BF Goodrich, one of the most well-known tire companies in the US, is famous for many groundbreaking accomplishments, not the least of which occurred in 1903. It was then that a car with Goodrich tires was the first to travel across the entire country. In 1990, BF Goodrich was bought out by Michelin, a large French tire company. Even though the company is currently owned by Michelin, the BF Goodrich name is still used on many tires that are made today.
Along with the company’s accomplishments, however, there have also been darker times in its past. Over the years, BF Goodrich tires have been subject to numerous tire recalls. The company itself has also been sued in civil court for accidents caused by defective tires.
If BF Goodrich tires were responsible for causing an accident that resulted in injuries or death for yourself or someone you care about, contact the Willis Law Firm. Our legal team will help you pursue compensation from the company, which is headquartered in North Carolina. Manufacturers like these have a responsibility to produce tires that meet certain safety standards. When they fail to do so, they need to be held liable for their actions and the Willis Law Firm is here to help.
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A History Of Tire Recalls By BF Goodrich
Between 2005 and 2015, more than 980,000 tires were recalled by BF Goodrich as a result of manufacturing defects. These defects sometimes resulted in catastrophic injuries for people who used the tires. Three of the primary recalls that impacted people throughout the country are listed below:
BF Goodrich conducted an internal review that revealed a problem with their quality control. Two of the casts that were being used to mold tires didn’t have indicators for tread wear. The affected tires were produced in Opelika, Alabama at a Michelin facility between February 29 and August 19 of 2004. The defective models were land terrain tires, which were mostly used in trucks and SUVs with the P235/75R15 tire profile.
During this year, BF Goodrich recalled more than 840,000 tires as a result of tread belt separation. The affected tires were manufactured between April 2010 and July 2012. The profiles involved in the recall were the LT 245/75 R16 120 Q LRE tires and the LT 235/85 R16 120 Q LRE tires. Tires like these were most frequently used on light trucks and commercial vans.
A recall was issued for a total of 129,000 tires, 104,000 of which were located in the US. These tires had a manufacturing defect that increased the likelihood of the sidewalls rupturing. The models included in this recall included the BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A, the BF Goodrich Commercial T/A All-Season, and the BF Goodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2. Like the previous recall, the vehicles that were most likely to be impacted were commercial vans and light trucks.
This page may be updated again in the future if any additional BF Goodrich recalls come to light.
Recommended Actions For Consumers
If you bought tires that match any of the dates or descriptions above and were not informed about the recall, you may be owed compensation if the tires caused an accident that resulted in injuries or death.
Typically, BF Goodrich asks consumers to have any recalled tires replaced at the company’s expense. Unfortunately, recalls like these may be issued too late if the tires have already caused you to get into an accident. If you find yourself in this situation, the best course of action is to reach out to the Willis Law Firm. They will evaluate your case and help you pursue compensation.
You May Be Owed Compensation From BF Goodrich
Our attorneys are experienced at going after companies that manufacture defective tires or other products that could cause harm. We also help people who suffered injuries from products even though they were using them correctly.
BF Goodrich could be responsible for covering the cost of your medical expenses. They also may be required to compensate you for your pain and suffering and for any other expenses that you incurred as a result of defective tires that they made. To set up a free consultation, call us today at the Willis Law Firm at (713) 529-9377.