If Your Vehicle is Equipped with Yokohama Tire Corporation's AVID Touring S Tires, Pay Attention
The Yokohama Tire Corporation is recalling certain AVID Touring S tires, size 215/65R16 98T SL, produced between February 2009 and April 2009.
These tires may have been produced with an irregular geometry in the casing turn up area above the tire bead in the lower sidewall. This irregular geometry may lead to a lower sidewall cracking resulting in a rapid loss of tire inflation. Rapid air loss while the vehicle is in use may result in a tire failure that could cause a crash.
Yokohama states that it will notify owners and dealers and replace these tires free of charge. This safety recall is expected to begin on or about October 20, 2012. Owners may contact Yokohama directly at 1-800-423-4544. For more information about this recall, Google the U.S. Department of Transportation NHTSA and go to 123TO25.
The auto product liability law firm of Reiff & Bily is committed to auto safety and always offer a free, no obligation consultation to those injured as a result of tire defects.