According to a Reuters report, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has issued a substantial recall for 41,000 of its Wrangler Silent Armor tires. The tires, produced in 2009, were recalled over concerns that certain models could tear and cause tire failure, which can lead to a serious auto accident. The potential partial tread separation can also lead to vehicle damage. The affected tires are used on a variety of motor vehicles frequently used at construction sites or for off-road applications, including pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans.
The recalled tires were all manufactured from March 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009. The Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tire sizes include:
- LT235/80R17 LRE
- LT245/75R17 LRE
- LT265/70R17 LRE
- LT275/70R18 LRE
- LT285/70R17 LRD
- LT325/60R18 LRE
Goodyear will notify owners and replace the defective tires free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before March 22, 2012. For questions, owners can contact Goodyear by calling (800) 592-3267 or the vehicle safety hotline of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at (888) 327-4236.
For makers of important products used by the public on a daily basis, such as tires, thorough safety testing should be conducted and the highest manufacturing standards used to ensure items are safe for use. However, when mistakes in production or design occur, the consumer will likely be the one to pay the price.
The defective tire attorneys in Nebraska of Cullan & Cullan, LLC can help any NE resident who has suffered injuries caused by a defective or dangerous tire. To see how our law team can aid you in obtaining compensation for your injuries, call (402) 397-7600.