Tire Defect Resource Links
Tires are undoubtedly one of the most critical safety components on a vehicle. They are the point of contact where the vehicle meets the road. The quality of your tires can affect traction, handling, stability, steering, and braking.
Consequently, a tire failure can result in a cripplingly severe auto accident. Tires today are well manufactured and many of them can last an average of 60-80,000 miles or more. However, even the tires from the best manufacturers sometimes as a result of defects in the design or manufacture.
The Felix Gonzalez Law Firm has compiled a list of defective tire resources for drivers to gather additional information on tire failure.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers a highly informative resource containing tire recalls, tire ratings, child passenger safety information, crash statistics, crash test information, and much more. NHTSA is the road safety arm of the federal Department of Transportation.
A division of the NHTSA, this federal agency provides comprehensive information that includes defect investigations, recalls, service bulletins, consumer complaints, and other personal safety information concerning motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.
An online resource from the federal Department of Transportation with frequently asked questions related to tire safety and recalls and other transportation safety topics.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a private, nonprofit organization that conducts studies and crash tests on vehicles in an effort to reduce the alarming rate of vehicle accidents that occur every year.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association tire manufacturers that produce tires within the U.S. The RMA offers a slew of tire safety resources including a tire recall lookup tool.
The Tire Industry Association brings together manufacturers, repairers, suppliers, and sellers of tires. The association provides a wealth of consumer safety information and resources.
The Center for Auto Safety was formed to track safety issues in the automotive industry. You can view ongoing campaigns and submit complaints for automotive products to be investigated.
The U.S. Tire and Rim Association is the private organization in charge of establishing technical and industry standards for tires, rims, valves, and wheels.