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NHTSA RECALL: Kumho Tires - Solus KH25


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Report Receipt Date: APR 30, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13T004000

Component(s): TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,922

Tire Brand Name - Kumho Tire

Kumho Tire Tire Line - KUMHOSOLUS KH25

Tire Size Production Dates
225/45R17 08/21/2011 - 06/23/2012

Manufacturer: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc.

SUMMARY:
Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) is recalling certain Kumho Solus KH25 passenger car tires, size 225/45R17, produced in the weeks of 3411 through 2512 (August 21, 2011 through June 23, 2012). The affected tires could develop cracking in the sidewall, which could result in air loss.

CONSEQUENCE:
Rapid air loss while the vehicle is in use may result in a tire failure that could cause a crash.

REMEDY:
Kumho will notify owners by mail, instructing them how to return the tires and receive reimbursement. The safety recall is expected to begin on May 6, 2013. Owners may contact Kumho at 1-909-428-3999.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. Request Research help