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Bridgestone Tire Defects and Recalls

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Although designers and manufacturers are expected to produce and distribute safe tires, not all do. Design defects or cost-cutting measures often result in a poor-performing product, leading to accidents resulting in serious or catastrophic injuries. Bridgestone is one such company that has distributed poorly developed tires. As a result, it has recently recalled tens of thousands of tires.

Victims of accidents caused by defective tires are not without recourse. They can file a manufacturer lawsuit against the company to recover compensation for damages. Unfortunately, because this is a very niche area of the law, pursuing financial recovery is challenging. Fortunately, our Houston tire defects and recall attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm have the know-how to handle these cases. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience and is committed to helping victims hold large corporations like Bridgestone accountable for negligence.

If you need help navigating your Bridgestone defective tire case, please do not hesitate to call our Houston team at (281) 801-5617 or contact us online .

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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.

Get Legal Help with Your Case

Proving that a tire defect led to your accident can be difficult. Our Houston lawyers know what to look for and enlist the assistance of experts to identify the cause of the crash. Allow us to handle the details of your case.

Request a no-cost consultation with The Ammons Law Firm by contacting usat (281) 801-5617.

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