WASHINGTON (Sept. 8, 2010)—Goodyear is recalling 11,994 Dunlop SP193 commercial trailer tires, size 295/75R22.5.
The tires were all manufactured at the Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America Ltd. plant in Tonawanda, N.Y., between Jan. 24 and May 29, 2010, the tire maker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A review of field reports completed Aug. 24convinced Goodyear that a processing problem in the Tonawanda facility might cause up to 4 percent of the subject tires to experience sudden air loss, Goodyear told NHTSA in an Aug. 30 letter.
Goodyear said it will notify all owners of record of the possible defect and perform visual inspections of the tires. Those the tire maker determines to be defective will be replaced free of charge, it said.
Sept. 30 is the approximate start date of the recall. Owners of the tires may call Goodyear at 800-321-2136.