22T024 Tire Tread May Separate – Yokohama TY517 MC2 & BluEarth 109L Tires

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December 15, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22T024000

Tire Tread May Separate/FMVSS 119

Tread separation can result in tire failure and a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22T024

Manufacturer Yokohama Tire Corporation

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 6,125

 

Summary

Yokohama Tire Corporation (Yokohama Tire) is recalling certain TY517 MC2 tires, size 295/75R22.5 16H, and BluEarth 109L tires, size 295/75R22.5 14G, with DOT date code 2222. The tires may have been produced with an incorrectly manufactured rubber compound, which can cause the rubber adhesion to fail and result in tread separation. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires- Other than Passenger Cars.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and replace the affected tires, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 30, 2023. Owners may contact Yokohama’s customer service at 1-800-423-4544.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


TECHNICAL SERVICES BULLETIN

Yokohama Mississippi Tread base compound Recall

12/15/22

Yokohama Tire Corporation is initiating a voluntary recall of certain tires manufactured in The West Point, MS plant in May and June 2022. These tires may have been manufactured with an out-of-specification tread base compound. There is potential  for a portion of the tread to separate from the casing of the tire increasing the risk of a crash. Yokohama will replace the subject tires at no charge to consumers.

 

  1. What tires are subject to this recall: “Eligible Tires?
Tire Model Tire Size Load Range Yokohama Part Number DOT TIN (“Serial”) Begins With DOT TIN (“Serial”) Ends With
TY517 MC² 295/75R22.5 H 120151731 1FABTYJAH 2222
BluEarth 109L 295/75R22.5 G 120110901 FABTJAW 2222

 

  1. What tire condition is involved?

The tires subject to this recall may have been produced with an improperly manufactured tread base rubber compound. The rubber adhesion may be inadequate, resulting in a separation of the tread from the casing of the tire

 

  1. What is the effect of this condition for driving safety?

If portions of the tread separate from the casing during operation, there is an increased risk of a crash.

 

  1. How do I handle dual assembly tire replacements?

In the case a dual assembly affected, Yokohama will allow both tires in the dual assembly to be replaced with new Yokohama tires.

 

  1. How do I process the removed tires for warranty reimbursement?

Submit the eligible removed tires under the Yokohama standard limited warranty procedures and state,

“Tread Base Compound Recall” on the Standard Warranty Claim Form as the reason for removal.  Additional Standard Warranty Claim Forms can be requested by e-mail at marketingmaterials@yokohamatire.com.

Affix corresponding tire identification stickers to the tread portion of claim tires. For example, the sticker numbered G12345-1 would be placed on the tire listed as line item #1 on claim form number G12345. Sticker number G12345-2 would be placed on the tire listed as line item #2, and so on.

For new tires remove the new tire tread label prior to shipping.

White copy of the Standard Warranty Claim Form is to be placed in an envelope and secured to the tire(s) Tires may be shipped with other warranty submissions or separately using the normal warranty return procedure.  Alternate shipping can be arranged by contacting the recall campaign call center (contact info below).

If eligible tire(s) are confirmed by Yokohama, free replacement credit will be granted for identical (or substantially similar Yokohama part at Yokohama’s discretion). Tread depth proration credit will be granted if non-Yokohama brand tires are installed.  In addition to the regular warranty claim handling allowances defined in the Yokohama warranty claims procedure manual, a $30 per tire mounting allowance will also be credited.

Eligible tires must be sent together with the claim form to:

Yokohama Campaign Service Center | 5925 Opus Drive Groveport, OH 43125.

For further shipment details see the Technical Services bulletin at Yokohamatruck.com/dealersfleets:

Warranty Returns New Request Form and Authorized Freight Carrier for Columbus, OH Warranty Center

 

  1. What is the “Eligible Time Period” for this recall?

Owners of eligible tires will receive a dated letter with instructions for the service campaign.  Owners have 60 days from the date of the letter to take advantage of the free replacement policy. After the 60 day period, the Yokohama Standard Limited Warranty coverage and policy applies.

 

  1. How will owners of eligible tires be notified or become aware of this recall?

Notification letters will be sent to all registered and recorded owners of eligible tires.  A public notice will be placed on Yokohamatruck.com.

 

  1. How can anyone find answers to questions?

Go to yokohamatruck.com to find this technical service bulletin, Yokohama dealer locations, etc.

 

  1. What if I need special assistance with this recall?

If you need our assistance, please call or text the Yokohama Campaign Call Center 1-800-7229888 or email at recall@yokohamatire.com. Consumer Affairs specialists are available from 6AM to 4PM PST, Monday through Friday.

 


Chronology :

Best One reported 2 TY517 MC2 tires for warranty claim. The tires had been installed in the drive position on a fleet owned by First Choice Logistics.

The tread detachment was noticed by the fleet maintenance personnel. The tires were removed and submitted to Best One for the warranty claim.

The YTC Commercial Sales rep reviewed the tires and submitted the claim. Photos of the claim tire were reviewed by the Yokohama Warranty Inspection Supervisor and forwarded to CQA on 11/4/22.

CQA issued a product hold on 11/7/22 for this part number and DOT week 2222. The product hold was expanded to all production weeks of this part number on 11/9/22.

The warranty tires were shipped to the manufacturing plant YTMM and received on 11/15/22.

After an initial investigation, the tires were shipped to Japan for detailed analysis.

The tires arrived in Japan 11/24/22. Investigation and chemical analysis were begun in the week of 11/28.

On 12/9/2022, the Market Measures Committee reviewed the results of the investigation and the product hold was expanded to include a 2nd part number, but limited to a single week of production. The MMC forwarded their recommendation to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee determined that a defect existed that met the requirements of a potential risk to vehicle safety on 12/12/2022.

 


2 Affected Products

Tires

BRAND TIRE LINE/SIZE PRODUCTION DATES
YOKOHAMA BLUEARTH 109L/295/75R22.5 14G
YOKOHAMA TY517 MC2/295/75R22.5 16H

 


6 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22T024-9484.PDF 215.75KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22T024-1574.pdf 670.608KB

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Yokohama – TECHNICAL SERVICES BULLETIN – December 2022

RCMN-22T024-6466.pdf 314.846KB

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Recall 573 Report – January 5, 2023

RCLRPT-22T024-6182.PDF 215.988KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter (Part 577)

RCONL-22T024-8521.pdf 180.691KB

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Yokohama – Letter to Dealers – February 2023

RCMN-22T024-6917.pdf 181.987KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

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