WASHINGTON — Vee Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd. is recalling a limited number of Tri-Ace-branded Pioneer A/T III light-truck tires due to a manufacturing issue that could result in a sidewall separation.
The recall involves 1,782 of the tires, in sizes LT245/70R17 and LT235/85R16, that were produced at Vee's factory in Samutskorn, Thailand, between Dec. 2, 2018, and March 31, 2019.
According to a Safety Recall Notice published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the position of the steel belt in some of the tires in the line appears to have deviated from specification for the tire. The condition could lead to the subject tires overheating, resulting in a separation at upper sidewall and tread and air loss.
Vee Tyre said it will notify and reimburse owners the cost of the tires, along with any service fees. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Feb. 21. Owners may contact Vee Tyre customer service at 212-564-7575.
The NHTSA recall notice does not mention whether there have been any accidents or injuries related to the tires being recalled.