Report Receipt Date: OCT 02, 2012

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12T025000

Component(s): TIRES

RECALL Subject : Sidewall Cracking/Air Loss

Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,669

All Products Associated with this Recall close
Tire Brand NameTire Line / Tire Size/ Production Dates
YOKOHAMA AVID TOURING S / 215/65R16 02/15/2009 - 04/18/2009


Yokohama Tire Corporation (Yokohama) is recalling certain AVID Touring S tires, size 215/65R16 98T SL, produced between February 2009 and April 2009. The tires may have been produced with an irregular geometry in the casing turn up area above the tire bead in the lower sidewall. This irregular geometry may lead to a lower sidewall crack resulting in a rapid loss of tire inflation.

Rapid air loss while the vehicle is in use may result in a tire failure that could cause a crash.

Yokohama will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires free of charge. The safety recall BEGAN ON October 26, 2012. Owners may contact Yokohama at 1-888-589-3348.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)