October 2, 2004

BFGoodrich Tires are recalling 46,000 passenger and light truck tires after it's quality system alerted the company to an issue affecting ride quality.

Investigation has shown that this ride quality issue is related to a tire condition which could possibly result in treat/belt detachment in up to 3,500 of the 46,000 tires being recalled. BFGoodrish Tires is recalling the larger number of tires to best assure that the up to 3,500 tires potentially affected will sucessfully be retrieved. To date, there have been no accidnets reported and no poperty damage claims filed.

[b] All of the recalled tires were produced in week 15 and 16 of this year (April 11-24, 2004) at the Ft. Waybe facility and include BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Liberator, Medalist, Phantom and Prospector brands in the following dimensions:[/b]
P245/75R16 BFGoodrich Land Terrain
33x12.50R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO RWL
LT235/70R16 BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO Load Range C RWL
LT235/75R15 BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO Load Range C RWL
P245/75R16 Uniroyal Laredo AWP
P255/70R16 109S Phantom AP RWL
P255/70R16 Uniroyal Laredo AWP
P265/75R16 114S Uniroyal Laredo AWP ORWL
P265/75R15SL 112S Uniroyal Laredo A/S AWP
P255/70R16 Medalist Sport King A/T Steel Radial
P255/70R16 109S Medalist Trail A/P ORWL
P255/70R16 Liberator A/T
P255/70R16 American Prospector AP RWL

The recalled tires have DOT codes which begin with [b]DOT BF[/b] and end with the last four digits [b]1504[/b] and [b]1604[/b]. 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 tall. There are no issues with tires outside of these DOT weeks.

Any consumer who believes they are effect by the recall should not wait to receive notification but should call [b]BFGoodrich tires at 1-877-788-8899 or Uniroyal Tires at 1-877-458-5878[/b] or return to their point of purchase for a free inspection and possible replacement.

Additional information, including detail on how to determine which tires are affected can be found at www.bfgoodrichtires.com/recall and www.uniroyal.com/recall