NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada are voluntarily recalling approximately 2,700 all-position, wide-base radial commercial truck tires for suspected noncompliance with U.S., Canadian and Mexican government endurance tests.
The recalled tires, all manufactured from June 10-30, are size 425/65R22.5, Bridgestone said in a Sept. 5 news release. They are as follows:
- Firestone FS818 tires, with Department of Transportation date codes 2318 and 2418;
- Bridgestone M854 tires, date codes 2418 and 2518;
- Bridgestone M860A tires, date code 2518; and
- 1318.Bridgestone M864 tires, date codes 2318 and 2418.
The affected tires may present a risk of exposure of steel body cords in the sidewall, leading to deterioration of the cords and resulting rapid air loss, Bridgestone said.
Tires of the same models manufactured outside the June 10-30 window meet regulatory requirements and are not part of the recall, according to the company.
Bridgestone is notifying the relevant regulatory agencies in the three countries about the recall, as well as original equipment manufacturers, authorized dealers, national account fleets, company-owned stores and end-user customers, the company said.
Recalled will be replaced tires free of charge and customers may visit commercial.bridgestone.com to find authorized Bridgestone dealers.
Customers in the U.S. and Mexico may call Bridgestone Technical Service at 800-847-3272 with questions about the recall. Canadian customers should call Bridgestone Canada Technical Service at 800-267-1318.