Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP
Throughout the years, various tire companies have recalled tires, usually after their defective tires caused serious accidents. A tire blowout can be a source of auto accidents that result in serious injuries and death.
A recent tire added to the list of recalls is Goodyear’s Wrangler Silent Armor tire, which is typically used on vans, pick-up trucks, and sports utility vehicles.
A Goodyear review conducted in May 2010 sent up a red flag when it showed an increase in warranty and property damage claims in relation to the Wrangler tire. Then, in the third quarter of 2011, Goodyear received a claim for a rollover crash in Texas where two people died in a vehicle using the Wrangler tire.
This tragic event signaled the need for more in-depth scrutiny on the part of Goodyear. The company released an evaluation that the tire defect occasionally caused a partial tread separation. However, the separation only occurred in cases where the tires were subjected to extreme wear. Goodyear subsequently issued a recall of 40,915 Wrangler tires. Reuters reported that Goodyear estimates 27,000 tires are still in service out of the total produced from March 31 to May 31, 2009.
Goodyear is providing customers with free tire replacements. Customers can identify whether their tire is subject to recall by the last four digit numbers on the sidewall, which range from 0909 to 2209.
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