HIALEAH, Fla.—Sentury Tire USA Inc. is recalling 8,900 passenger tires produced during the last week of April in Thailand due to a manufacturing issue that affects the proper curing of the tire's tread base layer.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the issue involves a missing chemical during the compound mixing process for the base compound of the tread, preventing proper vulcanization, which in turn can cause tire failure.
Sentury estimates 1,659 of the 8,900 tires—sold under 10 brand names and in 16 sizes—have the compound problem.
Hialeah-based Sentury Tire USA told NHTSA it opted to recall this batch of tires after it received a report from a retail customer about a tire failure incident involving a Mohave Crossover tire, size 235/60R18 107V. That prompted an internal investigation at the plant in Rayong, Thailand, which discovered the manufacturing anomaly.
Sentury said it will notify all owners of the affected tires who registered them as soon as NHTSA approves the language of the recall notice. All tires covered by the recall will be replaced free of charge, Sentury said.