Sentury Tire North America is recalling “a batch of passenger car tyres produced during Week 17 Year 2023” due to an issue which affects “the proper curing of the tyre’s tread base layer.” The recall relates to 16 SKUs across 12 different sizes and 10 brands. Overall, the US National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 8900 tyres are potentially affected.
If a VW dealership informs an ID.3 owner during the course of a standard service appointment that the car’s tyres need to be replaced, it may not simply be a case of wear and tear. We’ve heard of one owner who was informed during a dealer workshop visit that the tyres on his VW ID.3 would need to be replaced if they were specific Goodyear original equipment tyres. He was told that there may be an issue with the tread, and the dealer replaced the Goodyear OE tyres with a new set of Continental tyres free of charge.
Fruehauf Inc. (Fruehauf) is recalling certain 2025 Composite trailers equipped with the Tire Pilot Plus tyre pressure regulation systems (TPRS) in the USA. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documentation 786 trailers are affected and all eight tyres on affected trailers “may experience a loss of tyre pressure while driving faster than 45 mph.”
Pirelli announced a voluntary recall in coordination with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on 7 September. 14,500 tyres covered by the recall have been sold in the USA, plus another 550 sold in Canada. Therefore, a total of 15,550 tyres are affected.
Michelin is recalling more than half a million all-season light truck tyres in the USA and Canada as they carry the 3PMSF symbol on the sidewall but do not comply with related local legislation. The voluntary recall affects up to 542,110 aftermarket Michelin Agilis CrossClimate C-Metric tyres produced in France and Poland.
On 2 June 2022, Goodyear recalled up 173,237 model G159 tyres in the USA. The recall has been issued because “some size 275/70R 22.5 G159 tyres installed on motorhomes experienced tread separations”. However, this was not due to tyre manufacturing problems, but rather resulted “from the motorhome manufacturer inadequately specifying reserve loads, as well as overloading and underinflation common to the motorhome application”, according to official documents. The G159 is the subject of long-running legal action in the United States.
In the USA, Vee Tyre and Rubber Co Ltd is recalling 1782 Tri-Ace branded tyres due to a defect. Two sizes of the Tri-Ace Pioneer A/T III tyres (LT235/85 R16 and LT245/70 R17) are affected. And the recall covers all production dates of the aforementioned tyres.
Bugatti produced just 60 examples of the Chiron Pur Sport and fitted each and every one of these 1,500 hp, 217 mph hypercars with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres. Michelin supplies the semi-slick to Bugatti in the front axle size 285/30 R20 (99Y) and rear size 355/25 R21 (107Y). But after Bugatti observed cracks on the rear tyres fitted to a prototype Pur Sport, it is notifying owners to return their vehicles.
Sailun Tire Americas is recalling almost 85,000 tyres that, due to a manufacturing issue, may experience a belt separation. The Sailun, RoadX, Blacklion, Blackhawk and Ironhead brand tyres in question are ST235/80R16 and ST235/85R16 products with DOT codes 2020 through 4120.
Continental today announced a voluntary tyre replacement program for 67,128 ContiEcoContact 5 tyres in size 235/55 R 17 103 H XL across Europe. However, the number of tyres being voluntarily recalled in the UK is far lower, with just 477 ContiEcoContact 5 tyres sold in the UK replacement market covered by the announcement. The reason for the recall? “In rare cases, if the affected tyres are used over a longer or repeated period of time, with heavy loading or possible overloading, a sudden loss of air may occur.”
Following last week’s news that Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is recalling 21,513 Bridgestone Dueler H/L, 422 Ecopia, Dueler H/L Alenza, Ecopia H/L 422 Plus, Turanza EL440, and Firestone Destination tyres, on this side of the Atlantic company representatives have confirmed that the UK tyre market is not affected call back.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is recalling 21,513 Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia P245/60R18, Dueler H/L Alenza 275/55R20, Ecopia H/L 422 Plus 235/55R20, Turanza EL440 235/60R18, and Firestone Destination LE3 225/65R17 tyres made between 11 and 17 July 2021. According to documents filed with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 18 August, a small number of these tyres “may have been manufactured with a pinhole in the outboard side of the tyre” and “if left unaddressed, this slow leak could affect tyre performance and…increase the risk of a crash.”
Following the news that Hankook Tire America Corporation is recalling up to 7,026 Kinergy GT H436 235/50 R19H tyres manufactured between 30 January 2021 and 6 February 2021, company representatives based on this side of the Atlantic have confirmed that none of the affected tyres have ever been sold in the UK or indeed Europe as a whole.