NASHVILLE (Sept. 19, 2008) — Bridgestone/Firestone is recalling 184 Firestone FS400 heavy-load bus tires, size 315/80R22.5 Load Range L, manufactured between June 15 and June 28.
The tires do not have the maximum speed limit rate on their sidewalls, as required by federal truck tire safety standards. If run at speeds above 55 mph, BFS said, the tires might suffer tread or belt detachment, which in turn could lead to loss of vehicle control and an accident.
BFS will notify tire owners and offer replacement tires free of charge, including mounting. BFS has a hotline for queries, (800) 847-3272.