December 13, 2013

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

A defective tire recall has been issued for approximately 1,192 Yokohama 7.50R16 RY215 tires manufactured from January 1, 2006 through August 1, 2011.  The tires failed to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119 regarding "New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles." Certain tires may be missing required load/inflation markings, which can lead owners to overload the tire, resulting in tire failure.

This recall was expected to begin sometime in November 2013. Yokohama will notify tire owners and replace defective tires free of charge.  Owners may contact Yokohama directly at 1-800-423-4544.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13T009000. 

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 www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.