Goodyear Load Range E Tires: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:33 by admin
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., one of the Nation's leading tire makers, has announced a recall of nearly 200,000 light-truck Load Range E tires. Investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) say the tires, used on 15-passenger vans and ambulances, are linked to dozens of tread separation accidents which have resulted in at least eleven deaths.

The NHTSA said it would close its investigation into the tire models because of the recall. The models are found on vans built by General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., and DaimlerChrysler AG. Consumers have filed thirty-one lawsuits against Goodyear over the tire defect. Reports of similar tread separation incidents led to the massive investigation and recall of Firestone tires in August 2000.

If you have been injured because of a defective tire, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Firestone Tires: Overview
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