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Saturday, April 5, 2008

BRIDGESTONE / FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICA RECALLS BRIDGESTONE V-STEEL G-TRACTION 24R21 TRUCK TIRES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
BRIDGESTONE / V-STEEL G-TRACTION
9999
Manufacturer : BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICA TIRE Mfr's Report Date : MAR 28, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08T010000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 143
Summary:
 BFNT IS RECALLING 143 BRIDGESTONE V-STEEL G-TRACTION 24R21 TRUCK TIRES MANUFACTURED DURING THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND OCTOBER 2007. THESE TIRES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE ENDURANCE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 119, NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.
Consequence:
 THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO PROVIDE SAFE OPERATION PERFORMANCE LEVELS OF TIRES USED ON MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A GVWR OF MORE THAN 10,000 POUNDS.
Remedy:
 BFNT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 14, 2008.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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