DETROIT, Mich. — The U.S. government’s road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motorhome tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people during the past two decades, reported Boston.com.
The allegations were revealed in an information-seeking letter dated April 3 that was sent to Goodyear by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency began investigating whether the company’s G159 tires are unsafe last year after a judge ordered the release of Goodyear data that had been sealed under court orders and settlement agreements.
Lawsuits and safety advocates allege the tires were designed for delivery trucks and not for recreational vehicles that travel at highway speeds.
Read the article at Boston.com.