Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire has issued a recall for 162,251 tires that were produced with insufficient tread gauge, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Due to this production flaw, the tires will degrade more rapidly, causing vibrations while driving. Extended use could lead the tread to distort or even separate, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
The recall affects Firestone’s line of FR380 tires, size P235/75R15, and LeMans Champion SE tires, size P235/75R15. Bridgestone Firestone will notify owners and replace the faulty tires for free, including mounting and balancing those replacements for no charge.
Tire owners can contact Bridgestone Firestone toll free at 800-465-1904, or contact NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.