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Hankook Tire Recall Issued Over Missing Identification Codes

Hankook Tire Recall Issued Over Missing Identification CodesHankook Tire Recall Issued Over Missing Identification Codes
Hankook tire recall over missing identification codes.

Published on: June 10th, 2024 

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a critical recall affecting certain Hankook Tire America Corp. products. The recall specifically targets the Kinergy GT tires, size 235/60R18H H436, which have been found to lack the essential tire identification number (TIN) that includes the 4-digit week and year code mark.

According to federal regulations, all tires must have a TIN to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 574, “Tire Identification & Recordkeeping.” The absence of this code not only contravenes these standards but also poses significant risks to drivers. Without the TIN, owners may find it challenging to determine if their tires are included in this or future recalls, potentially leading them to continue using defective tires. This oversight markedly increases the risk of a crash, as the ability to track and replace recalled tires becomes compromised.

Hankook has responded by offering a free replacement for all affected tires. However, as of now, the manufacturer has not specified a timeline for when consumers will be notified about the replacement process. Tire owners are advised to monitor their vehicles and check their tires to see if they match the recalled model. Hankook customer service is available for contact at 1-800-426-5665 for any queries or to arrange a tire inspection and replacement.

This recall emphasizes the importance of tire safety and compliance with national safety standards, urging all tire owners to ensure their tire information is intact and clearly visible. Owners can visit the NHTSA website and enter the NHTSA Recall ID Number 24T007 to view the specific recall information and stay informed about updates and notifications from Hankook.

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