AKRON—Goodyear is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Dunlop SP50 all-season passenger tires, size P205/70R15 95T, that might be susceptible to tread chunking if driven at low pressures.
Goodyear is recalling 16,757 of the tires, built between Dec. 2, 2012, and Feb. 1, 2014, at its plant in Lawton, Okla.
Goodyear will replace the tires free of charge. The qualifying replacement tire is the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max in the same size, Goodyear said.
If the tire tread chunks off during low tire inflation, tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall notice.
Goodyear said it was notified in May by NHTSA that the agency had discovered during a random test that the tire in question did not complete the low inflation pressure performance portion of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 139 endurance test due to a tread element chunk.
Goodyear said after reviewing its testing history for this tire and inspecting the tire tested by NHTSA that it was not able to determine the cause of the tread element chunk. It was then determined a noncompliance existed in all tires produced from the period starting the 49th week of 2012 and running through the third week of 2014, when production of that particular line ceased.
Retailers with questions about the recall should contact their national field managers for product service, Goodyear said.
There's also a toll-free consumer relations number to call: 800-592-3267.