What You Should Know About The Sailun Tire Recall
Have you bought new tires from Sailun Tires Americas, Inc. since 2020? If so, make sure to check if your tires fall under their recent voluntary recall. Those affected should have received a notification in the mail in December, but it doesn’t hurt to double-check. Nearly 85,000 units are likely to have been affected.
Various brands of Sailun tires have been recalled due to a manufacturing issue. The faulty tires may experience belt separation, which could lead to losing control of your vehicle and potentially crashing. The flaw is due to a design change of the steel belt package, which could contribute to tread separation or delamination.
What tires are affected?
The brands of tires that are being recalled by Sailun include Sailun, RoadX, Blacklion, Blackhawk, and Ironhead. The sizes included are ST235/80R16 and ST235/85R16 with DOT codes 2020 through 4120. Check the complete list of affected products below if you’re in doubt.
If you have purchased one of these tires in the last two years, you can check the DOT code molded into the tires. The affected tires will start with 1YJ and end with the date code range 2020-4120. You can see an example they included with the recall letter below.
What can you do about it?
Sailun Tire Americas will replace any tires with the listed DOT Codes free of cost. Simply head to a tire dealer who works with the listed brands and bring your recall notice with you. Sailun will also cover the costs to mount and balance the tires.
The voluntary recall campaign will only cover costs within 180 days of receiving the recall letter, so make sure to take care of this issue in a timely manner.
In the meantime, if you have to drive on your current tires, you can reduce the risk of issues by adhering to proper air pressure and weight limitations of your vehicle and tire. Both under-inflation and excessive speed can contribute to tire failure.
For more information about the Sailun tire recall
If you never received your recall notice, you can see a copy of it here. You can also get more information on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
You can contact Sailun customer service at 1-844-281-9696 with any specific questions you may have.
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