September, 2016: Dunlop SP50 P205/70R15
Goodyear is taking action to exchange 16,757 Dunlop SP50 tires, in one size, sold in the United States and Canada.
Recalled tires will be replaced free of charge, including mounting, balancing, and taxes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your authorized Goodyear tire dealer or Goodyear Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-321-3267.
Summary of Recall
During a random compliance test, one Dunlop P205/70R15 tire exhibited a tread element chunk during the low inflation pressure performance portion of the endurance test and, therefore, fails to comply with FMVSS 139, “New Pneumatic Radial tires for Light Vehicles.” As a result, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is conducting a voluntary recall of Dunlop SP50 P205/70R15 tires manufactured from week 4912 through week 0314 at our Lawton, OK plant
The replacement tires were sold through a variety of locations. The tires were predominantly made for application on passenger cars and small SUV vehicles.
Consumers can have their tires checked at any Goodyear retail location, or at their original point of purchase. If your vehicle is found to be fitted with Dunlop SP50 tires manufactured from week 4912 through week 0314 they will be replaced at no charge to you with Goodyear manufactured tires of the same size.
Consumers should remember that all tires need to be checked regularly and ensure they are properly inflated. In general, statistics show the vast majority of tire failures are related to tires that are used while underinflated, overloaded, poorly maintained or have suffered impact damage.
For further information, click here for a copy of the letter Goodyear is sending to customers related to this recall.
Affected tires are those with the following Tire Identification Numbers found on the sidewall of the tires:
|Tire Size||DOT # Range|
|P205/70R15||M6M0LTER4912 through M6M0LTER0314|
How to find your tire size
The tire size (P215/60R16 in this example) can be found on the sidewall of your current tires. Take a look to make sure that you have the correct size.
Most tires will indicate the size on the sidewall in the following order:
1. Tire Width (215 in this example)
2. Aspect Ratio (60 in this example)
3. Rim Diameter (16 in this example)
High-flotation tires will indicate the size on the sidewall in the following order:
1. Overall Diameter
2. Section Width
3. Rim Diameter
How to find your DOT Number
DOT (stands for Department of Transportation) means that the tire complies with all applicable transportation safety standards established in the United States and Canada. The tire identification or serial number must begin with the letters "DOT" followed by a combination of numbers and letters up to 12 characters. You can find the DOT number on the sidewall of your tires as shown in the example below.