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Fatal Texas car crash leads to recall of 41,000 Goodyear tires

KHOU -- HOUSTON -- A rollover accident that killed two young Texans last August has sparked Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to recall 41,000 tires used on vans, SUVs and pickup trucks.

Goodyear said it would recall about 41,000 of its Wrangler Silent Armor tires produced in 2009 over concerns that a small number could tear, leading to crashes.

According to a February 22 letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Goodyear said "a small number of tires within this population may experience a partial tread area separation under certain severe usage conditions."

"Use of these tires in severe conditions could result in partial tread separation which could lead to vehicle damage or a motor vehicle crash."

Goodyear said it inspected in December the tire involved in last year's fatal


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 4:59:34 AM

that's what happens when you produce cheaply in China. Cutting corners eventually comes back to bite the companies.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 5:51:54 PM

maybe they could find a bolt that did not withstand 100x the impact which might be liable
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pse91
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 1:09:51 PM

How many people have to die before the tire companies build tires that actually work???????????????
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 6:17:06 AM

Fix reviews
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Bruce_Bergman
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 1:11:07 AM

The tire companies can see the recalls and warranty claims in almost real-time (that's why the serial numbers include the production date) and know they've got a big problem with a line of tires within weeks of it showing up - but it usually takes a year or more before a few people get killed and the Feds finally force a recall.

My Dad had a 1976 Ford LTD Grand Squire wagon he drove for work (with a "C Sticker" during the Gas Crisis) and went through 28 warranty replacement Firestone 500 steel radials over the course of almost two years before they finally recalled the entire line of tires.

At least ten were full blowout and self-destruct failures, and the rest were caught at various stages of failure - you felt it starting to wiggle and sometimes could pull over in time.

The best one blew and had the tread separate, wrap around the rear axle and lock it solid - at 65 MPH, in driving rain, towing a two-axle 6X12 rental trailer with a full 2 Cords of wet firewood. That was an E-Ticket Ride...
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Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:43:07 PM

Hope no else gets hurt before then
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:34:38 PM

Rerun from 2-27
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:17:38 PM

These things happen. In 1978, Firestone recalled 14.5 million tires; in 2000, Bridgestone/Firestone recalled 6.5 million tires; in 2007, 450,000 Chinese-made tires were recalled; and last year, Continental Tires recalled almost 400,000 tires. This recall seems small by comparison.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:13:38 PM

i had ot search this story n look for it off this site
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:07:25 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:01:21 PM

Glad they owned up to i
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:00:35 PM

Oops
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:59:39 PM

not good
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dmgas1
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:59:17 PM

Agreed, fix it
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:55:27 PM

Lets get it fixed.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:55:03 PM

And we are to believe that the driver was just driving down the road in a safe normal fashion. Nobody likes to see death or injury as a result of a crash but most drivers put themselves in jeopardy by the way they are driving when such an incident happens. Any radial tire can separate at any given time and it is usually driver reaction that determines the outcome of the situation.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:54:55 PM

owning up.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:54:23 PM

always liked goodyear
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:53:47 PM

NOT GOOD TO HEAR!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:53:03 PM

I'm glad to see Goodyear doing something about it.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:51:09 PM

terrible - i wonder how long they have known about this and could lives have been saved?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:47:49 PM

Should have recalled it before the crash.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:47:12 PM

juries are not always right
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:46:53 PM

Sucks
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:45:19 PM

Sell Goodyear now.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:39:30 PM

as long as they admit flaw and take care of problem and customers
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:32:35 PM

Good for Goodyear

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:26:11 PM

Ouch! Atleast they are doing something about it!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:23:14 PM

I agree Good for Goodyear
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:19:58 PM

good for goodyear
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:19:45 PM

Glad to see Goodyear taking action on this.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:18:30 PM

watch the lawyers start to pounce
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:17:43 PM

Don't usually hear much about Goodyear these days...
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:14:20 PM

way to "man-up" Goodyear. I will continue to buy your tires.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:12:36 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:12:02 PM

Ouch.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:11:28 PM

Watch out car companies. Remember the lawyers went after Ford Motor Co. the last time this happened. How many of those tire failure drivers were lawyers? curious.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:09:44 PM

Don't own those tires.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:04:40 PM

How did those tires get out to begin with?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:59:15 PM

how small of a number are these...10,100,1000 .hope everone gets the word before it gets too late
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:58:48 PM

good that they are acting to fix the situation
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:56:22 PM

Too bad.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:51:20 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:50:47 PM

Thanks for a warning
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:49:29 PM

I,m glas that Goodyear is recalling the faulty tires and replacing them for free.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:48:10 PM

junk.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:47:56 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:46:43 PM

Not a good sign for Goodyear.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:44:36 PM

I will make sure i don't buy goodyear tires any time soon.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:43:43 PM

That is awfull to hear that happened.Hope and pray everyone is not injured.
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