Certain Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Tires are being recalled because partial tread separation is possible under certain severe usage conditions. Partial tread separation could cause vehicle damage and even total tire failure resulting in a motor vehicle crash.
Most of the tires involved in the recall were produced in 2009. Because many of the vehicles have changed hands it is possible the recall will be less effective.
Whenever a vehicle accident is caused by tread separation it is necessary to investigate any recalls. If there are no recalls it may be possible to have a tire expert evaluate the tire for defects.