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6 Types Of Defective Tires To Be Aware Of For Your Car

The quality of a motor vehicle’s tires is one of the most important aspects in regard to safety on the road. When the tires are old, worn, or defective, the dangers of roadway incidents drastically escalate. In respect to defective tires, a vehicle operator may not realize that there is a problem with the tires until the actual defect shows itself through incident or accident.

Manufacturer Liability

When a vehicle owner purchases tires the assumption that is usually made is that the product itself will be safe and reliable. This is not always the case. Especially in the area of defective tires, a seemingly minor tire problem could result in serious injury. Tire manufacturers have a duty and obligation to their customers to produce quality and reliable tires. When this promise and trust are broken, the manufacturer is liable for any cost and damages that may have occurred as a result.

Common Defects

Some of the common defects routinely found in tires are age-related rubber wear, low tread, and tread separation. The overall age and wear on the tire can account for the majority of problematic tire defects. The best way to avoid potentially disastrous issues with defective tires is to read any and all manufacturer guidelines for use. Replacing tires when they are worn out is also an excellent way to keep safe on the road.

Product Warnings

The lack of sufficient product warnings from the manufacturer also pose safety issues in regards to defective tires. In the event that the manufacturer does not specify safety warnings and precautions for its customers regarding the tires, the consumer may not be aware of the proper care and use of the product. This could ultimately lead to further problems with safety.

Direct Manufacturer Defect

Defective tires can be separated into several different types of problems. First, there is the direct manufacturer defect. This problem is due to the mistakes made during the manufacturing of the tires. When a manufacturer is responsible for a tire defect, the problem may expand to many other vehicle owners due to the large volume of tires manufacturers produce at one specific production line.

Design Flaws

Another type of tire defect can be traced back to design flaws. In this case, the defect was incorporated into the design of the tire due to poor oversight of the tire specifications. When a design flaw is the defect culprit, the tire is unable to properly function effectively on the road and therefore may create dangerous driving circumstances.

 

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4 Tips On Motorcycle Safety

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Newsome Melton Auto Recall Round Up

Newsome Melton Auto Recall Round Up

Defective Seatbelts; Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonatas             Seatbelts found in nearly one-million Hyundai vehicles can allegedly unfasten in a crash leading to a massive recall. The announcement affects the Hyundai Sonata sold under model years 2011 to 2014 and the Sonata hybrid from model years 2011 to 2015. Hyundai told authorities that during assembly the […]

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Defective Transmission Installation Leads Isuzu to Recall 21,000 Diesel Trucks

Defective Transmission Installation Leads Isuzu to Recall 21,000 Diesel Trucks

Last month Isuzu, one of the largest diesel engine manufacturers in the world, announced the recall of approximately 21,000 vehicles because of improper assembly. In addition to their own trucks, the Japanese based company provides their diesel engines to other major automakers like GM, Ford, and Renault-Nissan. Isuzu Technical Center of America Inc. communicated to […]

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Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altimas; Doors Can Fly Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altimas; Doors Can Fly Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altima Models; Rear Doors May Open Unexpectedly When backseat passengers open their windows in certain Nissan Altimas, the doors may unexpectedly open as well.  Nissan reportedly received word of such an incident back in August 2016, but claims to have initially thought the problem was a one-off event. Nissan Motor Co. further claims […]

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Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler Seven consumers from four states (NY, NJ, OH, MI) have collectively filed a putative class action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) over an alleged defect in some of their vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The suit, filed in the United States […]

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Trek Recalls Bicycles & Wheel Sets After Consumer’s Back is Broken

Trek Recalls Bicycles & Wheel Sets After Consumer’s Back is Broken

  Trek Bicycles & Wheel Sets Recalled After a Rider’s Back is Broken Less than three months after recalling thousands of “Fat Bikes” because the front wheel could come flying off, similar concerns have led the Trek Bicycle Corporation to announce a new recall of more than 900 high performance bicycles and 300 wheel sets. […]

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EPA Investigates Fiat Chrysler’s Diesel Emissions; Claims of Clean Air Act Violations

EPA Investigates Fiat Chrysler’s Diesel Emissions; Claims of Clean Air Act Violations

EPA Investigates Fiat Chrysler; Claims of Clean Air Act Violations In the last days of the Obama administration the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) are working overtime to conclude their investigations into the world’s largest automakers and their suppliers. Just one day after the federal government charged six Volkswagen executives […]

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VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted

VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted

VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted The second week of January was not kind to Volkswagen (VW). The German automaker has agreed to plead guilty to charges brought by U.S. Authorities, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, deceiving U.S. consumers, and violating the Clean Air Act. The guilty plea came with […]

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Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk, Could Leak Gas

Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk, Could Leak Gas

Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk With two days left in 2016 Polaris Industries, a publicly traded U.S. manufacturer announced the recall of 9,900 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) over concerns that they can potentially leak fuel and go up in flames. Persistent fire safety concerns have forced Polaris, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer […]

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