Originally Posted by Ford Idaho
I had a tread separation last night, took half an hour from stop to start to put the spare on.
Will do some shopping today.
Load range D @ 65 PSI Akuret ST225/75R15, tire still has air but no tread.
OK Tread Separation more like this
many times can be traced to MFG issue.
Be sure to get a couple of pictures and the full DOT S/N. You should ask tire dealer for "adjustment and replacement" of the failed tire for "manufacturing defect".
You should also plan on filing a complaint with NHTSA
If dealer refuses to adjust and replace the tire I would name the dealer in the complaint to NHTSA. In the complaint tell them the tire still held air and the failure was a tread separation and that you have pictures available if they want them. If they are interested they will ask for pictures later on.
NHTSA will send you an email with a complaint #. I would forward that number to dealer and CEO of RV company too.
It would be good for you to post the DOT S/N here so we can identify the specific plant where the tire was made.
FYI many times Trd Sep can be discovered well before the tire comes apart if a close inspection