Discount Tires

Discount Tires Recall

National Representation from a Team of Houston Tire Defect Lawyers

Discount Tire recalled nearly 80,000 SUV and light truck replacement tires because of a defect which could increase the risk of a crash.

In February 2015, Discount Tire began to notice premature separations on its Pathfinder SAT light truck tires manufactured between Aug. 5, 2013, and May 19, 2015. According to papers filed with NHTSA, these replacement light truck tires may have been manufactured with an inner liner gauge that is lower than what is required in the tire’s specification. As a result, the tire tread may separate and cause rapid air pressure loss. Tread separations and/or air pressure loss increase the risk of a crash.

Owners have the option of receiving a free replacement tire or they may choose to receive a full refund. Owners who have already purchased a replacement tire will be reimbursed by Discount Tire.

  • $33 Million Tire Defect

    A defective tire resulted in a head-on collision that led to the death of a beloved community leader in 2013.

  • $12 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    The Ammons Law Firm obtained a settlement for their client who was fatally injured when the vehicle she was traveling in had a tread separation from a rear tire.

  • $10.2 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    April Strahan, of Ammons Law Firm, represented a client who sustained life-threatening injuries and was paralyzed when his back tire blew out causing the vehicle to skid out of control.

  • $10 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    The Ammons Law Firm obtained a settlement for family members of teenagers that sustained injuries due to a rollover incident.

  • $10 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    Ammons represented a mother and her three-year son who sustained horrific burns due to a home explosion.

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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)
  • CarComplaints.com

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, or if you have suffered property damage, then 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.

To speak with a knowledgeable tire defect attorney in Houston today, please call us at (281) 801-5617 for your free consultation.

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