According to the U.S. National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), TBC Corporation is recalling 72,938 tires due to a manufacturing defect, which can cause the lower sidewall to crack or separate. If the tire remains in use, the crack or separation can grow, resulting in rapid air loss and increasing the likelihood of a car accident.
The recalled tires include Big Food/Big O S/T and Mirada Cross Tour SLX tires that were manufactured from January 2009 through January 2011. The sizes included in the recall are as follows:
- Big Foot/Big O S/T, Size 235/70R16
- Big Foot/Big O S/T, Size 265/70R17
- Mirada/Cross Tour SLX, Size 265/70R16
- Mirada/Cross Tour SLX, Size 265/70R17
TBC will notify owners of the defective tires and dealers will replace them at no-cost. Mounting and balancing will also be included free of charge, as necessary. The expected start date of this recall is July 20, 2012. TBC may be contacted for additional information at (901) 363-8030. Owners may also call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by defective tires or any automotive related product, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation from the negligent tire or product manufacturers.
To find out whether you may have a meritorious claim, contact the experienced tire defects attorneys in New Jersey at Blume Goldfaden for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another tire recall. PT Multistrada Arah Sarana, Tbk is recalling 36,592 tires as the result of design defects which violate Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, “New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.” The design defects may lead to blistering on the sidewall or tread separation, which can cause sudden loss of air, increasing the risk of an injury auto accident.
The affected tires include Achilles Desert Hawk A/P Light Truck Tires in sizes LT235/85R16 120/116L 10PR, LT215/85R16 115/112L 10PR, and LT225/75R16 115/112L 10PR which were manufactured between January 2010 and November 2011, and Radar Radial RLT-9 Light Truck Radial Tires manufactured from December 30, 2009 through January 31, 2011. The Achilles tires were manufactured with a narrow bead design which could lead to blistering on the sidewall, while the Radar tires were produced with a defective sidewall design that could lead to tread separation.
This tire recall is expected to start this in April 2012 and PT Multistrada Arah Sarana will notify owners of the defective tires and replace them with a comparable tire at no cost. For additional information, owners may call the company’s customer hotline at (800) 944-8414 as well as the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
Tire manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their products. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by a defective tire, the experienced tire defects attorneys in New Jersey at Blume Goldfaden can help you understand your legal rights and potential options. Call us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another defective tire recall for the month of April 2012. This latest recall involves 77,775 Michelin tires, which have a casing that my lose integrity and/or have rapid air loss. If this occurs while the vehicle is in use, it may result in a serious injury car accident.
Michelin North America, Inc. is recalling Michelin XZU2 LRJ, size 12R22.5 and Michelin XAU3 LRJ, size 305/85R22.5 tires manufactured between October 23,2005 and September 3, 2011, as well as Michelin XM505 LRJ, size 305/85R22.5 tires manufactured between April 18, 2010 and May 8, 2010 and between January 23, 2011 and February 12, 2011.
This recall is expected to start on or around April 30, 2012. Michelin will provide customers with the necessary information on how to get replacement tires. For additional information about this recall, owners may call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit www.safecar.gov.
The proper functioning of a vehicle’s tires is essential to the overall safety of the vehicle. Any defect caused by poor design or substandard manufacturing can create a substantial risk.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey auto accident as the result of a defective tire, the knowledgeable New Jersey tire defects attorneys at Blume Goldfaden can help you determine whether you may pursue legal action for your potential claim. For a no-cost consultation, call us at (973) 635-5400.