Kumho Recalling 78,000 LT Tires - Tire Review Magazine

Kumho Recalling 78,000 LT Tires

(Akron/Tire Review) Kumho Tire USA Inc. said it is voluntarily recalling 78,000 Venture HT and AT light truck tires in the U.S. and Canada due to a noticeable blister on the sidewall that may exist on certain load range E tires.

Kumho said the blister may produce a noticeable tire vibration, and that the condition could eventually result in air pressure loss, “possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.”

The tiremaker said that, to date, there have been no reported tire failures, accidents or injuries.

All recalled tires will be replaced at no cost to consumers, said Kumho, including mounting and balancing, through Kumho tire dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

According to Kumho, the recall involves these tires:

Kumho informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada of its recall campaign and is notifying consumers, dealers and wholesalers potentially affected by the recall.

Consumers in the U.S. or Canada who think they may have an affected tire should not wait to receive a recall notification. Kumho instructed them to call its Consumer Relations Department at (800) 445-8646 Ext. 342, 348, or 338 or return to the dealer where they purchased the tires for a free inspection and replacement, if necessary.

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