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Hercules Tire Recall

by Francisco Guerra, IV. on 03/06/2013

Tire defect lawyers have learned that Hercules Tire & Rubber Company (Hercules Tire) is recalling certain Hercules ALL TRAC A/T 10-ply Load Range E tires. 

The tires affected by the recall are sizes:

  • LT215/85R16 115/112S, DOT Serial Numbers JEHMECL5008-4010
  • LT235/85R16 120/116S, DOT Serial Numbers JEKMECL4708-4010
  • LT245/75R16 120/116S DOT Serial Numbers JEJKECL4608-4010
  • LT265/75R16 123/120S, DOT Serial Numbers JENKECL4808-4010
  • LT265/70R17 121/118S, DOT Serial Numbers JENJFCL5108-4010
  • LT245/75R17 121/118S, DOT Serial Numbers JELKFCL5008-4010
  • LT225/75R16 115/112S, DOT Serial Numbers JEJKECL5108-4010

These defective Hercules tires can experience in-service belt and tread separations. If a tire tread separation occurs while a vehicle is in motion, the driver could lose control of the vehicle without warning.  Tire defects like this would obviously increase the risk of a vehicle crash. 

What is Tire Tread and What is Tire Detreading?

Tires are constructed in layers, and the tire tread is outermost rubber layer of the tire that we all see on our cars and trucks. Tire detreading, also referred to as tread separation, occurs when the outermost tread of the tire suddenly separates from the layers under it.  When a tire loses its tread, it can cause a rapid decrease in the tire’s air pressure or cause the tire to blowout completely.  When a tire loses its tread or blows out, the vehicle will become very difficult or impossible to control, especially at highway speeds. 

Hercules Tire will notify owners and replace the affected tires free of charge, including mounting and balancing. The recall is expected to begin during February 2013. Hercules Tire's recall campaign number is 01-2013.

For more information about tire defects lawsuits and other automotive products liability problems, you should contact an experienced trial lawyer who has handled similar cases.

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