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ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT WARRANTY

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT WARRANTY POLICIES

CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY FOR ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT PASSENGER & LIGHT TRUCK TIRES INCLUDING TEMPORARY TIRES

Warranty Contact Information
Kumho Tire U.S.A., Incorporated
Warranty Department
133 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 2800
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

(800) HI-KUMHO (445-8646)
warranty@kumhotireusa.com

  • I.
    WHAT IS COVERED AND FOR HOW LONG

  • Kumho warrants that a tire manufactured by Kumho and/or equipped originally on the vehicle is free from defects in materials and/or workmanship in normal use for the life of the original usable tread. The life of the original usable tread ends when the tire tread has been worn down with only 2/32” (1.6 mm) remaining, at which point the tire is considered to be fully worn out.

    PASSENGER AND LIGHT TRUCK TIRES

    A.
    Free replacement
    If a Kumho Radial Passenger or Light Truck tire fails as a result of defect in materials and/or workmanship within the first 2/32” of the original tread depth, the tire will be replaced with a new, comparable Kumho tire at no charge including mounting and balancing charges.
    B.
    Pro-rata replacement
    A tire not qualifying for free replacement will be given a credit toward the purchase of a new, comparable Kumho tire based upon the amount of tread actually worn. The cost of mounting, balancing and any other service charges or applicable taxes should be paid by the user. Otherwise adjustment for compensation will be made on a pro-rata basis calculated by multiplying the actual current dealer selling price by the percentage of remaining usable tread depth.

    KUMHO TEMPORARY TIRE

    A.
    A Temporary Tire weighs less and provides more trunk storage space than a conventional tire. To conserve tire tread life, the temporary tire should be returned to the trunk as soon as it is convenient to have your standard tire repaired or replaced.
    B.
    If a Kumho Temporary Tire fails as a result of defect in materials and/or workmanship during the first 50% of usable tread wear, the tire will be replaced with a new, comparable tire at no charge including mounting and balancing charges. No adjustment will be made for tires that are worn more than 50%.
  • II.
    WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY

  • NON-ADJUSTABLE CONDITIONS

    A.
    Irregular wear or tire damage due to:

    1

    Road hazards such as punctures, cuts, snags, scuffs, carcass bruised or impact breaks.

    2

    Fire, wreck, vandalism or collision.

    3

    Improper inflation, overloading, high-speed spinning, improper mounting or demounting, running flat, off-road use, racing, vandalism, willful damage or abuse.

    4

    Misalignment, wheel imbalance, defective brakes or shock absorbers, or use of tire chains.

    5

    Any tire which has failed as a result of adding material (e.g., tire fillers, sealant, or balancing substances).

    B.
    Tire fitted to anything other than the original vehicle.
    C.
    Tire worn beyond tread wear indicator (2/32” or 1.6 mm tread remaining).
    D.
    Tire presented by other than the actual owner-user.
    E.
    Tire branded “NA” (meaning non-adjustable) or “blem” (meaning blemished).
    F.
    Loss of time inconvenience, loss of use of the vehicle or consequential damage.
    G.
    Ride disturbance after free-replacement conditions.
    H.
    Ozone or weather cracking on tires over four (4) years from the date of manufacture
    I.
    No Flat Spot Warranty for Original tires.
    J.
    No Mileage Warranty for Original tires.
    K.
    This limited warranty applies only to the original vehicle owner and is non-transferable.

    GENERAL EXCLUSIONS

    A.
    No Kumho Tire employee, retailer or dealer has the authority to make any warranty, representation, promise or agreement on behalf of Kumho Tire except as stated in this policy.
    B.
    Tires used in racing-related activities or competitive events are not covered by this warranty.
    C.
    Limitation of remedy: To the extent permitted by law, Kumho disclaims liability for all consequential and incidental damages. Some provinces and states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have rights which vary from province to province in Canada, and from state to state in the United States.
  • III.
    KUMHO OBLIGATIONS

  • Replacement tires qualifying under this warranty will be made by a participating Kumho Dealer or a participating Car Dealer.

  • IV.
    OWNER’S OBLIGATIONS

  • A.
    Conform to all pertaining policies detailed herein.
    B.
    Present tire to any authorized Kumho dealer or a participating Car Dealer along with proof indicating you are the original vehicle owner. Respective dealer will inspect tire in order to identify whether or not it qualifies for warranty based on the policies detailed herein.
    C.
    To locate an authorized Kumho dealer, use our web address www.KumhoTireUSA.com/Dealer or call 1-800-HI-KUMHO (445-8646).

    WARNING FOR YOUR SAFETY

    TIRE DEMOUNTING AND MOUNTING
    Improper tire mounting and inflation procedures may cause tire beads to break with explosive force during installation of the tire on the rim, causing personal injury and property damage. Follow the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) installation and safety procedure for mounting and inflating tires. Tire and rim must match in size. Rim parts must match in size. Rim parts must match by manufacturer’s design. Clean rim. Lubricate rim and beads. Do not exceed the maximum recommended pressure to seat beads on rim. Use remote control inflation equipment and inflation cage.

    Note: Never inflate over 40 psi to seat beads. Mount radial-ply tires only on rims designated by wheel manufacturer as suitable for radial tires. Only specially trained persons shall mount tires.

    AIR PRESSURE
    Check the pressure in your tires, including your spare, at least monthly, and always before and during extended driving, when tires are cold (at least 3 hours after the vehicle has been stopped and before it is driven more than 1 mile/1.6 km). Do not reduce pressure when tires are hot: use an accurate air pressure gauge to check pressure and maintain it at the level recommended on the vehicle tire placard or in the owner's manual. Underinflation produces extreme flexing of sidewalls and builds up heat to the point that premature tire failure may occur. Overinflation can cause the tires to be more susceptible to impact damage. Cold tire pressures, however, should never be higher than the limit molded on the sidewall.

    LOAD LIMITS
    Never exceed the load-carrying limits molded onto the sidewall of your tires or the maximum vehicle load limit as shown on the vehicle tire placard, whichever is less. Overloading builds up excessive heat in the tire and leads to early and/or sudden failure.

    HAZARDS
    Never drive on worn tires. Tires should be replaced by trained personnel when 2/32” (1.6 mm) of remaining tread depth, as indicated by tread wear indicators molded into the tread grooves. Use of worn-out tires (less than 2/32” remaining tread depth) increases the possibility of tire failure. In most states, it is illegal to drive with less than 2/32” of remaining tread depth.

    WORN TIRES
    Never drive on worn tires. Tires should be replaced by trained personnel when 2/32” (1.6 mm) of remaining tread depth, as indicated by tread wear indicators molded into the tread grooves. Use of worn-out tires (less than 2/32” remaining tread depth) increases the possibility of tire failure. In most states, it is illegal to drive with less than 2/32” of remaining tread depth.

    SPEED LIMITS
    Operating your vehicle in excess of lawful speed limits or the maximum speeds justified by driving conditions can be dangerous. Excessive speed creates heat buildup in a tire, leading to possible tire failure.

    SPEED-RATED TIRES
    Speed-rated tires are identified by letters P, Q, S, T, H, V, W or Z as either part of the size designation (e.g., HR) or part of the service description adjacent to the size designation (e.g., 94H) and indicate the maximum speed capability of the tire when properly loaded and inflated. However, even when properly loaded and inflated, driving for prolonged periods at high speeds can cause tire damage and possible tire failure which could lead to an accident. Original equipment speed-rated tires must be replaced with tires of the same or higher speed rating if the speed capability of the vehicle is to be maintained. Consult your Kumho dealer for the tires best suited to your vehicle driving habits. Repair of speed-rated tires must be done in accordance with RMA repair procedures and is limited to one 1/4 diameter repair in the tread area.

    TIRE ROTATION
    Rotate your tires for longer tire life. Front and rear tires perform different jobs and wear differently. Consult your vehicle owner's manual for mileage recommendations and rotation patterns.

    ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION FOR TEMPORARY TIRE

    A

    Air pressure
    Check inflation pressure as soon as possible after installation and inflate to 60 psi. The tire pressure should be checked monthly and maintained at 60 psi while the tire is stored or in service.

    B

    Vehicle restriction
    The temporary spare tire was specifically designed for your car and should not be used on any other vehicle.

    C

    Other restrictions
    The temporary spare tire should not be used with other wheels, nor should standard tires, snow tires, wheel covers, or trim rings be used with the temporary spare wheel. If such use is attempted, damage to these items or other vehicle components may occur.