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April 9, 2002

GoodYear Tire and Rubber Has Recalled Kelly Springfield Tires

(SafetyAlerts) -  GoodYear Tire and Rubber Has Recalled Kelly Springfield Tires because they have exhibited evidence of premature tread separation.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 10345

Manufactured: 02/2001 - 05/2001

Defect Summary:
TIRE DESCRIPTION: KELLY ARMORSTEEL KLHS LOAD RANGE G TIRES. SIZE 285/75R24.5 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 25 AND MAY 5, 2001, AND TIRE SIZE 295/75R22.5 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 4 AND MAY 12, 2001. THESE TIRES HAVE EXHIBITED EVIDENCE OF PREMATURE TREAD SEPARATION.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE TREAD WERE TO SEPARATE FROM THE CARCASS OF THE TIRE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE DRIVE COULD LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
GOODYEAR WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GOODYEAR CONSUMER RELATIONS AT 800-321-2136.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02T004000
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Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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