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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, is recalling certain tires which were defectively designed with a pinhole in the sidewall, increasing the risk of a crash and severe injuries.
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What’s the Problem?

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:

  • Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus P255/60R19 tires with DOT codes 2820 through 3120
  • Firestone Destination LE3 255/60R19 tires with DOT codes 2420 through 2820

These tires may have been manufactured with a small pinhole in the upper sidewall of the outboard side of the tire, NHTSA said. This problem causes the tires to fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 139, “New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.”

“Tires containing a pinhole may slowly leak air, and if undetected or ignored, the continued loss of air may increase the risk of a vehicle crash,” NHTSA said.

Bridgestone is notifying owners and dealers will replace the tires with a free comparable replacement.

This recall began in December 2020.

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Bridgestone Sued After Tire Blowout Crash in Arizona

In October 2022, a lawsuit was filed against Bridgestone Corporation in the Superior Court of the State of Arizona by an Arizona man who was severely injured in a rollover crash after being hit by a truck that experienced a catastrophic tire failure.

The incident occurred in Maricopa County, Arizona, on May 12, 2021, when a Bridgestone R238 tire on the left front axle of a box truck failed, causing the vehicle’s driver to lose control and crash into the side of the plaintiff’s vehicle, which made it jump a guardrail. The plaintiff was severely injured after the car traveled down a concrete embankment and rolled before coming to rest on the shoulder of the freeway, according to the lawsuit.

The complaint further alleges that Bridgestone designed, manufactured, assembled, and sold its R238 tire, which was unreasonably dangerous because it was prone to tread-belt separation.

Additionally, the lawsuit claims that Bridgestone failed to adequately research, develop, and select tire components that provide adequate strength to prevent tread separation and that the company failed to use adequate materials to reinforce the belt package, even though such reinforcement was feasible, used in the industry, and employed by other tire makers.

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