Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling “certain Dunlop SP193 commercial trailer tires” produced from Jan. 24 through May 29, 2010 because they “could experience air loss” in the tread/belt area.
The tires in question are size 295/75R22.5. The potential number of units affected is 11,994.
“Driving a vehicle with under inflated tires increases the risk of a crash,” said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which issued the recall notice through its Office of Defects Investigation.
Goodyear will notify owners of record and will visually inspect the tires for defects. If the defect is not present at the time of inspection, Goodyear says the tire is OK and will not need to be replaced.
If a defect is present, Goodyear dealers will replace the tires free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about Sept. 30, 2010.
Owners may contact Goodyear toll-free at (800) 321-2136.
For more information on the recall, click NHTSA Campaign ID Number 10T018.