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Old 06-07-2022, 10:00 AM   #1
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Goodyear to recall MH tires 19 years later!

Goodyear has agreed to recall a line of motorhome tires that were last produced 19 years ago! It's difficult to imagine anyone is still using them, but you never know:

https://www.reuters.com/business/aut...rs-2022-06-07/
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Unbelievable ; I guess the politicians have nothing better to do .

$500 credit for uninstalled tires that's probably double what they sold for in 2003 .

I have a receipt that came with the coach , where a PO , paid $943 installed for four Michelins on the rear in 2002 . The same size as listed in the story.
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Old 06-07-2022, 10:30 AM   #3
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Goodyear has agreed to recall a line of motorhome tires that were last produced 19 years ago! It's difficult to imagine anyone is still using them, but you never know:



https://www.reuters.com/business/aut...rs-2022-06-07/


Who in there right mind is running tires last produce in 2003.
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Old 06-07-2022, 11:40 AM   #4
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Makes me think of the Coupon the Nissan dealer sent me on my wife's Rogue this week. With the purchase of a set of tires, I can get a free tire rotation, with the coupon expiring June 22, 2022.

Who buys a set of tires and then rotates them 2-3 weeks later?
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No brained!

That was probably a no brainer for Goodyear. It certainly won’t amount to much exposure on payouts and look at the publicity generated.
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Makes me think of the Coupon the Nissan dealer sent me on my wife's Rogue this week. With the purchase of a set of tires, I can get a free tire rotation, with the coupon expiring June 22, 2022.

Who buys a set of tires and then rotates them 2-3 weeks later?
Maybe you need to buy the tires by 6/22/22, and then you get free rotations after that. It’s the coupon (offer) that expires.

Just a thought.
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Old 09-23-2022, 12:54 PM   #8
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Who in there right mind is running tires last produce in 2003.
Me

Maybe I am not in my right mind, though.

I bought my motorhome about 7 years ago. I remember asking the salesman about the tires, and he just kinda brushed it off, said something like, “Oh yeah, it has Goodyears, top-of-the-line tire.” The tires were (and are) visually very good.

After my first long road trip, I was concerned about some 45-55mph vibration and noticed the fronts were cupped pretty badly. It appeared I was experiencing something that was very common for F53s. Mine is a 1999, so the first thing I assumed was that the dampers were shot. During my reading on the issue, I encountered several sites that appeared to still be selling the G159, so I still had no idea the tire had been discontinued for over a decade. I did learn that there was a date code, but it wasn’t visible on my tires, and I just let it go. I knew I needed tires anyhow. My searches did turn up the G159s terrible reputation, so at the very least I resolved to get some piece of mind by replacing the fronts. I bought into Goodyear’s marketing and sourced some G670s, which have performed very well.

I did drive several thousand more miles on the 159s, warily keeping the speeds way down and being somewhat on edge and aware. The tires never communicated any issue, other than the aforementioned vibration. After the new fronts, I drove a bit more comfortably and confidently, and figured the others would be fine for a while.

Fast forward to this summer, and the RV has only been used a handful of times for nearby camping trips (no freeway speeds) in the last few years, I wasn’t too concerned. I’m someone that will push tires to the bitter end. Maybe I’ve been lucky, but I’ve never had a problem with old tires other than a flat donut spare when I actually needed it. Goodyear itself doesn’t give tires an expiration, which is surprising, considering the liability. I may have kept using the tires for another trip it weren’t for the recall.

My tires are 245/70R19.5s, so they aren’t subject to recall, unfortunately. I can’t in good conscience continue using the tires or even sell the RV at this point. Im glad Goodyear finally has to account for its negligence, even if it will only be bad publicity for the most part, since most people were sensible enough to have retired 20-year-old tires. I’m disappointed I don’t get free tires out of the deal, though.

More so, I’m sad about the loss of life and injuries sustained. I’m also somewhat disheartened by the actions of an iconic American company. It’s naive of me to believe corporations would exhibit some sort of morality, they exist to maximize profit, not set a good example.

I did finally remove my rear wheels to get a look at the date codes. Thee digits. These rear tires are those that came with the coach. The date codes had been rotated to the inner sidewalls, and there was some gouges on one wheel face, as if it had been in the spare well (which had only the wheel when I bought the RV) or up front. Certainly I could have looked at the dates on the tires years ago, but I can’t help thinking it was wrong to even sell a unit with these tires, even back in 2015.
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I did finally remove my rear wheels to get a look at the date codes. Thee digits. These rear tires are those that came with the coach. The date codes had been rotated to the inner sidewalls, and there was some gouges on one wheel face, as if it had been in the spare well (which had only the wheel when I bought the RV) or up front. Certainly I could have looked at the dates on the tires years ago, but I can’t help thinking it was wrong to even sell a unit with these tires, even back in 2015.
PapaPump ; Welcome to iRV2 .

Why tire manufacturers are allowed to put the date code on only one side of the tire is beyond me . It's important information for the consumer to know and easy access should be of the upmost importance.
Before rotation to the dual rear wheel's inside the date code would have been a front wheel outside. Hence the curb scuffing .

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PapaPump ; Welcome to iRV2 .

Why tire manufacturers are allowed to put the date code on only one side of the tire is beyond me . It's important information for the consumer to know and easy access should be of the upmost importance.
Before rotation to the dual rear wheel's inside the date code would have been a front wheel outside. Hence the curb scuffing .

Safe travels .
Right? I know I could have been more diligent at the time of purchase, but it doesn’t help that the info was pinned between the rear duals. I can’t help but feel like that was intentional. Ultimately though, I can’t blame anyone but myself, for not checking more thoroughly.

Les Schwab had a tire off and checked it for leaks early in my ownership, and didn’t say anything about the age. They didn’t find a leak and I haven’t had low pressure since, but it’s still interesting that they didn’t notice the date. I can’t complain too much, they didn’t charge me anything. Later, when I bought the new fronts, we tried to figure out the age of the ones that came off, but the tech couldn’t tell me for sure (Les Schwab, again). I should have taken a pic…hindsight, 20/20, and such.

Oh yeah, and the scuffing includes the wheel center. I think the PO took it off-roading on accident.
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