Category: Defective Tires

Tubing Safety Checklist

You can double the fun of a boating trip by including water tubing, but only when you follow the right safety steps! Before you climb aboard an inflatable vessel, make sure you’re prepared – make sure everyone and everything is in top shape for a fun day on the lake or at the beach! Inspecting… read more

Goodyear Tire Recall Affects More Than 6,000 GM SUVs

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has announced a new recall of tires that includes as many as 45,500 tires installed in many General Motors SUVs. The company says that the recall is linked to possible defects in the tire tread. The company became aware of those defects during endurance testing. General Motors has already taken… read more

Nexen Tire Complaints from Consumers Overview

While Nexen tires have been the subject of some consumer complaints, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, there are no recorded recalls. The following takes a look at each of the three tire lines about which consumers issued complaints to the NHTSA, and what your options are if involved in an accident… read more

Tire Dry Rot – What It Is, How to Spot It & Liability for Accidents

All vehicle owners should know what tire dry rot is, how to spot it, and what to do if their tires have it. Meanwhile, if it causes an accident, talk to an attorney about liability. In some cases, a manufacturer may be liable if the dry rot was due to a defect in the tire…. read more

Are You Buying Dangerous Counterfeit Tires?

While there are many counterfeit products that consumers might come across, ranging from clothing to handbags to watches and more, counterfeit tires are an unexpected development. The following reviews a scary report of the discovery of counterfeit tires, and what you should do as a consumer when purchasing tires.             … read more

Flaws in Tire Identification, Registration, and Recall System

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire failure causes approximately 11,000 accidents per year, some of which lead to serious injuries or fatalities. But how do consumers know when a tire is at risk of failure and requires replacement? Some experts argue that there are flaws in the tire identification, registration and recall… read more

Causes of Tire Bead Failures: Who is liable for injuries?

Tire defects can lead to tire failures, which can significantly increase the risk of an accident when the car is in operation. One of the more serious causes of tire failure is a tire bead failure. Causes of Tire Bead Failures  The tire bead is the part of the tire that sits on the wheel…. read more

How Strict Automotive Product Liability Applies to Tire Defect Cases

Strict product liability laws allow consumers to recover damages when they suffer injuries because of a defective product. Under these laws, an injured consumer does not have to prove that the manufacturer of the product was negligent. A court might find the manufacturer liable even if it did everything to manufacture and sell a safe… read more

Process of Product Liability Claim for a Defective Tire

When a defective tire causes an accident that leads to injuries, the victims of the accident have the right to file a product liability claim for damages. A product liability claim can yield compensation for medical expenses, personal suffering, lost wages, physical repairs, and more. While a product liability claim can be a good option… read more

The Future of Spare Tires: Some New Cars Don’t Come with Them

Most car owners assume they can find spare tires in the trunks of their vehicles. They rely on it being there in the event of a flat tire. But today, more and more cars are being sold with a tire inflation kit instead of a spare tire. If you’re car shopping, here is what you… read more

Spot Checking Tires Before Buying a Used Car

Purchasing a vehicle is an exciting process, but it’s one that requires a lot of work and research, too, especially when the vehicle you’re purchasing is used. If you’re considering buying a used car, one thing that is absolutely critical to assess is the car’s tires. When tires aren’t in good shape, they can be… read more

All You Need to Know about Low Rolling Resistance Tires

Low rolling resistance tires are popular among vehicle owners hoping to save some money on fuel expenses. However, these tires have their downsides, too. Read on for all you need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of these tires, as well as some more fuel-saving tips to reduce gas costs and keep your tires… read more

How to Check if Your Tires are Recalled

If you own a vehicle, staying up-to-date on recall information about your vehicle is important for your safety and the safety of others. For information on how to check if your tires have been recalled, refer to the following. What is tire recall?  A defective tire recall is an order that’s issued by a tire… read more

Holding a Tire Manufacturer Liable

If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident that resulted from a tire defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages from the tire manufacturer. Manufacturer liability claims can be complex, and each case is unique, so make sure to consult a product liability attorney to discuss the specifics… read more

Indirect vs. Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are used within cars to detect the level of air pressure within the tires, and are mandated for use under federal law. Specifically, 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provide a federal motor vehicle safety standard requiring the presence of a TPMS that… read more

Internal Rusting, Tread Separation, & Tire Failure

When the steel cables in tires begin rusting, it can cause tread separation, which increases the risk of tire blowouts and crashes. In many cases, it’s a defect of the tire that allows for excess moisture to seep in, creating the right environment for rust to develop. When a tire model is defective, it’s the… read more

Rice Husk Tires: Environmentally Friendly, But Are They Safe?

The tires on a vehicle are one of its most important parts and are responsible for keeping drivers safe and secure. However, tires are not cheap, nor are they necessarily environmentally friendly. In fact, the energy and materials required to manufacture tires costs thousands of dollars and causes damage to the environment. In an effort… read more

3 Things You Need to Know about Tire Registration

There’s an ongoing discussion about tire registration, and many vehicle owners want to know whether or not they should bother with it. Below we explain a couple of key concepts about registering tires, and why the issue is still a topic of discussion. Registering Tires is Voluntary First, it’s important to know the legal rules… read more

Michelin XZA Truck Tires under NHTSA Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now investigating a Michelin truck tire line after having received six complaints. In all cases, Michelin XZA heavy duty truck tires failed and subsequently caused a crash. The NHTSA also received a police report about one of the crashes. No injuries or deaths have yet been reported…. read more

Teen Drivers: Five Factors Leading to Tire-Related Accidents

Teenagers are at high risk for auto accidents and some of that accident risk stems from tire issues. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,000 teenagers die every year in accidents. About 12 percent of accidents every year involve inexperienced motorists and tire issues. Learn some factors that might lead… read more