Goodyear Tire Recall 2012: Goodyear recalls nearly 41,000 Wrangler Silent Armor tires

By on Feb 26, 2012 in Business, Travel, United States Comments

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced a tire recall on Saturday, February 25, 2012, involving nearly 41,000 pcs. of its Wrangler Silent Armor tires due to possible partial tread separation.



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According to a press release by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its official website that day, Goodyear Tire is recalling 40,915 tires, which were manufactured from March 1 to May 30, 2009.

As noted in the report, the recalled tires may experience partial tread separation that could lead to vehicle damage when the separated tread strikes the vehicle or could cause a tire failure resulting in a vehicle crash.

The agency said that the affected models have tire sizes of the following: LT235/80R17 LRE, LT325/60R18 LRE, LT275/70R18 LRE, LT265/70R17 LRE, LT245/75R17 LRE and LT285/70R17 LRD.

Meanwhile, Goodyear spokesman Scott Baughman told reports that there were two casualties in Texas back in 2011, where the tires of the vehicles came from the models included in the recall, noting that around 27,000 of the tires could still be in service.

With this, Goodyear noted that they will notify the affected owners and will replace the tires for free, with the recall being expected to start on March 22, 2012.

For more information on this tire recall, the public is being advised call Goodyear hotline at 1-800-592-3267 or the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit SaferCar.gov.



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