Recent Bridgestone Tire Recalls
Thousands of vehicles hit the road equipped with defective tires. Regardless of the problem, when a product does not meet manufacturing specifications, the consequences can be devastating. Tires susceptible to tread separation, leaks, or other issues because of design defects can fail while driving. The driver may lose control of the vehicle and crash into objects or other cars, seriously injuring themselves or others.
In some cases, manufacturers issue mandated or voluntary tire recalls. Recently, Bridgestone announced two separate voluntary recalls impacting over 30,000 tires.
In August of 2021, the company recalled the following:
- Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia tires in size P245/60R18 with DOT TIN Code 7X VD 423 2821
- Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza tires in size 275/55R20 with DOT TIN Code 7X Y1 DH7 2821
- Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tires in size 235/55R20 with DOT TIN Code 7X 8A EC1 2821
- Bridgestone Turanza EL440 tires in size 235/60R18 with DOT TIN Code 7X 45 JB2 2821
- Firestone Destination LE3 tires in size 225/65R17 with DOT TIN Code 17X 2Y LE32 2821
The tires were manufactured between July 11 and July 17, 2021 at a plant in Aiken, South Carolina. Bridgestone stated that the affected products had a pinhole in the outward-facing sidewall that could cause a slow leak and impact performance. The company said that although it had identified only 8 such tires on the market, it was recalling 21,513 out of caution.
In February of 2022, Bridgestone voluntarily recalled 10,380 tires because of a problem with the inner liner rubber compound. The flaw could cause cracking and belt separation.
The affected tires included:
- Firestone Transforce HT in size LT275/70R18 with DOT Tire Identification Number VN 15 TH7 1821
- Firestone Transforce AT in size LT275/70R18 with DOT Tire Identification Number VN 15 TR9 1821
The tires were manufactured between May 2 and May 8, 2021 and installed on 2021 to 2022 RAM 2500s and RAM 3500s.
In the press release for both recent recalls, Bridgestone noted that no accidents were reported because of the defects. Still, it will replace the affected tires at no cost.
If you are concerned that your tires may have been part of a recall, you can check with the manufacturer or look up your vehicle or tire brand on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s site.
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