Pirelli Tire Recalls
Driving a vehicle with a defective tire is very risky. It can create a hazardous condition for you, as well as other motorists on the road. Pirelli is one of the nation’s leading tire manufacturers and offers a number of different tires for various vehicles. However, they also have been the subject of a number of recalls over the years for defective tires.
If you or a loved one has been in involved in an accident that was caused by a defective tire, it is important to contact a defective tire attorney. A knowledgeable Pirelli tire recall expert can explain how product liability laws work and can help with pursuing the compensation you deserve. You may be able to pursue a product liability claim against Pirelli, and depending on the circumstances, the tire distributor and retailer may also share some liability.
Examples of Pirelli Tire Recalls
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists all recalls and complaints received about tires, including Pirelli tires:
- 100022: Recall issued in 1974 as these tires were sold as “seconds” in Italy, and they were never intended to be used in the US as they can have a serious safety defect.
- Desert Dog: Recall issued in 2001 for select Desert Dog light truck tires because they could develop chunking and partial tread separation due to a variability in component adhesion during production.
- Load Range E: Recall issued in 2008 for specific Load Range E due to potential for tread chunkout, tread chunking, partial tread separation, and/or belt edge separation.
- LT24575R16: A secondary recall in 2001, related to the Desert Dog recall, for tread chunking and partial tread separation.
- P Zero All Season: Recall issued November 2016 for certain P Zero All Season tires because they have an incorrect carcass component which can cause affected tires to develop cracks in the lower sidewall.
- P Zero Corsa: Recall issued in 2009 for certain P Zero Corsa tires due to partial tread separation/belt edge separation that can occur at constant high speeds (typically over 168 mph) for an extended period of time.
- P Zero Trofeo: Issued 2016 for certain P Zero Trofeo tires because they are missing a data code, so they fail to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements for “New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.”
Dangerous Defects and Tire Blowouts
There are a variety of reasons your tire may be defective. Some of the more common causes include:
- Tread separation
- Faulty design
- Defective or substandard materials
If you were driving in the vehicle with the defective tire, or you were struck by a car with defective tires, including any Pirelli tire, you could have some protections under product liability laws.
Importance of Retaining a Defective Tire Attorney
If you plan to pursue a product liability claim related to a defective Pirelli tire, you need an attorney who has a proven track record with product liability claims, especially ones pertaining to tire defects.
At Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A., we have years of experience handling product liability lawsuits and defective tire claims. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today at 305-445-1111 to schedule a free initial consultation.