Has Your Tire Been Recalled?
If you are not sure if your tire is subject to a recall, call the manufacturer of the tire directly. For example, if you have a Discount Tire on your vehicle, you can call their customer service number at 1-866-892-8078.
Information about all tire recalls is available on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. You can check the status of your tires by visiting safecar.gov and clicking on “Search for Recalls.”
How to Report a Problem with Your Tire
If you have experienced a tire failure, there are a number of organizations and associations you can contact for more information, including:
- The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- The Center for Auto Safety (CAS)
Before contacting an organization, be sure you have key information handy to help these organizations investigate your claim:
- Brand of tire
- Line of the tire
- Tire size
- Specific DOT Number for your tire
When to Seek Legal Guidance
If your tire is under recall, it is likely the manufacturer will replace your tire for free or they will reimburse you for the cost of purchasing a new tire. Should a manufacturer choose not to replace a recalled tire or if they attempt to charge you for it, you can call the Vehicle Safety Hotline to file a complaint at (855) 971-1662, and you can report the issue to NHTSA.
If you have been injured because of a tire-related issue, you may want to contact an attorney experienced in tire defect litigation.
The Ammons Law Firm prides itself on our team of accomplished Houston tire defect attorneys who serve the entire United States. We make sure to investigate all potential claims you may have due to your tire’s failure. By reaching out to The Ammons Law Firm, you are taking the first step towards determining whether your tire may have been defective and if you are entitled to compensation.