Daimler recalls Freightliner trucks over defective Goodyear tires

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Updated Dec 3, 2016

Daimler Trucks is recalling certain 2017 Freightliner trucks because of defective Goodyear tires.

Earlier this year, Goodyear recalled G399A LHS Fuel Max tires over concerns of tread separation. The recall applies to tire size 295/75R22.5 LRG. A curing problem led to incomplete adhesion which could lead to partial tread separation and possible vehicle damage and/or crash.

Daimler is now recalling the following Freightliner trucks which came equipped with those tires: 2017 Cascadia, 2017 Business Class M2 and 2017 122SD. The recall effects 863 trucks.

In its August recall notice, Goodyear writes that the tire was also installed on Volvo, Paccar and Navistar trucks. Besides being installed by OEMs, the tire was also sold in the replacement market.

Daimler Trucks will notify affected customers and inspect and replace affected tires where required at its authorized service centers. Daimler can be contacted at 1-800-745-800.

According to Goodyear’s recall: “Goodyear issued a Product Service Bulletin notifying its commercial tire outlets and its dealers about the recall and described the procedure for replacement of any of the recall tires which the outlets or dealers still have in their inventory as well as the procedure for recovering and exchanging any of the recall tires which may have been sold.

“Goodyear will be mailing dealer letters and customer letters to all dealers who may have purchased any of the recall tires and to all customers who may have purchased any of the recall tires for whom Goodyear has received registration data no later than October 15, 2016. Goodyear can be contacted at 1-800-745-8000.”