Manufacturer : BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICA TIRE
Mfr's Report Date : NOV 05, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07T007000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2101
Summary: BFNT IS RECALLING 2,101 DUELER H/T 684 II TIRES, SIZE P235/60R17, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 16 AND OCTOBER 27, 2007. ONE SIDEWALL HAS A BLANK PLUG WHERE THE PARTIAL TIRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (TIN) SHOULD BE FOUND WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES."
Consequence: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO ESTABLISH SPECIFIC TIRE DIMENSIONS, TEST REQUIREMENTS, LABELING REQUIREMENTS, AND DEFINES TIRE LOAD RATINGS.
Remedy: BFNT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 22, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BFNT TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-465-1904.
Notes: THE MANUFACTURER'S PETITION WHICH REQUESTED THAT NHTSA DETERMINE THIS FMVSS NONCOMPLIANCE DOES NOT CREATE AN UNREASONABLE RISK TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY WAS DENIED ON AUGUST 14, 2008. THEREFORE, THIS MANUFACTURER IS OBLIGATED TO CONDUCT AN OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY CAMPAIGN.
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