Safety recalls occur regularly in the automotive industry, whether related to parts like tires or the entire car being recalled. In this article, we are specifically focusing on tire recalls.
Tires get recalled when there is a high failure rate, but often when it’s too late, and there have been fatalities. Many tire companies then go on to blame the user or the car manufacturer for adding incorrect PSIs.
It’s important to register your tires with the manufacturer, this way, you’ll receive notifications on recalls. Visit the U.S. Tire Associations page to register them.
We aim to continually monitor tire recalls across all the major brands and keep this post updated, so keep it bookmarked!
- Types of tire defects
- What happens if my vehicle tire has a recall?
- How long does a tire recall last?
- What is a ‘voluntary tire recall’?
- How to find your DOT number
- Toyo Tire Recalls
- Dunlop motorcycle tire recalls
- Bridgestone tire recalls
- Yokohama tire recalls
- Pirelli tire recalls
- Cooper tire recalls
- Michelin tire recalls
- Firestone tire recalls
- Goodyear tire recalls
- Continental tire recalls
- Sumitomo tire recalls
- Falken tires recalled
- Kenda tire recalls
Types of tire defects
Most tire failures occur due to bad driving and improper tire care. But these are instances where tire failure occurs due to manufacturing defects. Most manufacturing failures happen due to thread separation or sidewall failures; generally leading back to poor design.
What happens if my vehicle tire has a recall?
If you discover your tire has been recalled, immediately call your car dealership. If you have an old second-hand car and suspect the tires have been recalled, take your vehicle to a reputable tire fitter, and they will advise you.
How long does a tire recall last?
Tire recalls can remain on a manufacturer’s website for months, but you only get 60 days to have them replaced for free. After the 60-day window, you will have to front the cost of the tire replacement yourself. This is why it’s important to register your tires with the manufacturer and ensure your contact details and up to date.
What is a ‘voluntary tire recall’?
The term ‘voluntary’ is often used misleadingly by tire manufacturers to downplay the severity of any problems. If you get a notification of a voluntary tire recall, do not ignore it. The tire is likely to be defective and would need to be replaced immediately.
How to find your DOT number
The DOT number is the Department of Transportation identification number and is located on the tire’s sidewall.
Toyo Tire Recalls
Toyo Tires only have one open recall from 2019, the Toyo® Proxes® A27. These tires were made in Japan and have the identification number range of N3ELV573718 and N3ELV573818.
Dunlop motorcycle tire recalls
The last tire recall on Dunlop tires was dated 2019.
Dunlop SportMaxx GT summer passenger car tires in size 255/40ZR19 100Y
Bridgestone tire recalls
Bridgestone owns a lot of tire brands, jump to Firestone to see their recalls. Last year Bridgestone recalled tires manufactured at Aiken, South Carolina, between July 11, 2021 and July 17, 2021.
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia tires in size P245/60R18 with DOT TIN Code 7X VD 423 2821;
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza tires in size 275/55R20 with DOT TIN Code 7X Y1 DH7 2821;
Bridgestone Turanza EL440 tires in size 235/60R18 with DOT TIN Code 7X 45 JB2 2821; and
Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tires in size 235/55R20 with DOT TIN Code 7X 8A EC1 2821.
Yokohama tire recalls
Yokohama’s last tire recall was in 2020 for tires made at the Mississippi factory.
Yokohama tires models recalled:
RY617 11R24.5 H
TY517 MC² 295/75R22.5
TY517 MC² 285/75R24.5
TY517 MC² 11R22.5
Pirelli tire recalls
Pirelli only seems to have one tire recall live at the moment, most of these tires were fitted on factory Maserati cars.
P Zero All Season: 275/40ZR19 TL 101W (MGT)
Part No.: 2535200
DOT code: XBY2 U352
Date code range: 0216 to 4316
The previous recall was in 2020 for tires The tire sizes affected are 275/35R22 104Y and 315/30R22 107Y fitted on BMW X5 and X6 models.
Cooper tire recalls
Cooper tires had a big in 2021 across a range of the company’s brands. These tires were manufactured between February 2018 to December 2019.
Big O AT/T Big Foot (275/65R18), Big O Bigfoot A/S (275/65R18)
• Cooper Adventurer H/T (Pep Boys 275/65R18), Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S (275/65R18), Discoverer A/T3 (275/65R18), Evolution H/T (275/65R18), Discoverer AT3 4S (275/55R20)
• Hercules Terra Trac A/T II (275/65R18)
• Les Schwab Back Country QS3 Touring HT (275/65R18), Back Country SQ4 All Terrain (275/65R18)
• Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour (275/65R18), Courser AXT (275/65R18, 275/55R20), Courser AXT2 (275/65R18, 275/55R20)
• Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 All-Terrain (275/65R18, 275/55R20)
• TBC Multi-Mile Wild Country XTX Sport 4S (275/65R18, 275/55R20), Cooper Discoverer RTX (275/65R18).
Further model details can be found here.
Michelin tire recalls
Michelin tires are one of the quality tire brands in the world, but every tire company will have recalls at some point. Michelin’s biggest recall was in 2013, when 1.3 million tires were recalled from commercial vehicles.
Currently, the following Michelin tires are being recalled:
Michelin 140 Pilot Sport 4 ZP Tires Sold in U.S. and Canada
Michelin 32 CrossClimate + Tires Sold in U.S.
Voluntary recalls are still in place from 2018 for f 377 MICHELIN® CrossClimateTM SUV tires sold in Canada
Firestone tire recalls
Firestone tires are now owned by my Bridgestone. Firestone has had a troubled history regarding tire recalls, particularly with the ATX tire installed on the Ford Explorer in the 90s; tire failures were linked to 271 road deaths and countless accidents.
Bridgestone currently has a recall on the following Firestone tires manufactured between May 2, 2021 and May 8, 2021:
- Firestone Transforce HT in size LT275/70R18 with DOT Tire Identification Number VN 15 TH7 182
- Firestone Transforce AT in size LT275/70R18 with DOT Tire Identification Number VN 15 TR9 1821
Goodyear tire recalls
Goodyear has a tire recall on truck and RV tires from 1996 and 2003. The biggest recall tire is the G159 tire, size 275/70R22.5.
If you are unsure if your truck or RV is on recall, put the tire number into Goodyear’s recall database.
Most Goodyear tires are excellent; check out our Goodyear v Firestone faceoff guide.
Continental tire recalls
Continental recently recalled 94K tires under various brands, all fitted to new factory cars. Some of the models are listed below.
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/100/90-18 M/C 65H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/130/90-17 M/C 68H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/130/90-16 M/C 67H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/150/70-18 M/C 70V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/130/90-16 M/C 67V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/100/90-18 M/C 56V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/120/80-16 M/C 60V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/110/80-17 M/C 57V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/110/90-18 M/C 61H REAR
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/120/90-18 M/C 65V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/130/90-17 M/C 68V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/100/90-19 M/C 57H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/140/80-17 M/C 69V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/130/70-17 M/C 62H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/110/90-18 M/C 61H FRONT
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/130/80-17 M/C 65H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/3.25-19 M/C 54H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/110/80-18 M/C 58V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/90/90-18 M/C 51H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/130/80-18 M/C 66V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/100/90-18 M/C 56H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/100/90-19 M/C 57V
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/90/90-21 M/C 54H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/3.00-21 M/C 51H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/4.00-18 M/C 64H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/130/70-18 M/C 63H
CONTINENTAL CONTIGO!/110/70-17 M/C 54H
CONTINENTAL K62/3.50-10 M/C 59J
CONTINENTAL K62/3.50-10 M/C 59J WW
CONTINENTAL K62/3.00-10 M/C 50J
CONTINENTAL LB/4.00-8 M/C 55J
CONTINENTAL LB/3.50-8 M/C 46J WW
CONTINENTAL LB/3.50-8 M/C 46J
CONTINENTAL LB/4.00-8 M/C 55J WW
CONTINENTAL TKC80/90/90-21 M/C 54S
CONTINENTAL TKC80/5.10-17 M/C 67S
CONTINENTAL TKC80/2.50-21 M/C 48S
CONTINENTAL TKC80/3.25-18 M/C 59S
CONTINENTAL TKC80/120/90-17 M/C 64S
CONTINENTAL TKC80/120/90-18 M/C 65R
CONTINENTAL TKC80/3.50-18 M/C 62S
CONTINENTAL TKC80/2.75-21 M/C 52S
CONTINENTAL TKC80/4.00-18 M/C 64R
CONTINENTAL TKC80/90/90-21 M/C 54T
CONTINENTAL TKC80/3.00-21 M/C 51S
CONTINENTAL TKC80/120/70-19 M/C 60Q
Sumitomo tire recalls
Sumitomo recently had a large recall on a tires from both of their brands below.
SUMITOMO –ST528/11R24.5 16PR
SUMITOMO –ST528/11R22.5 16PR
SUMITOMO –ST709SE/285/75R24.5 144/141L
SUMITOMO –ST709SE/11R24.5 149/146L
SUMITOMO –ST710SE/11R22.5 144/142L
SUMITOMO –ST710SE/11R24.5 146/143L
SUMITOMO –ST710SE/285/75R24.5 144/141L
SUMITOMO –ST719SE/11R22.5 146/143L
SUMITOMO –ST719SE/285/75R24.5 147/144L
SUMITOMO –ST719SE/11R24.5 149/146L
SUMITOMO –ST778+SE/11R24.5 149/146L
SUMITOMO –ST778+SE/285/75R24.5 144/141L
SUMITOMO –ST788SE/11R24.5 149/146L
SUMITOMO –ST788SE/285/75R24.5 147/144L
SUMITOMO –ST788SE/11R22.5 146/143L
SUMITOMO –ST900/11R24.5 16PR
SUMITOMO –ST908N/11R22.5 146/144L
SUMITOMO — ST938/11R24.5 149/146L
SUMITOMO –ST948SE/11R24.5 149/146L
SUMITOMO –ST948SE/285/75R24.5 144/141L
Falken tires recalled
Sumitomo recently recalled some Falken tires due to a manufacturing problem with the base compound
FALKEN — GI338/11R24.5 149/146K
FALKEN — RI130EC/285/75R24.5 147/144L
FALKEN –RI130EC/11R24.5 149/146L
FALKEN –RI130EC/11R22.5 146/143L
FALKEN –RI150EC/11R22.5 146/143L
FALKEN –RI151S/315/80R22.5 156/150L
Kenda tire recalls
Kenda Tires’ last recall was on ties manufactured from February 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017 for size 235/75R15.
Kenda Kenetica KR17 DOT sequence starting with K3D5ANA
Tire Recall References