GITI Tire (USA) is recalling 250,620 imported Primewell Valera Touring II tires, sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL, 225/50R17 94V, 225/50R18 95T; 205/65R16 95H, GT Radial Champiro Touring A/S tires, sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL, 225/50R17 94V, 205/65R16 95H; and 225/50R18 95T, and Dextero Touring DTR1 tires, sizes 205/50R17 93V XL, 215/50R17 95V XL, 225/50R17 94V, manufactured by PT. Gajah Tunggal TBK in Indonesia.
The replacement passenger car tires may develop cracks in the lower sidewall, potentially resulting in a loss of air.
A loss of air pressure may result in sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
GITI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2016.
Owners may contact GITI customer service at 1-877-342-0882.