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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

BRIDGESTONE(BATO) RECALLS BRIDGESTONE BRAND POTENZA RE050A TIRES, SIZE 245/45R18 XL AND B390 AND TURANZA ER30 TIRES, SIZE 205/65R16.

Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:     Production Dates:
    BRIDGESTONE / B390 / 205/65R16     Information not Available
    BRIDGESTONE / POTENZA RE050A / 245/45R18 XL     Information not Available
    BRIDGESTONE / TURANZA ER30 / 205/65R16     Information not Available
Manufacturer: BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATION, LLC Mfr's Report Date: APR 05, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10T011000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:MARKINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 768
Summary:
 BRIDGESTONE (BATO) HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA ABOUT A NONCOMPLIANCE IN CERTAIN REPLACEMENT BRIDGESTONE BRAND POTENZA RE050A TIRES, SIZE 245/45R18 XL AND B390 AND TURANZA ER30 TIRES, SIZE 205/65R16. THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES ARE MISSING REQUIRED LABELS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES."
Consequence:
 MISSING LABELS COULD LEAD TO THE TIRE(S) BEING OVERINFLATED OR UNDERINFLATED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 BATO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BATO AT 1-800-465-1904.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO 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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