Wait until the law suits start now. The tire industry will not be getting away with it for long.Its too bad that the tire industry gets away with this. Lives are at stake and many are not aware how old the new tires are they just bought. The company I work for does forensic examination , product failure analysis which includes tire failure. This is more wide spread than you think....
This will be kind of hard since there is no more registration of the DOT numbers anymore. This action has removed the liability from the manfacturer to the distributor. Its his responsibility to sell a fresh product, or not.Wait until the law suits start now. The tire industry will not be getting away with it for long.
Dennis...This has been surfacing in the news for several years. There is certainly some merit to the warnings but I have to ask, has anyone seen any statistics? Selling old new tires has to go back to at least the 50's or 60's. I guess I'm just wondering at what point does an old tire really become a risk, is being sold a 2 year old new tire acceptable, how about a 4 year old new tire? I put 40k miles on a set of tires in 4 years, someone else puts 60k or more in a year. I keep my tires properly inflated, do any studys address if the old new tires that caused problems were properly inflated?
If something is done about this are we all willing to wait 6 weeks for custom ordered tires when the tire stores don't stock tires any longer? I certainly don't wish to see folks subjected to needless risks but if the problems with old new tires are isolated to abusive use and conditions or over zellious media and legal system I would hate to see not only an increase in costs but long waits for tires.