Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc. (Kumho) has recalled certain Kumho Solus KH25 passenger car tires, size 225/45R17, produced in the weeks of 3411 through 2512 (August 21, 2011 through June 23, 2012). The affected tires could develop cracking in the sidewall, which could result in air loss. Rapid air loss while the vehicle is in use may result in a tire failure that could cause a crash.
Kumho is notifing owners by mail, instructing them how to return the tires and receive reimbursement. The safety recall began May 6. Owners may contact Kumho at 1-909-428-3999. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.