The following statement was released on April 19, 2018:
Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) is recalling certain Solus KH16 tires, size P225/65R17 manufactured between 03/26/2017 – 04/01/2017. The tire belts may separate under severe conditions, which can increase the risk of a crash.
Kumho will notify owners, and dealers will replace all affected tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
SimpleTire urges anyone who has purchased these tires in the last few years to please check the production dates on the sidewall of the tires. The DOT Code is easily identified with a small oval circling four numbers. If the tires you purchased fall within the recall dates, owners may contact Kumho customer service at 1-800-445-8646. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.