California-based tire manufacturer Toyo Tires U.S.A. Corp. has recently issued a recall of 68,763 Toyo Extensa A/S tires due to a flaw within the products that could lead to a serious accident. The announcement was made in conjunction with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to notify consumers of the recall and the potential dangers of the product.
According to the NHTSA, the tires in question were produced from September 20, 2009 through November 6, 2010. An unknown number of the tires may feature a kink in the bead area, which, under certain circumstances, such as overloading or underinflation, may cause the tire to develop a crack. If this crack continues to develop and is undetected by consumers, the tire may fail and lead to an auto accident.
Owners of the defective tires will be notified by Toyo and can have their tires replace without charge by dealers beginning on February 2. While the manufacturer will notify consumers directly, owners can also check their own tires to see if they fall into the category. The recalled tires can be identified by their Tire Identification Number (TIN), which has the last four digits stamped onto the tire’s sidewall. Affected tires range from TIN numbers 73A6H2N3809 through 73A6H2N4410. If unable to determine whether the tire is part of the recall, consumers can visit a Toyo Tires dealer for a free inspection.
Any type of defective auto part can cause a serious and even fatal car accident due to the failure of the part. Anyone who has been in an accident due to such defects can find help from a San Jose auto product liability attorney at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to aiding consumers injured by defects and winning the compensation they need to recover from their losses. Call (800) 900–0863 today for a free consultation on your case by our legal team.