Toyo Tire Recalls Certain Model Tires Due to Improper Chemical Mixture in the Rubber

February 23, 2011

Toyo Tire is recalling certain Toyo Brand tires, models Versado CUV P245/55 R19 103T, Versado CUV P235/55 R20 102T, Versado CUV 235/55 R18 100V, Versado CUV P255/65 R18 109S Versado LXII 215/60 R16 95V, Open Country All Terrain LT285/70 R17 121S and Tourevo LS II 245/45 R18 96V; and Nitto Brand Terra Grappler All Terrain 255/55 R18 109S, produced from September 19, 2010 through October 2, 2010.  The rubber chemical mixture used in some of the recalled tires does not meet Toyo's specification for these tires.

Consequence:  Sections of the tread may become detached, potentially causing loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a crash.

Remedy:  Toyo will notify owners and replace the tires free of charge, including mounting, balancing and taxes.  The safety recall is expected to begin on our about February 18, 2011.  Owners may contact Toyo toll-free at 800 -442-8696 (6:30 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time) or Nitto at 888-529-8200 (8AM tyo 5PM Pacific Time).

Notes:  NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11T001000 N/A NHTSA Action Number:  N/A Component: Tires:Tread/Belt  Potential Number of Units Affected:  4,891

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