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Friday, April 16, 2010

NITTO TIRE IS RECALLS NITTO DUNE GRAPPLER DESERT TERRAIN (S116) TIRES

ire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:     Production Dates:
    NITTO / DUNE GRAPPLER DESERT TERRAIN (S116) / 265/50R20 111T     Information not Available
Manufacturer: NITTO TIRE CO., LTD. Mfr's Report Date: APR 12, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10T012000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1140
Summary:
 NITTO TIRE IS RECALLING CERTAIN NITTO DUNE GRAPPLER DESERT TERRAIN (S116) TIRES, SIZE 265/50R20 111T. THESE TIRES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE ENDURANCE TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES." AT VARIOUS MILEAGES, A CRACK MAY DEVELOP IN THE UPPER SIDEWALL AREA OF THE TIRE.
Consequence:
 UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, A CRACK MAY LEAD TO SUDDEN LOSS OF AIR, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A CRASH, INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
 NITTO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE, INCLUDING MOUNTING, BALANCING AND TAXES. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 19, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NITTO TOLL-FREE AT 1-888-529-8200 8AM TO 5PM PACIFIC TIME.
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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