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Yokohama Tires Recalled, 2nd 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 more tires are being recalled.

Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:     Production Dates:
    YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA 205/50R16 A680     SEP 01, 2007 - NOV 28, 2009
Manufacturer: YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date: DEC 17, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09T014000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:MARKINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,205
Summary:
 CERTAIN YOKOHAMA REPLACEMENT TIRES, SIZE 205/50R16 A680 87V, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2007 AND NOVEMBER 28, 2009, FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS 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:
 THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 6, 2012
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