2014 Tire Recall Roundup
In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced several recalls for tires. From tread separation to incorrect markings, tires were recalled for a variety of problems in 2014.
Dynamic Tire Towmax STR
Dynamic Tire Corporation recalled 17,369 tires because of inaccurate load capacity and inflation pressure information markings. Misleading information could increase the risk of overinflating tires, leading to a possible blowout.
In November 2014, China Manufacturers Alliance recalled several Bluestar LQ225 tires because of a problem that could result in the development of sidewall blisters. If the blisters burst, then your vehicle would cause suddenly lose air pressure, and you would lose control of the vehicle. Learn what it means when your tires start to bubble.
Continental Tire the Americas
Continental Tire the Americas recalled several ProContact GX SSR MOE tires because they were deformed during the curing process that causes the tread to become deformed. Deformed tread can result in a car crash because it can cause the tire to blow out and the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
In 2014, Continental Tire also recalled a series of motorcycle tires from their ContiAttack line because of the potential for tread separation between the tread, belt and carcass.
The Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas recall involved several OPEN Country H/T Tuff Duty tires because stress on the belt edge was causing tread separation.
Yet another tread separation case. ITG VOMA Corporation recalled several Capitol Precision Trac II tires because of the potential for tread separation increasing the risk of loss of control over the vehicle and an accident.
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
Also in 2014, Cooper recalled several Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires because of defects that could cause cracking of the ply toward the white sidewall side.
Many of the defects that resulted in tire recalls in 2014 were very serious, and had the potential to lead to loss of vehicle control, and even accidents. Tire blowouts, especially when a vehicle is traveling at high speeds, often result in a vehicle rollover, with the potential for devastating injuries and even fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of SUVs with tire problems are involved in rollover accidents.
If you were involved in an accident caused by a tire blowout, and suspect that defective tires were to blame, speak to a product liability attorney about filing a claim for compensation. Establishing that your accident was caused by a defective tire is often challenging, and requires legal expertise. Call 855-529-0269 to speak with a product liability attorney at Chalik and Chalik. You can also contact a lawyer at our firm by filling out the online contact form and scheduling a free initial consultation.