New recalls on certain Goodyear and Tireco truck tires
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has today announced recalls of certain sizes of two truck tire lines.
Here’s everything tire dealers need to know:
The Goodyear G399A LHS recall
The affected tires size is 295/75R22.5 LRG, manufactured between January 24 and May 28, 2016.
The NHTSA says: “Due to an anomaly during the curing press set-up operation, incomplete adhesion between the tread and the top belt may have occurred. Incomplete adhesion may result in tread separation of the tire while in use, increasing the risk of a crash.
“Goodyear will notify the vehicle manufacturers that purchased the tires, as well as those that purchased the tires as replacement equipment. The vehicle manufacturers will notify their owners. Dealers will replace the affected tires with similar tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2016. Owners may contact Goodyear customer service at 1-800-592-3267.”
The Tireco Milestar recall
The affected tires are Tireco Milestar BS623 tires in size 225/70R 19.5 G/14, manufactured between June 23, 2013, and January 24, 2015.
The NHTSA says: “The affected tires have incorrect markings on the sidewall, indicating both ratings as ‘DUAL’ when the first rating should be identified as ‘SINGLE.’
“As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, ‘New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars.’
“Incorrectly identifying the ratings on the tires may result in the operator inadvertently overloading the tires, possibly causing their failure, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
“Tireco will notify owners, and provide owners with a full refund of the entire purchase price. The recall is expected to begin October 10, 2016. Owners may contact Tireco customer service at 1-800-937-9433.”
There are 11,904 potentially affected tires. The NHTSA recall campaign number is 16T014. Get more information here.