It is very risky to drive a vehicle that has a defective tire. This can create hazardous conditions for yourself along with other drivers out on the road. One of the country’s leading tire manufacturers is Pirelli. It offers a range of tires for different vehicles. Over the years, the company has also been subject to several recalls for defective tires.
It is very important to call a defective tire lawyer if you or a family member was involved in an accident that a defective tire caused. A knowledgeable and experienced tire defects lawyer can explain to you how the product liability laws work and assist you with obtaining the compensation that you need and deserve. You might be able to file a product liability claim not only again Pirelli, but also in some situations, the tire retailer and distributor might share some of the liability as well.
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Pirelli Tire Recall Examples
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) details all complaints and recalls that it receives on tires, which includes Pirelli tires:
A recall was issued on the 100022 since the tires had been sold in Italy as “seconds” and had never been intended for use in the United States as they potentially had a serious safety defect.
The Desert Dog had a recall issue on select light truck Desert Dog tires due to the potential of them developing partial tread separation and chunking due to variability in the component adhesion throughout the production process.
A recall was used on Load Range based on the potential for belt edge separation, partial tread separation, tread chunking, and/or tread chunk out.
A secondary recall was issued on the LT24575R16, which was associated with the recall on the Desert Dog, for partial tread separation and tread chunking.
In November a recall was issued on some P Zero All Season tires due to them having the wrong carcass component. That can cause cracks to develop in the tire’s lower sidewall.
A recall was issued on some P Zero Corsa tires based on partial belt edge separation or partial tread separation that can happen at constant high speeds (usually over 168 mph) for long periods of time.
A recall was issued on some P Zero Trofeo tire due to a missing data code, which caused them to fail to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements on Light Vehicle New Pneumatic Radial Tires.
Tire Blowouts and Dangerous Defects
Your tires might be defective for various reasons. The following are some of the most common causes:
- Substandard or defective materials
- Faulty design
- Tread separation
If you were stuck by a vehicle with defective tires or were driving a car that had defective tires, including any Pirelli tires, product liability laws may offer you some protections.
Importance of Hiring a Defective Tire Lawyer
If you are planning on pursuing a product liability claim that relates to defective Pirelli tiers, then you need to have a lawyer with a proven track record in handling product liability claims in general, and to tire recalls in particular. The Willis Law Firm has many years of experience with handling defective tire claims and product liability lawsuits. We can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Call our office at (713) 529-9377 today to get your free initial consultation scheduled.