Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced the recall of several models of their tires after discovering that some tires do not meet specifications required for the rubber chemical mixture from which they are made.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an auto safety recall warning about the faulty tires. As a consequence of the improper make-up of specific Toyo tires, portions of the tire tread may become detached or separated. This could possibly cause loss of vehicle control and potentially lead to an accident.
Recalled Toyo tire models were manufactured from September 19, 2010 through October 2, 2010 and include the following models:
- Versado CUV P245/55 R19 103T
- Versado CUV P235/55 R20 102T
- Versado CUV235/55 R18 100V
- Versado CUV P255/65 R18 109S
- Versado LX II 215/60 R16 95V
- Open Country All Terrain LT285/70 R17 121S
- Tourevo LS II 245/45 R18 96V
- Nitto Brand Terra Crappler All Terrain 255/55R18 109S
Toyo will be notifying owners of the recalled tires and replacing the tires at no cost to the consumer. However, owners may contact Toyo by calling 1-800-442-8696 or Nitto at 1-888-529-8200. Owners of affected tires can also contact the NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at1-888-327-4236 or find further information at: www.safercar.gov.
Tires are a critical to motor vehicle safety, providing maneuverability, traction, control, and other vital functions in maintaining the well-being of vehicle occupants and others on the road. If a tire defect causes a motor vehicle accident, the manufacturer of the tires and vehicle may be held liable for any harm resulting from such an accident.
The New Jersey tire defect attorneys at Blume Forte have years of experience litigating auto product liability cases. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by a defective tire or other faulty auto component, call 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation. Our attorneys will evaluate the facts and circumstances of your potential claim to determine if it is meritorious.