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Sumitomo and Falken tires recalled

The tires could experience a bead separation

FALKEN -- GI338/11R24.5 149/146K tire
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Sumitomo Rubber Industries is recalling 6,993 of the following Falken and Sumitomo tires:

  • FALKEN -- GI338/11R24.5 149/146K
  • FALKEN -- RI130EC/285/75R24.5 147/144L
  • FALKEN --RI130EC/11R24.5 149/146L
  • FALKEN --RI130EC/11R22.5 146/143L
  • FALKEN --RI150EC/11R22.5 146/143L
  • FALKEN --RI151S/315/80R22.5 156/150L
  • SUMITOMO --ST528/11R24.5 16PR
  • SUMITOMO --ST528/11R22.5 16PR
  • SUMITOMO --ST709SE/285/75R24.5 144/141L
  • SUMITOMO --ST709SE/11R24.5 149/146L
  • SUMITOMO --ST710SE/11R22.5 144/142L
  • SUMITOMO --ST710SE/11R24.5 146/143L
  • SUMITOMO --ST710SE/285/75R24.5 144/141L
  • SUMITOMO --ST719SE/11R22.5 146/143L
  • SUMITOMO --ST719SE/285/75R24.5 147/144L
  • SUMITOMO --ST719SE/11R24.5 149/146L
  • SUMITOMO --ST778+SE/11R24.5 149/146L
  • SUMITOMO --ST778+SE/285/75R24.5 144/141L
  • SUMITOMO --ST788SE/11R24.5 149/146L
  • SUMITOMO --ST788SE/285/75R24.5 147/144L
  • SUMITOMO --ST788SE/11R22.5 146/143L
  • SUMITOMO --ST900/11R24.5 16PR
  • SUMITOMO --ST908N/11R22.5 146/144L
  • SUMITOMO -- ST938/11R24.5 149/146L
  • SUMITOMO --ST948SE/11R24.5 149/146L
  • SUMITOMO --ST948SE/285/75R24.5 144/141L

Deformation may occur in the tires near the bead, which could result in bead separation that increases the risk of a crash.

What to do

Sumitomo will notify owners and replace the affected tires free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on May 20, 2022.

Owners may contact Sumitomo customer service at (800)845-8378.

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