In 2014, Yokohama initiated a voluntary recall program to replace a small amount of tyres in its model YOKOHAMA BluEarth AE-01, Sizes 185/65R14 86T/H and 185/65R15 88T/H.

Those owners of affected tyres who have still not contacted their relevant YOKOHAMA distributor in each country should do so in order to get a replacement. Your local contact details can be found on our website’s interactive map. Kindly click on the map to find your local telephone number.

Reason for this voluntary replacement program:

The affected tyres may have been produced with irregular geometry in the lower sidewall area of the tyre, above the bead area. This may in some cases cause minor cracking in the lower sidewall area resulting in the potential loss of inflation pressure. In rare cases there may be a loss of air, potentially causing a critical driving situation. 

As a matter of precaution to ensure safety of consumers YOKOHAMA has decided to conduct a voluntary replacement program.

What YOKOHAMA will do:

YOKOHAMA will replace affected tyres at no cost to tyre owners.

What tyres are affected by the Recall?

The following tyre sizes and serial numbers in production period December 2011 to December 2012 are affected:

  • 185/65R14 86T AE01: Serial Number 4U06YYY5211 to 4512
  • 185/65R14 86H AE01: Serial Number 4U06YYY0212 to 4612
  • 185/65R15 88T AE01: Serial Number 4ULXYYY0112 to 5012
  • 185/65R15 88H AE01: Serial Number 4ULXYYY0212 to 5112

How do I identify if my tyre is affected?

1.         Read manufacturer name
2.         Read product name
            “BluEarth” and “AE01
3.         Read tyre size on the sidewall
            “185/65R14 86T” “185/65R14 86H”
            “185/65R15 88T” “185/65R15 88H”
4.         Read tyre serial indication
            “185/65R14 86T”; 4U06YYY5211 to 4512
            “185/65R14 86H”; 4U06YYY0212 to 4612
            “185/65R15 88T”; 4ULXYYY0112 to 5012
            “185/65R15 88H”; 4ULXYYY0212 to 5112
How do I identify if my tyre is affected?

We highly value the safety of consumers and therefore we are taking this extraordinary step as a precaution to ensure consumer safety and consumer confidence in our brands.

We thank you for your understanding and kindly contact us if you have any further questions.