Defective Goodyear RV Tire Issues Were Concealed From Public Knowledge for Two Decades

Defective Goodyear RV Tire Issues Were Concealed From Public Knowledge for Two DecadesWhen you purchase new or preowned vehicle from a dealer, you have the expectation that all of its parts are sound and free from defects, especially the type of defects that can result in a serious crash and injuries or even death. One of the key components of any vehicle is its tires. A serious problem with one or more tires can jeopardize the safety of the driver and other passengers of the vehicle.

An issue with tire safety has recently made headlines concerning Goodyear tires used on RVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation has revealed that Goodyear tires from 20 years ago may have been responsible for dozens of injuries and deaths.

NHSTA inquiry into the G159 tire

Manufactured from 1996 to 2003, the G159 tire is the subject of the controversy and investigation. The NHTSA has requested the manufacturer – Goodyear – for information concerning the tire’s safety record, field performance, and how it was designed. The investigation covers some 40,000 tires. According to information uncovered by the investigation, the G159 tire failed at a 10 to 27 times higher rate than the Firestone 500 tires investigated by the NHTSA a number of years earlier.

Until the records of the case were unsealed, information regarding the G159 tire and it’s reported failures was largely unknown. The time period in question involving the failure of these tires is in the 1990s. Goodyear has claimed that these tires were manufactured for commercial delivery vehicles. The tires were also fitted on motorhomes – and it was their use on these vehicles that resulted in the reported failures. The specific problem revealed with these tires is tread separation. As well, a major concern is that they were simply not designed to function properly at highway speeds. Goodyear acknowledged a number of complaints about these tires failing and also several claims that involved one fatality and 13 people injured.

Those who have suffered injuries due to an accident involving defective truck parts, such as the G159 tires from Goodyear must be aware of the potential compensation available under the law. It is important to hold manufacturers or other entities accountable for negligence with any type of defective product that results in injury or death to the consumer. A seasoned attorney with specific experience getting results for crash injury victims can help you secure the financial recovery you need to cover your losses.

If defective parts in a truck have contributed to a crash that resulted in injuries to you or those of a loved one, you need a Chicago truck defect attorney advocating vigorously on your behalf. The truck companies and truck manufacturers have experienced lawyers working on their behalf to defend against these lawsuits. At Gainsberg Injury and Accident Lawyers, our attorneys know what it takes to maneuver your case through the litigation process and get you the results you need. To begin the process of your financial recovery and set up a free consultation about your case, call our law office today at 312-600-9585 or use our contact form.