What Tire Was Affected?
The Big-O Tire affected was the LT185/75R16 Big “O” Tire Mesa C/T tire. Only certain tires in this model and size were recalled.
Is a Manufacturer Defect the Leading Cause of Tread Separation?
A number of tires over the past two decades have been recalled because they are experiencing “tread separations.” Tread separation can be due to a defect in design or poor manufacturing, which seems to be the case for the Big-O tires above. In some instances, there may have been an error in the chemical makeup during the manufacturing process which prevented the tread and steel belts from bonding correctly.
What to Do If the Manufacturer Is Responsible
If your tire is showing early or late signs of tread separation and the cause is related to a manufacturing defect, your first step is to contact the manufacturer immediately to report the defect and to discuss a free replacement.
It is also a good idea to report the defect to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This government agency keeps track of all reports and has the authority to enforce recalls.
Finding Help with Your Tire Defect Claim
The Ammons Law Firm has fought tirelessly against the legal teams of major tire manufacturers to secure fair compensation for the pain, suffering, and damages of victims of tire-related incidents throughout the United States. Our Houston tire defect lawyers offer free case assessments and can help you determine what the best course of action is for your claim.
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