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NITTO and Toyo Tire Recall Issued

Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size: Production Dates:
NITTO / TERRA GRAPPLER ALL TERRAIN / 305/50R20 120S APR 19, 2009 - OCT 17, 2009
TOYO / OPEN COUNTRY A/T / 305/50R20 MAY 31, 2009 - AUG 08, 2009
TOYO / PROXES ST II / 305/50R20 MAY 31, 2009 - AUG 08, 2009
Manufacturer: TOYO TIRE HOLDINGS OF AMERICAS INC. Mfr's Report Date: FEB 05, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10T002000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2183
Summary:
 TOYO TIRE HOLDINGS OF AMERICAS, INC. IS RECALLING CERTAIN NITTO TERRA GRAPPLER ALL TERRAIN, SIZE 305/50R20 120S, TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T AND TOYO PROXES ST II, SIZE 305/50R20, MANUFACTURED FROM...SOME OF THE SUBJECT TIRES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH A WRINKLE IN THE UPPER SIDEWALL AREA OF THE TIRES. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS WRINKLE MAY EVENTUALLY LEAD TO A CRACK IN THE SIDEWALL.
Consequence:
 IF A CRACK DEVELOPS AND IS LEFT UNDETECTED, THE TIRE MAY FAIL, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
 TOYO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED TIRES FREE OF CHARGE, WHICH INCLUDES MOUNTING AND BALANCING. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NITTO CUSTOMER HOTLINE AT 1-888-529-8200 OR TOYO CUSTOMER HOTLINE AT 1-800-442-8696.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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