The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is conducting a voluntary recall for Goodyear G159 Tires, size 275/70R22.5, manufactured between 1996 and 2003.
If further assistance is required for any reason, including difficulty in obtaining free replacement tires, please contact the Customer Assistance Center, D728 at 200 Innovation Way, Akron, Ohio 44316, or by calling toll free 1-800-592-3267.
Summary of Recall
While there is no safety defect in the G159 275/70R22.5 tire and few, if any, remain on the road, Goodyear – in cooperation with NHTSA – is initiating a voluntary recall of the tire to address risks shown to occur when the tire was used in an underinflated or overloaded condition on Class A Motorhomes.
This tire hasn’t been made since 2003, it consistently met Goodyear’s demanding safety standards, and we have not received an injury claim related to the tire’s use on a Class A motorhome in more than 14 years.
However, the RV manufacturers who selected this tire for their motorhomes, had responsibility for determining and communicating appropriate load standards to their customers, and would have normally been responsible for vehicle-specific safety communications are no longer in business. Considering that unusual circumstance, Goodyear will conduct a free tire replacement campaign, including extensive outreach efforts to replace any tire that might still exist on these vehicles. Safety and product quality are and always have been Goodyear’s top priority.
For further information, click here for a copy of the letter Goodyear is sending to customers related to the recall.
Affected tires are those with the following Tire Identification Numbers found on the sidewall of the tires. Only tires with the DOT number below are being recalled.
|275/70R22.5||G159||MC6Y270W046 - 0403|
|275/70R22.5||G159||MC6Y2BEW046 - 0403|
|275/70R22.5||G159||NB7T2T8W046 - 0403|
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.