The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Goodyear Tires recently announced a recall of several different sizes of Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires. All the recalled tires were manufactured between March and May 2009.
Goodyear warns that the tread on the tires can come loose, especially in tough driving conditions like emergency situations and bad roads. Loose tread can damage the vehicle. Worse, it can cause a serious auto accident; a tire that comes apart can easily force a vehicle to swerve, making it far too easy for the vehicle to crash.
The recalled tire sizes are sizes: LT235/80R17 LRE, LT325/60R18 LRE, LT275/70R18 LRE, LT265/70R17 LRE, LT245/75R17 LRE, and LT285/70R17 LRD. Owners of these tires can trade them in for a free replacement set. To find a place to return your tires in your area, call Goodyear toll-free at 1-800-592-3267. Goodyear has states that it expects to begin the recall on or before March 22, and that it plans to contact those tire owners for whom it has information.
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