Goodyear Seeks Exemption From U.S. Recall - Tire Review Magazine

Goodyear Seeks Exemption From U.S. Recall

In spite of determining that some 82,000 tyres produced between 2007 and March 2008 featured sidewall labelling not fully in compliance with U.S. safety standards, Goodyear has petitioned the National Highway Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) to exempt the products from a recall.

The tyres in question incorrectly identify the number of plies in the tread as being "3 polyester and 2 stee" rather than their actual "2 polyester and 2 steel" manufacture, an error Goodyear believes to be inconsequential to vehicle safety as the tyres were correctly manufactured with the intended number of plies.

Affected are approximately 82,636 Dunlop SP Sport Signature passenger car tires that were manufactured in the following sizes: 205/55R16 91V, 225/55R16 95V, 205/50R17 93V, 215/55R16 93V, P215/55R17 93V, 205/65R15 94V and P205/60R16 91V.

Goodyear states it discovered the mould labelling error that caused the non-compliance during a routine quality audit. All markings related to tyre service, such as load capacity and inflation pressure, are correct, the company adds. The company contends that all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety performance standards have been met, and points to previous NHTSA exemptions for sidewall marking compliances as grounds for its products to be spared from a costly and inconvenient recall. (Tyres & Accessories/Staffordshire, U.K.)

You May Also Like

Michelin To Invest $300M in Nova Scotia Plants

The investment will see the installation of new technologies in Michelin’s three Nova Scotia facilities.

Michelin Nova Scotia plant_

Michelin announced a $300 million CAD (computer-aided design) investment into its Canadian operations to accelerate sustainable mobility and improve its environmental footprint.

The investment, part of Michelin's global growth strategy, will see the installation of new technologies and equipment in Michelin's three Nova Scotia production facilities to respond to market evolution, the company said. This includes manufacturing tires for the growing electric vehicle (EV) segment; larger rim size tires for passenger and light truck vehicles; as well as improved fuel efficiency for commercial trucks. In addition, the electrification of key parts of the manufacturing process will reduce carbon emissions at the plants.

Trelleborg Exhibits Tires for Construction Applications at ConExpo 2023

The company presented its Brawler HPS Soft Ride and EMR1042 tires, highlighting their durability and productivity.

Trelleborg Ag ConExpo
ATD Hosts Grand Opening for Salt Lake City Distribution Center

The new DC was built to better serve ATD customers in the Salt Lake City community.

ATD Salt Lake City Distribution Center
Massachusetts to Enforce Right to Repair Law Starting June 1

“The people of Massachusetts deserve the benefit of the law they approved more than two years ago,” the state’s attorney general said.

Auto Care Association Signs on to Global Right to Repair Reform

The Auto Care Association and other global associations release 10 best practice guidelines for legislators.

Bill Hanvey Right to Repair

Other Posts

Bridgestone Previews New VZT Construction Tire

The VZT 25 in. construction tire is designed for loader and grader applications.

Bridgestone OTR ConExpo
Goodyear Celebrates 2023 Women Make America Award Honoree

Goodyear’s Jenny Paige will be celebrated at the 2023 Women Make America Awards gala in Washington, D.C.

Hankook Acquires Autonomous Driving Startup ‘3Secondz’

Hankook & Company says the acquisition is part of its strategy to pursue a “digital transformation.”

Hankook-Company-HQ
TIA Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors

TIA is accepting nominations for four board positions from eligible individuals employed by TIA-member companies.

TIA-board