Yokohama Tire Company makes several different types of tires for a variety of vehicle types. As a leading tire manufacturer, they’ve also had to issue a few recalls over the past several years. By addressing the potentially defective tires is vital to avoid a potentially hazardous situation for motorists, it can also cause some serious accidents and injuries.
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Recalls And Complaints About Yokohama Tires
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA website, there are several tire recalls pertaining to Yokohama. There are also a large number of complaints that have been made on other models that as of yet, haven’t been recalled.
Recalled in 2012 for cracking and for air loss.
Recalled in 2005 due to the rubber compound utilized in the shoulder pad component not being specified and the potential for it to degrade.
Recalled in 2013 due to absent DOT data information that states the load and inflation information. Without this information, owners could inadvertently overload the tires and thus experience tire failure.
RY587, RY617, And TY517 (as the RY023, RY587, TY517, and TY517)
These tires were also recalled in 2005 for missing details on the rubber compound specs that could also result in a crashed vehicle.
There are a variety of complaints that involve All Season Radials that customers found to be defective with valve stem issues, unexpected and unexplained blowouts, and other unspecified failures.
Types Of Compensation For Defective Yokohama Tires
Even if your Yokohama tires weren’t in a published recall, if the tires were defective or caused an accident, you can still pursue damage reimbursement. Product liability cases are quite similar to standard personal injuries, however, there are other parties that are involved.
When considering compensation, much of the eligibility for recovery can include:
- Medical expenses
- Keep all copies of medical treatment and billing costs. If the tire manufacturer is liable, you may be entitled to reimbursement.
- Property damages
- You may also be able to seek compensation for property damages or even for personal property loss due to defective tires.
- Pain and suffering
- There are times where you can also receive compensation for pain and suffering. These are often referred to as non-economic damages.
- Loss of earnings
- Should you lose time from work or have your pay reduced due to missed days, you may also be able to seek a form of compensation.
Retaining An Attorney For Defective Tires
It’s vital to speak with the right attorney for defective tires. If you, or someone you love, were involved in some kind of an accident, and you suspect it’s related to defective tires, you may be eligible for reimbursement. Tire manufacturers are responsible to provide consumers with safe products that are reliable and that don’t pose a potential hazard for those that are driving on them. Should a Yokohama tire or other tire fail to provide adequately, the manufacturer should be held responsible.
It’s vital to know your rights as they related to tire defects. At the Willis Law Firm, they have over six decades of experience in dealing with injury victims and getting them the compensation that they deserve. Give their office a call at (713) 529-9377 and set up an appointment for your free initial consultation.