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

Are Your General Tires a Hazard?

The Continental Tire company’s General brand line of tires have been in the midst of an extensive recall for over a decade now. We have already mentioned their negligence in offering defective products in an earlier post on Continental tire recalls. Since 2002, their General tire products have been popping up in news stories for… read more

Car Accidents Caused by Tire Failure

Car accidents are far too common but some can be prevented. According to, nearly 11,000 accidents a year are caused by tire failure. While some of these may be caused by aging tires, a car accident caused by tire failure could be the result of a defective tire offered for sale. Tire failure an… 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

Goodyear Recalls 48,500 Fortera HL Tires

Cracks in tire tread can increase the risk of a tire blowout when the vehicle is in operation. It can lead to loss of tire pressure, then tire failure, and then an accident in some cases. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company recently announced a recall of 48,512 Fortera HL P255/65R18 109S tires because of cracks… 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

2014’s Most Dangerous Tires

2014 was a big year for tire recalls with 55 – the most since 2008. Toyo Tires U.S.A. Corp. had the most tires recalled with 2,454,340 tires spread over 14 recalls. American Pacific Industries Inc. had the most recalls at 18, and ITG Voma Corporation also saw 664,230 tires recalled. Tire recalls are almost always for… read more

NHTSA Asked to Conduct Investigation on Hercules Tires

In August 2013, 24-year-old Krystal Cantu lost her left arm in a rollover accident caused by the faulty Capitol Precision Trac II tire on the 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac in which she was riding. As a result of that accident, ITG Voma recalled 95,000 Capitol Precision Trac II tires in October of that year…. 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

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

NHTSA: Nearly Half of SUVs with Tire Problems that are Involved in Accidents Roll Over

Rollover accidents are some of the least common accidents on American roads, and some of the most devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents comprise three percent of the total vehicle crashes that occur across the country every year, but constitute as many as 31 percent of vehicle occupant fatalities,… read more

9 Alarming Facts about Spare Tires

Taking good care of your tires is an important part of safe driving. However, in the event that a flat tire does occur, you’ll need to know how to replace the flat tire with a spare tire. Here are nine facts about spare tires you might not know. 1. You Can’t Drive Spare Tires as… read more

Tire Identification Numbers: The Answer to Most of Your Tire Problems

Purchasing tires may not be an exciting or fascinating endeavor, but it is an important one. Understanding the information available in the tire identification number (TIN) can provide you with valuable information and resources that will allow you to make wise purchasing decisions, stay updated on recalls and be aware of the age of your… read more

How the TREAD Act is On Your Side

In 2000, Congress responded to the tragic outcome of a major tire recall involving Ford vehicles and Firestone tires. There were many fatalities related to problems with the tires, and the response spurred the creation of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act. With oversight from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety… read more

New VIN Recall Search Tool from NHTSA

A convenient new online tool to search for vehicle recall information is now available to the public. The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced the release of this new recall search tool on The tool allows vehicle owners or those shopping for a new vehicle to find information quickly and… read more

Hauling an extra load? Make sure your tires can handle it!

All tires come with a maximum load capacity that is clearly dictated on the tire itself. When you exceed this capacity by overloading the automobile, you may increase your risk of being involved in an accident caused by premature wear and tear of the tire. Tires can suffer excessive strain when the load capacity is… read more

Essential Reading for Florida Drivers: Incorrect Use of Tubes in Tires

While a car may have a variety of features that contribute to its controllability, handling and ultimate safety while driving, if a car’s tires are defective, the vehicle is inherently unsafe. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that tire failures cause approximately 11,000 crashes per year. Defective tires — and ultimately tire… read more

Top-rated Tire Manufacturers: Who Can You Trust?

The integrity of your tires is extremely important for your safety while operating a motor vehicle. Great tires are key for ensuring: vehicular stability; great tread and traction; and the control of your car while driving. If you’re driving with tires that are defective, you may be compromising the safety of yourself and others. Many… read more