Jalopnik digs into why Goodyear didn’t recall faulty RV tires

UNITED STATES — In June 2002, facing numerous complaints about a tire that had been installed on thousands of motorhomes, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. put out a service bulletin with one RV manufacturer to replace the tires for certain owners, free of charge. By then, Goodyear had received at least 20 injury and death claims over failures of the tire, the G159, as well as 310 property damage claims.

Armed with knowledge of the high failure claim data, federal regulators are asking the company why it didn’t simply conduct a safety recall instead for the tires, which would’ve let owners of all G159-equipped RVs know about a potential safety issue, reported Jalopnik.

Read the Jalopnik article about why Goodyear didn’t recall the RV tires by clicking here.


Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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