Pirelli recalls Maserati OE tyres in USA
Up to almost 1,200 original equipment Pirelli tyres are being recalled in the USA due to concerns that cracks may develop in the tyres’ lower sidewall area. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the P Zero All Season tyres in question are size 275/40R19 101W fitments manufactured between 29 February and 29 October 2016 and fitted as original equipment on Maserati cars.
“Due to an incorrect carcass component, the affected tires may develop cracks in their lower sidewall, possibly resulting in a loss of air. A loss of air may result in tyre failure or a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.”
The recall of these tyres begins this month. Pirelli will notify Maserati owners and the dealers that purchased the tyres as replacements, and the NHTSA states that Pirelli will work with Maserati to replace the tyres free of charge.