Not long ago I updated you with information on a couple of Volkswagen recalls, and now I have to spread the sad news about two separate tire defects that could cause a wreck if left unchecked.
The first recall announcement concerns just over 1,000 different tires. The affected tires are called the Discoverer H/T, and they were manufactured by the Cooper Tire company. Produced between February 12 and March 10 of this year, the tires are not labelled with the correct load range or maximum tire pressure. This labeling error could cause the tires to become over or under inflated, which could create a higher risk of a crash.
The second recall concerns a substantially higher number of tires. PT. Multistrada has recalled 36,592 Achilles/Desert Hawk and Radar/Radial tires. The first subset of tires was made between January 2010 and this past November, while the Radar tires were produced between December 2009 and January 2011. A narrow bead design on the Achilles tires can cause blistering on the sidewall, while the sidewall of the Radar tires might itself have a defective design that could cause separation of the tread. Each of these issues could cause the tires to deflate, creating a crash hazard.
Both recalls are set to take place this month, with the parts being replaced for free by the respective companies and dealers.
As an Oakland car accident lawyer, I know how devastating a blown tire can be while going at high speeds. I hope that this issue gets fixed quickly, as there’s nothing sadder to a personal injury lawyer in Oakland like me than an accident that could have been prevented with proper care.