Retail

Federal recalls 6,209 light truck tires

Posted on May 29, 2014

Federal Corp. is recalling certain model 10-ply Couragia A/T tires, size LT245/75R16 120/116Q. The tires have sidewall stampings of DOT UXA3 and were manufactured the 19th week of May 2013 through the 14th week of April 2014.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign ID number is 14T004. The potential number of affected units is 6,209.

According to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation, the affected tires may experience cracks in the shoulder caused by separation of the steel belt edge. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

"Shoulder cracks in a tire may result in an unexpected loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash," says NHTSA.

Federal will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires with new tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or about July 15, 2014. Owners may contact Federal at (855) 444-8235.

Related Topics: Federal Couragia, LT tires, NHTSA, recalls

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Jeff Bootz brings 24 years experience in the tire industry to his new role as vice president of sales at Nitto Tire U.S.A.
News

Nitto Hires Jeff Bootz to Lead Sales Team

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has hired Jeff Bootz as vice president of sales. Bootz comes to Nitto Tire from its sister company, Toyo Tire U.S.A., and he begins his new role with Nitto on May 1, 2017.

Alpio Barbara is Modern Tire Dealer's current Tire Dealer of the Year. Nominations for the next winner are due May 26.
News

It's Time to Pick the Next MTD Tire Dealer of the Year

What does it take to be Modern Tire Dealer's Tire Dealer of the Year? Business success, marketing know-how and industry expertise are the foundation. Community involvement and management skills are important, too. And our 2017 award brings something special to the recognition.

News

Price Hike Boosts Michelin's 1Q Sales

Net sales for Michelin Groupe were up 9.9% in the first quarter of 2017, led by early buying of tires ahead of the company’s price increase which went into effect April 1.

Figure 1: Exploded view of a clamp-in style tire pressure sensor. Illustrations courtesy of General Motors Corp.
Article

TPMS: GM/Cadillac Escalade Series: 2007-16

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2007 to 2016 GM/Cadillac Escalade Series system uses the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR), body control module (BCM), four radio frequency (RF) transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the sensor learn mode functions.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!