Investigation launched to seek answers about RV tire safety

Motorhome owners in Arizona and elsewhere may be interested in learning that safety regulators have launched an official investigation into the hazards posed by Goodyear G159 RV tires. Reportedly, tire safety questions about this particular Goodyear product have been asked for more than 20 years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Center for Auto Safety initiated the federal investigation, submitting a Freedom of Information Act request to start the probe.

CAS alleges that Goodyear has hidden vital safety information from the public, and the Center asks insight into documented information about the safety of G159 tires. One of the many lawsuits against Goodyear alleges G159 tires have caused more than 100 injuries and deaths. NHTSA asks for a recall of an estimated 40,000 tires, which are still on RVs today, despite the proved danger they pose.

Court documents of one lawsuit refer to a 2003 motorhome crash that followed a blowout of the G159 tire on the right front. The claim states that it caused the 38-foot-long RV to crash down an embankment and land on its side, injuring the 70-year-old driver and three other occupants. Reportedly, after the case was settled, it was disclosed that Goodyear tests determined that the G159 tires get exceptionally hot at typical highway speeds.

Any RV owners in Arizona whose vehicles are running on G159 tires may want to keep a lookout for recall notices that may follow. Tire safety is essential, especially when traveling in large vehicles that might be impossible to control in the events of blowouts. Product liability lawsuits can be filed against the manufacturers, and most people utilize the skills of an experienced attorney to provide the necessary support and guidance throughout the navigation of such claims.

Source:, "Goodyear G159 Tire Recall May Be Forthcoming", David A. Wood, Jan. 6, 2018

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