Possible defect causes recall of more than 66,000 Toyo tires

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More than 66,000 tires have been recalled by Toyo Tire U.S. Corp after a possible defect was found in the tires which could cause them to fail.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company will replace all of the defective tires with no charge beginning on Feb. 2. The recalled tires are the Toyo Extensa S/A tire size p225/60r16 97t that were produced from Sept. 2009 to Nov. 6, 2010.

The issue was found in the bead area of the tire. A small kink may crack if the tire is under-inflated or overloaded. The crack could cause the tire to fail and this could cause a driver to lose control and crash.

The recalled tired were distributed to retailers throughout the country. Owners of the tires should be contacted by these retailers in order to alert them.

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