During the first couple of weeks in January 2015, General Motors (GM) issued recalls of 6,000 model year 2015 SUVs when it was discovered that the Goodyear tires on these vehicles could experience tread cracking.
Goodyear’s internal testing revealed that wear and tear could cause small cracks in the tire tread to form. This type of cracking can result in a loss of tire pressure and/or tire failure.
Both increase the risk of a crash.
The campaign covered over 48,500 18-inch Goodyear tires with 32,000 of those being made specifically for GM to either be installed on vehicles or to be sold as replacement tires.
The Safety Requirement Revealing Tire Defect
The tires on these vehicles failed to comply with the safety requirements of FMVSS No. 110, which refers to the selection of tires for a vehicle which is 4,536kgs (10,00lbs) or less.
GM Announces Stop-Sale
In light of the potential danger posed by these tires, GM decided to put a stop sale on those of their 2015 affected vehicles:
- The 2015 GMC Acadia (manufactured between December 9, 2014 to January 16, 2015)
- The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse (manufactured between December 9, 2014 to January 20, 2015)
- The 2015 Buick Enclave (manufactured between December 9, 2014 to January 14, 2015)
Those who are concerned that their vehicle may still be affected should call the customer support line for Buick, Chevrolet or GMC depending on the make and model of your vehicle.
Seeking Legal Help for Your Injury Related to Defective Tires
Tire defect cases can escalate quickly and become incredibly complex. The Ammons Law Firm will help you learn whether your injuries were the result of a tire defect. Our team is experienced in investigating and prosecuting actions against tire companies and would be happy to review the facts of your situation free of charge.
If you believe that a defective or improperly installed tire may be behind your injuries or any other damages, call us today for a free consultation at (713) 523-1606.