GITI PREPARES TO RECALL NEARLY 400,000 PASSENGER CAR TIRES
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is recalling certain Primewell Valera Touring II replacement passenger car tires in six sizes. The potential number of units affected is 394,378.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation, the affected tires may develop cracks in the lower sidewall, potentially resulting in a loss of air. “A loss of air pressure may result in sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.”
The sizes being recalled are: 185/65R14 86H, 195/60R15 88H, 205/55R16 91H, 205/60R16 92V, 215/60R17 96H and 235/60R17 102T.
Giti will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20, 2017.
Owners may contact Giti customer service at (866) 488-4737 for more information. They also may contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or by visiting www.safercar.gov.