75r15 wilderness at tires (from 1996 to the present) manufactured at firestone's decatur, il plant.
In 1978, firestone recalled 14 million of its 500-series tires that had tread separations and blowouts federal regulators fined the former firestone tire & rubber co $500,000 then for concealing the safety problems firestone nearly went bankrupt after that recall and was subsequently bought by bridgestone corp in 1988.