Goodyear is recalling 40,914 Wrangler Silent Armor tires manufactured in 2009. According to the manufacturer, the tread may separate from the rest of the tire under "severe conditions," which could lead to vehicle damage or an accident. The company says that it first recognized an issue with the light truck and SUV tires after an increase in warranty claims in 2010. In 2011, two people in a vehicle equipped with Silent Armor tires died in a rollover crash in Texas.
The company said the tire had sustained external damage prior to the incident, and in most cases of failure, the tires were either underinflated, overloaded or had suffered impact damage.

While 27,000 of the tires are believed to be still in service, Goodyear decided to move forward with a recall on February 16. Owners will be notified of the campaign by March 22, and the company will replace the tires free of charge. Check out the official recall information from NHTSA after the break.
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Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:
Production Dates:

GOODYEAR / WRANGLER SILENT ARMOR / LT285/70R17 LRD
MAR 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2009
GOODYEAR / WRANGLER SILENT ARMOR / LT245/75R17 LRE
MAR 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2009
GOODYEAR / WRANGLER SILENT ARMOR / LT275/70R18 LRE
MAR 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2009
GOODYEAR / WRANGLER SILENT ARMOR / LT265/70R17 LRE
MAR 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2009
GOODYEAR / WRANGLER SILENT ARMOR / LT325/60R18 LRE
MAR 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2009
GOODYEAR / WRANGLER SILENT ARMOR / LT235/80R17 LRE
MAR 01, 2009 - MAY 31, 2009

NHTSA Campaign ID Number:
12T003000

Summary:
GOODYEAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN WRANGLER SILENT ARMOR TIRES, SIZES LT235/80R17 LRE, LT325/60R18 LRE, LT275/70R18 LRE, LT265/70R17 LRE, LT245/75R17 LRE, AND LT285/70R17 LRD, PRODUCED FROM THE 9TH WEEK OF 2009, THROUGH THE 22ND WEEK OF 2009 (MARCH 31ST THROUGH MAY 31ST). THESE TIRES MAY EXPERIENCE A PARTIAL TREAD AREA SEPARATION UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE USAGE CONDITIONS.

Consequence:
PARTIAL TREAD SEPARATION COULD LEAD TO VEHICLE DAMAGE WHEN THE SEPARATED TREAD STRIKES THE VEHICLE. A TREAD SEPARATION COULD ALSO CAUSE A TIRE FAILURE THAT COULD RESULT INA MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:
GOODYEAR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 22, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GOODYEAR AT 1-800-592-3267.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      kgr656
      • 2 Years Ago
      Goodyear should be a solid American brand, but apparently not. I will buy Michelin until Goodyear unf**ks this mess.
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope this doesn't turn out to be a repeat of the Firestone Steel Belted Radial 500 recall, where the 500s were replaced with equally crappy tires. My sister had a brand new '78 Camaro equipped with 500s, and went through that whole recall/replace/replace again debacle.
      JIm
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have had Good Year on my truck and true to thier reputation they were good for about a year !
      dterraman
      • 2 Years Ago
      china?
      Sox05
      • 2 Years Ago
      Michelin make the best tires in the world that is why Porsche and Bugatti use Michelin.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      KaiserWilhelm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Goodyears are terrible, Continentals for me!
      Tweak589
      • 2 Years Ago
      And that ladies and gentleman, is why I don't buy Goodyear, nor recommend them.
      dollarbill
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had Goodyear Wranglers on my new F150 ,were junk . In fact problems at 7k .. Never again. Michelin's were awesome ,BFG's are really well liked as well. My family won't buy any Goodyear tires even if they are cheaper .
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Boowahbabe
        • 2 Years Ago
        Michelin stinks. Tread doesn't last for sh-t.
          Sox05
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Boowahbabe
          You don't know sh!t about tires Michelin make the best tires in the world and that's why the best car makers in the world like Bugatti and Porsche use Michelin tires on their cars you fkn idiot.
          screwamammoth93
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Boowahbabe
          of course michelin tires are good, but the tread does NOT last
          screwamammoth93
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Boowahbabe
          he didn't say if they were good or not, he said they don't last, which they don't ... of course Bugatti and Porsche use Michelin because owners of those cars aren't exactly too concerned with money and how much it costs for new tires boowah is exactly right
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Michelin, Bridgstone, Pirelli
      anonymous guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does this mean that, in the event of an accident, the injured will also be able to sue the vehicle manufacturer like they did with the Explorer, even though it wasn't Ford's fault?
        Kumar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @anonymous guy
        With that volume of tires (small) it doesn't sound like an OEM choice, which is how Ford got involved before.
        The Cat's Meow!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @anonymous guy
        What Ford had was a contract from Firestone to supply tires to Ford for many years. It was not a Ford created problem, they just got caught up in the may lay.
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