Goodyear has announced that it will recall about 48,500 of its 18-inch Fortera HL tires because it found cracks in the tire’s tread during testing. General Motors (GM) uses these tires on its Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Arcadia and Buick Enclave. Goodyear informed GM of these tires problems more than a month ago. GM has told dealers to stop delivery of about 6,300 of these vehicles. While the stop delivery notice should prevent thousands of these tires from being used, another 16,000 were made for the aftermarket. These tires also need to be replaced by consumers.
Goodyear just recently notified NHTSA of the recall. The agency had not posted the recall on its website at press time. There has been no date disclosed as to when the recall will be announced to consumers. Another tire that is being recalled is the Toyo Open Country. Toyo is recalling the Open Country M/T tires 40X15.5R22 manufactured in late October 2014. These tires were made with their belts off center which can lead to tread separation during use.
Toyo has notified NHSTA of these safety issues but as of Feb. 19, 2015, the automaker had not notified its customers. Toyo has announced that it will begin notifying customers in the near future and will replace the tires. If these tires are on a vehicle, they need to be replaced immediately. If you need more information on this subject, contact Rick Morrison, a lawyer in our firm’s Personal Injury/Product Liability Section, at 800-898-2034 or by email at Rick.Morrison@beasleyallen.com.
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