Cooper Dean Mud Terrain Radial SXT Tire Recall


Make / Models:

COOPER / COOPER DISCOVERER S/T
COOPER / DEAN MUD TERRAIN RADIAL SXT
COOPER / DURANGO RADIAL XTR
COOPER / MASTERCRAFT COURSER C/T
MICKEY THOMPSON / DICK CEPEK RADIAL F-C II
TBC CORPORATION / MESA C/T
TRANSAMERICAN AUTO PARTS / PRO COMP XTREME A/T
TREADWAYS CORPORATION / TEMPRA TRAILCUTTER RADIAL RT

Recall Number:

06T003000

Summary:

CERTAIN COOPER DICK CEPEK RADIAL F-C II, MESA C/T, TEMPRA TRAILCUTTER RADIAL RT, COOPER DISCOVERER S/T, DURANGO RADIAL XTR, MASTERCRAFT COURSER C/T, DEAN MUD TERRAIN RADIAL SXT, SIZE LT285/75R16, AND PRO COMP XTREME A/T, SIZE 38.50X14.50R20LT, LIGHT TRUCK TIRES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1, 2004, AND JANUARY 21, 2006. THESE TIRES MAY NOT HAVE ADEQUATE RUBBER COVERAGE OF THE BELT EDGE DUE TO LOW TREAD GAUGE IN THE SHOULDER SLOT AREA OF THE TIRE. WHEN THIS CONDITION EXISTS, IT MAY EVENTUALLY CAUSE CRACKING AT THE BASE OF THE SHOULDER SLOTS RESULTING IN EXPOSED BELT WIRE WHICH COULD LEAD TO ACCELERATED BELT DEGRADATION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A SEPARATION. IF THE SEPARATION IS NOT DETECTED, CONTINUED USE MAY CAUSE THE PLY CORDS TO BREAK AND THE TUBELESS LINER TO TEAR AND LOSE THE INFLATING AIR.

Consequence:

LOSS OF AIR MIGHT RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WITH VEHICLE CRASH THE POTENTIAL OCCURRENCE.

Remedy:

COOPER WILL NOTIFY ITS OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS ARE BEING WARNED TO AVOID DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS UNTIL THE TIRES HAVE BEEN INSPECTED AND REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COOPER TIRE CONSUMER RELATIONS AT 800-854-6288.

Notes:

COOPER TIRE RECALL NO. 145. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.



SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)



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