September 17, 2002
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE Has Recalled the Firestone
- BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE Has Recalled the Firestone P19565R15 because
these tires may develop "RAISED TREAD BLOCK".
Number of Units Affected: 19000
Manufactured: 04/2002 - 04/2002
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.
CONTINUED USED OF A TIRE WITH THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO A LOCALIZED 'CHUNK
OUT' OF TREAD MATERIAL, AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
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
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02T015000.
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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