May 21, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

A defective tire recall has been issued for approximately 11,922 Kumho Solus KH25 passenger car tires (size 225/45R17).  The affected tires were rendered unusable by being punctured with 3 drill holes through the tread surface and sent for disposal to Liberty Tire Recycling. However, Liberty sold these tires as used tires to various tire wholesaler/distributors in Texas, New York, North Carolina and Puerto Rico. These defective tires, even if repaired, could still experience tire failure on motorways and catastrophic injuries to vehicle occupants. 

This recall was expected to begin on May 6, 2013. Owners will be notified and dealers will replace the defective tires free of charge.  Owners may contact Kumho directly at 1-909-428-3358. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13T004000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.