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May 12, 2003

Firestone Has Recalled the STEELTEX A/T LT235/75R15

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Make : FIRESTONE Model : STEELTEX A/T LT235/75R15

Build Dates : MAR 09, 2003 - MAR 15, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03T002000

Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELT

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 42

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:
BFS WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2003. 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 FIRESTONE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 800-367-3872.

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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