WASHINGTON D.C. — Vee Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd. is recalling 522 Taiga A/T light truck tires, size LT285/75R16, because they may suffer sidewall separation due to a manufacturing issue.
Vee Tyre, a Bangkok, Thailand-based manufacturer, said it's recalling the tires — made at its plant in Bangkok during the weeks of May 22 through June 17, 2017 — because of the potential for a separation, which increases the risk of a crash.
Vee said it believes the issue was caused by materials that were contaminated with moisture during the calendering process; this affects the adhesion property of the tire at the sidewall area.
Because of this issue, the tires fail to comply with the requirements of U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."
Vee Tyres said it will notify and reimburse owners the cost of the tires along with any service fees.
This recall is expected to begin June 30, 2020. Owners may contact Vee's customer service at 917-863-2422; the recall identification numbers are 6MSLD8 2117 and 2217.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to safercar.gov.
Vee Tyre is represented in the U.S. by Vee Rubber America Inc. in Atlanta.