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NHTSA recalls nearly 12,300 light truck tires

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GTC North America Inc. is recalling 12,289 certain Advance Extra Grip AR215 light truck radial tires, size P235/75R15, produced from September 2008 through December 2009.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), these tires fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

"These tires may experience blistering on their sidewall that, with extended use, could lead to tread chunking with belt edge exposure and possible air loss, thereby increasing the potential risk of property damage, personal injury, or a crash," adds the ODI.

GTC will notify owners, and replace the noncompliant tires with a similar tire free of charge. Free mounting and balancing will also be included, as applicable.

The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2012. Owners may contact GTC at (330) 498-5000.

For more information for this particular recall, click on NHTSA Campaign ID Number 12T004.

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