Firestone Recalls FR380 Tires

July 8, 2009 8:50:18 AM PDT
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC is recalling 127,183 Firestone FR380 tires, size P235/75R15, manufactured from September 9, 2007 through July 2, 2008. These tires were produced with insufficient tread base gauge.Continued use of the subject tires may lead to vibration and groove cracking. Extended use could lead to tread distortion or tread separation and loss of vehicle control.

BATO will notify owners and replace the affected tires free of charge. BATO will also mount and balance the replacement tires, all at no charge or expense to the owner. The safety recall began on July 6, 2009. Owners may contact BATO toll-free at 1-800-465-1904 or visit their website at

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