Recall Details

Summary of Recall

Certain Goodyear Fortera HL tires may have been built incorrectly due to a tire machine malfunction. The malfunction can lead to an out of specification belt width. This condition can cause a tire belt separation which may lead to a loss of vehicle control and result in a crash.

Contact the Goodyear retailer where you purchased the tires or contact your nearest authorized Goodyear retailer. To find the nearest retailer, go to goodyear.com and enter your location information in the Find A Store area or call 1-800-466-3932. The retailer will inspect the tires and let you know if they fall within the DOT date range described above and therefore qualify for replacement as part of this recall.

For further information, click here for a copy of the letter Goodyear is sending to customers related to this recall.

Affected Tires

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.

Tire Size DOT # Range
P255/65R18 109S 4BXMARDR4419 - 4519

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.

Passenger tires

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

High-flotation tires will indicate the size on the sidewall in the following order:

1. Overall Diameter
2. Section Width
3. Rim Diameter

tire size

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.

dot tire info 1