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Discount Tire Recalls Pathfinder Tires for Tread Separation

August 12, 2015 — Discount Tire is recalling 79,513 tires because the treads can separate, which could cause the tires to rapidly deflate and significantly increase the risk of a crash.

The Pathfinder tires were sold at Discount Tire and America’s Tire stores from August 2013 until May 2015. No injuries or deaths have been linked to the tires.

The company began investigating the problem in February and discovered that the tires do not have enough rubber between the two steel belts inside the tire. If the steel belts crack, the treads could separate.

The tires may appear to have irregular wear. The tires might also cause unusual vibrations when the vehicle is in motion.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

“These replacement light truck tires may have been manufactured with an inner liner gauge that is lower than specified. If a tire experiences tread separation or air pressure loss, it can increase the risk of a vehicle crash.”

Tread separation problems have resulted in a number of tire recalls in recent years. Last month, about 90,000 of the Radial A/T tires sold by Hercules Tire & Rubber were recalled for the problem.

The Radial A/T tire recall was issued after an attorney told the government that the tires had a similar defective design as tires recalled by ITG Voma in October 2014, according to Reuters. The attorney represented a woman whose arm was amputated after a rollover crash that was caused by a tread separation on an ITG Voma tire.

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