March 10, 2010 – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigations (ODI), American Car Care Center has notified NHTSA about a noncompliance in certain American Prospector SUV tires, size 245/70R/17, produced between November 15 and November 21, 2009.
These tires fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, “New Pneumatic Radial Tires For Light Vehicles.” At various mileages, the subject tires may develop and exhibit tread chunking or cracking in the tread shoulder area. Tread chunks may separate from the tire casing resulting in body damage to the vehicle or the driver may lose control resulting in a crash. If this sounds familiar to you then contact a tire defect lawyer today to discuss your recovery options.
At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we have extensive experience representing the victims of defective products, including roof crush, tire defects and SUV rollovers. If you or someone you love has been the victim of any defective product, call or write a personal injury attorney at Gomez Trial Attorneys today.