WASHINGTON — Sumitomo Rubber U.S.A. L.L.C. is recalling 138 Kelly Armorsteel KDA truck tires, size 11R22.5 Load Range G, because of missing information on the sidewalls.
The tires were manufactured between Dec. 4 and Dec. 17, 2016, at Sumitomo's plant in Tonawanda, N.Y., Sumitomo told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Sumitomo produces the Kelly-brand tires under contract to Goodyear, which is the brand's seller of record.
They are missing crucial information including tire size, maximum load rate, speed restriction, number of plies, the word "tubeless" and the load range information marked on both sidewalls, according to the NHTSA recall notice.
Sumitomo submitted a petition for a decision of inconsequential noncompliance last year for this batch of tires, but that request was denied earlier this year, prompting the recall notice.
Sumitomo and and Goodyear will be notifying owners of these tires asking them to contact an authorized Goodyear/Kelly dealer and arrange to have their tires inspected and replaced, if necessary, at no charge with another 11R22.5 Kelly Armorsteel KDA that does contain all required sidewall stamping information.
NHTSA expects the recall to begin this month. Meanwhile, tire owners may call Goodyear customer assistance at 800-592-3267.