Firestone

Firestone Tire Defects & Recalls

Houston Tire Defect Lawyers, Fighting for Clients from Coast to Coast

Firestone (owned by Bridgestone) recalled approximately 6.5 million tires in early August 2000 after certain tires were connected with 46 fatal road accidents and at least 80 injuries. The tires produced were mostly outfitted on sport utility vehicles and light trucks, with the majority of complaints involving the Ford Explorer.

Why the Tires Were Recalled

The tires were recalled because they were said to “peel like a banana.” Many of the complaints stated that the Firestone tire treads peeled off their casings, sometimes while a vehicle was traveling at highway speeds. Several of the complaints originated from consumers in warmer climates where high temperatures can affect a tire’s internal bonding and can result in tread separation.

  • $33 Million Tire Defect

    A defective tire resulted in a head-on collision that led to the death of a beloved community leader in 2013.

  • $12 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    The Ammons Law Firm obtained a settlement for their client who was fatally injured when the vehicle she was traveling in had a tread separation from a rear tire.

  • $10.2 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    April Strahan, of Ammons Law Firm, represented a client who sustained life-threatening injuries and was paralyzed when his back tire blew out causing the vehicle to skid out of control.

  • $10 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    The Ammons Law Firm obtained a settlement for family members of teenagers that sustained injuries due to a rollover incident.

  • $10 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    Ammons represented a mother and her three-year son who sustained horrific burns due to a home explosion.

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Vehicles Equipped with the Affected Tires

While the tires were available for commercial sale, the following vehicles were originally equipped with the tires:

  • Ford Ranger
  • Ford F-150 pickup
  • Ford Explorer
  • Mazda Navajo
  • Mazda B-series pickup
  • Mercury Mountaineer

The Firestone recall affected the following tires:

  • Firestone radial ATX P235/75R15 (produced in North America)
  • Firestone radial ATXII P235/75R15 (produced in North America)
  • Firestone Wilderness AT P235/75R15 (produced at the Decatur, Illinois plant)

Other Potentially Responsible Parties

The manufacturer of a tire is not the only potential party with fault when it comes to a defective tire. Other parties who may be accountable for damages caused by a defective tire include service providers, retailers, and other entities.

With over $1 billion recovered for our clients, The Ammons Law Firm is recognized nationwide for our ability to hold manufacturers and automobile companies accountable for their products and their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective tire, or if you have questions about a potential claim, our Houston tire defect lawyers are here to help.

Call us today at (281) 801-5617 to arrange for your free consultation today.

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    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

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