A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) determines that a vehicle, equipment or tire creates a safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards.
By federal law the manufacturer is required to send a notification letter by mail. However, unless you were the first owner of the vehicle, chances are you may not be notified. You can also check if you go to https://www.nhtsa.gov and then enter your VIN.
IT’S FREE!!! Take your vehicle to your nearest certified dealership and inform them your vehicle has a safety recall and you need it fixed ASAP. If you feel unsafe driving, demand for a temporary vehicle until yours is fixed. Dealerships will be compensated by the auto manufacturer.
Many tire retailers fail to provide you with the tire registration form placing profits over safety.
– Additionally, tire manufacturers and retailers completely shift the responsibility onto the consumers.
The Sun Belt consists of the southern tier of the United States. Due to these states having higher temperatures, studies have found that tire failures are more likely to happen in these states:
Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Southern California.