The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another tire recall to be added to the many already issued since January of 2012. One of the most recent recalls included a massive one by Michelin North America. This latest tire recall includes 1,238 Kumho tires, which are being recalled due to a defect in the sidewall.
Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. is recalling Kumho Solus KH25 passenger car tires, size 225/45R17, which were manufactured from August 21, 2011 through June 23, 2012 due to a defect that could cause cracking in the sidewall, which can then result in air loss. If the vehicle is in use, rapid air loss can cause tire failure, loss of vehicle control, and potentially a serious auto accident.
The company will notify owners of the recall and dealers will replace the defective tires at no cost to the consumer. This recall is expected to start during August 2012. For more information, owners can contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or Kumho at (909) 428-3999.
Tire manufacturers who use substandard materials or are otherwise negligent in the production process may be held liable for the damages their defective tires cause. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by defective tires, you may have cause for legal action.
The knowledgeable New Jersey defective tire lawyers at Blume Forte can examine the details of your particular potential claim and inform you of your legal rights and potential options. To determine whether you may have a meritorious claim, call us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.