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If you have been injured by a Firestone or Bridgestone tire blow out accident, you should pursue compensation against Ford and Firestone directly. To do this you need a lawyer experienced in handling defective tire cases. These cases are unlike regular car accidents, as they involve lawsuits against large companies. We work with large Boston law firms handling these matters nationally.

What Tires are Affected?


These tires are being recalled after the National Highway and Safety Transportation Board noticed that reported accidents after the tread came of tires where very high among certain Firestone tires. Specifically the size P235/75R-15 Radial ATX and ATX II tires and size P235/75R-15 Wilderness AT tires made in Decatur, Ill., have been involved in more accidents than its other tires. The recall affects Firestone tire brands ATX, ATX II in sizes P235-75R15 and Wilderness AT brands in the same size with the letters VDHL on the sidewall. The letters VDHL can be found on the inside or outside of the tire's sidewall. All tires have a code beginning with DOT that shows where they were made. Tires made at Firestone's Decatur plant would say DOT VD, followed by a string of numbers.

What Vehicles are Affected?

More than 60% are on Ford vehicles, primarily on Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicles made from 1991 through 2001. They are also used on Ford Rangers, F-150s, Ford Bronco, 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Mazda Navajos and Mazda B-series pickup trucks.

For more information see:
Firestone Tire Legal Information Center

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