Goodyear recalls 5,300 Dunlop Winter Sport tires

July 4, 2008

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 5,300 Dunlop Winter Sport tires manufactured from Sept. 4, 2005, through May 17, 2008.

The tires and tire sizes being recalled (identified by their DOT Code) are as follows:

* Dunlop Winter Sport 3D, size 225/50R17 (DOT Code DM40 2TTR).

* Dunlop Winter Sport M3, size 275/35R18 (DOT Code DMBL 2J8R).

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these tires fail to conform to the tire strength requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109, "New Pneumatic Tires."

Tires not meeting the tire strength test requirement could be more susceptible to failure following impact with road hazards. Tire failure following road hazards can result in a vehicle crash.

Goodyear will notify owners and replace the non-compliant tires free of charge. Owners will be notified no later than Aug. 1, 2008, and replacement tires will be available by Aug. 30, 2008.

Owners may contact Goodyear toll-free at (800) 321-2136.