Thousands of Defective Kumho Tires Recalled

Thousands of Defective Kumho Tires Recalled
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May 9, 2013

Kumho Tire U.S. A. is recalling approximately 11,922 Kumho Solus KH25 passenger car tires, size 225/45R17. The affected tires could develop cracking in the sidewall.

The recalled tires were rendered unusable by being punctured with 3 drill holes through the tread surface and sent to Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC for disposal. Instead, Liberty sold these tires as 'used tires' to various tire wholesaler/distributers in Texas, New York, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.

The tires resold by Liberty have 3 drill hole punctures through the tread surface that if repaired, may not adhere to specific Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) standards for tire repairs, which could result in rapid air loss while the vehicle is in use.

Rapid air loss while the vehicle is in use may result in a tire failure that could cause a crash.

The Kumho tires affected by this recall were produced in the weeks of 3411 through 2512 (August 21, 2011 through June 23, 2012).

Kumho will notify owners of the recalled tires by mail, instructing them on how to return the tires and receive reimbursement.

For additional information on this recall, contact Kumho at 909-428-3999.