Discount Tire Company, one of the nation’s largest tire retailers, is recalling nearly 80,000 Pathfinder replacement truck tires because the tire’s inner liner gauges were not made to specification and could fail and cause a crash. The recalled tires include: Pathfinder SAT LT245/75R17E1 121R W tires manufactured between Sept. 16, 2013 and May 19, 2015; Pathfinder SAT LT265/75R16E1 123Q W tires manufactured between Aug. 5, 2013 and May 19, 2015; Pathfinder SAT LT265/70R17E1 121S B tires manufactured between Sept. 2, 2013 and May 19, 2015; and Pathfinder SAT LT275/65R18E1 123S B tires manufactured between Oct. 7, 2013 and May 19, 2015.
The recalled tires were made by Kumho Tire Company at its plants in South Korea and Vietnam. Discount Tire informed NHTSA it will notify owners and dealers of the defective tires and replace them free of charge. Tire owners also may contact Discount Tire customer service at 888-519-6914.
Michelin is also recalling approximately 129,000 BFGoodrich commercial light truck tires sold in the U.S. and Canada. The Michelin tires were made at its plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. According to Michelin, the affected tires can experience a rapid loss of air pressure during use and rupture in the sidewall of the tire which can result in a crash. So far, no fatalities have been reported. The Michelin tires are mainly for use on commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy-duty vans, small recreational vehicles and some 3/4- and 1-ton pickup trucks. The Michelin tires being recalled are the:
Commercial T/A All-Season — size: LT 275/70R18 125/122Q; load range: LRE; made during May of 2014: 1814 to 1914
Commercial T/A All-Season 2 — size: LT 275/70R18 125/122R; load range: LRE; made during May of 2014: 0814 to 2115
Rugged Terrain T/A — size: LT 275/70R18 125/122R; load range: LRE; made from May 2014 – December 2014: 1414 to 4914
Any person having one of these tires on their vehicle should get it replaced immediately.
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