Goodyear Recalls Tires That Federal Government Says Had High Failure Rate
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Michael Brooks, the acting executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, said that the recall was an important first step toward holding Goodyear accountable.
“This was essentially a successful cover-up until now,” Mr. Brooks said, adding that the government and legal system had long failed to protect the American public from the safety risks posed by the tires, and that he hoped the recall might spur further civil and criminal penalties.
By Livia Albeck-Ripka
June 7, 2022
Goodyear has voluntarily recalled more than 170,000 out-of-production tires that prompted lawsuits claiming that they had caused crashes that killed or injured people, federal transportation officials said on Tuesday.
The tires, which were last produced in 2003 and were sold for use on trucks and recreational vehicles, “experienced a high rate of failure on R.V.s when compared to similar tires,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement on Tuesday, following the recall of the tires last week.