24T001 – Insufficient Traction for Snow Tires – AMP Terrain Attack R/T, Terrain Attack A/T, & Terrain Pro A/T Tires

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March 21, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24T001000

Insufficient Traction for Snow Tires/FMVSS 139

Tires that do not provide sufficient traction in snow can increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24T001

Manufacturer Wheel Group Holdings LLC

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 520,000

 

Summary

Wheel Group Holding, LLC (WGH) is recalling certain AMP Terrain Attack R/T, Terrain Attack A/T, and Terrain Pro A/T tires with load ranges SL, XL, C, D, E, and F. The tires are labeled as snow tires, but do not have sufficient traction to perform in all snow weather conditions. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 139, “New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.”

 

Remedy

The remedy is currently under development. Interim owner notification letters explaining the safety risk are expected to be mailed by May 20, 2024. A second notice will be sent once the remedy has been finalized. Owners may contact WGH customer service at 1-626-363-1666 and/or AMPQuestions@thewheelgroup.com.

 

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 :

  • February 25-28, 2024: The Wheel Group and an overseas AMP tire supplier discussed how certain tires were tested to enable use of the 3PMSF symbol
  • March 1-7, 2024: The Wheel Group engaged third-party consultants and independent testing organizations to seek clarity on potential testing gaps and conduct ASTM-1805 testing March 7-14, 2024: The Wheel Group facilitated third-party testing of select tires
  • March 14, 2024: The Wheel Group determined that the select tires did not meet ASTM 1805 traction requirements
  • March 18, 2024: The Wheel Group voluntarily initiated a stop-ship on all inventory with the 3PMSF symbol and will begin to inform dealers and distributors to stop customer sales.

 


3 Affected Products

Tires

BRAND TIRE LINE/SIZE PRODUCTION DATES
AMP TERRAIN ATTACK A/T/9999
AMP TERRAIN ATTACK R/T/9999
AMP TERRAIN PRO A/T/9999

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1 – 03/22/2024

RCLRPT-24T001-5829.PDF 214.997KB

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24T001-8153.PDF 215.007KB

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24T001-2433.pdf 740.915KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24T001&docType=RCL

 


 

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