2015 GOODYEAR® FORTERA HL® P255/65R18 109S
Goodyear is taking action to exchange 48,512 Fortera HL 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
The tires in this one size, were made between November 10, 2014 and January 10, 2015. The size being exchanged is the P255/65R18 109S. The tires, manufactured from week 4814 through week 0115 at our manufacturing plant in Napanee, ON fail to comply with FMVSS 139, “New Pneumatic Radial tires for Light Vehicles”. The noncompliant test tire exhibited cracking in the tread upon visual inspection. This is a test-induced noncompliance. In the event that this condition would manifest itself in tires in service, tread chunking, noise, or vibration may occur, and tires operated in this condition could be at a greater risk of failure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Goodyear is conducting a voluntary recall of the subject tires.
The replacement tires were sold through a variety of locations. The tires were predominantly made for application on full size SUVs.
Consumers can have their tires checked at any Goodyear retail location, or at their original point of purchase. The company will replace these tires with the same size Fortera HL from a production date outside of those contained in this tire recall.
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|
|P255/65R18 109S||4BXMARDR4814 through 4BXMARDR0115|
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.