Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 FORD RANGER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00T005000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: RANGER

Year: 1999

Component:
TIRES:TREAD/BELT

Manufacturers Involved: BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, INC.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: T

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 14400000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20000826

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000821

Date Added To File: 20000810

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
TIRE DESCRIPTION: FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT, SIZE P235/75R15, PRODUCED AT THE DECATUR, ILLINOIS TIRE PLANT AND ALL FIRESTONE RADIAL ATX AND RADIAL ATX II TIRES, SIZE P235/75R15. OPERATION OF THESE TIRES AT LOW INFLATION PRESSURES, HIGH SPEED, AND IN HOT WEATHER, CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SEPARATION OF THE TIRE TREAD.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE TREAD SEPARATES FROM THE TIRE, THE DRIVER CAN LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action:
THE REPLACEMENT/REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS CAMPAIGN EXPIRED ON AUGUST 29, 2001. HOWEVER, CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTACT FIRESTONE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-465-1904 FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.