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Yokohama recalls 6,254 Avid H4S tires

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Yokohama Tire Corp. is recalling 6,254 AVID H4S tires, in size P215/60R15  93H, manufactured between Dec. 2, 2007, and Sept. 19, 2009.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), these tires fail to conform to the tire identification requirement Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles." The molded markings on one sidewall do not contain the complete tire identification number (tin) or partial tin as required.

"The lack of a tin on both sides of the tire could make it more difficult for consumers to identify these tires if, in the future, a safety-related performance issue were to be discovered. As a consequence, there is a risk that the tires would not be removed from service, which, in turn, could increase the risk of a vehicle crash."

Yokohama will conduct a safety recall campaign by notifying registered owners and providing free replacement tires. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about April 6, 2012. Owners of these tires may contact the Yokohama Campaign Service Center at (888) 801-4162.

For more information for this particular recall, visit 10T001.

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