WASHINGTON — Compania Hulera Tornel S.A. de C.V. is recalling 832 Tornel A/Z 09 light truck tires due to a manufacturing defect that could lead to sidewall rupturing.
The recall affects size LT265/75R16 Load Range C tires, Tornel said.
"Due to improper manufacturing, the sidewall rubber may separate from the body ply cords and cause separation of the lower sidewall," Tornel told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the recall notice.
Mexico City-based Tornel — a subsidiary of India's JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. — said it will replace the tires free of charge in a recall beginning March 24.
Owners may contact Tornel customer service at 555-354-0204. Tornel's number for this recall is 100.
The company did not provide information pertaining to the plant where the tires were built nor their date of manufacture, as is customary in recalls.