Cooper 14080R17 69H Tire Recall


Make / Models:

COOPER / 13080R17 65H
COOPER / 14080R17 69H
COOPER / 15070R17 69H

Recall Number:

01T002000

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: COOPER-AVON TYRES LIMITED MOTORCYCLE TIRES, SIZES 130/80R17 65H AND 140/80R17 69H MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 3, 1994, AND MAY 13, 2000, AND 150/70R17 69H MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 27, 1995, AND NOVEMBER 7, 1998. THESE TIRES MAY DEVELOP RADIAL CRACKS BETWEEN TREAD LUGS IN THE SHOULDER AREA. IN CERTAIN SERVICE CONDITIONS WHERE EXCESSIVE FLEXING OF THE TIRE SIDEWALL OCCURS, THIS MAY LEAD TO A SEPARATION BETWEEN COMPONENTS IN THE SHOULDER/SIDEWALL WHICH IN TURN MAY LEAD TO A SUDDEN DEFLATION OF THE TIRE.

Consequence:

SHOULD THIS CONDITION OCCUR, A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH COULD BE THE RESULT. DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS SHOULD BE AVOIDED UNTIL THE TIRES HAVE BEEN INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF THEY BEAR THE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS SHOWN ABOVE.

Remedy:

COOPER WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS TO RETURN THESE TIRES TO THEIR LOCAL DEALER FOR FREE REPLACEMENT TIRES. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 8, 2001. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT AVON CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 800-624-7470.

Notes:

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).



SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)



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