According to foreign media reports, Goodyear is currently recalling a batch of newly launched UltraGrip Performance 3 winter tire products in the European market. The recalled tire size is 235/50 R18 101V XL, with a production date in the 27th week of 2023. The exact number of tires being recalled is not specified.
The European Union’s non-food product rapid alert system states that this batch of tires has manufacturing defects, which pose a risk of tread separation during high-speed driving.
It’s worth noting that Goodyear has initiated several recall events in the past.
In 2022, Goodyear recalled 173,000 tires produced between 1996 and 2003. The tire model was G159, with a size of 275/70 R22.5.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that this batch of products may face a risk of belt separation due to manufacturing issues, which “could lead to loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.”
It’s reported that this batch of tires has been associated with at least 95 incidents involving injuries or fatalities.
In 2020, there was a recall of a batch of Fortera HL all-season light truck tires with the size P255/65R18. The potential number of affected tires was 3,721. Going back to 2015, Goodyear recalled 48,500 Fortera HL tires due to tread cracking during testing.
In 2018, Dongfeng Peugeot, a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Corporation, announced a recall of certain Goodyear 215/50R17 tires that were originally fitted on some Dongfeng Peugeot 408 cars manufactured between February 20, 2014, and October 30, 2015. This recall affected approximately 102,851 vehicles, which translates to around 411,404 tires. The reason for the recall was that some Goodyear tires had insufficient ply cord strength, potentially leading to ply cord separation and sidewall bulging, posing safety risks.