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Defective Tires Lead to Goodyear Tire Recall

by Francisco Guerra, IV. on 02/28/2012

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has issued a substantial tire recall for 41,000 of its Wrangler Silent Armor tires. The recalled tires are light truck tires, and are being taken off the market because they can cause a partial tread separation, resulting in loss of control and possibly vehicle rollover. The affected tires are placed on a variety of vehicles, including construction vehicles, off-road vehicles, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, vans, and family vehicles.

Tire Tread Separation

The defective tires, produced in the spring of 2009, were recalled over concerns that the tires can tear apart and cause a serious motor vehicle accident or vehicle rollover.  

The Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tire recall includes the following sizes:

  • LT235/80R17 LRE
  • LT245/75R17 LRE
  • LT265/70R17 LRE
  • LT275/70R18 LRE
  • LT285/70R17 LRD
  • LT325/60R18 LRE

Goodyear first recognized an issue with the light truck and SUV tires after an increase in warranty claims in 2010. In 2011, two people in a vehicle equipped with Silent Armor tires died in a Texas rollover crash. 27,000 of the defective Goodyear tires are believed to still be in service across the country today.  If your car has Goodyear tires, please check to see if your tires are part of this national recall.

Goodyear will notify owners and replace the defective tires free of charge. Owners can contact Goodyear at (800) 592-3267 or call NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236.

Mikal Watts, Hunter Craft, Guy Watts, John Ramsey, and the defective tire attorneys of Watts Guerra Craft LLP can help clients who have suffered serious property damage or injuries, or family members who have lost a loved one due to a defective or dangerous tire. To see how our defective tire litigation team can aid you in obtaining compensation for your injuries, call us today at (800) 294-0055, email us at contact@wgclawfirm.com, or submit the Case Evaluation form to your right.

Tags: Automotive Defects, Tire Defects, Product Liability, Goodyear

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