WASHINGTON (Nov. 20, 2013) — Yokohama Tire Corp. is recalling 1,192 commercial light truck tires because they lack some of the sidewall markings required by U.S. federal truck tire safety standards.
The model RY215 tires — in size 7.50R16 LRF (12-ply) — were manufactured in Japan between Jan. 1, 2006, and Jan. 1, 2011, Yokohama told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
They have incomplete vehicle identification numbers because the "DOT" prefix is missing, Yokohama said. They also lack required load/inflation markings and do not indicate the material or number of structural plies.
These tires were intended for distribution in the Middle East, Yokohama said, but were shipped to the U.S. in error.
The RY215 line is designed for use in on- and off-highway truck and trailer and long regional-haul applications, according to the firm's Web site.
Yokohama said it will begin notifying tire dealers and owners shortly, and will replace the tires free of charge. Owners may call Yokohama at 800-423-4544.