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Kelly Springfield Tires Recalled by Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has recalled Kelly Springfield tires because they have exhibited evidence of premature tread separation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following reports concerning the recalls:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall

March 19, 2002

By NHTSA

Make / Models:

KELLY SPRINGFIELD / 28575R245

KELLY SPRINGFIELD / 29575R225

Manufacturer: GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02T004000

Mfg's Report Date: MAR 19, 2002

Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELT

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 10345

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: KELLY ARMORSTEEL KLHS LOAD RANGE G TIRES. SIZE 285/75R24.5 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 25 AND MAY 5, 2001, AND TIRE SIZE 295/75R22.5 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 4 AND MAY 12, 2001. THESE TIRES HAVE EXHIBITED EVIDENCE OF PREMATURE TREAD SEPARATION.

Consequence:

IF THE TREAD WERE TO SEPARATE FROM THE CARCASS OF THE TIRE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE DRIVE COULD LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:

GOODYEAR WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 3, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GOODYEAR CONSUMER RELATIONS AT 800-321-2136.

Notes:

ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SOURCE: NHTSA - Office of Defects Investigation

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall

April 14, 1998

By NHTSA

Make / Models:

ARIZONIAN / P20570R14

ARIZONIAN / P20570R15

BIG O / P20570R14

BIG O / P20570R15

CO-OP / P20570R14

CO-OP / P20570R15

CONCORDE / P20570R14

CONCORDE / P20570R15

CORDOVAN GRAND PRIX / P20570R14

EMBASSY / P20570R15

JETZON / P20570R14

JETZON / P20570R15

KELLY SPRINGFIELD / P20570R14

LARAMIE / P20570R15

MOTOMASTER / P20570R14

MOTOMASTER / P20570R15

MULTI-MILE / P20570R14

MULTI-MILE / P20570R15

POS-A-TRACTION / P20570R14

POS-A-TRACTION / P20570R15

SEARS / P20570R14

SEARS / P20570R15

SHELL / P20570R14

SHELL / P20570R15

SIGMA / P20570R14

SIGMA / P20570R15

SUMMIT / P20570R14

SUMMIT / P20570R15

TELSTAR / P20570R14

TELSTAR / P20570R15

ULTRA / P20570R14

ULTRA / P20570R15

Manufacturer: KELLY SPRINGFIELD TIRE CO

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98T002000

Mfg's Report Date: APR 14, 1998

Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 594853

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: P205/70R14 AND P205/70R15 TIRES, SERIAL NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH "PJ" AND ENDING WITH A COMBINATION OF 136 THROUGH 367. THE TIRE BRANDS INVOLVED ARE: BIG O LEGACY TOUR PLUS, EMBASSY DIPLOMAT, ARIZONIAN LIMITED EDITION, KELLY AQUA TOUR, ULTRA TOURING GT, TELSTAR PREMIUM TOURING, LARAMIE PREMIUM TOURING, JETZON ULTRA QUAD +, SEARS SUPERGUARD FT, MOTOMASTER SK110, CO-OP GOLDEN MARK, CORDOVAN GRAND PRIX, SHELL TOURING 2000, MULTI-MILE GRAND AM, SIGMA SUPREME TOURING, CONCORDE TOURING 9000, AND SUMMIT TOURING TLR FOR BOTH SIZE TIRES. UNICAL TOURING RADIAL AND POS-A-TRACTION TIRES ARE IN SIZE P20570R15 ONLY. A CIRCUMFERENTIAL CRACKING CONDITION IN THE LOWER SIDEWALL ABOVE THE BEAD AREA CAN OCCUR.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE A PREMATURE FAILURE OF THE TIRE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE TO THE CONSUMER.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JUNE 1, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TIRES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND DO NOT RECEIVE A FREE REPLACEMENT WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT KELLY SPRINGFIELD 1-800-592-3267, OPTION #2. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

SOURCE: NHTSA - Office of Defects Investigation

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