BFGoodrich Recalls 129,000 Defective Tires
A recall of BFGoodrich Tires has been issued for North America (i.e., U.S., Canada, and Mexico), according to PRNNewswire.com.
The tires have been reported to quickly lose air pressure, and potentially cause loss of control of the vehicle or crash.
Details of the BFGoodrich Tire Recall
The current recall affects approximately 129,000 tires, 104,000 of which were sold in the United States.
Recall releases indicate the sidewall in the bead area of the tires can rupture when put through severe conditions of use, resulting in a sudden loss of air pressure. When such an incident occurs, drivers are at an increased risk of losing control of their vehicle and crashing.
The tires were manufactured mainly for commercial light trucks, heavy-duty vans, small RVs, and some ¾- and one-ton pickup trucks.
Models Included in the BFGoodrich Recall
The models recalled include:
- BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season (LT 275/70R18 125/122Q)
- BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 (LT 275/70R18 125/122R)
- BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A (LT 275/70R18 125/122R)
- BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A (LT 275/65R18 123/120R)
- BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 (LT 235/80R17 120/117R)
- BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 (LT 265/70R17 121/118R)
- BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 (LT 245/75R17 121/118R)
- B FGoodrich Commercial T/A All-Season 2 (LT 245/70R17 119/116R)
Tire Failure Statistics
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that defective and faulty tires are responsible for roughly 8,000 auto accidents annually.
- A report by Michelin concluded that 535 fatalities and 23,000 accidents result form tire blowouts every year.
- Since the passage of the national Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, more than 24 million tires have been recalled for safety defects. Most notable have been:
- Firestone’s 1978 recall of more than 7 million tires
- Firestone’s 2000 recall of 6.5 million SUV tires
- Goodyear’s 2014 recall of 41,000 tires