Several different sizes of Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires have been recalled recently, according to Goodyear and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall affects tires manufactured between March and May 2009, and about 40,000 of these tires were sold.
The recalled tires can separate from the tread, increasing the risk of a motor vehicle crash, damage to the vehicle, or both. The separation is most likely to occur when the vehicle is traveling at a high speed or under “adverse driving conditions,” such as bad roads or emergency situations, where the ability to swerve or otherwise move the vehicle quickly and easily is at a premium. These are also situations in which serious injuries can result if the vehicle’s tires fail.
Owners of these tires will be able to have them replaced for free once the recall begins, which is expected to be on or before March 22, 2012. More information is available by calling Goodyear at 1-800-592-3267 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.
The tire sizes affected by the recall are:
- LT235/80R17 LRE;
- LT325/60R18 LRE;
- LT275/70R18 LRE;
- LT265/70R17 LRE;
- LT245/75R17 LRE; and
- LT285/70R17 LRD.
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