Large-scale Toyo & Nitto tyre recall begins

It is believed that up to 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tyres are subject to a recall notice issued in the USA. The recalls, respectively announced by Nitto Tire USA and Toyo Tire USA on 25 and 26 November, cover particular tyre models produced at Toyo’s Sendai and Kuwana factories in Japan. The tyre are being recalled as “production variances in the belt package” have been detected in a small number of tyres, and this has the potential to lead to a separation of the tread and belt and/or a loss of inflation pressure.

The recall covers various models of Toyo Open Country H/T Tuff Duty tyres (full information can be found here) and Nitto Dura Grappler Highway Terrain (full information here). Recalled tyres can be replaced free of charge upon return to their place of purchase prior to 1 March 2015.

Toyo’s Open Country H/T is also sold in the UK and European markets, however no recall has been announced for products sold in our region.

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