NHTSA increases scrutiny of Goodyear tires

UNITED STATES — A popular model of Goodyear tires for larger vehicles, including RVs, is under increased scrutiny after federal regulators discovered that they have been linked to nearly 100 deaths and injuries, but have never been recalled, reported AJC.

The Goodyear G159 275/70R 22.5, which is designed for RVs (recreational vehicles) but can be used on other vehicles as well, has been the subject of numerous lawsuits over the past 20 years, including most recently one by a shareholder who alleges that company brass have concealed the truth about the tires by crafting secret settlements.

Despite a string of incidents spanning from the late 1990s to as recently as 2015, the tire has only recently caught the attention of federal regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informed Goodyear in April 2018 that it has launched an investigation to look into “allegations of tire failures,” and why the company didn’t enact a safety recall, which might have prevented some of the crashes.

Read the full article at AJC.com.

 

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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