NHTSA issues tire recall due to tread separations

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Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released the following information about a tire recall.

Certain tires from Hercules Tire & Rubber Company have been found to experience in-service belt and tread separations, which could cause a drivers to lose unexpectedly lose control of their vehicles.

The following sizes of Hercules ALL TRAC A/T 10-ply Load Range E tires are being recalled:

  • LT215/85R16 115/112S, DOT Serial Numbers JEHMECL5008-4010
  • LT235/85R16 120/116S, DOT Serial Numbers JEKMECL4708-4010
  • LT245/75R16 120/116S DOT Serial Numbers JEJKECL4608-4010
  • LT265/75R16 123/120S, DOT Serial Numbers JENKECL4808-4010
  • LT265/70R17 121/118S, DOT Serial Numbers JENJFCL5108-4010
  • LT245/75R17 121/118S, DOT Serial Numbers JELKFCL5008-4010
  • LT225/75R16 115/112S, DOT Serial Numbers JEJKECL5108-4010

The company will notify customers and replace these tires free of charge, including mounting and balancing.

You can call Hercules Tire at 1-888-965-5795 or by email alltracresponse@HerculesTire.com for more information. You can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit www.safercar.gov.

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