What's the Problem?
It is believed that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is aware of repeated problems with Marathon tires on fifth wheel travel trailers, as dozens of drivers have brought their tires to Goodyear dealers to have them fixed or replaced. Additionally, at least 100 complaints have been filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding the tires.
Problems with Goodyear Marathon Tires have been reported to include:
- Blowouts and tire explosions
- Bubbles/blisters on the sidewall
- Loss of pressure and flat tires
- Tread separation
"I purchased four new goodyear marathon trailer tires (225/75/15 load range d) for my fifth wheel camper june 2012," read one complaint filed with the NHTSA. "Two of the four tires blew apart in the first 1500 miles. There is something very wrong with these tires. They should not be blowing apart with almost no use and without any impact damage from road hazards."
Another customer wrote, "We were 4 hours into our vacation when the goodyear marathon 235/80/16 on our 2011 montana 5th wheel blew. The damage was close to $2000, messed up the tire well, ripped the bellypan and messed up the slide out. Goodyear will pay our deductible, but won't help with replacement of the rest."
If you purchased any potentially defective Marathon tires, you should stop using them immediately and contact Goodyear for a free repair or replacement.
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Do I Have a Goodyear Marathon Tires Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one was injured by recalled Goodyear tires, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.