— A Goodyear Fortera HL recall for more than 3,700 P255/65R18 tires has been ordered because of a dangerous condition that can cause the belts to separate.
According to the Goodyear Fortera HL recall, the tires may suffer from problems caused by a tire building machine malfunction that occurred between November 9 and November 16, 2019.
The belts may separate because a tire building machine drum restricted the drum from being located at the specified measurements which affected the width of the belts. This can cause a loss of vehicle control if the belts separate while driving.
In November 2019, Goodyear instituted a tire hold for all Fortera HL P255/65R18 tires in the factory and all facilities.
Goodyear at first believed all the Fortera HL tires were in its control, but the company later determined hundreds of tires had already left Goodyear and the company can't trace a tire once it has been shipped out of Goodyear's control.
Goodyear says although the condition is dangerous, no crashes or injuries have been reported.
A driver may notice noise or vibrations before the tread belts separate on the Fortera HL tires.
More than 3,700 tires are recalled in the U.S. and 45 are affected in Canada.
Owners with questions about the Goodyear Fortera HL recall may contact the company at 800-592-3267.