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Published: Sunday, 2/26/2012

Goodyear recalls 6 types of Wrangler tires


AKRON -- Goodyear is recalling six versions of its Wrangler Silent Armor tires over concerns that the tread could separate from the tire and cause accidents.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Saturday that the separation could happen under what it called "severe usage conditions."

Goodyear said the separated tread could strike the car and damage it or cause a tire failure.

Goodyear said the recall affects about 40,000 tires made in 2009, including 27,000 in service.

It says it will replace the recalled tires with new ones.

The Wrangler Silent Armor tires are designed for trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles. Goodyear says it will notify owners and replace the tires at no charge.

The recall will start by March 22.

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