December—Michelin North America Inc. recalled approximately 1.3 million Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires in size 225/75R16 115/112R LRE, manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012 at the firm's Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, plant. Approximately 1.2 million tires were sold in the U.S., and most of the remaining tires were sold in Canada and Mexico.
December—Bridgestone Americas recalled 36 H300 truck tires in size 315/80R22.5 for possible cracks at the inner liner splice. The tires, sold entirely in Guam, were manufactured between January 2012 and August 2013.
November—Yokohama Tire Corp. recalled 1,192 RY215 commercial light truck tires in size 7.50R16 LRF (12-ply). The tires, manufactured in Japan between Jan. 1, 2006, and Jan. 1, 2011, were recalled due to a lack of some of the sidewall markings required by U.S. federal truck tire safety standards.
Nov. 22—Hankook Tire America Corp. recalled 1,495 Hankook Dynapro MT light truck tires, in size LT325/60R18 RT03, for possible separations at the tread belt edge. The tires were made at the company's plant in Jiangsu, South Korea, between Aug. 21, 2011, and Sept. 28, 2013.
Nov. 7—Bridgestone Corp. recalled 1.2 million Japanese-made truck and bus tires—including about 2,600 sold in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and Guam—for possible inner liner abnormalities that could lead to slow leaks and tire failures. The tires were manufactured at Bridgestone's plant in Tochigi, Japan, between January 2012 and August 2013.
Sept. 17—Beijing Capital Tyre Co. Ltd. recalled 2,711 Autoguard-brand LT245/75R16 tires for failing federal truck tire endurance tests and containing incorrect max-imum load data. The tires were manufactured between June 25 and Nov. 11, 2012, at the company's plant in Beijing.
July 22—Michelin North America recalled approximately 100,000 Michelin LTX M/S2 (sizes P275/55R20 111T, P265/65R18 112T and P265/60R18 109T), X Radial LT2 (P265/65R18 112T and P275/55R20 111T) and Latitude Tour (P255/60R19 108S and P255/70R18 112T) tires in order to retrieve an estimated 2,500 tires that could have partial or full sidewall perforations that could cause loss of air pressure.
The tires were built between the 38th week of 2012 and the 21st week of 2013 at the company's Lexington, S.C., plant and were sold primarily in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
June 24—GITI Tire Co. Ltd. recalled 218 Runway Enduro 816 radial tires, in size P235/60R16, built during the second week of 2013 at its plant in Fujian, China. The tires were recalled due to a molding problem that could lead to the development of cuts in the tires' shoulders.
May 6—Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. reissued and expanded a recall notice from summer of 2012, covering nearly 12,000 Kumho Solus KH25 passenger tires, size 225/45R17, to try to recover 2,310 of the recalled tires that were resold by Liberty Tire Recycling L.L.C. as used tires to distributors in Texas, New York, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.
The tires, manufactured between Aug. 21, 2011, and June 23, 2012 at Kumho's plant in Ben Cat, Binh Duong, Vietnam, were rendered unusable by being punctured with three drill holes in the tread surface.
April 30—Federal Corp. recalled 8,513 Couragia A/T tires, size P265/75R16 116S, for failing to meet the durability test requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, “New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.” The tires, which were manufactured between the 32nd week of 2010 and eighth week of 2013 at Federal's plant in Taipei, Taiwan, could experience shoulder tread chunking that could lead to tire failure.
Feb. 27—Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. recalled certain Hercules All Track A/T 10-ply Load Range E tires for a design or manufacturing issue capable of causing in-service belt and tread separations. Affected sizes include:
Feb. 20—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. recalled about 1,700 ContiMotion motorcycle tires, size 180/60R16 M/C 74H, produced in South Korea between Dec. 19, 2010, and Sept. 24, 2011, and sold primarily in the U.S. The tires, which were sold as replacement equipment for Honda GoldWing 1800 motorcycles, may experience uneven wear, groove cracking and belt lift.