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Yokohama Tires Recalled, 1 of 2 Alerts

Watch out if your car is equipped with these Yokohama tires - over 6,250 of them have been recalled after Yokohama fought US safety investigator's recall order and lost it. Now the tires are being recalled.
Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:     Production Dates:
    YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA P215/60R15 93H AVID H4S     DEC 02, 2007 - SEP 19, 2009
Manufacturer: YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date: JAN 19, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10T001000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:MARKINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,254
Summary:
 CERTAIN YOKOHAMA TIRES, SIZE P215/60R15 AVID H4S 93H, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 2, 2007, AND SEPTEMBER 19, 2009, FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE TIRE IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES." THE MOLDED MARKINGS ON ONE SIDEWALL DO NOT CONTAIN THE COMPLETE TIRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (TIN) OR PARTIAL (TIN) AS REQUIRED.
Consequence:
 THE LACK OF A TIN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TIRE COULD MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR CONSUMERS TO IDENTIFY THESE TIRES IF, IN THE FUTURE, A SAFETY-RELATED PERFORMANCE ISSUE WERE TO BE DISCOVERED. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THERE IS A RISK THAT THE TIRES WOULD NOT BE REMOVED FROM SERVICE, WHICH, IN TURN, COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 YOKOHAMA'S PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM REMEDY BASED ON ITS BELIEF THAT THE NONCOMPLIANCE WAS INCONSEQUENTIAL TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY WAS DENIED BY NHTSA ON FEBRUARY 16, 2012. ACCORDINGLY, YOKOHAMA WILL CONDUCT A SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN. IT WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE FREE REPLACEMENT TIRES
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