Tire Blowout Lawsuit
Cooper Tire, Firestone Tire and General Tire Companies have been at the forefront of lawsuits & recalls due to tire blowouts and tire tread separations often resulting in loss of control wrecks and rollover accidents. Many tire blowout lawsuits have been filed by occupants of SUVs, trucks and cars injured or killed due to these sudden tire blowout cause accidents, injuries and deaths. Often the cause of a tire blowout can be traced to dirty and poor manufacturing conditions, negligent inspections and poor quality control problems at the tire plants.
Tire blowouts are associated with hundreds of accidents each year when the unsuspecting driver experiences a sudden blowout or tire tread separation that causes the vehicle to become difficult to steer and control resulting in a wreck or rollover. A vehicle is especially difficult to steer, brake and control if the tire failure occurs on a rear tire. Besides lawsuits against the major manufactures, many of these tire blowout lawsuits have been filed against tire dealers and used tire shops for negligently failing to rotate the best tires on the back, not the front like once believed. Many injury and death lawsuits from the blowout have also been filed against new and used tire shops and car dealers for selling old, worn out, recalled or outdated tires and for selling or repairing tires with too many plugs or patches.
Tire defects resulting in blowouts can happen even on new tires. It can start slowly with the consumer having to add a little are each month and sometimes more often. Upon visual inspection by the car owner and even a tire shop, no nails, punctures or holes may be noticeable, but still a small leak remains. This small leak may be signs of an internal tire failure or degradation that has not progressed beyond small leaks. In later stages of tire blowout / failure the tire’s plies, cords and tread may be affected and the owner may notice a vibration or noise at highway speeds. Sometimes the owner will notice a bulge or bubble appearing. These may be signs of a curb strike or signs of tire defects that will ultimately lead to a blowout or failure if the tire is not replaced.
Tire blowout lawsuits have been filed against the major tire companies for defects that cause the tire blowout or failure accident. For decades, millions of tires have been recalled due to manufacturing defects by Cooper, Firestone, Kumho, General, Dunlop, Continental, Chinese Tire Companies, Kelly Springfield, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Toyo, Bridgestone and others tire companies due to negligent tire manufacturing practices and poor quality control procedures. Some of the reasons tires to be recalled include:
- Tires May Not Have Adequate Rubber Coverage Of The Belt Edge Due To Low Tread Gauge In The Shoulder Slot Area Of The Tire. When This Condition Exists, It May Eventually Cause Cracking At The Base Of The Shoulder Slots Resulting In Exposed Belt Wire Which Could Lead To Accelerated Belt Degradation, Which Could Result In A Separation. If The Separation Is Not Detected, Continued Use May Cause The Ply Cords To Break And The Tubeless Liner To Tear And Lose The Inflating Air. (06T003000)
- Some Of These Tires May Exhibit Lower Sidewall Cracking. When This Condition Exists, Over Time It Could Result In Accelerated Air Loss. Loss Of Air Could Result In Loss Of Steering Control, Possibly Resulting In A Vehicle Crash. (02T003000)
- The Involved Tires May Exhibit Socketing Around Individual Cords In The Belt Plies After Extensive Testing. This Condition Could Lead To Chunkout Or Separation In The Tread Area. Loss Of Inflating Air May Result. (82T005000)
- Affected Tires May Not Meet The Endurance Test Requirements Of The Standard. Continued Use Of The Affected Tires Can Result In Tire Failure Which Could Lead To Vehicle Damage Or Motor Vehicle Crash. (05T022000)
- With Increasing Mileage, The Tires May Develop Shoulder Area Cracking. Continued Use Of A Tire With This Condition May Lead To Exposure Of The Belt . Under These Circumstances, A Belt Edge Separation Is Posible, Which Could Result In Loss Of Tire Pressure. (01T006000)
- The Omission Of The Bead Flipper Makes The Tire Susceptible To Chafing In The Rim Flange Area This Could Lead To Loss Of Inflating Air. The Loss Of Air Could Result In Loss Of Steering Control With Possible Vehicle Crash. (88T010000)
- Tires Are Prone To Sidewall Cracking On Both Sidewalls Of The Tire. In Certain Service Conditions Where Excessive Flexing Of The Tire Sidewall Occurs The Cracking Could Extend To The Body Ply Cords. This Condition Could Lead To The Degradation Of The Body Ply Cords And Loss Of Inflation Pressure. The Loss Of Inflation Pressure Could Cause The Tire To Run Under-Inflated And Result In Early Tire Failure. The Loss Of Air Could Result In Loss Of Steering Control, Possibly Resulting In A Vehicle Crash Without Prior Warning. (04T005000)
- Due To Inconsistencies With The Standard Sidewall Compound Formulation, Sidewall Cracking Can Occur. Where Excessive Flexing Of The Tire Sidewall Occurs, The Cracking Could Extend To The Body Ply Cords. (01T014000)
Tires Blowout Lawsuits – Tread Separation Failure & Rollovers Accidents
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