Yokohama Tire is recalling more than 4,000 commercial tires in 19 sizes due to a safety defect caused by a manufacturing anomaly. There is a possible risk of tire damage due to material detachment inside the tire, which could lead to a tire disablement and an increased risk of loss of vehicle control.
The affected tires were manufactured at the Yokohama manufacturing plant in Mississippi from January 12 to February 15, 2020.
Yokohama will replace tires affected by this recall with tires of comparable value free of charge. This replacement includes the cost of mounting and balancing the replacement tires. If a single tire needs to be replaced, Yokohama will allow both tires on a steer axle to be replaced with new Yokohama tires. In the case of a dual assembly, Yokohama will allow both tires in the dual assembly to be replaced with new Yokohama tires.
If you choose to replace your tires subject to this recall with another manufacturer’s tires, instead of receiving Yokohama replacement tires, Yokohama will offer a pro-rated tread depth credit of the original purchase price.
For help determining if you have the tires subject to this recall, see the technical bulletin. Fleets can contact their Yokohama tire dealer as soon as possible to arrange a service date, so the dealer may order the necessary replacement tires.
If a fleet’s local dealer can not remedy this condition within three days, contact the Yokohama’s customer service at (800) 722-9888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally posted on Trucking Info