RECALL Subject : Endurance Test Failure/Wrong Load Rating/FMVSS 139

Report Receipt Date: JUL 23, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13T007000

Component(s): TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,711

All Products Associated with this Recall

BEIJING CAPITAL AUTOGUARD RADIAL / LT245/75R16 with production dates of 06/25/2012 - 11/12/2012

Manufacturer: Beijing Capital Tyre Co., LTD

Beijing Capital Tyre Co. (BCT) is recalling certain Autoguard LT245/75R16 tires manufactured June 25th, 2012, through November 11th, 2012.

These tires failed the endurance test standards of FMVSS 139 and contain incorrect maximum load load data on the sidewall.

Thus, these tires fail to to comply to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles."

During use, the tires may crack in the tread area leading to sudden air loss, and tire failure. Additionally, owners may unknowingly overload the tires which may lead to tire failure. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Beijing Capital Tyre will notify owners and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tire Group International, Inc., BCT's U.S. contact, at 1-305-696-0096 extension 5538.

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