Kumho Tire Recalls
The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) is an office within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). ODI conducts defect investigations and administers safety recalls to support the NHTSA's mission to improve safety on our Nation's highways. NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair Tire or items of motor vehicle equipment when ODI investigations indicate that they contain serious safety defects in their design, construction, or performance. ODI also monitors the adequacy of manufacturers' recall campaigns. Before initiating an investigation, ODI carefully reviews the body of consumer complaints and other available data to determine whether a defect trend may exist.
Below is a current list of active Kumho tire recalls:
Dated: APR 30, 2013 Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) is recalling certain Kumho Solus KH25 passenger car tires, size 225/45R17, produced in the weeks of 3411 through 2512 (August 21, 2011 through June 23, 2012). All tires...
Manufacturer: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc.
Summary: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) is recalling certain Kumho Solus KH25 passenger car tires, size 225/45R17, produced in the weeks of 3411 through 2512 (August 21, 2011 through June 23, 2012). All tires associated with this recall relate to Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc.’s initial recall for these tires covered by NHTSA recall 12T-020. The affected tires were rendered unusable by being punctured with 3 drill holes through the tread surface and sent to Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC (Liberty) for disposal. Instead, Liberty sold to these tires as “used tires” to various tire wholesaler/distributors in Texas, New York, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.
Consequence: The tires resold by Liberty have 3 drill hole punctures through the tread surface that if repaired, may not adhere to specific Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) standards for tire repairs, which could result in rapid air loss while the vehicle is in use and result in a tire failure that could cause a crash.
Remedy: Kumho will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires in accordance with the dealer notification letter. The safety recall began on May 6, 2013. Owners may contact Kumho at 1-909-428-3358.
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