Autoguard Tires at Risk of Failure Recalled

Autoguard Tires at Risk of Failure Recalled
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August 14, 2013

Beijing Capital Tire Co. is recalling more than 2,700 Autoguard LT245/75R16 tires. These tires failed the endurance test standards of FMVSS 139 and contain incorrect maximum load data on the sidewall.

Thus, these tires fail to comply to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, 'New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.'

During use, the recalled tires may crack in the tread area leading to sudden air loss, and tire failure. Additionally, owners may unknowingly overload the tires which may lead to tire failure. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Beijing Capital Tire will notify all known owners of the recalled Autoguard tires, and dealers will replace the tires with new ones free of charge.

For additional information on this recall, contact Tire Group International, Inc., BCT's U.S. contact, at 1-305-696-0096, extension 5538.