Sidewall Cracks May Cause Loss of Air Pressure - GITI Primewell Valera Touring II Passenger Car Tires

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T013
Manufacturer GITI Tire (USA) Ltd.
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 394,378

 

Sidewall Cracks May Cause Loss of Air Pressure

A loss of air pressure may result in sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. (GITI) is recalling certain Primewell Valera Touring II replacement passenger car tires, sizes 185/65R14 86H, 195/60R15 88H, 205/55R16 91H, 205/60R16 92V, 215/60R17 96H, and 235/60R17 102T. The affected tires may develop cracks in the lower sidewall, potentially resulting in a loss of air.

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Void in Tire may cause Tread Separation - Kenda Kenetica Tires

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T010
Manufacturer American Kenda Rubber Industrial Company
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 696

 

Void in Tire may cause Tread Separation

The void can grow under normal use, possibly resulting in a tread separation or a sudden loss of air in the tire, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

 

Summary

American Kenda Rubber Industrial (Kenda) is recalling certain Kenda Kenetica tires, size P235/75R15 105S KR17. The tires may have a void between the top steel belt and the tire undertread located at the overlapped steel belt splice.

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Air Pockets in the Shoulder Region of the tires - Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ Motorcycle Tires

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T011
Manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 478

 

Air Pockets in the Shoulder Region of the tires

The tire defect may affect the handling and/or steering characteristics of the motorcycle. Continued use can result in tread chunking. These conditions may increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) is recalling certain models of Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ motorcycle tires, size 120/70ZR17 58W. The affected tires may have porosity (air pockets) in the shoulder region of the tire. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars."

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166 - Traction Requirements Not Met/FMVSS 139 - Cooper Discoverer M+S Sport Tires

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17T003
Manufacturer Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 7,067

 

Traction Requirements Not Met/FMVSS 139

The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Discoverer M+S Sport tires, sizes 235/75R15, 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16, 265/70R16, 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17, 265/65R17, 255/55R18, 235/60R18 and 255/50R19. These tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol, but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

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Lack of DOT Symbol and Load Range Letter/FMVSS 119 - Michelin X Works XZY Tires

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15T020
Manufacturer Michelin North America, Inc.
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 247

 

Lack of DOT Symbol and Load Range Letter/FMVSS 119

The subject tires comply with all FMVSS performances but are missing the DOT symbol, creating confusion with tires that do not comply with these requirements. Tires that do not comply with FMVSS requirements may increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Michelin X Works XZY tires, size 315/80R22.5 156/150K, manufactured from January 1, 2011, to July 31, 2015. The affected tires lack the required DOT symbol and load range letter designation, and, as such, they fail to conform to the requirements of U.S Code 30112 and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles."

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