Retread May Separate from Tire - Les Schwab Retreaded Tires

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18T002
Manufacturer Les Schwab
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 41,336


Retread May Separate from Tire

The incompletely cured vulcanizing compound can result in the tire tread separating from the tire casing, increasing the risk of a crash.



Les Schwab is recalling certain steel-belted radial truck tires that Les Schwab retreaded for their customers. The vulcanizing compound used during the retreading may not have been completely cured, resulting in incomplete adhesion of the tread to tire casing. The potentially affected retreaded tires were manufactured at Les Schwab's three retread facilities during calendar weeks 42 through 50 of 2017 and have the DOTR numbers: RDNJ4217RS - RDNJ5017RS, RNVK4417RS - RNVK5017RS and RCEE4217RS - RCEE5017RS.



Les Schwab will notify the customers that had their tires retreaded, and will exchange the affected tires for properly retreaded ones, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Les Schwab at 1-541-447-4136.



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

Manufacturer Notice - Date: March 23, 2018 Re: Recall of Retread Radial Truck Tires (“ LS Retread Recall ”) Important Amended Safety Recall Information

March 23, 2018

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Manufacturer Notice - Date: March 20, 2018 Re: Recall of Retread Radial Truck Tires (LS Retread Recall)

March 20, 2018

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Owner Notification Letter

April 27, 2018

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PART 573 Defect and Noncompliance Report

March 15, 2018

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Pre-Recall Customer Letter

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Chronology for Retreaded Tire Recall 18T002

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Recall Acknowledgement

March 27, 2018

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