SUMITOMO Tire Limited Warranty
1. Tires Covered by This Warranty.
This limited warranty applies to SUMITOMO brand steel belted radial passenger car and
light truck/SUV tires bearing the complete description and serial number as required
by the DOT. This warranty applies only to tires purchased after January 1, 2010. Tires
purchased before that date are subject to previous published warranties.
2. What is Warranted and For How Long.
This warranty is effective only for tires for which claims are made within six years
of retail purchase, as indicated by an original copy of the consumer invoice.
A. Material and Workmanship Warranty.
Every SUMITOMO brand radial tire is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original useable tread.
The original useable tread is defined as the total original tread depth less 2/32”. Tires with 2/32” or less remaining tread depth in any groove are considered worn out by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Tires adjusted under the terms of this warranty will be replaced at the current retail price less the percentage of the original useable tread remaining on the tire.
A SUMITOMO tire that becomes unserviceable due to a defect in workmanship or materials
within the first 2/32” of tread wear will be replaced free of charge with a comparable SUMITOMO
tire. Tire uniformity claims will be accepted for adjustment only during the first 1/32” of the original
tread depth. Such tires will be replaced free of charge with a comparable SUMITOMO tire.
A set of four (4) tires from the same vehicle will not be accepted for out-of-round or out-ofbalance
claims unless the non-uniformity of all tires is verified by the tire dealer.
Any HTR ZIII, HTR A/S P01, HTR T4 or LS T/H/V that becomes unserviceable due to a defect in
workmanship and materials during the life of the original useable tread will be replaced free of
Any HTRZ or HTR Sport HP tire that becomes unserviceable due to a defect in workmanship or
materials during the first 50% of the original useable tread will be replaced free of charge. During
the second 50% of the original useable tread such tires will be replaced on a pro rated basis if
removed from service only due to workmanship related defects.
Any labor, balancing or disposal charges related to the replacement of a tire under the terms of
this warranty are the tire owner’s responsibility.
B. Mileage Warranty.
The following SUMITOMO tires are warranted to achieve mileage as noted before becoming
worn out at 2/32” remaining tread depth in any groove
Example: If an HTR T4 tire has reached a depth of 2/32” in any groove, and the total mileage is 45,000 miles, a credit of 40% of the current retail price will be applied to the purchase of another HTR T4 replacement tire. This mileage warranty is effective for normal highway use when all the Owner’s Obligations listed in Section 4 are met. The mileage warranty is void for tires used in off-highway service. It does not apply to any SUMITOMO brand tire except HTR A/S P01 and HTR T4, tires that cannot be rotated, such as staggered fitments, or any tire described in Section 3. What is Not Covered (Exclusions). A cash refund will not be given in lieu of credit toward the purchase of a comparable SUMITOMO brand tire to replace the worn tire.
C. Limited Road Hazard Free Repair or Replacement Warranty:
Any Sumitomo Touring LS T/H/V or A/S PO1 tire that becomes unserviceable within one (1) year
of the purchase date or within the first 2/32nds of an inch of treadwear due to a normal road
hazard condition will be repaired or replaced free of charge (subject to the General Conditions
and Limitations). The term “road hazard” does not include sidewall damage from scuffing curbs.
3. What is Not Covered (Exclusions).
A. Unserviceability due to road hazards (cuts, snags, punctures, bruises, impact breaks, etc.)
improper inflation, overload, irregular wear, wheel imbalance, defective vehicle mechanical
components (i.e., brakes, shocks, rims) improper suspension alignment, accident, fire, theft,
chemical damage, chain damage, racing, off-road use, run flat, improper installation, vandalism,
or abuse. B. Tires on any vehicles registered and normally used outside the United States and
Canada. C. Tires branded “Blemish”, “NA” or having the DOT number removed OR disfigured.
D. Any tire that has been altered to improve traction or uniformity. E. Tires presented for warranty
claim by other than the original purchaser. This warranty is not transferable. F. Tires transferred
to another vehicle from the one upon which they were originally installed. G. A tire whose failure
is related to any previous damages and/or repairs. H. Any cost of tire repair or retreading is not
covered by this warranty and will be borne solely by the tire owner. I. The Mileage Warranty is
not applicable if tires are used in commercial service, have premature or irregular wear due to
abusive service or defective vehicle mechanical conditions. Abusive service includes off road
use, mountain road driving, racing, or passenger car tires on pick-up, recreational or utility
4. Owner’s Obligations.
A. At the time of purchase, the tire(s) must be properly installed, balanced, and air pressure set to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. At least monthly the owner must check air pressure (when tires are cool) with an accurate air gauge and reinflate to recommended level. Tires must be rotated every 6,000 miles, and the proof of compliance must be recorded on the Warranty Card.
B. All warranty claims must be presented to an authorized SUMITOMO Tire dealer.
C. You must present your Warranty Card verifying mileage, rotation, proof of date and place of
purchase, to make a Mileage Warranty claim. The name of the SUMITOMO dealer from whom the
tires were purchased must be included on the form. D. You must pay any costs for mount
5. Legal Rights.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ABOVE PERIOD.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SUMITOMO TIRE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SUCH AS LOSS OF USE OF THE TIRE OR
THE VEHICLE ON WHICH IT IS USED, INCONVENIENCE, OR COMMERCIAL LOSS. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR SUMITOMO BRAND TIRES GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO
HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXPRESS
WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO SUMITOMO BRAND TIRES, AND IT SUPERSEDES THE TERMS
OF ANY PREVIOUS WARRANTY. SUMITOMO NEITHER ASSUMES, NOR AUTHORIZES ANYONE
TO ASSUME FOR IT, ANY OTHER WARRANTY.