|Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:
YOKOHAMA / AVID TOURING S / 215/65R16
FEB 15, 2009 – APR 18, 2009
Manufacturer: YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATION
Report Receipt Date: OCT 02, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12T025000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,669
Yokohama Tire Corporation (Yokohama) is recalling certain AVID Touring S tires, size 215/65R16 98T SL, produced between February 2009 and April 2009. The tires may have been produced with an irregular geometry in the casing turn up area above the tire bead in the lower sidewall. This irregular geometry may lead to a lower sidewall crack resulting in a rapid loss of tire inflation.
Rapid air loss while the vehicle is in use may result in a tire failure that could cause a crash.
Yokohama will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, October 20, 2012. Owners may contact Yokohama at 1-800-423-4544.