In 1889, innovator and entrepreneur John Boyd Dunlop founded Dunlop Tire. Over the years, the company gained a reputation for creating high-quality motorsport tires. The operations in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and North America are controlled by Goodyear. In India, Dunlop India LTD heads up the operation, while the Latin American and Asian operations are controlled by Sumitomo Rubber Industries.
Dunlop tire is a well-respected company best known for creating tires for race cars, passenger vehicles, and motorcycles. Despite its good reputation, the company has been forced to issue a number of tire recalls in the recent past.
Willis Law Firm helps victims of tire-related accidents seek compensation from companies that make and sell defective tires. Anyone injured in an accident caused by Dunlop tires should contact the law firm to determine what type of action to take.
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An Overview Of Dunlop Tire Recalls Issued in The Past
Recently, Goodyear has issued quite a few recalls of Dunlop tires. The problems leading to these recalls vary in terms of their severity. When a tire blowout occurs or the steel belting becomes exposed, maintaining control of the vehicle becomes extremely difficult. When companies issue recalls, consumers should take quick action to replace the tires. Typically, the company that issued the recall will cover the cost of the replacement tires.
Here is an overview of some of the recalls that have been announced for Dunlop tires in the past:
A recall was announced for approximately 1,400 Dunlop Grand Trek PT3A tires. These tires were missing the DOT markings, which provide important information on how to properly use the tires. Without these markings, consumers are more likely to be involved in crashes. Tires that were made between the dates of December 1-7 in 2016 with the profile 275/50R21 are eligible to be replaced for free under this recall.
A significant recall of 16,757 Dunlop SP50 tires was issued. These tires were manufactured between December 2, 2012 and February 1, 2014 at the company’s plant in Lawton, Oklahoma. An NHTSA test conducted on the P205/70R15 95T profile from Goodyear caused a piece to fly off of one of the tires, resulting in an automatic failure. Recalls of these tires were first issued in the middle of September 2016.
A recall was announced for approximately 5,300 Winter Sport M3 and 3D tires. These tires, which were marked “extra load”, did not meet the minimum strength requirements to bear that marking. If tires like these encounter certain hazards on the road, they could fail. The affected tires were made between September 4, 2005, and May 17, 2008. An additional 82,636 tires that had been mislabeled were also found that year. A recall was never issued, however, since the incorrect labeling did not affect safety.
Other recalls have also occurred in the past, some of which involved deadly accidents. In 2018, critical accidents occurred as a result of Harley Davidson motorcycle tires that were made by Dunlop. As of right now, however, a recall for these tires has not been issued.
Were You Injured In An Accident Caused By Dunlop Tires?
Consumers don’t always find out about tire recalls until it is too late. Sometimes, the new tires that are installed to replace the ones that were recalled fail, as well. No matter the circumstances, defective tires that make it through quality control and are sold to the public can result in deadly accidents.
In cases where faulty Dunlop tires caused accidents that resulted in injuries, the Willis Law Firm helps victims seek compensation from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. We will conduct a thorough investigation, inspecting the tire, searching for any recalls, and talking with the tire company’s legal representative to determine the best course of action to take.
Did a defective tire result in a terrible accident? Did you experience tread separation involving Dunlop tires on your vehicle? Reach out to us today to talk about your case for free. Contact us by phone at 713-654-4040 to discuss your potential case.