Tire safety recall: tread may separate causing a crash.
After an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hercules Tire is recalling almost 100,000 of their SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing air loss and increasing the risk of a crash.
It is unclear whether or not there have been any crashes or injuries to this point. Message left with the company have not been returned.
The recall covers certain 15 and 16 inch Hercules All Trac A/T tires made from June of 2008 to May of 2010; sizes 235/70R16 106T, 235/75R15 109T XL, 245/70R16 107T, 255/70R16 111T, 265/70R16 112T, 265/75R16 116T and 275/70R16 114T.
Dealers will replace the tires with a newer version that has a full nylon cap. These recalled tires have a partial cap. News story here.
Owners may contact Hercules customer service at 1-888-943-2402.
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