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Government Investigates Goodyear RV Tire Deaths and Injuries

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating crashes involving Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s G159 motorhome tires. NHTSA received claims that these tires are responsible for dozens of crashes that led to 95 deaths or injuries since the 1990s. The investigation began last year after a judge unsealed internal Goodyear documents. As part of its investigation, NHTSA will seek field performance, design and safety data from Goodyear. Goodyear has faced numerous lawsuits for crashes involving its G159 tires. However, safety advocates accuse Goodyear of using confidential settlements and court orders to conceal the dangers associated with this product. According to safety advocates, G159 tires are not safe to use on motorhomes that travel at highway speeds (faster than 65 miles per hour). Lawsuits against Goodyear argue that G159 tires are only safe to use on delivery trucks. When these tires are used on motorhomes, they are prone to…
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