Hankook issues sidewall cracking-related tyre recall in the US

Hankook Tire America Corp. (Hankook) is recalling certain Ventus S1 Noble 2 tyres I n the US because they may develop cracks in the tyre sidewall, resulting in a loss of air. The products subject to the recall are the 245/45R18 96W, manufactured 20 May 2013 to 14 February 2015; and size 245/40R19 94W and 275/35R19 96W tyres manufactured 22 May 2013 to 14 February 2015 supplied for 2015 Hyundai Genesis vehicles as well as being sold as replacement tyres.

If tyre sidewall did crack, the recall notice states that this would cause a loss of tyre pressure potentially resulting in tyre failure and a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hankook will notify the purchasers of the replacement tyres and Hankook dealers will replace the tyres, free of charge. Likewise owners of affected Hyundai vehicles will be notified by Hyundai and Hyundai dealers will replace the tyres, free of charge. The recall begins in January 2016.

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