Cooper Mastercraft Tire Recall


Make / Models:

COOPER / MASTERCRAFT
HERCULES / P22570R15

Recall Number:

98T004000

Summary:

TIRE DESCRIPTION: COOPER TRENDSETTER SE, SERIAL NUMBERS 3DUUC2J358 AND 3DUUC2J368 (AUGUST 30 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12, 1998); MASTERCRAFT A/S IV, SERIAL NUMBERS 3DUUFF7338, 3DUUFFU348, AND 3DUUFFU358 (AUGUST 16 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5, 1998); AND HERCULES MRX PLUS IV, SERIAL NUMBERS 3DUUHNM338 (MANUFACTURED AUGUST 16 THROUGH AUGUST 22, 1998) P225/70R15 TUBELESS RADIAL STANDARD LOAD TIRES. THESE TIRES MAY NOT HAVE ADEQUATE RUBBER COVERAGE ON THE BELT EDGE DUE TO LOW TREAD GAUGE UNDER THE SHOULDER SLOTS.

Consequence:

IF SEPARATION IS NOT DETECTED, CONTINUED USE CAN CAUSE THE PLY CORDS TO BREAK AND THE TUBELESS LINER TO TEAR, CASUING A LOSS OF AIR.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE TIRES AND REPLACE, MOUNT AND BALANCE THE NEW TIRE AT NO CHARGE.

Notes:

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 20, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR TIRES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT COOPER 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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