Cooper Futura 2000 Radial LTE Tire Recall


Make / Models:

COOPER / DOMINATOR TOURING MR II
COOPER / FUTURA 2000 RADIAL LTE
COOPER / HERCULES ULTRA PLUS IV
COOPER / LIFELINER CLASSIC II
COOPER / MASTERCRAFT P794
COOPER / NATIONAL XT 5000
COOPER / P27560R15
COOPER / SIGMA REGENT

Recall Number:

00T011000

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: TUBELESS RADIAL STANDARD LOAD COOPER TIRES WHICH CONTAIN A LOCALIZED AREA OF THIN INNERLINER GAUGE. THE TIRE SIZE IS P185/65R14. MODELS INCLUDE: COOPER LIFELINER CLASSIC II, SERIAL NOS. UT7JC173700 - UT7JC173900; FUTURA 2000 RADIAL LTE, SERIAL NOS. UT7JXAC3700 - UT7JXAC3900; MASTERCRAFT P794, SERIAL NOS. UT7JFE73700 & UT7JFE73800; NATIONAL XT 5000, SERIAL NOS. UT7JWDU3700 & UT7WDU3800; HERCULES ULTRA PLUS IV, SERIAL NOS. UT7JHTX3700 & UT7JHTX3800; DOMINATOR TOURING MR II, SERIAL NO. UT7JTUC3700; AND SIGMA REGENT, SERIAL NO. UT7JTW63700. THESE TIRES WERE MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 10 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2000.

Consequence:

WHEN THIS CONDITION EXISTS, IT COULD RESULT IN ACCELERATED AIR LOSS. THE LOSS OF AIR COULD CAUSE THE TIRE TO RUN UNDER-INFLATED AND RESULT IN EARLY FAILURE. LOSS OF AIR MIGHT RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH. DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS SHOULD BE AVOIDED UNTIL THE TIRES HAVE BEEN INSPECTED AND REPLACED.

Remedy:

COOPER WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS TO HAVE THEIR TIRES INSPECTED AND REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT COOPER CONSUMER RELATIONS AT 1-800-854-6288. 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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