The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for a popular brand of tires after a manufacturing mistake left them unqualified for use on the road.
Consumers are strongly encouraged to check their tires to ensure they are in compliance. If not, the manufacturer will replace them at no charge.
The tires are made by Vogue Tyre and Rubber Company, and according to the NHTSA, some of their tires were manufactured without date codes printed on the sidewalls, which is required by law. The missing tire information number code could cause problems identifying some models in the event of a tire recall for the particular model.
SAFETY ISSUE: Missing Date Code on Sidewall/FMVSS 139
Missing TIN information can make it difficult for owner to identify the tire in the event of a recall, potentially increasing the risk of driving with a recalled tire which could result in a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18T001000
Manufacturer: Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,203
SUMMARY: Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. (Vogue) is recalling certain Signature V tires, sizes: 245/40R20, 235/45R17, 225/50R17, 225/45R17, 235/55R17, 245/45R17 and 235/65R18, and Signature V SCT tires, sizes 235/65R18, 285/45R22, 275/55R20.
These tires have incomplete Tire Identification number (TIN) codes on the intended outboard sidewalls in that they are missing date codes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, “New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.”
REMEDY: Vogue will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 12, 2018. Owners may contact Vogue customer service at 1-800-323-1466.
NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
These tires are affected:
BRAND TIRE – LINE/SIZE – PRODUCTION DATES
VOGUE – SIGNATURE V/245/45R17 – 07/03/2017 – 11/26/2017
VOGUE – SIGNATURE V SCT/275/55R20 – 07/03/2017 – 11/26/2017