BFS to replace 297 000 Steeltex tyres

From Rubber & Plastics News

Nashville, Tennessee-Bridgestone/Firestone is replacing 297 000 Firestone Steeltex Radial A/T tyres in what it calls a voluntary safety campaign.

The tyres-all size LT265/75R16, Load Range D and original equipment on 2000-2002 and some 2003 Ford Excursions-were manufactured in Joliette, Quebec, between March 1999 and December 2002. A BFS spokesman said the company produced 490 000 of the tyres but estimates only 297 000 still are on the road.

Preliminary data BFS reviewed as part of its early warning system suggested that the…

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