Bridgestone/Firestone P19565R15 Tire Recall


Make / Models:

FIRESTONE / P19565R15

Recall Number:

02T015000

Summary:

FIRESTONE P195/65R15 TIRES PRODUCED BETWEEN APRIL 12 AND APRIL 15, 2002, FOR USE ON CERTAIN 2003 MODEL YEAR TOYOTA COROLLA S AND LE VEHICLES. THE RECALLED TIRE SERIAL NOS. ARE W2C6T001402 AND W2C6T001502. THESE TIRES MAY DEVELOP A "RAISED TREAD BLOCK" AND CAUSE A 'HELICOPTER TYPE' NOISE.

Consequence:

CONTINUED USE OF A TIRE WITH THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO A LOCALIZED 'CHUNK OUT' OF TREAD MATERIAL, AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:

BFS WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2002. 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 BFS AT 800-367-3872.

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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