WASHINGTON (April 10, 2012)—Indonesian tire manufacturer PT. Multistrada Arah Sarana is voluntarily recalling a total of 36,592 tires sold under the Achilles and Radar brand names for potential bead and sidewall problems.
The recalled Achilles-brand tires include Achilles Desert Hawk A/P LT215/85R16 115/112L 10PR tires, manufactured between Jan. 1, 2010 and Nov. 30, 2011; Achilles Desert Hawk A/P LT225/75R16 115/112L PR10 tires, manufactured between March 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011; and Achilles Desert Hawk A/P LT235/85R16 120/116L 10PR tires, manufactured between Jan. 1, 2010 and Nov. 30, 2011.
These tires have a narrow bead design that can cause blistering on the lower sidewall, PT. Multistrada told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recalled Radar tires are Radar Radial RLT-9 LT235/85R16 120/116Q 10PR tires manufactured between Dec. 30, 2009 and Jan. 31, 2011. These tires have a defective sidewall design that can lead to tread separation, PT. Multistrada said.
The tire maker said it will begin notifying tire owners this month and replace the recalled tires with similar tires free of charge. In its April 5 noncompliance report to NHTSA, PT. Multistrada lists two tire importers as its designated agents in the U.S.: American Pacific Industries Inc., of Valencia, Calif., and Omni United (USA) Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla. Executives of these companies could not be reached for comment.