Toyo Tire Corp issues targeted radial truck tire recall
Mar 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Toyo Tire (USA) Corp is recalling a targeted batch of 24 medium-duty radial truck tires produced in the GTY plant in Mt Vernon IL the week of Dec 12-18, 2004. A safety defect is possible on tires manufactured with DOT production date codes of “5004”. To date, there have been no reports of accidents, injuries, or property damage.
The affected tires were built with a non-specified rubber compound in the shoulder area of the tire. As a result, the overall durability of the tire is reduced. During extended operation, the shoulder area of the tire could lift, resulting in a degraded ride and handling. Failure to replace the tires will lead to tread separation and possible loss of vehicle control that could result in a crash.
All affected tires may be identified by the size, tread pattern, and DOT numbers detailed in the list (below). All tires display a white barcode label on the tire's lower sidewall near the tire bead with specific barcode identification numbers. Only these tires with the specified barcode identification numbers are affected by this recall:
Toyo 11R22.5 M122 Load Range G, DOT: 3C3T1PE5004
Barcode Identification: 4041610054, 4041610059, and 4041610060.
Toyo 11R24.5 M122 Load Range G, DOT: 3C4F1PE5004
Barcode Identification: 4071571563, 4071571564, 4071571571, 4071571572, 4071571573, and 4071571584.
Toyo 11R24.5 M127 Load Range G, DOT: 3C4F1MD5004
Barcode Identification: 4051603681, 4051603683, 4051603684, 4051603688, 4051603692, 4051603693, 4051603694, 4051603704, 4051603705, 4051605706, 4051603707, 4071571609, 407 1571610, 4071571615, and 4071571616.
Tires in this list should immediately be removed from inventory or removed from service and sent via freight collect to Toyo Tire (USA) Corp, Western Regional Technical Center, 3855 E Jurupa St, Ontario CA 91761. For tire pickup and shipment, phone Yellow Freight at 800-459-7834.
All tires involved in this action will be replaced at no charge if received by Toyo on or before Aug 7, 2005. For affected tires received after this date, the tire credit will be based on the remaining unused tread depth. For example, if the tire is 35% worn, the credit received will be 65% of the purchase price.
Questions regarding this recall action may be directed to Toyo at 800-442-8696.
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