All San Antonio drivers should be aware of a recent recall reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding certain rubber tire valve stems. The valve stems, manufactured by Dill Air Control Products, involve model numbers: Dill APC TR413, TR414, and TR418. These valve stems were sold between November 2006 and July 2007.
Due to a lack of protective additive the rubber may deteriorate from expose to ozone. As a result of this deterioration and cracking, the potential exists for leaks and loss of air pressure. Loss of tire pressure can cause more than a flat tire. Loss of tire pressure can result in a loss of vehicle control while driving, leading to an injury causing automobile accident or fatal automobile wreck.
Dill is offering to replace the valve stems free of charge. Consumers that have purchased these valve stems may contact the tire center where purchased, or at any participating Sears Automotive Center, Tire Kingdom, Big O Tires, Les Schwab Tire Center, NTB and Merchant’s Tire Center)
For additional information, or to seek help determining whether you have one of the recalled stems, contact Dill directly at 1-888-364-2982, or go to www.tirevalverecall.net.
Defective automobiles or defective vehicle equipment can lead to serious injury and death – take action to keep yourself informed of any potential problems.