Multiple news sources have claims that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently indicated that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has issued a recall for a series of tires.
The recall campaign impacts all Fortera HL P255.65R18 109S tires that were manufactured between November 30, 2014 and January 10, 2015. According to the report, the recalled units of the tires may end up experiencing cracks. If that occurs to the tread while the vehicle is in motion, the tire may lose pressure. A loss of tire pressure may suddenly lead to tire failure, which could then lead to crashes.
This issue was identified during an endurance testing inspection. Reports associated with accidents haven’t surfaced yet. Since the issue represents a failure to meet important safety standards, the company decided to issue the recall as soon as possible.
A possible tread crack could lead to tire failure. Tire failure-related accidents may increase the risk of accidents. Consumers that believe they have the recalled tires in their possession but are not entirely sure should not ignore the risks.
Consumers with the 2015 Buick Enclave, GMC Arcadia, and Chevrolet Traverse may have to get their tires checked since the recalled units were part of these vehicles’ original equipment. Contact the automakers if you were impacted. Recalled tires should be replaced entirely for free.
According to the NHTSA, impacted consumers are being contacted soon enough. If you haven’t been contacted yet and you believe you were affected, you’re encouraged to follow this link to read the full announcement.
Never ignore a recall campaign that impacts a product that could expose you to personal injury risks in light of a possible failure. Especially if the recall impacts parts of a vehicle that are essential to their proper functioning. Following the NHTSA feed or downloading its recall app could help you to avoid accidents.