23T007 – Tire Tread or Sidewall May Detach – Toyo Open Country & Extensa Tires

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October 31, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23T007000

Tire Tread or Sidewall May Detach

Tire tread or sidewall detachment can result in a sudden loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23T007

Manufacturer Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas, Inc.

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 14,194

 

Summary

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas, Inc. (Toyo) is recalling certain Open Country and Extensa tires. Please see the attached tire chart for a list of all affected sizes. The tires may have been produced using the wrong mold, which can result in the tread or tire sidewall detaching.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect the tires for the DOT code and mold number and, if necessary, replace the tires, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 7, 2023. Owners may contact Toyo’s customer service at 800-442-8696.

 

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.

 


Chronology :

September 21, 2023: Toyo completed a detailed inspection of production records and found that the data indicated that 101 tires potentially had been cured in the wrong molds. A hold was placed on inventory and four of the suspect tires were recovered from Toyo inventory.

September 28, 2023: The four recovered tires were examined and confirmed to have been cured in the wrong mold.

October 3, 2023: FMVSS 139 testing was completed on special project tires that were built to recreate each of the suspected combinations of green tire and mold, and all of the tests met requirements.

October 20, 2023: Additional testing and analysis were completed to evaluate the performance, durability, and other characteristics of the subject tires. The decision was made by Toyo’s Quality Assurance Department to present the issue to Toyo’s Quality Assurance Committee.

October 24: Based on the results of the investigation, Toyo’s Quality Assurance Committee authorized a recall action with respect to the subject tires.

 


20 Affected Products

Tires

BRAND TIRE LINE/SIZE PRODUCTION DATES
TOYO EXTENSA A/S II/235/55R18 100H
TOYO EXTENSA A/S II/205/55R16 91H
TOYO EXTENSA A/S II/225/65R17 102H
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T III/275/65R18 116T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T III/265/70R17 115T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T III/275/55R20 117T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T III/275/60R20 115T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T III/285/55R20 114T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T III/255/70R18 113T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T III/265/70R16 111T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T III/235/60R18 107T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY H/T II/265/70R18 116T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY H/T II/215/70R16 100H
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY H/T II/265/70R16 112T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY H/T II/275/65R18 116T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY H/T II/275/55R20 117H
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY H/T II/265/70R17 115T
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY H/T II/225/65R17 102H
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY Q/T/235/60R18 107V
TOYO OPEN COUNTRY Q/T/255/50R20 109V

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23T007-5576.pdf 691.425KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23T007-8316.PDF 231.005KB

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Toyo – Mold Number List – October 2023

RMISC-23T007-7445.pdf 75.448KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23T007&docType=RCL

 


 

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