Additional Tires not recalled but subject to a NHTSA Advisory-September 1, 2000
Vehicles: 1991-2000 Ford Explorer 1991-2001 Ford Explorer Sport 1996-2000 Mecury Mountaineer 1991-2000 Ford Ranger 1991-1994 Ford F-Series 1991-1994 Ford Bronco 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 1991-1994 Mazada Navajo 1991-1994 Mazada B Series Tires:
More than 6.5 million tires including*:
Firestone Wilderness ATs
The tires are 15" and identified by the last two digits on the tires size designation. For example: P255/70R15 means that the tires are 15 inches and thus subject to the recall.
Full Tire Lists*
The following tires are for:
4x2 Only Ford Explorer, Mountaineer and Ranger affected by this recall:
Tread Design Manufacturer Tire Brand Speed/Load Sidewall AS Bridgestone Dueler H/L 105S OWL AS Continental Conti Trac Radial ST 105S OWL AS Firestone Wilderness HT 105S OWL AS Firestone Wilderness HT IV 105S OWL AS General Grabber ST SL OWL1.25 AS Goodyear Wrangler HT S2 OWL AS Goodyear Workhorse Radial S2 RWL AS Michelin LTX M/S 105S ORWL AS Uniroyal Laredo All Season AWP 105S ROWL AS Uniroyal Laredo with Nailgard SL 105S ROWL AS Uniroyal Laredo All Seasons 105S OWL
The Firestone recall involves Radial ATX and ATX II tires with the designation P235/75R15. Wilderness AT tires in the same size and with an additional Department of Transportation code beginning with the letters VD are also being recalled. The designations are found on the tire sidewall; in some cases, the designation may be found on the inside of the tire, depending on how it was installed.
These tires are most commonly used on sport utility vehicles and light trucks including most Ford Explorer Models. Warranty and other records will be used to the extent possible to notify customers with the affected tires by mail. Ford will also provide vehicle identification numbers to locate Explorer and Mountaineer owners. We will replace the tires, whether original equipment or replacement units, even if the customer did not make the original purchase.
How will the recall operate?
The recall will be phased in beginning in the states with the most reported incidents.
Phase 1 includes Arizona, California, Florida and Texas.
Phase 2 includes Louisiana, Nevada, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama and Tennessee.
Phase 3 will extend the recall to the rest of the states, most of which have no reported incidents.
This staggered recall is under fire from safety groups and lawyers and Firestone has announced is increasing US production of replacement tires flying in tires from Japan.
Customers with a recalled tire will receive a letter from the company notifying them of the recall and the steps that need to be taken. The tires will be replaced with equivalent replacement tires at no charge. Replacements may include other Bridgestone/Firestone tires or even competitors' equivalents if necessary to expedite the program and minimize inconvenience to customers.
* This list is not necessarily complete and to be safe you should consult with your Ford and Firestone dealer.
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