WASHINGTON (April 14, 2010)—Nitto Tire USA Inc. is recalling approximately 1,140 Nitto Dune Grappler Desert Terrain tires, size 265/50R20, because some of the tires may develop cracks in their upper sidewalls.
The tires were manufactured at the Toyo Tire North American Manufacturing Inc. facility in White, Ga., Nitto said. The company discovered the potential problem during routine production sample testing on Feb. 19, 2010, Nitto told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Nitto began notifying dealers and distributors about the recall April 12, and will begin notifying owners of the tires on April 19. DOT identification numbers on the tires range from 737ED743907 through 737ED740910, the company said.