NHTSA Recall 00T005000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / EXPLORER 1991-2000
  • FORD / F-150 1991-1994
  • FORD / RANGER 1991-2000
  • MAZDA / B-SERIES TRUCK 1994-2000
  • MAZDA / NAVAJO 1991-1994
  • MERCURY / MOUNTAINEER 1996-2000

Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:

  • FIRESTONE / ATX
  • FIRESTONE / ATX II
  • FIRESTONE / WILDERNESS AT

Production Dates: Information not available

Manufacturer: BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, INC.

Report Receipt Date: AUG 21, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00T005000 NHTSA Action Number: PE00020

Component: TIRES: TREAD / BELT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,400,000

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT, SIZE P235/75R15, PRODUCED AT THE DECATUR, ILLINOIS TIRE PLANT AND ALL FIRESTONE RADIAL ATX AND RADIAL ATX II TIRES, SIZE P235/75R15. OPERATION OF THESE TIRES AT LOW INFLATION PRESSURES, HIGH SPEED, AND IN HOT WEATHER, CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SEPARATION OF THE TIRE TREAD.

Consequence:

IF THE TREAD SEPARATES FROM THE TIRE, THE DRIVER CAN LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:

THE REPLACEMENT/REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS CAMPAIGN EXPIRED ON AUGUST 29, 2001. HOWEVER, CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTACT FIRESTONE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-465-1904 FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.