Yokohama Tire Corporation (Yokohama) is recalling certain 7.50R16 RY215 tires manufactured January 1, 2006, through August 1, 2011. These tires are missing the “DOT” prefix, the required load/inflation information and do not list the material and number of structural plies. Thus, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, No. 119, “New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles.” Without load/inflation markings, owners may overload the tire which could result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Yokohama will notify owners and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by late November 2013. Owners may contact Yokohama at 1-800-423-4544. 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.
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