HIALEAH, Fla. — Sentury Tire USA Inc. is recalling 8,900 passenger tires produced during the last week of April in Thailand due to a manufacturing issue that affects the proper curing of the tire's tread base layer.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the issue involves a missing chemical during the compound mixing process for the base compound of the tread, preventing proper vulcanization, which in turn can cause tire failure.
Sentury estimates 1,659 of the 8,900 tires — sold under 10 brand names and in 16 sizes — have the compound problem.
Hialeah-based Sentury Tire USA told NHTSA it opted to recall this batch of tires after it received a report from a retail customer about a tire failure incident involving a Mohave Crossover tire, size 235/60R18 107V. That prompted an internal investigation at the plant in Rayong, Thailand, which discovered the manufacturing anomaly.
Sentury said it will notify all owners of the affected tires who registered them as soon as NHTSA approves the language of the recall notice. All tires covered by the recall will be replaced free of charge, Sentury said.
For those customers who did not register their tires, Sentury said it will work with independent dealers or distributors to obtain owner information, where available, and notify them once that information is obtained.
Customers who had their tires replaced before this recall may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a pre-notification remedy of the problem associated with this recall.
Dealers handling the replacement of recalled tires will be notified of their responsibilities in accordance with federal law; dealers will be instructed to return recalled tires directly to Sentury Tires USA.
Brands and sizes being recalled are:
- Arroyo Grand Sport A/S, 25545ZR19;
- Landgolden LG17, 205/65R16;
- Landsail LS 388, 205/65R16;
- Lexani LX-Twenty, 265/40ZR20;
- Lionhart LH-501, 205/65R16;
- Lionhart Lionclaw ATX2, 24570R16;
- Mavis HT-S, 255/50ZR19;
- Mohave Crossover, 215/60R17, 215/65R16 and 235/60R18;
- National Commando HTS, 235/55R20, 255/55R20 and 265/65R17;
- Radar Dimax AS-8, 225/70R16 and 255/45ZR19; and
- Vercelli Strada II, 255/45ZR19.
All the tires being recalled have DOT codes beginning with TB or 1TB (the plant's ID code) and ending in 1723 (the week of manufacture).
Owners may contact Sentury Tire at 866-305-2750 for more information, or contact NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to nhtsa.gov.