In accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Japenese tiremaker Toyo Tires is recalling more than 4,000 tires. Manufactured in September 2010, the tires are nearly brand new.
The recall has been iniated because the rubber mixture used in the prodution of the tires does not meet Toyo’s specifications. This may cause sections of the tread to detach, potentially causing a tire blowout, loss of vehicle control, and/or a crash.
A variety of model names, sizes and types are affected by the recall. For a complete list of affected tires, visit the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Toyo will begin notifying owners around February 18, 2011. If you own a tire covered by the recall, the tire will be replaced free of charge, including mounting, balancing and taxes, if returned to the dealer from whom you purchased the tire, or an authorized Toyo dealer on or before May 31, 2011.
For more information, see the official notice from Toyo Tires.