load capacity NISSAN SENTRA 2011 B16 / 6.G Warranty Booklet
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To determine the replacement price after the free tire
replacement period, the percent of used tread wear is
multiplied by the current selling price for the replace-
ment tire(s) . The appropriate taxes, mounting, balanc-
ing, disposal fee, and other service charges may be
added to the adjustment replacement price.
In Canada, the tire will be adjusted at dealerships (sub-
ject to dealer discretion) at a predetermined “Adjust-
If you receive a replacement tire under this Limited
Warranty, it will be covered by the manufacturer’s war-
ranty, if any, given on that tire at that time.
WHERE TO GO
Tire adjustments under this Limited Warranty will only
be made at an authorized Bridgestone Firestone re-
tailer. Consult a phone directory (often listed in the
Yellow Pages underTire Dealersor the internet at
www.bridgestonetire.com for the location nearest you.
This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state or in Canada from province to province.
CONDITIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
To the extent permitted by law, Bridgestone Firestone
North American Tire, LLC disclaims all other warranties,
including but not limited to the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and
any liability for inconvenience, incidental, or consequen-
tial damages, loss of time, loss of vehicle use or, incon-
venience. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This Limited Warranty applies only to consumers actually
using the tire in the United States and Canada. For
warranty conditions outside the United States and
Canada, see your local Bridgestone Firestone distributor.
Obligations under this policy may not be enlarged or
altered by anyone.
In accordance with Federal Law, this Limited Warranty
has been designated as a
Limited Warranty.” Nothing
in this Limited Warranty is intended to be a representa-
tion that tire failures cannot occur. This Limited War-
ranty is given in the United States by Bridgestone
Firestone North American Tire, LLC, 535 Marriott Dr.,
Nashville, TN 37214 and in Canada by Bridgestone
Firestone Canada Inc., 5770 Hurontario St., Suite 400,
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5R 3G5.
In order to keep this Limited Warranty valid, we require
you to have your tires regularly inspected and rotated
per the vehicle Owner’s Manual and to furnish proof of
same in order to receive an adjustment. Such proof
should show the date, mileage, and servicing location. A
sales receipt containing this information will suffice. It is
your obligation to maintain proper tire inflation pres-
sures as specified by the vehicle manufacturer and to
operate the vehicle within tire/vehicle load capacity and
speed limitations. It is also your obligation to maintain
proper wheel alignment and tire/wheel assembly bal-
ance. To request an adjustment, you must present the
tire to an authorized Bridgestone Firestone retailer.
Complete and sign the customer section of the Bridge-
stone Firestone North American Tire, LLC Limited War- ranty adjustment form and pay appropriate replacement
price, taxes, disposal fee, and service charges, if any.
You and Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire,
LLC agree that all claims, disputes, and controversies
between you and it, including any of its agents, employ-
ees, successors, or assigns, arising out of or in connec-
tion with this Limited Warranty, or any other warranties,
express or implied, including a failure of warranty and
the validity of this arbitration clause, but excluding
claims for personal injury or property damage, shall be
resolved by binding arbitration between you and it,
according to the formal dispute resolution procedures
of the National Arbitration Forum, under the Code of
Procedure then in effect. This arbitration will be con-
ducted as a document hearing. If you request any pro-
cedures beyond a document hearing, you will be re-
sponsible for all fees, including filing and administrative
fees, above and beyond the fees required for document
hearings. The arbitration between you and Bridgestone
Firestone North American Tire, LLC shall not include any
other customers, be combined or consolidated in any
fashion with arbitrations involving other customers, or
proceed in any form of class action in which the claims
of numerous customers are considered together. Any
award of the arbitrator(s) may be entered as a judgment
in any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrators
will have no authority to award punitive or other dam-
ages not measured by the prevailing party’s actual
damages, except as may be required by statute. Infor-
mation may be obtained and claims may be filed at any
office of the National Arbitration Forum or at P.O. Box
50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
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B. You must pay for taxes and any additional servicesyou order at the time of adjustment plus any addi-
tional service that may be unique to your application,
e.g. Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
C. You must submit your claim on an approved claim form supplied by an authorized Goodyear or Dunlop
service facility. The form must be filled out com-
pletely and signed, where you the owner or your
authorized agent presented the tire for adjustment.
Property damage, serious injury or death may result
TIRE FAILURE DUE TO UNDERINFLATION/
Follow the vehicle owner’s manual or tire placard in
TIRE FAILURE DUE TO IMPACT
Tires should be inspected regularly by a qualified
technician for signs of damage, such as punctures or
TIRE FAILURE DUE TO IMPROPER REPAIRS.
See Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) es-
tablished repair procedures at www.rma.org and/or
go to www.goodyear.com for information on proper
EXPLOSION OF TIRE/RIM ASSEMBLY DUE
TO IMPROPER MOUNTING.
Only specially-trained persons should mount tires.
When mounting tires, use safety cage and clip-on
extension air hose to inflate.
FAILURE TO MOUNT RADIAL TIRES ON AP-
FAILURE TO DEFLATE SINGLE OR DUAL AS-
SEMBLIES COMPLETELY BEFORE DE-
On slippery surfaces such as snow, mud, ice, etc.,
do not spin tires in excess of 35 mph (55 kph) , as
indicated on the speedometer.
EXCESSIVE WHEEL SPINNING.
This can also result in tire disintegration or axle
WARNING: Vehicle handling, traction, ride comfort and
other performance parameters may be significantly af-
fected by a change in tire size or type. Before replacing
tires, always consult and follow the vehicle owner’s
manual because some vehicle manufacturers prohibit
changing tire size. When selecting tires that are different
from the original equipment size make certain: (1) The
tires have adequate load carrying capacity based on the
vehicle placard, (2) The tires have sufficient inflation
pressure to carry the load and (3) There is proper clear-
ance with no interference points between the tire and
vehicle. The consumer must be aware to always drive
safely and obey all traffic laws. Avoid sudden, sharp turns
or lane changes. Failure to follow any of these warnings
may result in loss of control of the vehicle, leading to an
accident and serious injury or death.
TIRE CARE AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE
The easiest way to help ensure satisfactory mileage and
performance from your Goodyear or Dunlop tires is to
give them a simple but frequent (at least monthly) in-
spection for proper inflation, even treadwear, and the
presence of any damage.
DO MAINTAIN PROPER INFLATION
PRESSURE IN YOUR TIRES
Proper inflation pressure is necessary for optimum tire
performance, safety and fuel economy. To maintain
proper inflation pressure, frequently (at least monthly)
check tires (when they are cool) with an accurate tire
For example, it is difficult to tell just by looking at radial
tires whether they are underinflated.
Furthermore, when operating a vehicle equipped with
radial tires, it is difficult to notice when a tire has gone
flat or nearly flat since the “feel” of the vehicle does not
*Evidence of air loss or repeated underinflation
always requires expert inspection to determine
the source of leakage and tire removal to deter-
mine repairability. To avoid injury, NEVER attempt to
reinflate a tire that has been run severely underinflated.
Progressive air loss may result from punctures, cuts,
curbing, impacts or partial bead unseating. Some fit-
ment causes for air loss are (1) incomplete bead seat-
ing, (2) bead tearing caused by a machine tool due to
insufficient lubrication or improper adjustment, (3) leak-
ing valve core or rubber valve components. These
should be replaced when problems are detected and
whenever tires are replaced.
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Always maintain inflation pressure at the level
recommended by the vehicle manufacturer as
shown on the vehicle placard, vehicle certifica-
tion label or in the vehicle owner’s manual:
Underinflation is the leading cause of tire failure and may
result in severe cracking, component separation or
“blowout.” It reduces tire load capacity, allows exces-
sive sidewall flexing and increases rolling resistance,
resulting in heat and mechanical damage. Maintaining
proper inflation pressure is the single most important
thing you can do to promote tire durability and maximize
Overinflation increases stiffness, which may deteriorate
ride and generate unwanted vibration. Overinflation also
increases the chances of impact damage.
DON’T OVERLOAD YOUR VEHICLE OR
Check your vehicle owner’s manual to determine the
load limits. Overloading your vehicle places stress on
your tires and other critical vehicle components. Over-
loading a vehicle can cause poor handling, increased
fuel consumption and may cause tire failure. Overload-
ing your tires can result in severe cracking, component
Never fit your vehicle with new tires that have less load
capacity than shown on the vehicle tire placard and
remember that optimum rim width is important for
proper tire load distribution and function.
The maximum load capacity stamped on the sidewalls of
P-Metric tires is reduced by 10% when used on a light
truck, utility vehicle or trailer. Never fit P-Metric tires to
light trucks that specify LT-type replacement tires.
DON’T SPIN YOUR TIRES
Avoid excessive tire spinning when your vehicle is stuck
in snow, ice, mud or sand. The centrifugal forces gen-
erated by a free-spinning tire/wheel assembly may
cause sudden tire explosion resulting in vehicle damage
and/or serious personal injury to you or a bystander.
Never exceed 35 mph/55 km/h, as indicated on your
speedometer. Use a gentle backward and forward rock-
ing motion to free your vehicle for continued driving.
Never stand near or behind a tire spinning at high
speeds. For example, while attempting to push a vehicle
that is stuck or when an on-the-car spin balance ma-
chine is in use.
DO CHECK YOUR TIRES FOR WEAR
Always remove tires from service when they reach two
thirty-seconds of an inch (2/32) remaining tread depth.
All new tires have treadwear indicators which appear as
smooth banks in the tread grooves when they wear to
the two thirty-seconds of an inch (2/32) level. Many wet
weather accidents result from skidding on bald or nearly
bald tires. Excessively worn tires are also more suscep-
tible to penetrations.
DO CHECK YOUR TIRES FOR DAMAGE
Frequent (at least monthly) inspection of your tires for
signs of damage and their general condition is important
for safety. If you have any questions, have your tire
Dealer inspect them. Impacts, penetrations, cracks,
knots, bulges or air loss always require tire removal and
expert inspection. Never perform a temporary repair or
use an inner tube as a substitute for a proper repair.
Only qualified persons should repair tires.
PROPER TIRE REPAIR NOTE:
Goodyear and Dunlop do not warrant any inspection or
repair process. The repair is entirely the responsibility of
the repairer and should be made in accordance with
established Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA)
THE CONVENIENCE (TEMPORARY)
The Convenience (Temporary) Spare is designed, built,
and tested to the high engineering standards set by North
America’s leading car manufacturers and to Goodyear
and Dunlop’s own high standards of quality control. It is
designed to take up a minimum of storage space and, at
the same time, fulfill the function of a spare tire when
needed. The spare is kept in its storage space, fully
inflated at 60 psi. To be sure it is always ready for use, the
air pressure should be checked on a regular basis.
The Convenience (Temporary) Spare can be used in
combination with the original tires on your vehicle. You
can expect a tire tread life of up to 3,000 miles (4,800
kilometers) , depending on road conditions and your
driving habits. To conserve tire tread life, return the
spare to the storage area as soon as it is convenient to
have the standard tire repaired or replaced.
The Convenience (Temporary) Spare weighs less than a
standard tire so it’s easier to handle. It also helps reduce
the total car weight which contributes to fuel economy.
The wheels used with the Convenience (Temporary)
Spare are specifically designed for use with high pres-
sure spares and should never be used with any other
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DON’T ATTEMPT TO MOUNT YOUR
Serious injury or Death may result from explosion of tire/
rim assembly due to improper mounting procedures.
Follow tire manufacturer’s instructions and match tire
diameter to rim diameter. Mount light truck radials on
rims approved for radial service. Do not apply bead
sealer. This can inhibit bead seating. Lubricate beads
and tire rim (including tube or flap) contact surfaces.
Lock assembly on mounting machine or place in safety
cage. STAND BACK and never exceed 40 psi to seat
beads. Never use a volatile substance or a rubber
“donut” (also known as a bead expander or “O-Ring”) to
aid bead seating. Only specially-trained persons should
DON’T MIX TIRES OF DIFFERENT
SIZES AND TYPES ON THE SAME
For optimum handling and control, Goodyear and Dun-
lop recommend fitment of four (4) tires of the same type
and size unless otherwise specified by the vehicle
WARNING: Before you replace your tires, always con-
sult the vehicle owner’s manual and follow the vehicle
manufacturer’s replacement tire recommendations. Ve-
hicle handling may be significantly affected by a change
in tire size or type. When selecting tires that are different
than the Original Equipment size, see a professional
installer in order to make certain that proper clearance,
load carrying capacity and inflation pressure is selected.
Never exceed the maximum load capacity and inflationpressure listed on the sidewall of the tire. Always drive
safely and obey all traffic laws. Avoid sudden, sharp
turns or lane changes. Failure to follow this warning may
result in loss of control of the vehicle, leading to an
accident and serious injury or death.
When replacing tires, you must maintain the outside
diameter and load carrying capacity of the Original
Equipment tire. Inflation pressure may need to be ad-
justed to avoid overloading the tire. Consult the Tire &
Rim Association Load and Inflation Tables, ETRTO or
JATMA standards for correct load and inflation informa-
NEVER FIT TIRES TO A VEHICLE THAT
HAVE LESS LOAD CARRYING
CAPACITY THAN AS REQUIRED BY
THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
Examples: Many vehicles, such as large passenger
vans, require Load Range E tires as designated by the
vehicle manufacturer. Fitment of a tire, such as a Load
Range D, with less carrying capacity is not allowed.
In other cases, tires of the same size may carry different
load indexes in the service description. You must make
certain the replacement tires fitted to the vehicle have a
load carrying capacity equal to or greater than what the
Original Equipment manufacturer specifies.
FOLLOW THESE ADDITIONAL
Fit newest tires on rear axle. If radials and non-radials
must be fitted to the same vehicle, fit radials on rear axle.Never mix radials and non-radials on the same axle.
When fitting snow tires or all-season tires to perfor-
mance vehicles, always fit in sets of four. It is not
recommended to fit tires with different speed ratings. If
tires with different speed ratings are installed on a
vehicle, they should be installed with like pairs on the
same axle. The speed capability of the vehicle will
become limited to that of the lowest speed rated tires. It
is also recommended that the lower speed rated tires
be placed on the front axle regardless of which axle is
driven to help prevent potential oversteer.
Use of lift kits with some vehicle/tire combinations can
cause instability. When changing tire sizes, always con-
sult Dealer for optimum rim width and carefully checkvehicle/tire clearances.
Retreaded passenger and light truck tires are not war-
ranted by Goodyear and Dunlop for any reason. Good-
year and Dunlop speed ratings and U.S. Department of
Transportation test compliance certifications are voided
for retreaded tires.
DO MAINTAIN VEHICLE SUSPENSION,
WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCE
AND ROTATE YOUR TIRES
Lack of rotation, worn suspension parts, underinflation/
overinflation, wheel imbalance and misalignment can
cause vibration or irregular tire wear. Rotate your tires
according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommenda-
tions or at maximum intervals of 6,000 miles/10,000 km.
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The consumer is responsible for proper tire care and
maintenance:(1) It is recommended tires be rotated every 3,500 miles or less for high performance (low
profile) tires or every 7,500 miles or less for
standard passenger and light truck tires. More
frequent rotation may be necessary if, upon
inspection, irregular or erratic tread wear is
beginning to appear. As a general rule, front
and rear tire tread depth differential should be
kept to 2/32nds of an inch or less. Keep a
record of the rotation.
(2) The consumer must maintain the recom- mended air pressure in the tires according to
vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation.
Check inflation pressures on all your tires, in-
cluding the spare tire, when tires are cold, at
least once a month before driving. Maintaining
proper inflation pressure is the single most
important thing you can do to ensure optimum
tread life and tire durability. To avoid injury,
NEVER reinflate a tire that has been run se-
(3) The consumer must maintain the vehicle’s alignment in accordance with vehicle manu-
(4) The load capacity of the tires must not be exceeded. (5) The tire’s maximum speed capability must not
(6) Follow the maintenance recommendations and safety warnings contained in the Owner’s
Manual and in the Important Tire Safety Infor-
mation section of this booklet.
TO MAKE A CLAIM UNDER THIS
In the event that you make a claim under the terms of the
warranty, we ask the consumer to:
(1) Present your tires and your vehicle to an au- thorized Toyo dealer. Call consumer relations
at (800) 442- 8696 (Pacific Time) or (888)
444-8696 (Eastern Time) for assistance locat-
ing the nearest Toyo tire dealer or visit our
web site at www.toyo.com for our dealer
(2) Complete and sign the Toyo Limited Warranty Claim form provided by the dealer and leave
the tire with the dealer for warranty
NOTE: Check with your vehicle dealership. They may
also assist you with your tire service requirements or in
obtaining tire warranty service from the tire manufac-
The consumer is entitled to an adjustment in accor-
dance with the warranty that was in effect when the tire
was installed on the vehicle as original equipment. The
adjustment policy provides for replacement with a com-
parable new Toyo tire if a Toyo tire becomes unservice- able due to an adjustable condition verified by Toyo’s
inspection of the tire. Free replacement or a pro rata
charge depends on the remaining usable tread when
tire is presented for adjustment.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO
THE 50 UNITED STATES, AND THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA. THIS WARRANTY IS THE ONLY
WRITTEN WARRANTY PROVIDED BY TOYO.
Toyo employee, representative or dealer has the author-
ity to make or imply any representation, promise or
agreement, which in any way varies the terms of this
LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION ON DAMAGES:
TOYO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WAR-
RANTY, (including, for example loss of time, loss of use
of vehicle, towing charges, road service or inconve-
niences) . Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above exclusions may not apply to you.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER STATE LAW
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights; and
you may also have other rights, which vary from state to
The warrantor of Toyo Tires is Toyo Tire (U.S.A.)
Corporation, 6261 Katella Ave., Suite 2B, Cypress,
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SPEED SYMBOLS -are shown on the sidewall of
some tires. The following table shows the maximum
speed corresponding to the symbol.
SPEED RATINGS †Speed Speed
Maximum Rating mph km/Hr
M 81 130
N 87 140
P 93 150
R 99 160
R 106 170
S 112 180
T 118 190
H 130 210
W 168 270
Y 186 300
V* 149 240
Z** 149 240
*Some V (or VR) rated tires may have a speed
capacity of greater than 149 mph (240 km/h) .
Consult your tire manufacturer for maximum speed rat-
ings if your vehicle capability exceeds this speed.
**Z (or ZR) rated tires are designed for use on
cars with maximum speed capabilities in excess
of 149 mph (240 km/h) . Consult your tire manufac-
turer for maximum speed capabilities.
†Although a tire may be speed rated, we do not endorse
the operation of any vehicle in an unsafe or unlawful
manner. Speed ratings are based on laboratory tests which relate to performance on the road, but are not
applicable if tires are underinflated, overloaded, worn
out, damaged, altered, improperly repaired, or re-
treaded. Furthermore, tire speed ratings do not imply
that vehicles can be safely driven at the maximum speed
for which the tire is rated, particularly under adverse
road and weather conditions or if the vehicle has un-
usual characteristics. Most highway passenger tires
that do not have a speed symbol in the sidewall have a
maximum speed rating of 105 mph. Light truck highway
tires that do not have a speed symbol on the sidewall of
the tire have a maximum speed of 87 mph. Some light
truck tires may have higher maximum speeds; consult
your tire dealer. The speed and other ratings of re-
treaded tires are assigned by the retreader and voids
the original manufacturer’s ratings.
In order to maintain the speed capability
of the vehicle, replacement tires must have speed rat-
ings equal to or higher than those fitted as original
equipment (as indicated on the vehicle placard or own-
ers manual) . If tires with lower speed ratings are fitted,
the speed capability of the vehicle will be lowered to the
maximum speed capability of the replacement tire as
indicated on the above table.
Remember...High speed driving can be dangerous and
may be damaging to your tires.
And...When driving at highway speeds, correct inflation
pressure is especially important.
Contact the manufacturer of your tires for their position
and assistance on the repair of speed-rated tires. When
you are replacing tires that have a speed rating, you must replace with tires of the same or higher speed
rating if the speed capability of the vehicle is to be
INSPECT YOUR TIRES. DO NOT DRIVE ON A
DAMAGED TIRE OR WHEEL.
Check your tires fre-
quently for scrapes, bulges, separations, cuts, snags,
cracks, penetrations or excessive localized wear from
hard braking. Also check for abnormal tire wear, particu-
larly on the edges of the tire tread which may be caused
by misalignment or underinflation. Impacts can damage
the inner portion of the tire without being visible on the
outside. If damage can be seen on the tires or wheels, or
if you suspect that possible impact damage may have
occurred, replace with spare at once and have your tire
store or dealer inspect your tires immediately. Use of a
damaged tire could result in tire destruction. When
inspecting your tires, including the spare, check your air
pressures. If your pressure check indicates that one of
your tires has lost pressure of two pounds or more, look
for signs of penetrations, valve leakage, or wheel dam-
age that may account for the air loss.
All tires will wear out faster when subjected to high
speeds as well as hard cornering, rapid starts, sudden
stops, frequent driving on roads which are in poor
condition, and off-road use. Roads with holes and rocks
or other objects can damage tires and cause misalign-
ment of your vehicle. When you drive on such roads,
drive on them carefully and slowly, and before driving
again at normal or highway speeds, examine your tires
for any damage, such as cuts, bulges, penetrations,
unusual wear patterns, etc.
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