A defective tire can increase your risk of being involved in an accident, and manufacturers often recall tires with known defects to correct them. For example, in 2008, Pirelli recalled Load Range E tires for tread cracking and possible tread separation that could lead to an accident. A year later in 2009, the company recalled P Zero Corsa tires for possible tread and belt edge separation.
With the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalling an ever-increasing number of automobile-related components, how do you keep track of any safety recalls, defect investigations or other problems involving your tire? Learn more below.
Meanwhile, if you have been in an accident that you believe was caused by a defective Pirelli tire, speak with a product liability attorney at our firm.
Pirelli Tire Defect Resources
The best place to start is the NHTSA SaferCar.gov website if you:
- have experienced any complaints or problems with your Pirelli tires;
- are looking for more information about such defects; or
- want to know whether others have also experienced similar problems.
The website is designed specifically to provide information to consumers about auto defects, and includes data on automobile components, including tires. SaferCar.gov is designed to be very easy to use. All you have to do is select “Pirelli” in the drop-down menu. The database will generate a listing of all the Pirelli tires linked to complaints, recalls or investigations.
Not all of the tires listed are included in recalls. A closer look at the listings will tell you that some of the tires are subjects of investigations, while others have simply been linked to a number of complaints filed by consumers. Not every consumer complaint will warrant an investigation. Even when the NHTSA decides to begin an investigation after receiving a number of complaints about the tire, it may not decide to ask the company to recall the tire.
However, this is an excellent source for you to find out whether other motorists have experienced similar problems with their Pirelli tires. If you have noticed excessive wear and tear on a fairly new tire, and are wondering if the tire is defective, this is a good place to start looking.
The SaferCar.gov website also allows you to sign up for recall alerts. This is another way of keeping track of recalls involving your Pirelli tires. Sign up for e-mail alerts that will allow you to find out whether your tire is the subject of a recall.
The ConsumerAffairs.org website is also a good source of information about consumer complaints related to Pirelli tires. Simply use the search box to identify complaints similar to yours.
If your tires are included in a recall, call Pirelli USA at 800-PIRELLI (800-747-3554) for more information on what to do next. You can also contact the NHTSA hotline at 855-971-1662.
Can I recover damages in a defective Pirelli tires lawsuit?
If you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by a defective tire, you may have options for compensation. Call an attorney at Chalik & Chalik to discuss your case.
Compensation can include:
- medical expenses;
- lost income; and
- pain and suffering related to the tire defect and accident.
To file a claim, you must have been in an accident in a vehicle equipped with a Pirelli tire. A legal team will conduct extensive investigations and analysis of the tire in question to understand whether it was defective and whether it caused your accident. Such investigations are complex and time-consuming.
Our attorneys at Chalik & Chalik help victims of accidents related to defective tires – including Pirelli tires – recover fair compensation for their damages. Call 855-971-1662 to schedule a free case evaluation today.