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1,400 Dunlop GrandTrek PT3A Tires Are Being Recalled

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Trek Tire LLC is recalling certain Dunlop GrandTrek PT3A passenger car tires, in size 275/50R21, manufactured between Dec. 1, 2016, and Dec. 7, 2016. The potential number of units affected is 1,400.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Recall ID Number is 17T015.

According to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation, the affected tires "lack the complete DOT identification marking prefix for radial tires and light vehicles." As a result, they fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

The lack of complete DOT identification markings can lead to inappropriate use of the tires, possibly increasing the risk of a crash, adds NHTSA.

Dealer Tire LLC will notify owners, and the noncompliant tires will be replaced free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2017. Owners may contact Trek Tire at (207) 200-6967.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or visit www.safecar.gov.

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