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Pep Boys Tire Recalls & Lawsuits

Houston Tire Defect Lawyers, Serving the U.S.

In March 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that a select number of Definity Dakota H/T tires designed and manufactured by Cooper Tire and exclusively sold by Pep Boys were found not to comply with federal standards. The affected tires were size 245/70R17 and made between November 15 and November 28, 2009. The affected tires failed to meet tire endurance and low inflation pressure performance requirements.

During testing, some of the tires started to develop “tread chunking” or cracking in the shoulder area. This condition may result in a tire failure, which can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle. This recall was a part of a larger recall by Cooper 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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Are Your Tires Affected?

You can find out if your tires are affected in a number of ways:

  • Search the NHTSA database for the latest information about investigations and recalls
  • Contact the manufacturer

If your tire has been recalled, the manufacturer will correct the problem at no cost to you. In most cases, the tire can be exchanged at any authorized tire dealer (in this case, this would be a Cooper Tire authorized dealer). You will frequently have to take advantage of the exchange problems within a limited amount of time after receiving notice of a recall.

Does a Tire Need to Be Recalled to Take Legal Action?

Just because a tire has not been recalled does not mean that it is not defective. A tire may have a hidden defect that has not yet been found.

A defective tire can cause serious injuries to drivers, passengers, and other people on the road. According to Consumer Watch reports, there are over 10,000 injuries and 500 or more deaths related to tire failure alone.

Common injuries include:

Tire-related accidents are largely avoidable if a tire manufacturing company holds the safety of their customers as a top priority. The Ammons Law Firm has made it our mission to ensure that tire manufacturers are held responsible for negligence so needless accidents will stop happening on our nation’s roadways.

Over $1 Billion Recovered

Our Houston tire defect lawyers are proud to have won over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for victims of negligence. Although we are based in Houston, Texas, we provide skillful representation to injured individuals throughout the entire United States.

Whether you have been injured because of a defective tire on your vehicle or because of a tire that failed on another vehicle, we want to hear from you.

Call us today to discuss a free case evaluation with one of our Houston tire defect attorneys at (281) 801-5617.

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Why Choose Us?

Our Firm Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
  • We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation

    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

    Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.

  • Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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