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Sailun Tire Recall: Are You Affected?

Published on February 25th, 2022 by Jennifer Jennings

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.

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  • BLACKHAWK/ST235/80R16
  • BLACKHAWK/ST235/85R16
  • BLACKLION/ST235/80R16
  • BLACKLION/ST235/85R16
  • IRONHEAD/ST235/80R16
  • IRONHEAD/ST235/85R16
  • ROADX/ST235/80R16
  • ROADX/235/85R16
  • SAILUN/ST235/80R16
  • SAILUN/ST235/85R16

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.

DOT codes on Sailun tires
Sailun shows where to check if your tires are affected.

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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4 thoughts on “Sailun Tire Recall: Are You Affected?”

  1. I never received a recall notice. but last month while on a trip i had the tread come off one tire .. 3 weeks later another tread came off so i replaced all my tires because I was out of state on a trip and could not trust the other two tires so i replaced them all with another brand. I have left countless message with tbc with no responce and I even came across a customer service email , i do get responces from them but they always refer me back to tbc… the email is [email protected].

  2. I originally purchased the tires in May, 2021 at a local tire dealer. I received my notice in December and immediately contacted the dealer. The dealer made a copy of my letter and informed me that whenever I get my RV out of storage to let them know and they will get the replacement tires ordered, if not in inventory. I recently recontacted the dealer and have an appointment for the first week of April. No problems dealing with my local dealer.

  3. Hopefully others have better luck than I have with this recall. I initially called the number provided in the recall and never received any response. I have traded emails with TBC Corp who is handling the recall for Sailun, but after almost 2 months have been unsuccessful in obtaining replacement tires.


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