Bfgoodrich® Tires Announces Safety Recall For Certain Commercial Light Truck Tire Sizes
GREENVILLE, S.C., AUG. 10, 2015 – BFGoodrich® Tires announced today it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Approximately 104,000 of the recalled tires were sold in the U.S. market. These tires are primarily found on commercial light trucks, as well as full-sized heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some 3/4 and one ton pick-up trucks.
This recall, which has been reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), includes eight specific commercial light truck tire sizes that were produced under the following three product names: BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season, BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 and BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A.
BFGoodrich has observed that a limited number of these tires experienced a rapid loss of air pressure due to a rupture of the sidewall in the bead area under severe usage conditions. This can result in a potential risk of loss of vehicle control or vehicle crash. At this time, there have been no injuries or fatalities reported
Tire Owner Letter
The tires involved in this recall include:
DOT production periods (inclusive)
BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season LT 275/70R18 125/122Q
1814 al 1914
BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 LT 275/70R18 125/122R
0814 al 2115
BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A LT 275/70R18 125/122R
1414 al 4914
BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A LT 275/65R18 123/120R
4114 al 0415
BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 LT 235/80R17 120/117R
2114 al 1515
BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 LT 265/70R17 121/118R
1514 al 4714
BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 LT 245/75R17 121/118R
1114 al 1415
BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 LT 245/70R17 119/116R
1814 al 0315
BFGoodrich recommends consumers remove these tires as soon as possible in order to receive a similar product at no cost.
To return and replace these tires at no cost, please visit an authorized BFGoodrich dealer for assistance. To locate a BFGoodrich dealer visit www.bfgoodrichtires.com/auto/dealer-locator. For questions or concerns please contact BFGoodrich Consumer Care at 866-524-2638 (U.S.), 866-424-2638 (Canada) or 01-800-062-0867 (Mexico).
Where to Find Your Tire DOT Code (standard DOT code example)
Department of Transportation Safety Code
Tire's manufacturer and plant code
Denotes tire size
- Optional characters that identify brand and other significant characteristics of the tire
Denotes week the tire was produced
Denotes year the tire was manufactured
REIMBURSEMENT TO CONSUMERS FOR AFFECTED TIRE REPLACEMENTS PRIOR TO RECALL
If you have already paid to have your tires replaced due to the condition associated with this recall, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement.
Requests for reimbursement may include parts, labor, fees and taxes. Reimbursement may be limited to the amount the replacement would have cost if completed by an authorized BFGoodrich retailer. The documentation described below must be presented to the BFGoodrich Consumer Care department for review.
Original or clear copy of all receipts, invoices and/or repair orders that show:
- The name and address of the person who paid for the replacement
- The model name and size of the tire that was replaced along with the DOT codes
- What problem occurred, when the tire was replaced, and who replaced it
- The total cost of the replacement that is being claimed
- Proof of payment (copy of front and back of cancelled check, or copy of credit card receipt)
This documentation should be mailed to the following address:
BFGoodrich Consumer Care Department
P.O. Box 19001
Greenville, SC 29602
If your claim is deemed to be valid, reimbursement will be made by check from Michelin North America. Should your claim be denied, you will receive a letter from Michelin North America within 60 days of receipt giving the reason(s) for denial.