Update: Goodyear RV Tires Recalled After Being Linked to Nearly 100 Deaths
Nine years after the last one was made, Goodyear has agreed to recall more than 173,000 recreational vehicle tires that the U.S. government says can fail and have killed or injured 95 people since 1998. Goodyear's G159 tires have been under investigation by the NHTSA since December 2017.
The agency says the tread on affected tires can separate from the body, causing drivers to lose control and increasing the risk of a crash. Lawsuits allege that the tires were designed for delivery trucks and not for recreational vehicles that travel at highway speeds, and that Goodyear kept the problems secret for years by settling cases and getting judges to seal records.
This recall began on June 7, 2022.
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What's the problem?
This recall affects Goodyear Fortera HL tires, size P255/65R18, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recalled Goodyear Tires were manufactured with a potential defect which could cause belt separation during use, NHTSA said. A belt separation could lead to loss of vehicle
control, increasing the risk of a crash and severe injuries to the driver and passenger(s).
Goodyear is notifying registered owners and dealers will replace the defective tires, free of charge. This recall began on Feb. 28, 2020.
Do I Have a Goodyear Tires Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Goodyear Tires Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been 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.