BFGoodrich is recalling 46,000 passenger and light truck tires after it discovered a condition initially affecting ride quality could result in steel belt separation and tire disintegration.
The company stressed that, to date, there have been no accidents or injuries reported and no property damage claims filed due to a tire failure. However, BF Goodrich believes there may be issues with up to 3,500 tires, representing six of its tire brands, so it is recalling tires made at its Ft. Wayne, IN, plant from April 11 through April 24 of this year.
The recalled tires have Department of Transportation (DOT) identification numbers that begin with DOT BF and end with the last four digits 1504 or 1604. The DOT codes are found on the inner or outer sidewall of the tire just above the wheel rim and are printed in small type (less than half an inch high). There are no issues with tires manufactured outside of these weeks.
The affected tires include BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Liberator, Medalist, Phantom and Prospector brands, the company said, and will be replaced free of charge.