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Yokohama Tire Defect Recall

by Francisco Guerra, IV. on 03/21/2012

Certain Yokohama replacement tires do not meet federal safety requirements. Therefore, sizes 205/50R16 A680 87V, manufactured between September 1, 2007 and November 28, 2009 and sizes P215/60R15 AVID H4S 93H, manufactured between December 2, 2007 and September 19, 2009, are being recalled. 

The Yokohama tire recall comes after the discovery that the molded markings on one sidewall do not contain the complete Tire Identification Number (TIN) or partial (TIN) as required under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

What Happens When Tire Identification Numbers are Lacking? 

  • The lack of tire identification makes it difficult for consumers to know which tires they have
  • There is a risk that the tires would not be removed from service timely, which can lead to a tire blowout or tire detread accident

The Yokohama safety recall is anticipated to start on April 6, 2012. Tire owners can contact Yokohama Campaign Service Center at 1-888-801-4162.

Single vehicle accidents and rollover crashes occur every year as the result of tire failures. Some Yokohama tires fail due to design defects and manufacturing defects. If your tire failure and car wreck were caused by a defective Yokohama tire, then call our law firm and speak with an experienced tire recall lawyer.

Many tires recalls have taken place in recent years, and have included manufacturers such as Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, Cooper Tire Company, Goodyear, Pirelli, Continental, and Yokohama. Even with increased consumer awareness of automotive and tire defects, many consumers are unaware of the recalls and continue to drive on dangerous or defective tires. 

Hunter Craft and the tire defect attorneys of Watts Guerra Craft LLP encourage you to take preventive action to ensure your safety. Please take a few minutes to investigate your tires online to confirm they have not been recalled. A quick look like this can potentially save your life. Our product liability lawyers represent clients across the country, and we are here to help you if you have a question about your vehicle or tires.

Tags: Automotive Defects, Tire Defects, Yokohama

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