If you or a loved one place Bridgestone/Firestone Steeltex A/T tires on your motor vehicle, you need to know that they have a history of defects resulting in a recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Continuing to drive with a damaged or otherwise erroneous tire increases your risk of dying or suffering from a serious injury in a blowout, tread separation, roof crush or rollover accident.

Bridgestone/Firestone Steeltex A/T Tire Recall

Make / Models:

FIRESTONE / STEELTEX A/T

Recall Number:

03T002000

Summary:

LT235/75R15 STEELTEX RADIAL A/T TIRES WITH DOT TIRE SERIAL W1HKRAD1003. DUE TO AN INSUFFICIENT CURE IN THE TREAD SHOULDER AREA, THE TIRE MAY DEVELOP IRREGULAR WEAR, NOISE, OR VIBRATIONS AND WITH EXTENDED USE, THE TIRES WITH THIS CONDITION MAY EXPERIENCE A TREAD SEPARATION.

Consequence:

TREAD SEPARATION OF THE TIRE CAN POSSIBLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH, RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:

BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE HAS ADVISED NHTSA THAT ALL OF THE SUBJECT TIRES HAVE ALREADY BEEN REMOVED FROM THE FIELD.

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)

WARNING: Please Read The Following

If You Have a Tire Failure Lawsuit

You may be tempted to send your damaged tire – or all the remaining treads and pieces that you can find – back to the manufacturer for study. This is not a good idea, especially if you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury in the accident and you plan on filing a case against the responsible party. Keep anything and everything that could help your argument in your possession, as this provides your personal injury attorney with crucial evidence for inspection and analysis.

Bridgestone/Firestone Tire and NHTSA Information

Federal safety guidelines for tires and vehicles are set by The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who also enforces them. Read more about their recalls of Bridgestone/Firestone tires:

Representation for Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Accident Injuries

In the event you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury thanks to a damaged or defective Bridgestone/Firestone tire, the Steven J. Sharp Award-winning Willis Law Firm and its 30 years of experience are here to provide you with support and information. We’re available to help at all stages of the litigation process, including inspections and evidence procurement. For a consultation, please call us at 1-800-883-9858 or send us an email to schedule.

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