If you purchased some Goodyear Tires in 2009 you may want to take a close look at that receipt and see if your tires are involved in the recall. The Goodyear tire recall covers nearly 41,000 tires under the Silent Armor brand sold in March 2009 to May 2009.
The problems were discovered in a letter sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from Goodyear Tires. Reuters released some quotes from the letter that said the following, “A small number of tires within this population may experience a partial tread area separation under certain severe usage conditions,” Goodyear said in a February 22 letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Use of these tires in severe conditions could result in partial tread separation which could lead to vehicle damage or a motor vehicle crash.”
The decision to run the recall on the Silent Armor Tire line was mad on February 16th, 2012. If you have purchased these tires and signed up for Goodyear Warranty service you should be receiving a letter in the mail about the tire recall by March 22nd, 2012.
Goodyear did try to imply that it’s probably not the tires themselves that are causing issues but misuses of the tires. In a statement made by Goodyear they mentioned that a lot of the issues coming from these tires were when they, “are used while under-inflated, overloaded, in a poorly maintained condition or have suffered impact damage.” Please call your local Goodyear tire reseller if you have purchased the Silent Armor Tires within March 2009 to May 2009.