Goodyear Recalls Tires due to Adhesion Issue
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is issuing a recall on 1,650 tires due to an incomplete adhesion that occurred during the curing press set-up operation.
About the Goodyear Tire Recall
According to the National Highway traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall is for tires with an incomplete adhesion between the tread and the top belt.
The poor adhesion may cause the tread to separate while the tire is in use, increasing the risk of a crash. Goodyear discovered the issue during routine field performance analysis.
Goodyear is notifying consumers who purchased the tire as a replacement and has reached out to the vehicle manufacturers that use these tires. Dealers will replace the recalled tires for no cost. The recall is expected to start on October 15.
Description of the Recalled Goodyear Tires
The recall affects the following tires:
- Brand name: Goodyear
- Tire line / Tire size: G399A LHS / 295/75R22.5 LRG
- Production dates: 01/24/2016 – 05/28/2016
The recalled tires are supplied to Freightliner, Volvo Trucks N.A., Paccar, and Navistar. They are also sold as replacement tires.
Information on Tire-related Vehicle Accidents
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- According to a 2003 NHTSA report, an estimated 78,392 crashes occurred annually due to flat tires or blowouts before tire pressure monitoring systems were installed in vehicles.
- An estimated 414 fatalities and 10,275 non-fatal injuries occurred during these crashes.
- About 5 percent of the estimated number of vehicles involved in the 2005-2007 National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey crashes experienced tire problems during crash occurrence.
- About 50 percent of these tire-related crashes were single-vehicle crashes.