When is a tire recall necessary?
A tire recall is necessary when it fails to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and when the tires have a design or manufacture defect that places the driver in danger. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards establish minimum performance requirements for the components of a vehicle that have the greatest impact on its safe operation.
A safety-related defect is one that presents a risk to the safety of the vehicle, and may be present in a group of vehicles that have the same design or manufacture. When a tire blows out or there is tread separation while the motorist is driving at a rate appropriate for the highway, the driver and all passengers are in great peril of suffering injury or death. However, the tire manufacturer is still liable for damages to the injured victims when a tire model is recalled.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
- How are truck accident cases different from those involving car accidents?
- I was in an accident, and got injured because of defective tires. What should I do?
- I was injured in a car accident, and the other motorist was uninsured. How can I recover damages?
- I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and I do not think it was entirely my fault. Will this affect the amount of damages I receive?
- I was involved in an accident that was caused by another motorist what possible compensation can I expect?
- What actions should I take if I am in a car accident?
- What are some of the particular aspects of trucks that contribute to the severity of truck wrecks?
- What is uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?
- What should I do if my tires are defective?
- When is a tire recall necessary?