The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of 40,915 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company tires as the result of a defect in the tread that can cause partial tire tread separation. This can cause damage to the vehicle and/or lead to tire failure, which can cause an accident resulting in injuries.
The recalled tires were manufactured from March 1, 2009 through May 31, 2009, and include the following:
- Goodyear/Wrangler Silent Armor/LT235/80R17 LRE
- Goodyear/Wrangler Silent Armor/LT245/75R17 LRE
- Goodyear/Wrangler Silent Armor/LT265/70R17 LRE
- Goodyear/Wrangler Silent Armor/LT275/70R18 LRE
- Goodyear/Wrangler Silent Armor/LT285/70R17 LRD
- Goodyear/Wrangler Silent Armor/LT325/60R18 LRE
Goodyear will notify owners of the defective tires and replace them at no cost. The recall is expected to begin by March 22, 2012. For additional information, consumers may call Goodyear at (800) 592-3267 or the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236.
The tires are one of the most important components of a motor vehicle. If tires are defectively designed or manufactured using substandard materials, it greatly increases the chance of tire failure and motor vehicle accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey auto accident as the result of defective tires or any automotive related product, the experienced tire defects attorneys in New Jersey at Blume Forte can examine the details of your case to determine whether your claim may be meritorious. To learn more, contact us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.