UPDATE: Hankook, Hyundai Issue Recalls for Tires Due to Defective Sidewall
Tires from Hankook Tire America Corp. may be too flimsy for use, according to a recall announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The tire manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain Ventus S1 Noble 2 tires, made for 2015 Hyundai Genesis vehicles. The affected tires may develop cracks in the tire sidewall, resulting in a loss of air.
A loss of tire pressure may cause tire failure and a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall applies to sizes 245/45R18 96W, 245/40R19 94W, and 275/35R19 96W. In addition to use in the Hyundai sedans, the tires are sold as replacement models.
Hankook is including almost 47,000 tires in this recall.
Hankook will notify the purchasers of the replacement tires and Hankook dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. Additionally, owners of affected Genesis vehicles will be notified by Hyundai and Hyundai dealers will replace the tires, without charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2016.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Hankook customer service at (800) 426-5665.
Update:Hyundai has released a recall of its own in relation to the Ventus S1 Noble 2 tires. The manufacturer believes that about 11,000 vehicles are currently impacted by the defective tires.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the factory tires with tires of another brand, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 19, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 671-3059.