In October of 2016, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company issued a voluntary recall of nearly 1,650 commercial vehicle tires.
Goodyear determined that certain tires contained a defect that happened during part of the manufacturing process that resulted in incomplete adhesion of the tire which could lead to partial tread separation. Tread separation can cause tire pressure to rapidly decrease which increases the chance of property damage, personal injury and death.
Commercial Trucks Affected By Recall
The following tires were from Goodyear’s Load Range G tires and were manufactured in Danville, Virginia from the fourth week through the seventh week of 2016.
The specific tires in question include:
Tire Size 295/75R22.5
- Curing Press ID: A6L & A6R
- DOT Numbers: MC37HRBW0416, 0516,0616 & 0716
Tire Size 295/75R22.5
- Curing Press ID: V9L & V9R
- DOT Numbers: MC37HRBW1916, 2016 & 2116
Reporting Potentially Defective Tires
If your tire is officially recalled, you should be notified by the manufacturer and/or the tire should be replaced at no additional expense.
If you have a complaint about your tire and it is not recalled, it is important that you report the issue so that your brand and line of tire can be investigated further.
Your first course of action is to call the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) or file an online complaint with their online website, Safercar.gov.
Consumers may also want to file a complaint with the Center for Auto Safety (CAS), an organization that researches automotive issues, including defective tires.
It is also a good idea to share your complaint with the website CarComplaints.com. This free website allows consumers and law firms to report and investigate complaints and claims.
When Should You Seek Advice from an Attorney
Not every defective tire results in the need for a tire defect attorney. But if you have suffered significant economic losses or have been personally injured because of a suspected tire defect, you may want to seek legal guidance.
A Product Liability Attorney Is Not the Same as a Tire Defect Attorney
There are thousands of product liability attorneys in the United States today, but not every product liability attorney is familiar with tire defects.
Tires are a highly specialized product, requiring an attorney who understands the background of the product and how a specific tire manufacturer handles tire-related issues. This is why our clients choose us, The Ammons Law Firm.
The Ammons Law Firm
Based out of Texas, The Ammons Law Firm serves the entire United States and specializes in tire-related cases and claims. From tire defects to improper tire servicing, we have the experience and the resources necessary to ensure that you are compensated for your losses and that the well-being of everyone on our roads is protected.
We are proud to have secured over $1 billion in compensation for our clients—many of whom have been affected by tire defects. To speak to a tire defect attorney for free, call us today for a complimentary consultation at (713) 523-1606.