If you have outfitted or plan to outfit your vehicle with Bridgestone Dueler A/T 693 tires, then your safety – if not your life outright - depends on paying attention to the Department of Transportation recalls affecting them. Noncompliance can lead to injuries or death directly resulting from roof crushes, rollovers, blowouts, tread separations or other accidents. Stay informed.

Bridgestone Dueler A/T 693 Tire Recall

Make / Models:

BRIDGESTONE / DUELER A/T 693

Recall Number:

04T018000

Summary:

THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. CERTAIN BRIDGESTONE DUELER A/T 693 TIRES SIZE LT285/75R16 LRD USED AS REPLACEMENT TIRES. THESE TIRES CAN EXPERIENCE A BELT DETACHMENT ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE BEEN OPERATED BELOW RECOMMENDED INFLATION PRESSURES FOR THE LOAD CARRIED BY THE TIRE OR ABOVE RECOMMENDED LOADS.

Remedy:

BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE REPLACEMENT/REIMBURSHMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS CAMPAIGN WILL EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 31, 2004. THE RECALL BEGAN AUGUST 27, 2004. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BFNT CONSUMER AFFAIRS AT 800-465-1904.

Notes:

ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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Lawsuits for Bridgestone NHTSA Violations

If a Bridgestone Dueler A/T 693 is responsible for a rollover or other accident resulting in a serious injury to you or a loved one, it may be possible to take legal action against the manufacturer. However, to do so you must work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney and maintain a close eye on your vehicle as well as the damaged or defective tire itself and any broken pieces. Never return them to the manufacturer without the permission of your lawyer, as doing so could rob you of the critical evidence needed to win your case.

Information on NHTSA and Bridgestone Tires

Tire recalls, such as those affecting the defective Bridgestone Dueler A/T 693 and other models, are issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wing of the Department of Transportation (DOT). This bureau also sets the federal safety standards for tires. Read more at the following links:

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