NHTSA investigating alleged Goodyear tire failures

Washington—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into alleged failures of Goodyear G159 tires on Class A motor homes.

NHTSA announced the opening of the preliminary evaluation 28 Dec, covering an estimated 40,000 G159 tires between 1996 and 2003.

In the investigation resume, NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation said it had obtained claim and complaint data about Goodyear G159 tires on Class A motor homes as the result of a court order authorizing their release.

The data showed the tires failing in service, resulting in…

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