FAQs - Tire Defects

Does the Age of Your Tires Matter in Tire Tread Separation Accidents?

The age of a tire can pose a greater risk in a tire tread separation accident. Over time, the treading on a tire wears down and is more likely to separate from the body. This does not mean that all tire tread separation accidents result from older tires. Tread separation accidents can arise from many… read more

What Should All Florida Drivers Know About Defective Tires?

Defective tires are a problem for anyone, but they may pose extra danger to Florida drivers. The constant heat and humidity in Florida can affect the air pressure in the tires; this inconsistent or unexpected change in air pressure combined with a faulty tire can lead to serious accidents. There are several things all Florida… read more

Why Should Florida Residents Be More Concerned With Tire Tread Separation Than Other States?

Florida residents should be more concerned with tire tread separation than other states for a few reasons: Florida is not subject to icy or snow-filled roads. Instead, it has consistently warm weather. Warm weather can affect your tires by expanding the air inside of the tire. The fluctuating air levels can lead to the tire’s… read more

Can Your Tire Fall Off While Driving & Cause An Accident?

Yes, your tire can fall off while driving and cause an accident. The possibility of the driver losing control of the car or rolling over exists. In these situations, severe and costly injuries are possible. Additionally, the tire can cause injuries that extend beyond the car’s driver and/or passengers alone. After it has fallen off,… read more

What Are Some Causes Of Tire Tread Separation?

Tire tread separation occurs when the belts on the tire tear. Some common causes of tire tread separation include: Manufacturer and tire design defects Over-inflation/under-inflation of the tire Excessive wear and tear Damage to the tire Improper repair of a flat tire Unsafe and substandard tires What Happens When the Tire Tread Separates? When a… read more

How Do You Receive Compensation If Your Defective Tire Was Recalled?

To receive compensation if your defective tire was recalled, you can request a refund from the manufacturer. However, in most cases, consumers with defective tires will receive a replacement, free of charge. If you replaced your tire before the manufacturer announced the recall, you may be able to demand reimbursement for both the tire cost… read more

What Is The Most Likely Cause Of A Tire Failure That Leads To An Accident?

Tread separation is one of the most likely causes of a tire failure that leads to an accident. Tread separation occurs when the tread of the tire separates from the casing or body of the tire. When a tread separation occurs, a dangerous outcome is possible. A tread separation can cause you to lose control… read more

Which Tires Have Been Recalled Recently For Tire Tread Separation?

Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper Tire) have both recently issued recalls for defective tires. Kumho tires have been recalled recently for tire tread separation, and Cooper Tire recalled tires for a similar problem: tire belt separation. Both are tire defects that can lead to serious car accidents. Kumho… read more

What Is A Tread Separation Accident?

A tread separation accident occurs when the tread, or part of the tire that makes contact with the road, comes apart from the body of a tire and causes a car accident. Tread separation often leads to the inability to control your vehicle. Losing control of a vehicle especially on busy highway roads can be… read more

What kinds of defects prompt a tire recall?

Among the kinds of defects that can cause tires to be recalled are sidewall blisters, tread cracks and problems concerning tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). Sidewall blisters were the reason for the recall of the brand of tire known as Bluestar LQ size 8-14.5 for low platform trailers. The tires were made by China Manufacturers… read more

Is it possible to have a recalled tire repaired or replaced?

Yes, the law mandates that tire manufacturers repair or replace tires that the consumer bought within five years of the time at which it was determined that the tires were defective. The consumer will not be charged for the repair or replacement. However, in order to have one’s recalled tire repaired or replaced, consumers are… read more

How can I ensure that I will be notified of a tire recall?

In order to ensure that one is notified of a recall, it is recommended that consumers register with the manufacturer at the time at which they purchase tires. Thus, in the event of a recall, the manufacturer will be in possession of the consumer’s contact information. Alternatively, one can subscribe to the email alert service… read more

Frequently Asked Questions about Tire Accidents