The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the GTC North America Inc. recall of 12,289 Advance Extra Grip AR215 Light Truck Radial Tires (size P235 75R15) due to a defective sidewall that may increase the risk of an injury crash. The tires were manufactured from September 2008 through December 2009.
The affected tires may experience bubbling or blistering on their sidewall, which may lead to potential air loss. This increases the potential for tire failure, which can cause a serious injury accident.
GTC will notify consumers and replace the defective tires at no-cost. Balancing and mounting will also be included at no-cost, as necessary. For additional information, owners of the recalled tires may call GTC at (330) 498-5000 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4263.
A vehicle’s tires are one of the most important parts of the vehicle. They are the only part of the car that touches the road. Tire manufacturers have a duty to produce them to the appropriate specifications and with high quality materials; and to adequately test their suitability for the purpose intended. Not doing so can lead to tire failure, which places the occupants of the vehicle in danger of suffering serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by defective tires in New Jersey, or, because of a failure in any automotive related product, the experienced New Jersey tire defect lawyers at Blume Forte can investigate the details of your case to determine whether you may have a meritorious claim. Call us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.